THE AGONIST released their latest album and Napalm Records debut Five this past September. The record, which was met with global critical acclaim featured THE AGONIST’s own special take on the chart topping Hozier single “Take Me To Church”. Today the band is pleased to present the video for the song. Watch it below.
It was fun to record a cover of a song that is so different from our material. Even though it is not metal at all, the song itself is very dark and meaningful. That’s why we felt it could be really interesting as a more upbeat Agonist song. I’m happy that we were able to keep some elements while drastically altering others. We’re also really pumped to be getting back out on the road in February with DevilDriver, Death Angel and Winds of Plague, says guitarist Danny Marino.
THE AGONIST return to the road this February alongside Napalm Records label mates DevilDriver, as well as Death Angel, Winds of Plague and Azreal. The tour starts February 8th in Santa Ana, CA and runs through March 5th in Seattle, WA. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Five, is available in various formats and exclusive bundle packages at The Napalm Records Webstore.
Five was produced by Mike Plotnikoff at West Valley Studios. Mike has engineered and produced such artists as Buckcherry, Flyleaf, My Chemical Romance, Apocalyptica, P.O.D, Halestorm, Skillet, Seether, P.O.D. Three Days Grace, Aerosmith, and Kiss Maor Appelbaum handled the mastering at Maor Appelbaum Mastering studios. Maor has had the pleasure of mastering recordings for major international acts such as: Faith No More, Yes, Starset, Ill Nino, Dokken, Fates Warning, Sepultura, Yngwie Malmsteen, Armored Saint, Lita Ford, Butcher Babies, and more.
2/8: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
2/9: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
2/12: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/14: Chicago, IL @ Portage Theater
2/15: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
2/16: Montreal, QC @ Corona
2/17: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/18: Reading, PA @ Reverb
2/19: Patchogue, NY @ Emporium
2/20: Baltimore, MD @ SoundStage
2/21: Dayton, OH @ Oddbody’s
2/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
2/24: McAllen, TX @ Sofie’s
2/25: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
2/26: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
2/28: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
3/1: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
3/4: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/5: Seattle, WA @ Studio 7