NewsJune 10, 2019 8:01 PM ET1,193 views

The Agonist announce new album, debut lead single

Official press release: More extreme, more melodic, more exciting and simply larger than life: The Agonist are back. Following their critically acclaimed album Five, released in 2016, the extreme metal juggernaut from Montreal, Canada, has released a first single and announced the first and hotly anticipated details of their brand new record, due out September 20th 2019 on Rodeostar Records. Says vocalist Vicky Psarakis: "When I heard the first instrumentals for 'Orphans' I was a bit shocked and confused. The music was really dark and heavier than anything we've done in previous albums and I wasn't quite sure how I'd be able to match that emotion. But then you know all it took was writing one full song to get the ball rolling and 2-3 months later everything was done! With every new album, we love to experiment and dip our toes into new territory, but there's also a lot of elements here that are reminiscent of the earlier days. You can expect a lot of hard hitting, fast-paced madness and many many blast beats! Vocally, there's a wide range of styles, some of which I tried out for the first time, and the lyrics are mostly inspired from horror stories and real-life tragedies. Events that I felt a lot of people can relate to. 'Orphans' is my third album with The Agonist and I can't wait to show the world what we created! We're excited to finally share the first taste with all of you... Get ready for 'In Vertigo!'" Listen to opening track and first single "In Vertigo" and watch the video here: Orphans track listing: 01. In Vertigo 02. As One We Survive 03. The Gift of Silence 04. Blood as My Guide 05. Mr. Cold 06. Dust to Dust 07. A Devil Made Me Do It 08. The Killing I 09. Orphans 10. Burn it All Down

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anonymous 6/11/2019 10:36:14 AM

Sheeeesh .... relegated to the hidden news page now that Melissa White Glue is gone?

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