The Agonist New Album ‘Prisoners’ Out June 5th

The Agonist 'Prisoners'

Extreme metallers The Agonist will be unleashing their third studio album ‘Prisoners’ on June 4th in Europe and June 5th in North America via Century Media Records. In regards to the album artwork, frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz commented:

We wanted to really include a chaotic visual to reflect the chaotic sound of the band, but we also wanted to show that the lyrics on this album are a lot more introverted…The human face was left non-descript on purpose– it doesn’t belong to any particular person, but we could call him the Lonely Solipsist.

Prisoners Tracklisting:
1. You’re Coming With Me
2. The Escape
3. Predator & Prayer
4. Anxious Darwinians
5. Panophobia
6. Ideomotor
7. Lonely Solipsist
8. Dead Ocean
9. The Mass Of The Earth
10. Everybody Wants You (dead)
11. Revenge Of The Dadaists

Throughout their North American tour with Kittie, The Agonist will be selling digital download cards that feature two tracks from Prisoners: ‘Ideomotor’ and the previously limited edition EP-only track ‘The Escape’. These tracks will be available for immediate download, with the remainder of the album available on release day. Dates for this trek are below.

The Agonist Tour Dates:
May 12 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
May 13 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
May 14 – West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
May 15 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
May 16 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 17 – Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s Pub
May 18 – Worcester, MA – Tammany Hall
May 19 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
May 20 – Auburn, ME – Club Texas
May 21 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes
May 22 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
May 23 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
May 24 – Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar and Grill
May 25 – Providence, RI – The Ruins at Coliseum

The Agonist Set ‘Prisoners’ Release Date & Prep For Tour With Kittie

The Agonist band

After spending many months in the studio, melodic death metallers The Agonist have finally finished their long-awaited third studio album, ‘Prisoners’. Produced by Christian Donaldson and mixed by Tue Madsen, ‘Prisoners’ is set to be released via Century Media Records on June 4th in Europe and June 5th in North America, following up 2009’s ‘Lullabies for the Dormant Mind’.

In regards to this upcoming album, the band comments:
Creating ‘Prisoners’ was the most challenging under-taking to date for THE AGONIST. Years of emotion, passion, thought and experience went into making this album, and I think people will be able to hear, feel and think right along with us when they listen to ‘Prisoners’.

Fans don’t have to wait until release date to hear new music though. The band will be selling digital download cards throughout their upcoming tour with Kittie. The brand new track ‘Ideomotor’ and the previously limited edition EP-only track ‘The Escape’ will be available for immediate download, with the remainder of the album available on release date. Dates for this trek are below.

The Agonist Tour Dates With Kittie
Apr. 10 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
Apr. 11 – Albany, NY – Bogie’s
Apr. 12 – Reading, PA – Reverb
Apr. 13 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Apr. 14 – Portage, IN – Camelot Hall
Apr. 15 – Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb
Apr. 16 – Peoria, IL – Brass Rail
Apr. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave
Apr. 18 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
Apr. 19 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
Apr. 20 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Apr. 21 – Edmonton, AL – Pawn Shop
Apr. 22 – Prince George, BC – The Generator
Apr. 23 – Vancouver, BC – Red Room
Apr. 24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Apr. 25 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Apr. 26 – San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom
Apr. 27 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Apr. 28 – Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s
Apr. 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
Apr. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vertigo
May 1 – Englewood, CO – Moe’s
May 2 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
May 3 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
May 4 – Dallas, TX – Trees
May 5 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
May 7 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Roxy
May 8 – Tulsa, OK – Marquee
May 9 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
May 10 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
May 11 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
May 12 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
May 13 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
May 14 – West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
May 15 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
May 16 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 17 – Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s Pub
May 18 – Worcester, MA – Tammany Hall
May 19 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
May 20 – Auburn, ME – Club Texas
May 21 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes
May 22 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
May 23 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
May 24 – Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar and Grill
May 25 – Providence, RI – The Ruins at Coliseum

Alissa White-Gluz Named World’s Sexist Female Vegetarian By Peta2

The Agonist

The Agonist’s Alissa White-Gluz has been named the world’s “Sexist Female Vegetarian” by Peta2. The star-studded competition for the 2011 title included celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, and Olivia Wilde, but the Canadian metal band’s frontwoman took home the prize. While honored by the title, Alissa is just happy to show a different side of herself and other fellow veggies.

“I have been vegetarian since birth and vegan for more than half my life,” she remarked. “Living cruelty-free is the closest thing to a religion I’ll ever believe in and it is a huge part of me and my music. Of course, the ‘sexiest veg celebrity’ contest is just for fun, but I do like how it shines a different light on the idea of veganism/vegetarianism. It’s showing people that a lot of the celebrities that they look up to and admire already follow this lifestyle, and that it’s not some weird, challenging, alienating ordeal to be veg – it’s simple, healthy, popular, and, well, sexy! I’m very honored to have won.”

The Agonist recently completed a South American tour and are currently in the studio working on their upcoming release, a follow-up to their 2009 effort ‘Lullabies for the Dormant Mind’. All instruments have been tracked and Alissa is in the midst of finishing up her vocals on the album, due in early 2012.

For North American fans that can’t wait until 2012, The Agonist will be touring this August/September with Alestorm and Kamelot.

Tour dates featuring The Agonist, Kamelot and Alestorm:
8/26 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/27 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
8/28 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/30 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
8/31 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
9/2 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
9/3 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
9/4 Toronto, ON @ MOD Club
9/6 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
9/7 Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
9/8 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
9/9 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
9/12 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/13 Portland, OR @ Peter’s Room
9/15 West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
9/16 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
9/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
9/18 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
9/20 Dallas, TX @ Trees
9/21 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/23 Orlando, FL @ The Club At Firestone

The Agonist ‘Thank You Pain’ Video

The Agonist are out with the video to their new single ‘Thank You Pain’, from the Canadian metal band’s second album ‘Lullabies For The Dormant Mind’, out now on Century Media Records. Watch it via YouTube below.

Happy New Year From The Agonist

The Agonist checked in with their MySpace friends on Tuesday (January 1) with the following bulletin:

Happy new year!!! Hope 2008 brings nothing but the best!

We want to thank you so much as well for making our debut video, ‘Business Suits and Combat Boots’, #6 Best Video of 2007 on MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball!! We are truly honored that you all voted and want to thank you in all sincerity. So..

Thanks!

More to come from The Agonist in 2008…

The Agonist Welcomes A New Member

Alissa White-Gluz of The Agonist checked in with fans with a bulletin on the band’s Myspace on Saturday (July 28): She writes:

Hey All,

The Agonist is extremely excited about the release of our debut album, Once Only Imagined, which has already hit the stands in Europe and will be available in North America August 14th!!!!

Additionally, The Agonist music video for Business Suits and Combat Boots is DONE and just about ready for release!! We are all very happy with the result and we think you will be too, so keep checking in with our page to catch the release!!

As well, The Agonist is happy to welcome Andrew Tapley (photo) to the band for the upcoming North American tours. Tapley will be accompanying Danny on guitar so come give some love to the new guy!!

Thanks!!
-Alissa and The Agonist

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