The Agonist To Start Recording New Album This Friday

The Agonist are back in the studio for their sixth full-length effort. Tracking sessions for the drums are to kickoff this Friday, June 01st, with further details yet to be announced.

Drum tracking for album 6 begins this Friday! Last few practice sessions for Simon. #newalbum #metal #blast #heavyAF #GetReady pic.twitter.com/GZNpxaadHg

— The Agonist (@theagonist) May 30, 2018

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The Agonist Posts “Take Me To Church” Cover Video

The Agonist released latest album and Napalm Records debut “Five” this past September. The record features The Agonist’s own special take on the chart topping Hozier single “Take Me To Church” and today the band is pleased to present a video for that song.

Guitarist Danny Marino comments: “It was fun to record a cover of a song that is so different from our material. Even though it is not metal at all, the song itself is very dark and meaningful. That’s why we felt it could be really interesting as a more upbeat Agonist song. I’m happy that we were able to keep some elements while drastically altering others. We’re also really pumped to be getting back out on the road in February with DevilDriver, Death Angel and Winds of Plague.”

The Agonist returns to the road this February, starting February 8th in Santa Ana, CA and running through March 5th in Seattle, WA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

2/8: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
2/9: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
2/12: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/14: Chicago, IL @ Portage Theater
2/15: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
2/16: Montreal, QC @ Corona
2/17: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/18: Reading, PA @ Reverb
2/19: Patchogue, NY @ Emporium
2/20: Baltimore, MD @ SoundStage
2/21: Dayton, OH @ Oddbody’s
2/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
2/24: McAllen, TX @ Sofie’s
2/25: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
2/26: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
2/28: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
3/1: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
3/4: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/5: Seattle, WA @ Studio 7

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Rapheumets Well Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

Hickory, NC based sci-fi metal contingent Rapheumets Well just announced a string of show dates in October and November.

These shows include support slots on November 1st with Alestorm, Nekrogoblikon, and Aether Realm in Spartansburg, SC and November 30th with Fleshhgod Apocalypse, Arkona and The Agonist in Raleigh, NC.

Rapheumets Well released latest album “The Exile” via Test Your Metal Records this past March. Catch the band live on these dates:

Oct 28 – Hickory, NC – Wizard Saloon
Oct 29 – Spartansburg, SC – Ground Zero
Nov 1 – Spartansburg, SC – Ground Zero w/ Alestorm, Nekrogoblikon, Aether Realm
Nov 18 – Tampa Bay, FL – Swarm Fest
Nov 19 – Greenville, SC – Radio Room
Nov 30 – Raleigh, NC – Kings w/ Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona, The Agonist, Aether Realm

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Naplam Records Signs The Agonist

Montreal’s The Agonist announce that the band has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records.

Guitarist Danny Marino commented on signing with Napalm Records: “We are thrilled to start the next chapter of The Agonist with Napalm Records! Since recording ‘Eye of Providence’ we have been exploding with creativity and are set to record our best record to date. We’ve been working non-stop on the material on and off the road and now after four albums we have really found ourselves. Vicky and I seem to operate on a hive mind where we know exactly what the other is going for in the writing before it happens. It can actually be freaky sometimes. We are also very excited to be recording this album with Mike Plotnikoff. His experience and input will really help take our sound to a new level.”

Napalm Records A&R Demetri Benoist said about the signing of The Agonist: “We are very excited to be working with The Agonist, this is a new chapter. The Agonist are poised to take it to the next level. Getting them in the studio to work with Mike Plotnikoff was a no brainer. Mike is going to push the envelope and help bring out their best. Napalm Records is committed to making the new album their most successful.”

The band is currently in the studio with producer Mike Plotnikoff to record their new album shortly. Plotnikoff produced, engineered, and mixed Buckcherry’s very successful “15” record, Otep, Like A Storm, Escape the Fate, Halestorm, Drowning Pool, Theory of a Deadman, 3 Doors Down, Black Stone Cherry, Fear Factory, Flyleaf, Skillet. P.O.D. and Like A Storm.

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Ferium Premieres New Music Video For “Blood”

Ferium is currently working on new album “Behind The Black Eyes,” but before that album is completed the band has one more look back at previous full-length “Reflection.”

Today we’re stoked to bring you the official worldwide premiere of the “Blood” video, taken off “Reflection.”

The “Blood” video clip was filmed, edited, and directed solely by Chris Kells (The Agonist’s bass player) of Front To Back Video Productions. While The Agonist and Ferium were touring together through Europe on March 2015, Chris filmed Ferium’s live performance “just to make something out of it” as he said.

When tour was over, Chris decided to film some more footage by his own to add, creating a proper video clip, featuring none other than The Agonist’s own Vicky Psarakis at the end.

With the release of this video, Ferium will also be unveiling a new “Blood” t-Shirt designed by Inna Libman available at the band’s online store here.

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The Agonist Premieres New Music Video “Danse Macabre”

The Agonist premieres a new music video for the song “Danse Macabre” taken from the album, “Eye Of Providence” which was released earlier this year via Century Media Records.

You can now stream the new clip below.

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Allegaeon Plans To “Get Rekt” On New Tour

Colorado’s Allegaeon will be back on the road in March with appearances at SXSW, Texas Independence Fest, and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

The “Get Rekt” tour begins on March 18th, and all of the currently confirmed dates can be found in the list below.

The dates are part of Allegaeon’s continuing campaign in support of “Elements of the Infinite” (reviewed here).

03/18 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar – SXSW

Tour w/ Product of Hate
03/21 Tucson, AZ The Rock
03/22 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
03/23 Las Vegas, NV Adrenaline Sports Lounge
03/24 Van Nuys, CA White Oak Music Hall
03/25 Bakersfield, CA Jerry’s Pizza
03/26 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
03/27 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
03/28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
03/29 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
04/04 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s
04/06 Cleveland, OH The Agora Theatre w/ The Agonist
04/07 Joliet, IL Mojoe’s w/ The Agonist
04/08 Merriam, KS Aftershock
04/10 Dallas, TX Curtain Club
04/11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
04/12 Austin, TX Empire Control Room and Garage – Texas Independence Festival
04/14 St. Louis, MO Fubar w/ The Agonist
04/15 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater w/ The Agonist
04/16 Westland, MI The Token Lounge w/ The Agonist
04/17 Clifton Park, NY Trickshots w/ The Agonist
04/18 Worcester, MA The Palladium – New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

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Fourth Studio Report On “Eye Of Providence” Streaming From

Canada’s The Agonist posted a fourth studio update for the upcoming new release “Eye Of Providence.” The album is set to drop on November 11th in North America and on November 10th in Europe/Australia/New Zealand via Century Media Records.

Check out the latest update here:

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The Agonist To Release Digital Single “Disconnect Me”

Montreal’s The Agonist is set to release a two song digital single on April 29th via Century Media. These tracks are the first to feature new singer Vicky Psarakis, who was brought on after Alissa White-Gluz departed to front Arch Enemy. The track listing is:

1. Disconnect Me
2. Perpetual Notion

The Aognist will also start recording a new album this month. It will once again be produced by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) in the band’s hometown of Montreal and will be out in the Fall.

Danny Marino (Guitar) had this to say: “Creating this album has been an amazing experience so far. Vicky has breathed new life into the song writing process and we are so excited to share these first 2 tracks with the world!

“The songs on this album represent a culmination of the past 10 years, as well as a new beginning for The Agonist. We’re also thrilled to be back in the studio with our old friend and long-time engineer Chris Donaldson.

“We can’t thank our fans enough for their ongoing support in this new and exciting chapter of The Agonist!”

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New Lyric Video “Disconnect Me” Posted By The Agonist

The Agonist fired its return salvo after Arch Enemy declared “War Eternal” yesterday. The lyric video for the full taste of the new track “Disconnect Me” is now available for streaming in the player below. The song features new singer Vicky Psarakis, who replaced Alissa White-Gluz, who now fronts Arch Enemy.

Check out “Disconnect Me” here:

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