A teaser for “Panophobia”, the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based female-fronted melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be seen below. Featuring behind-the-scenes and live footage from THE AGONIST‘s performance at Heavy MTL 2012, the clip was directed by Ben McKinnon of Five Knights Productions.
THE AGONIST will play a few shows in Asia this November in support of its third album, “Prisoners”. 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.
“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, singer 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.”