The Agonist

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Nazione:Canada
Attività:dal 2004

Line up

  • Chris Kells: bass, vocals (backing)
  • Danny Marino: guitars
  • Simon McKay: drums
  • Pascal Jobin: guitars
  • Vicky Psarakis: vocals (lead)
Over the course of three full-lengths The Agonist have proved they’re no “Flavor of the Week.” Through great songs, hard work, and an ardent fanbase, the Montreal-based five-piece quickly established themselves as torchbearers of a new generation of Canadian metal, much of it on the shoulders of founding members Danny Marino, Chris Kells, and Alissa White-Gluz. Throughout the last decade, The Agonist spread their respective wings wide, touring with an array of notable artists, including Danzig, Kamelot, Corrosion of Conformity, Enslaved, Kittie, and Epica.

Times and circumstances change, however. After parting ways with White-Gluz in 2014—she’s now center stage in labelmates Arch Enemy—, The Agonist set out to find a new vocalist. For a split second, the group considered a frontman to replace White-Gluz, but quickly realized the dynamic wouldn’t work. Searching high and low, they found American vocalist Vicky Psarakis on Youtube. Psarakis wasn’t just covering songs by Iron Maiden, Nevermore, Adele, and Nightwish in the comfort of her home studio. She was magically altering them. Her online performance was enough for The Agonist to request an audition, for which she nailed and the rest is history. “The change has actually been quite smooth overall,” guitarist Marino acknowledges. “Part in thanks to Vicky’s ability to rise to the occasion and our fans open mindedness. I think the fact that the Agonist has often gone outside the box musically has attracted fans that welcome change and new things pretty easily.”
The Agonist, now with Psarakis fronting, are preparing to unfurl "Eye of Providence". Powerful, diverse, aggressive, and epic are all buzzwords used to describe the group’s fourth full-length.

Discografia

Copertina 7,5
Eye of Providence (Century Media Records / 2015) 

1. GATES OF HORNS AND IVORY / 2. MY WITNESS, YOUR VICTIM / 3. DANSE MACABRE / 4. I ENDEAVOUR / 5. FACELESS MESSENGER / 6. PERPETUAL NOTION / 7. A NECESSARY EVIL / 8. ARCHITECTS HALLUCINATE ...

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Prisoners (Century Media Records / 2012) 

1. YOU'RE COMING WITH ME / 2. THE ESCAPE / 3. PREDATOR AND PRAYER / 4. ANXIOUS DARWINIANS / 5. PANOPHOBIA / 6. IDEOMOTOR / 7. LONELY SOLIPSIST / 8. DEAD OCEAN / 9. THE MASS OF THE EARTH ...

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Lullabies for the Dormant Mind (Century Media / 2009) 

1. THE TEMPEST (THE SIREN'S SONG; THE BANSHEE'S CRY) / 2. ...AND THEIR EULOGIES SANG ME TO SLEEP / 3. THANK YOU, PAIN / 4. BIRDS ELOPE WITH THE SUN / 5. WAITING OUT THE WINTER ...

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Once Only Imagined (Century media / 2007) 

1. SYNOPSIS / 2. RISE AND FALL / 3. BORN DEAD, BURIED ALIVE / 4. TAKE A BOW / 5. TROPHY KILL / 6. BUSINESS SUITS AND COMBAT BOOTS / 7. SERENDIPITY / 8. MEMENTO MORI / 9. VOID OF SYMPATHY ...

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