THE AGONIST Prepares For North American Touring Onslaught

THE AGONIST Prepares For North American Touring Onslaught;
Shoot New Video

Montreal’s THE AGONIST — whose vocalist, Alissa White-Gluz, was recently named by Revolver as one of “the hottest chicks in metal” — shot their first promotional video clip for the track, “Business Suits and Combat Boots,” with renowned director David Brodsky (All That Remains, GWAR, The Red Chord).

Be sure to check out to view photos from the shoot (you must log in to view them). The track comes off their stunning debut album, Once Only Imagined, which is set for an August 14th release. This quartet is a straight-up metal band that holds nothing back and their debut offering delivers the perfect expression of melody and madness.

THE AGONIST kicked off the touring cycle for Once Only Imagined, supporting labelmates God Forbid and will soon join Epica and Visions of Atlantis for select dates in September, leading them immediately into a month-long North American tour with Sonata Arctica. They will cap off the fall with shows alongside Enslaved and Overkill, further proving their ability to appeal to multiple genres, while winning over any crowd they face. See below for their complete itinerary.

White-Gluz states: “THE AGONIST is extremely excited to hit the road in September with great bands such as Sonata Arctica, Overkill, and Enslaved (among others) and finally see our long-awaited debut album, Once Only Imagined, be made available to the public. After playing just one show with labelmates GOD FORBID in Reading, Pennsylvania on May 17th, we all got the feeling things are on the right track. We are happy to see that our performances become more and more satisfying with every show. God Forbid are an amazing inspiration to us and remarkably friendly and hospitable. It was a great experience to be able to get advice and trade experiences with a band we have respected for so long, at our first U.S. gig.

“The fun didn’t stop there as we immediately headed to New York to shoot our first music video with the great David Brodsky (of My Good Eye). He was really fun to work with and I was thrilled to see that Dave is as passionate about directing as I am about my music. I knew the combination would lead to a great project and a fulfilling end result. The shoot brought us to The King’s Park Lunatic Asylum, Long Island. Even more thrilling than shooting on the grounds of a 120 year-old condemned insane asylum notorious for the guinea-pig stages of post-WWII research in psychiatric disorders, was that King’s Park was completely self-sufficient in terms of energy production. We are confident and proud of the work we have all done and can’t wait to share it with everyone this summer.”

W/God Forbid
06/15 The Station – Portland, ME
06/16 Mark’s Place – Bedford, NH
06/17 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
w/Epica, Visions of Atlantis
09/06 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
09/08 Mark’s Place – Bedford, NH
09/09 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
W/Sonata Arctica, Firewind (9/26-10/03)
09/12 Palladium – Dallas, TX
09/14 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
09/15 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
09/16 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
09/17 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
09/19 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
09/21 Metro/Smart Bar – Chicago, IL
09/22 Harpo’s Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI
09/23 Peabody’s Down Under – Cleveland, OH
09/24 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
09/26 Salle Albert Rousseau – Quebec City, QC
09/27 Medley – Montreal, QC
09/28 Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
09/29 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (NO FIREWIND!)
09/30 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York City, NY
10/02 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/03 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
10/06 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/07 The Haven – Winter Park, FL
10/09 Meridian – Houston, TX
10/11 The Mad Hatter – Covington, KY
10/12 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH
10/13 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
10/14 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
10/15 The Rock – Maplewood, MN
10/16 Reverb – Cedar Falls, IA
10/17 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
10/18 Peabody’s Down Under – Cleveland, OH
w/After Forever
10/19 Mark’s Place – Bedford, NH
10/20 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
W/Enslaved, Arsis
11/03 Jesters Pub – Fayetteville, NC
11/04 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
11/06 Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA
11/07 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
11/08 B.B. Kings Blues Club – NYC, NY
11/09 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
W/Enslaved, Arsis, The Faceless
11/10 Mark’s Place – Bedford, NH
11/11 Club Soda – Montreal, QUE
11/12 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QUE
11/13 The Opera House – Toronto, ONT
11/14 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/15 I-Rock – Detroit, MI
11/16 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
11/17 Station 4 – St. Paul. MN
11/20 Roseland Grill – Portland, OR
11/21 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/23 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/24 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
11/25 Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
11/26 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
11/27 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
11/28 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
11/30 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
12/01 Ridglea Theater – Fort Worth, TX
12/02 Meridian – Houston, TX
12/04 The Muse – Nashville, TN

For additional information, guestlist or interview requests with THE AGONIST, feel free to contact:
George Vallee/Publicity and Video Promotions
Century Media Records
2323 W. El Segundo Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA. 90250
323-418-1400 x133

out now…
IN THIS MOMENT – Beautiful Tragedy
DESPISED ICON – The Ills Of Modern Man
INTO ETERNITY – The Scattering of Ashes
IMMOLATION – Shadows In The Light
FINNTROL – Ur Jordens Djup
VITAL REMAINS – Icons of Evil

July 17th
BEHEMOTH – The Apostasy
TURISAS – The Varangian Way

July 31st
AT ALL COST – Circle of Demons

August 14th
THE AGONIST – Once Only Imagined

Coming Soon
ARCH ENEMY – Untitled
DIVINE HERESY – Bleed The Fifth
HIMSA – Untitled


~ by bcrich on June 19, 2007.

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