CRYPTOPSY guitarist Christian Donaldson will join Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based female-fronted metallers THE AGONIST for their upcoming two-date tour of Japan.The details are as follows: Feb. 11 - The Live House (Soma) - Osaka, JPN
Feb. 12 - Daikanyama Unit - Tokyo, JPN Support on both shows will come from HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT. A video message from THE AGONIST to the band's Japanese fans can be viewed below. THE AGONIST's sophomore album, "Lullabies For A Dormant Mind", debuted at No. 105 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. Produced by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY, MYTHOSIS), "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. The CD features guest violins by Avi Ludmer (MAHOGANY RUSH), orchestrations by classical pianists Melina Soochan and Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc (BLACKGUARD) along with many other Montreal-based contributors.