California-based power metallers AGENT STEEL have issued the following update:
"We just loaded in our gear this week into our new rehearsal studio in Los Angeles and started working on new song ideas; and also revisiting the 'STEEL' catalog. We've begun to kick around guitar riff ideas in attempt to write new songs for the follow up to 'Alienigma'. Bernie [Versailles; guitar] has been contributing via email, and his guitar riffs are solid and totally in the same style as the rest of us. We have some kick-ass shows coming up in May starting in Guadalajara, Mexico on Friday the 16th, and also Saturday the 17th in Toluca; these will be some fun live shows! It's been difficult to compile a 'fresh' set list of material into only 45 minutes! Compiling a set list is an artform in itself; and some heated debates on what songs we should play and what songs we should leave out have occurred! (Email us and let us know what songs you would like to hear us play live contact[at]agentsteelonline.com.)
"We will be in San Francisco on May 23 with our good friends IMAGIKA and ANGER AS ART at a place called Fat City; this will be our first show in the area since the Thrash for Cancer benefit show a few years back at the S.F. Pound on a bill that also included TESTAMENT, HIRAX, LAAZ ROCKIT and others. AGENT STEEL will also be performing in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 7 at the Black Castle with DEATHRIDERS (featuring Neil Turbin), in addition to some killer up-and-coming local L.A. bands (come out and support our local L.A. scene!). We are also looking forward to returning to Europe for the Bang Your Head!!! festival with QUEENSRCHE, ICED EARTH and others on Friday, June 27 (We hit the stage early: 11:50AM). The Graspop Metal Meeting with KISS, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, HELMET and others on Saturday, June 28 (set time: 4:20PM) in Belgium. These will be some amazing shows for sure!"
AGENT STEEL last fall completed a European tour with VICIOUS RUMORS and AFTER ALL in support of "Alienigma".
Fan-filmed video footage of AGENT STEEL's September 8, 2007 concert at the Join in Noordwijk, the Netherlands can be viewed below.