Lima, Peru’s ElCuartelDelMetal.net conducted an interview with Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based female-fronted melodic death metallers THE AGONIST prior to the band’s July 25 performance at Yield bar in Lima. You can watch the chat below.
THE AGONIST‘s third album, “Prisoners”, sold around 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD debuted at No. 19 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
THE AGONIST‘s previous album, “Lullabies For A Dormant Mind”, opened with 600 units back in March 2009 to land at No. 105 on the Heatseekers chart.
“Prisoners”, was released on June 4 in Europe and June 5 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY) and mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, SUICIDE SILENCE) and it “picks right up where 2009’s ‘Lullabies For The Dormant Mind’ left off, with soaring melodies over complex metal passages that fans of thinking-man’s metal can appreciate,” according to a press release.
In regards to the album artwork, vocalist Alissa White-Gluz stated: “We wanted to really include a chaotic visual to reflect the chaotic sound of the band, but we also wanted to show that the lyrics on this album are a lot more introverted…The human face was left non-descript on purpose — it doesn’t belong to any particular person, but we could call him the Lonely Solipsist.”