Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based photographer Von Wong has posted behind-the-scenes video footage from the photo shoot for THE AGONIST's forthcoming album, "Prisoners". Check out the four-minute clip below.
Commented Wong: "Alissa [White-Gluz, vocals] from THE AGONIST contacted me two weeks before shoot deadline to ask me if we could put together some sort of crazy shoot. After an hour of crazy brainstorming, we managed to pull together an insane fight concept that we put together in one week (leaving one more week for retouching)! We pulled our resources together and managed to whip up in a week: A garage to shoot in, destructible clothing, and all the random objects you see lying around (fire hydrant, couch, etc…). Alissa did the makeup/rips for all the boys, giving me a good three hours to set up a crazy 10-light-or-so setup. Oh, and that exploding glass behind her head in the shot? Yah, that’s real. We exploded some neon lights for the shoot."
THE AGONIST's new song "Ideomotor" can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below (courtesy of GuitarWorld.com ). The track comes off the band's long-awaited third studio album, "Prisoners", which is scheduled for releaase on June 5 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. Produced by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY) and mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, SUICIDE SILENCE), the CD "picks right up where 2009's 'Lullabies For The Dormant Mind' left off, with soaring melodies over complex metal passages that fans of thinking-man's metal can appreciate," according to a press release.
In a recent interview with MetalConcerts.net, Alissa White-Gluz stated about the musical direction of the follow-up to 2009's "Lullabies For A Dormant Mind", "I wouldn't say it's heavier or more melodic. I think it sounds more mature. It has the same sort of schizophrenic side that 'Lullabies' has, but it also has some other I guess what you would call classic influences. Like, there's some PANTERA influence, there's some RADIOHEAD influence. I mean, there's a lot of influences that we didn't really have before."
"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.