Already named one of the “Hottest Chicks In Metal” (Revolver magazine), Alissa White-Gluz — known as the powerful voice of the Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based metal band THE AGONIST — is now also the world’s “Sexiest Female Vegetarian” (peta2)! Her star-studded competition for the 2011 title included celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, and Olivia Wilde, but ultimately metal queen Alissareigned supreme. While honored by the title, the ever modest frontwoman is just happy to show a different side of herself and other fellow veggies.
“I have been vegetarian since birth and vegan for more than half my life,” she says. “Living cruelty-free is the closest thing to a religion I’ll ever believe in and it is a huge part of me and my music. Of course, the ‘sexiest veg celebrity’ contest is just for fun, but I do like how it shines a different light on the idea of veganism/vegetarianism. It’s showing people that a lot of the celebrities that they look up to and admire already follow this lifestyle, and that it’s not some weird, challenging, alienating ordeal to be veg — it’s simple, healthy, popular, and, well, sexy! I’m very honored to have won.”
Alissa and THE AGONIST recently completed a highly successful South American tour and are currently in the studio working on their upcoming release. All instruments have been tracked and Alissa is in the midst of finishing up her vocals on the album, due in early 2012. Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILITY, SUICIDE SILENCE) will be handling mixing duties on what promises to be yet another epic melodic death metal masterpiece!
For North American fans that can’t wait until 2012, THE AGONIST will be touring this August/September with ALESTORM and KAMELOT, so be sure to catch them on the road where they’re be selling an exclusive tour-only EP that will include two tracks from the upcoming album, plus a remix of “The Tempest” off “Lullabies For The Dormant Mind”.