American folk metal masters Agalloch have released their newest EP Faustian Echoes on their Bandcamp page for just $6. “Faustian Echoes” is a two-part song inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s epic masterpiece “Faust,” and it’s over twenty minutes long — enough to give Moonsorrow a run for their money! The band made a collective statement about the digital download release:

“We are pleased with the positive feedback regarding our newest EP Faustian Echoes, therefore we’ve decided to make it — along with some other B-side and rare material — available for digital download at our Bandcamp page. We are currently beginning rehearsals for the summer Faustian Spirits tour beginning on July 11th in our hometown of Portland. We hope to see many of you on the road.”

Joining Agalloch on their summer tour will be Taurus, a relatively new band featuring Stevie Floyd of Dark Castle fame, and tour dates are below:

7/11/2012 Branx – Portland, OR w/ Eight Bells
7/12/2012 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA w/ Eight Bells
7/13/2012 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC w/ Eight Bells
7/14/2012 The A Club – Spokane, WA w/Eight Bells
7/16/2012 Zebra – Bozeman, MT
7/17/2012 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
7/18/2012 Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
7/19/2012 Miramar Theater – Milwaukee, WI
7/20/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
7/21/2012 Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI w/Musk Ox
7/22/2012 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
7/23/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Musk Ox
7/24/2012 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC w/ Musk Ox
7/25/2012 Middle East – Boston, MA
7/26/2012 Williamsburg Music Hall – Brooklyn, NY w/ Musk Ox
7/27/2012 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
7/28/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA
7/29/2012 King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC
7/31/2012 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
8/01/2012 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
8/02/2012 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL w/ Pallbearer
8/03/2012 One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA w/ Pallbearer
8/04/2012 La Grange – Dallas, TX at w/Maleveller
8/05/2012 Red 7 – Austin, TX
8/08/2012 The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
8/09/2012 The Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ Author & Punisher
8/10/2012 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA w/Oskoreien
8/11/2012 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA