Canadian metal act The Agonist, recently finished a long tour in the US as a support for DevilDriver and Death Angel. The tour was the second tour the band did in over a year as part of the support for their new album Five. They stop in Mesa, AZ last week, where we had the chance to caught up with guitar player Danny Marino and talk about the tour and the new record.
The Agonist keeps their continuous growth as a well-stablished band in the international spotlight, with the release of Five the band’s fifth studio album, the second album with vocalist Vicky Psarakis, and their first album since they signed with Napalm Records in May last year.
The band style has definitely changed since the last time I saw them (back when Alissa White-Gluz was their singer). They have definitely grown more as a band and their presence on stage is more polished, but rawer a clear element that lacked when I saw them last time.
The Agonist‘s set was quite short, unfortunately, but it was an interesting one if you haven’t seen the band live in a long time. It felt like it was a different band for a moment. Their set was built around their three latest albums. So they had songs from Prisoners (You’re Coming With Me & Panophobia), Eye of Providence (A Necessary Evil & Gates of Horn and Ivory) and Five (The Anchor and the Sail & The Villain). It was a re-discovery-kind of a show, as the band had a meaner and rawer sound, but still felt pretty familiar.
w/ SUPPORT: Death Angel, Winds Of Plague, The Agonist & Azreal
3/5 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven