112For those of you out there that do not know who The Agonist are, it’s about time you got your self acquainted with the band’s catalog. The Canadian Extreme Metal band is famous for being the band Alissa White-Gluz was apart of before she left to join Arch Enemy back in 2014. The band soldiered on with their current vocalist Vicky Psarakis as they had released their fourth album Eye Of Providence in 2015. Now the band is gearing up to release their fifth studio album Five on September 30TH via Napalm Records (which is their first with the label). To celebrate the great news, the band has unleashed a single off the record entitled The Chain. The track is everything you would want from it where it pummels you with it’s sledgehammer like drum beats to the sonic assault of the guitars. Danny Marino talked about the record saying, “We are so anxious to release this record to our fans and the rest of the world! This album represents another shift in the evolution of The Agonist! Vicky and I went even deeper into what makes a song really connect. I’m very proud of everyone’s hard work making this the most diverse and interesting record for us to date!  It was a great learning experience working with Mike Plotnikoff and fully immersing ourselves in the recording process 24/7. Just as much as we are excited to release this album we are psyched to get back out on the road and connect directly with our fans! Europe gets the first taste before we unleash on North America this November with Epica.”

Vicky added to the conversation saying, “Being in The Agonist for over two years now and after releasing my debut album with the band and numerous tours, I can say that Five is the record where I believe that we finally found our sound! There’s a certain confidence that comes with experience and there’s something about being fully comfortable that can take your approach towards songwriting to a whole other level. Working on the lyrics and vocals on this album was an incredibly natural process. Halfway into the pre-production, we realized that a lot of our songs seemed to be telling a story and hearing the album in its entirety is like escaping into our world.” If you would like to pre-order the album, you can check out all the cool stuff they have for sale by going here. Just like Danny Marino mentioned above, the band will be on tour starting in November when they hit the road with Epica, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Arkona. Check out the tour dates and the track listing to the album below:

Five Tracklisting:

1. The Moment
2. The Chain
3. The Anchor and the Sail
4. The Game
5. The Ocean
6. The Hunt
7. The Raven Eyes
8. The Wake
9. The Resurrection
10. The Villain
11. The Pursuit of Emptiness
12. The Man Who Fell to Earth
13. The Trial
14. Take Me to Church (Hozier cover) (Bonus Edition Only)

Epica, The Agonist, Fleshgod Apocalypse + Arkona North American Tour Dates:

11/8: Chicago, Ill. @ Concord Music Hall *with Xandria
11/9: Minneapolis. Minn. @ Cabooze *with Xandria
11/11: Saskatoon, Sesekatchewan @ Saskatoon Event Center *with Xandria
11/12: Calgary, Alberta @ Marquee
11/13: Edmonton, Alberta @ The Ranch
11/15: Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre
11/16: Seattle, Wash. @ Studio 7
11/18: San Francisco, Calif. @ Social Hall
11/19: Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent
11/20: Las Vegas, Nev. @ Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel
11/22: Denver, Colo. @ Summit Music Hall
11/23: Lawrence, Kansas @ Granada Theater
11/25: Dallas. Texas @ Gas Monkey Live
11/26: Austin, Texas @ Empire Control Room
11/28: St. Petersburg, Fla. @ State Theater
11/29: Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
12/1: Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage
12/2: New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
12/3: Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium


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