Canada’s most exciting female fronted export, The Agonist
, strike back with their second full-length offering, 'Lullabies For The Dormant Mind'
, which combines shredding leads with pure technicality, topped off with the glamorous Alissa White-Gluz
’s brutal growls, as well as dramatically melodic clean vocals, that take The Agonist
to a new level of musical grandeur. It is extremely rare to find an up-and-coming metal band taking strong political stands, much less one that’s led by a dominating, beautiful, edgy female. Head over now to www.myspace.com/theagonist
to stream two new tracks, “The Tempest
” and “Martyr Art
The group kicks off its worldwide touring cycle for this new effort with a massive North American trek alongside labelmates The Haunted
on April 2nd. See below or visit their MySpace page
to view their complete touring itinerary.
further comments: “We are extremely happy to be going out on the road to promote our new album, 'Lullabies for the Dormant Mind'
. We devoted so much to this album and we are confident that it shows! First on the agenda is visiting our good buddy David Brodsky
and the MyGoodEye
team (Bleeding Through
, Suicide Silence
) to film a new music video for the track ‘Thank You, Pain
.’ Then we will hit the road hard for a whole slew of tours. We have new merch, a band portrait I painted myself that I will be selling prints of and we are campaigning for ‘A Song for Africa’ this time around. We also will have lots of webisodes and live footage for our fans. We can't wait to get out on the road and look forward to seeing you all soon."
, born in 2004, covers a wide range of styles from classical to black metal. Their debut album, 'Once Only Imagined'
(2007), caught the eyes and ears of many musicians and music fans alike, and their sophomore album, 'Lullabies for the Dormant Mind'
, will once again prove the diverse talents of these young musicians. The a cappella version of Tchaikovsky’s
” is only one example of the band’s musical abilities as it impressively exhibits White-Gluz’s
mind blowing wide range of vocal skills and professionalism as a singer.
Produced by Christian Donaldson
), 'Lullabies for the Dormant Mind'
exposes new facets of the band and touches upon classical, jazz, opera, grindcore, thrash and black metal influences in a complete metal opus. Following a dark, twisted yet beautiful, surrealist visual concept from Natalie Shau
once again, The Agonist
have created an uncomfortable yet addictive setting for their metal. 'Lullabies For The Dormant Mind'
promises to turn heads with its daring mix of moods and styles – a challenging album well ahead of its time.
w/ The Haunted
04/02 - The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
04/03 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
04/04 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
04/05 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
04/06 - Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
04/07 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
04/08 - Starlite Ballroom – Edmonton, AB
04/09 - The Warehouse – Calgary, AB
04/11 - Royal Albert – Winnipeg, MB
04/12 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
04/13 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
04/14 - Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
04/15 - Opera House – Toronto, ON
04/16 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC
04/17 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
04/19 - BB King’s Blues Club – New York, NY
04/21 - Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
04/22 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA
04/23 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
04/24 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA