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The Agonist

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Artist's top tracks

Panophobia The Agonist 03:54
Feast on the Living The Agonist 03:22
In Vertigo The Agonist 05:04
Danse Macabre The Agonist 04:01
Gates of Horn and Ivory The Agonist 03:25
Immaculate Deception The Agonist 03:35
...and Their Euglogies Sang Me To Sleep The Agonist 03:32
Thank You, Pain The Agonist 03:44
Business Suits and Combat Boots The Agonist 05:27
Take Me to Church The Agonist 03:46

Most popular release

The Tempest (The Siren's Song, The Banshee's Cry)
...and Their Euglogies Sang Me To Sleep
Thank You, Pain
Birds Elope With The Sun

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Female fronted metal band the Agonist formed in 2004 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. During the course of their existence, the band’s music has evolved, displaying elements of progressive meal, deathcore, and melodic death metal. Originally named the Tempest, the group was founded by vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, lead guitarist Danny Marino, bassist Chris Kells, and drummer Derek Nadon. Their debut album, Once Only Imagined – which was originally recorded as a demo – was released in 2007 and proved to be the only release by all original founding members. By the time of their second album, Lullabies for the Dormant Mind (2009), they had recruited drummer Simon McKay, who provided a harder edge to their metal sound. They also added a rhythm guitarist with Paco Jobin being the longest serving member in that position. The band’s growing popularity allowed them to tour Japan, China, Latin America, and all across Europe. The Agonist’s third album, Prisoners (2012), was another successful release but tensions forced vocalist Alissa White-Gluz out of the band. New vocalist Vicky Psarakis made her recorded debut on the 2015 album Eye of Providence, which was followed by Five (2016) and Orphans (2019). Along the way, the Agonist has toured consistently, releasing a series of singles and three EPs including 2021’s Days Before the World Wept.