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PostSubject: The Agonist   Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:14 pm




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The Agonist (formerly The Tempest) is a Canadian metalcore band signed to Century Media Records. Hailing from Montreal, The Agonist comprises vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, guitarist Danny Marino, bassist Chris Kells, drummer Simon McKay and touring guitarist Chris Adolph.

They released their first album Once Only Imagined on August 14, 2007. Released August 28, 2007, the video for "Business Suits and Combat Boots" was filmed by acclaimed director David Brodsky[1] (Strapping Young Lad, Gwar, God Forbid). The video was voted the number 6 video of the year 2007 on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball.

The Agonist is known primarily for White-Gluz's ability to use both clean vocals and metal growls. Guitarist Danny Marino, nephew of guitar legend Frank Marino (of Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush), uses a melodic yet aggressive guitar style, making The Agonist's music both catchy and heavy. The Agonist can also be identified by their creative basslines by Chris Kells, and Simon McKay's intense and energetic drumming. Also known for their environmental consciousness, song's themes often revolve around moral concerns such as animal rights, societal dilemmas, and the state of our world.

After releasing their first album (August 2007), The Agonist toured extensively, playing with bands such as God Forbid, Arsis, The Faceless, Sonata Arctica, Overkill, Epica, Visions of Atlantis, and Enslaved.

One of the band's tours was disrupted when its equipment trailer was damaged in a blizzard in the Rocky Mountains.

White-Gluz once appeared on Canadian Idol and was named one of "the hottest chicks in metal" in the July 2007 issue of Revolver.

The band will release their second album, called Lullabies for the Dormant Mind, in March 2009.

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PostSubject: Re: The Agonist   Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:26 pm

I found this band a year ago and have been a fan every since. I have all of their stuff. I love Alissa's voice and her growls. I hated how in their first music video it was made to where the guy was lip synching along and everyone kept thinking it was the guy doing all the growling. The lyrics are focus on topics that we should be focusing on and not love which is what seems to be the only thing bands can sing about now. After seeing their new style I was afraid it might be saying the band was lighting up but after listening to the new cd that was far from true.
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PostSubject: Re: The Agonist   Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:47 pm

Yeah - I think their lyrics are great. They've got that sort Otep take on things that I really respect. Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: The Agonist   Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:53 pm

Business Suits And Combat Boots is amazing!! (or is the title the other way around?) Love Alissa's voice.
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