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, says guitarist Danny Marino.
THE AGONIST return to the road this February alongside Napalm Records label mates DevilDriver, as well as Death Angel, Winds of Plague and Azreal. The tour starts February 8th in Santa Ana, CA and runs through March 5th in Seattle, WA. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Five, is available in various formats and exclusive bundle packages at The Napalm Records Webstore.
Five was produced by Mike Plotnikoff at West Valley Studios. Mike has engineered and produced such artists as Buckcherry, Flyleaf, My Chemical Romance, Apocalyptica, P.O.D, Halestorm, Skillet, Seether, P.O.D. Three Days Grace, Aerosmith, and Kiss Maor Appelbaum handled the mastering at Maor Appelbaum Mastering studios. Maor has had the pleasure of mastering recordings for major international acts such as: Faith No More, Yes, Starset, Ill Nino, Dokken, Fates Warning, Sepultura, Yngwie Malmsteen, Armored Saint, Lita Ford, Butcher Babies, and more.
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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THE AGONIST is a Canadian extreme metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2004. The current line up consists of guitarists Danny Marino and Pascal (Paco) Jobin, bassist Chris Kells, drummer Simon Mckay, and vocalist Vicky Psarakis, who joined in March 2014 following the departure of vocalist and founding member Alissa White-Gluz. Both Psarakis and White-Gluz use growled and clean vocals. To date, THE AGONIST has released four studio albums; the latest, “Eye of Providence”, was released in February 2015. Touring extensively since their first album, they have shared the stage with bands such as Arsonists Get All the Girls, Epica, the Faceless, Chelsea Grin, Kamelot and Visions of Atlantis.