The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for “Nothing From No One”, the new album from Auckland, New Zealand’s ANTAGONIST A.D., can be seen below. The CD will be released this summer via Mediaskare Records.
Formed in 2006, ANTAGONIST A.D. has been steadily building up its reputation in the international hardcore community, touring countries like Australia, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and more alongside bands such as HAVE HEART, PARKWAY DRIVE and EARTH CRISIS.
“Mediaskare is a great label with a great reputation,” said ANTAGONIST A.D. vocalist Sam Crocker. “We know their bands are hard-working, ‘real’ bands that actually tour and make music. Less gimmicks more heart — which is what we are all about. The music is paramount — first and foremost, before any hype/spin/fashion/faux industry bullshit.”
The band recently entered the studio to begin recording “Nothing From No One” and will be documenting its progress via a series of video updates on Mediaskare’s YouTube channel.
“The new album steps in a more personal direction than our previous releases,” added Sam. “There are still the usual themes you can expect from ANTAGONIST A.D. with songs about animal rights, consumerism, and apathy, but where it differs is dealing with anxiety, depression — feelings of alienation. I think for me, being from a tiny town on a small isolated island at bottom of the world I really started to feel that isolation — the lyrics have been a lot more therapeutic than anything I have written before.”
To give new ears a taste of their music, Mediaskare and the band have teamed up to give away their seven-inch EP, “Old Bones Make New Blooms”, for free. More information is available at this location.