The Agonist Reveal ‘Five’ Album Details, New Song ‘The Chain’ + North American Tour
The Agonist have just announced the release of their fifth studio album, appropriately titled Five. The metalcore mainstays have also shared a fresh track, “The Chain.”
Five will be The Agonist’s second album with vocalist Vicky Psarakis, who made her studio debut just last year on Eye of Providence. This forthcoming Agonist record will also mark the beginning of the band’s partnership with Napalm Records, having partnered with Century Media on all previous full-lengths.
"We are so anxious to release this record to our fans and the rest of the world! This album represents another shift in the evolution of The Agonist!” says guitarist Danny Marino. “Vicky and I went even deeper into what makes a song really connect. I'm very proud of everyone's hard work making this the most diverse and interesting record for us to date! It was a great learning experience working with Mike Plotnikoff and fully immersing ourselves in the recording process 24/7. Just as much as we are excited to release this album we are psyched to get back out on the road and connect directly with our fans! Europe gets the first taste before we unleash on North America this November with Epica."
Vicky Psarkis adds, "Being in The Agonist for over two years now and after releasing my debut album with the band and numerous tours, I can say that Five is the record where I believe that we finally found our sound! There's a certain confidence that comes with experience and there's something about being fully comfortable that can take your approach towards songwriting to a whole other level. Working on the lyrics and vocals on this album was an incredibly natural process. Halfway into the pre-production, we realized that a lot of our songs seemed to be telling a story and hearing the album in its entirety is like escaping into our world."
Get ready for Five to hit shelves on Sept. 30 and pre-order the record here. Check out “The Chain” the track listing for Five below along with The Agonist’s upcoming tour dates.
The Agonist, "The Chain"
The Agonist, Five Track Listing:
1. "The Moment"
2. "The Chain"
3. "The Anchor and the Sail"
4. "The Game"
5. "The Ocean"
6. "The Hunt"
7. "The Raven Eyes"
8. "The Wake"
9. "The Resurrection"
10. "The Villain"
11. "The Pursuit of Emptiness"
12. "The Man Who Fell to Earth"
13. "The Trial"
14. "Take Me to Church" (Hozier cover) (Bonus Edition Only)
Epica, The Agonist, Fleshgod Apocalypse + Arkona North American Tour Dates:
11/8: Chicago, Ill. @ Concord Music Hall *with Xandria
11/9: Minneapolis. Minn. @ Cabooze *with Xandria
11/11: Saskatoon, Sesekatchewan @ Saskatoon Event Center *with Xandria
11/12: Calgary, Alberta @ Marquee
11/13: Edmonton, Alberta @ The Ranch
11/15: Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre
11/16: Seattle, Wash. @ Studio 7
11/18: San Francisco, Calif. @ Social Hall
11/19: Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent
11/20: Las Vegas, Nev. @ Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel
11/22: Denver, Colo. @ Summit Music Hall
11/23: Lawrence, Kansas @ Granada Theater
11/25: Dallas. Texas @ Gas Monkey Live
11/26: Austin, Texas @ Empire Control Room
11/28: St. Petersburg, Fla. @ State Theater
11/29: Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
12/1: Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage
12/2: New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
12/3: Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium