|Born||September 14, 1975|
|Genres||Progressive metal, black metal, doom metal, death metal, post-rock, folk metal, ambient|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, graphic designer|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, synthesizer, vocals|
|Labels||The End, Vendlus, Profound Lore, Eisenwald Tonschmiede, Anthem, Dammerung Arts|
|Associated acts||Agalloch, Sculptured, Nothing, Nest|
John Haughm (born September 14, 1975) is a musician and artist from the United States. He is most known for being the founder, guitarist, and vocalist of the band Agalloch, and later Pillorian. He is also a designer who has created packaging and merchandise for several record labels and bands, including every project in which he has performed. From 2008 to 2018 he was the owner, creative director, and curator of the Dämmerung Arthouse.
Early life and career
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John Haughm was born in Ellensburg, Washington, and grew up in Montana. He played in several metal bands as a teenager, some of which were with future Agalloch bassist Jason Walton. Eventually, Haughm and Walton moved to Portland where they met Don Anderson, guitarist of Sculptured, and found that they had "tremendously similar taste in music and cinema". Haughm formed Agalloch in January 1996, and had a brief stint in Sculptured, performing as the drummer on Apollo Ends.
After Agalloch split in 2016, Haughm formed Pillorian with Stephen Parker and Trevor Matthews. This band was much more aggressive musically and more active as a touring act than Agalloch. They released "Obsidian Arc" in March 2017 and performed 100 shows in support of the album, including two American and two European tours between spring 2017 and summer 2018.
In February 2019, Haughm was strongly criticized by his most recent former Agalloch bandmates, all three of whom are presently in the band Khôrada, for posting a flippant comment on Facebook that was perceived as anti-Semitic. As well, both Parker and Matthews left Pillorian, leaving Haughm as the band's only remaining member. In his apology letter, Haughm stated that his own comment was "insensitive, juvenile, reprehensible, and thoughtless to say the least." Haughm also signaled that Pillorian, despite having a 2nd album completely written and ready to record, was retired as a band. Currently, he is focused on solo and collaborative projects outside of the heavy metal genre.
- From Which of This Oak (demo 1997, 12" pic disc 2009)
- Promo 1998 (demo 1998)
- Pale Folklore (CD, 2xLP, ltd woodsleeve 2xLP 1999)
- Of Stone, Wind and Pillor (MCD 2001, LP 2015)
- The Mantle (CD, cassette, 2xLP 2002)
- Tomorrow Will Never Come (7" EP 2003)
- The Grey (MCD 2004)
- Agalloch/Nest Split EP (10" pic disc, 2004)
- Ashes Against the Grain (CD, 2xLP, ltd woodbox CD 2006)
- The White (MCD 2008)
- The Demonstration Archive (compilation CD 2008, 3xLP boxset 2012)
- The Compendium Archive (compilation 2xCD, 2010)
- Marrow of the Spirit (CD, cassette, 2xLP, 2xpic disc, ltd CD+7" boxset 2010)
- Whitedivisiongrey (compilation 2xCD digibook, 2xLP 2011)
- Faustian Echoes (MCD, etched 12" LP 2012)
- The Serpent & The Sphere (CD, cassette, etched 2xLP 2014)
- Apollo Ends (drums, CD 2000)
- Nondescript: Ouroborus Vermiform (guest vocals, CD 1999)
- Trail of the Unwary (guest vocals, full-length 2007)
- Echoes from the Borderland (guitar, CD 2010)
With Art of the Black Blood
- Obsidian Arc (CD, cassette, LP 2017)
- +46° 17' 36.30", -124° 4' 20.13" (7" EP, 2011)
- Mathias Grassow & John Haughm - Mosaic (CD 2012, LP 2015)
- 122012 & 042911 (cassette 2012)
- Daniel Menche & John Haughm - Orthrus (CD+7", 2012)
- +37.717364 // -117.247955: The Last Place I Remember (cassette 2015, CD+bonus 2016)
- Mathias Grassow & John Haughm - Auræ (CD 2015)
- Schafer, Joseph. "Introducing Pillorian (Ex-Agalloch, Uada)". Invisible Oranges. Disqus. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
- Rosenberg, Axl (28 February 2019). "Former Members of Agalloch Condemn John Haughm over Anti-Semitic Comment, Pillorian Guitarist and Drummer Quit Band". MetalSucks. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
- Sacher, Andrew (1 March 2019). "Agalloch's John Haughm apologizes for anti-Semitic remark". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
- Wilhelm, Andrew. Agalloch's John Haughm Releases Solo 7" Archived 2011-12-19 at the Wayback Machine crustcake.com. 30 September 2011. Retrieved on 22 January 2012.