Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band is currently in the studio recording its new album with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, DROWNING POOL, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, 3 DOORS DOWN, FEAR FACTORY, FLYLEAF and SKILLET, among others.
Guitarist Danny Marino comments: "We are thrilled to start the next chapter of THE AGONIST with Napalm Records!
"Since recording 'Eye Of Providence', we have been exploding with creativity and are set to record our best record to date. We've been working non-stop on the material on and off the road and now after four albums we have really found ourselves.
"Vicky [Psarakis, vocals] and I seem to operate on a hive mind where we know exactly what the other is going for in the writing before it happens. It can actually be freaky sometimes. We are also very excited to be recording this album with Mike Plotnikoff. His experience and input will really help take our sound to a new level."
Napalm Records A&R Demetri Benoist added: "We are very excited to be working with THE AGONIST; this is a new chapter. THE AGONIST are poised to take it to the next level. Getting them in the studio to work with Mike Plotnikoff was a no-brainer. Mike is going to push the envelope and help bring out their best. Napalm Records is committed to making the new album their most successful."
"Eye Of Providence" was released in February 2015 via Century Media. The band's first CD with Psarakis was recorded at The Grid studio in their hometown with producer Chris Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY). Vicky joined THE AGONIST as the replacement for Alissa White-Gluz, who left the band to focus on her new gig as the frontwoman of ARCH ENEMY.