On May 5, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with singer Alissa White-Gluz of Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
THE AGONIST‘s new song “Ideomotor” can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below (courtesy of GuitarWorld.com ). The track comes off the band’s long-awaited third studio album, “Prisoners”, which is scheduled for releaase on June 5 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. Produced by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY) and mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, SUICIDE SILENCE), the CD “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.
THE AGONIST is selling digital download cards throughout their tour with KITTIE. The brand new track “Ideomotor” and the previously limited-edition EP-only track “The Escape” is available for immediate download, with the remainder of the album available on release date.
In a recent interview with MetalConcerts.net, Alissa White-Gluz stated about the musical direction of the follow-up to 2009’s “Lullabies For A Dormant Mind”, “I wouldn’t say it’s heavier or more melodic. I think it sounds more mature. It has the same sort of schizophrenic side that ‘Lullabies’ has, but it also has some other I guess what you would call classic influences. Like, there’s some PANTERA influence, there’s some RADIOHEAD influence. I mean, there’s a lot of influences that we didn’t really have before.”