Already named peta2's "Sexiest Female Vegetarian" and one of Revolver magazine's "Hottest Chicks In Metal" in 2011, THE AGONIST's Alissa White-Gluz can now add yet another title to her ever-growing list of achievements: MTV "Made" coach! As one of the leading women in extreme metal, Alissa coached Julia, a straight-laced high school junior who's been bullied since middle school, on how to be a hardcore metal screamer — and more importantly — how to gain the confidence she needs to stand up for herself.
The full episode, which originally aired on Monday, January 23, can be seen in its entirety below.
Now in its eleventh season, MTV's two-time Emmy-award-winning series "Made" is all about making dreams come true. The series' producers want to demonstrate that with hard work (and a little help from MTV), any goal is attainable.
There are numerous kids out there with unlimited potential. However, in their eyes, intimidating obstacles exist that keep them from pursuing their dreams. Perhaps they're painfully shy or fall short on self-confidence. Maybe they feel as though they don’t fit in or lack the right look. Perhaps they've been told that they lack the skills; and then there's plain old fear.
MTV seeks out the kids who are eager to overcome those obstacles! These kids want to be "Made."
Once the producers find their "Made kids," they allow for at least one month of intensive training towards achieving their goals. This includes providing a mentor or life coach who will support them and plot out personalized training schedules. Such training could consist of counseling on confidence or attitude, personal training sessions, or specialized lessons in whatever task they're trying to achieve.
Whether they succeed at their goal or not, the "Made" producers strive to give these kids a chance at a dream. Ideally, they learn valuable traits and lessons about themselves and others along the way. They ultimately realize that it takes hard work, persistence, and commitment to make one's dreams come true.
Currently finishing up the vocal tracking for their new melodic death metal masterpiece, THE AGONIST recently released "The Escape" EP, which features two songs from this upcoming full-length release. Mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILITY, SUICIDE SILENCE), "The Escape" is fans' first taste of what's to come from THE AGONIST in the New Year.
After successfully completing their North American run with KAMELOT last year, THE AGONIST will be back on the road again this spring with the heavy metal maidens in KITTIE.