Agonist Vocalist Joins Arch Enemy
2014-03-17 by Dalton DuBois | 51 Comments

Metalcore band The Agonist have today released a statement confirming the departure of their longtime vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. Gluz has left the band to to replace the departed Angela Gossow in Arch Enemy. Her position in The Agonist will be filled by Vicky Psarakis who is known for her Youtube covers.

"Today we announce that after 3 albums and countless tours we officially part ways with
vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. We wish Alissa all the best with Arch Enemy and her future
endeavors.

It is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for The Agonist! We are thrilled to
announce the newest addition to the The Agonist family. Please give a warm welcome to very
talented vocalist Vicky Psarakis!

Stay tuned for new The Agonist material coming VERY soon!"


You can read statement in its original post here:
http://www.facebook.com/TheAgonistOfficial

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Band Page: The Agonist

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ASnideReturns
March 17th 2014

3299 Comments


It's a shame because Alissa has some gnarly screams, haven't heard the new vocalist yet though.

MO
March 17th 2014

18250 Comments


the article should've been about the Arch Enemy vocalist leaving and Alissa replacing her, but wtv

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DatsNotDaMetulz
March 17th 2014

1716 Comments


There is an article on that tbh

ASnideReturns
March 17th 2014

3299 Comments


Let's just keep the discussion on this article about The Agonist then and let the other one be about Arch Enemy

MO
March 17th 2014

18250 Comments


ah didn't see it my bad

I remember opening for the agonist, they were ok

GmemberKills
March 17th 2014

654 Comments


I loved "Lullabies For The Dormant Mind". Didn't really dig Prisoners to much. Honestly won't expect much from The Agonist anymore. I Just hope the new Arch Enemy slays, cause Alissa does have some nice screams.

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DatsNotDaMetulz
March 17th 2014

1716 Comments


Well we don't really know much about this new singer, so we don't know how thing's will turn out. E.G. now we're only just getting to see the impact on Eths and their new frontwoman.

ASnideReturns
March 17th 2014

3299 Comments


The Agonist pretty much said that new music is gonna be coming extremely soon, so hopefully we won't have to wait that long to hear how Vicky sounds with this band.

GmemberKills
March 17th 2014

654 Comments


The Agonist has talented band members an I'm not doubting Vicky's vox, I just wonder how good her lyrics/songwriting ability is. Alissa's was rather strong alot of the time.

ASnideReturns
March 17th 2014

3299 Comments


Well apparently Vicky's quite a talented vocalist so that's nothing to worry about. I am concerned about her songwriting ability as well. I guess we'll just have to wait for The Agonist's next single to come out.

DatsNotDaMetulz
March 17th 2014

1716 Comments


If that's the case they may already have lyrics by Alissa (possibly even demos recorded) and just need to re-record the final tracks with Vicky.

ASnideReturns
March 17th 2014

3299 Comments


If Alissa already wrote all of the songs for the new album we might not even have to worry about songwriting ability, we'll just have to see how Vicky's voice fits in.

Spec
March 17th 2014

27057 Comments


Angela is leaving Arch Enemy? That's big news.

ASnideReturns
March 17th 2014

3299 Comments


Spec there's an article a couple lines below this one about Angela leaving.

PlanningMyDeath
March 17th 2014

230 Comments


never liked arch enemy but im curious where their sound will go

itsalltherage
March 17th 2014

595 Comments


Wow that's actually huge for Alissa. Hope she revives the band a little - there's definitely some potential there.

adhoc
March 17th 2014

216 Comments


angelas gone? damn

RoyalImperialGuard
March 17th 2014

1113 Comments


Allissa's a fucking babe.

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Mabbitt
March 17th 2014

1325 Comments


Why not just combine this article with the Arch Enemy one?

Agonist vocalist joins Arch Enemy. Would that fit?

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2014

30873 Comments



Let's just keep the discussion on this article about The Agonist then and let the other one be about Arch Enemy


You don't have two articles for the same incident you twit

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Asdfp277
March 17th 2014

970 Comments


sucks for alissa, arch enemy hasn't been interesting in a long time. maybe she'll give some inertia to the band or something but not high on hopes

and what's angela doing? :00

XingKing
March 17th 2014

10039 Comments


There is no Arch Enemy article, for those saying there is

DatsNotDaMetulz
March 17th 2014

1716 Comments


There was, It just got deleted for this one in the past 5 minutes.

Asdfp277
March 17th 2014

970 Comments


i mean, that's deviant. saying it...

JokineAugustus
March 17th 2014

5693 Comments


Well Prisoners was better then all of Arch Enemy's albums, so maybe the new Arch Enemy will be good.

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demon of surveillance
March 17th 2014

804 Comments


Well since there was no Arch Enemy article despite them being a bigger band (?) the reason Angela left was to focus on family (apparently she's married to Michael Amott anyways) but she will remain as the manager for Arch Enemy.

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Willie
Moderator
March 17th 2014

15877 Comments


So, the Arch Enemy article got deleted along with all the relevant quotes and links that have anything to do with that band? Along with the info about their upcoming album and imminent release of the first song with their new vocalist. It got deleted in favor of this article that basically has nothing to say besides, "we lost our vocalist and found another one on YouTube." Seems to me that there were plenty of reasons for both articles.


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DatsNotDaMetulz
March 17th 2014

1716 Comments


I repeat: THERE WAS AN ARCH ENEMY ARTICLE.

It got deleted like 10 minutes ago. It had loads of comments on it.

DatsNotDaMetulz
March 17th 2014

1716 Comments


Also the Arch Enemy article did mention The Agonist found a new singer too

zaruyache
March 17th 2014

5877 Comments


I heard that she's not married to him, and that that all was just a joke or something. The article just says that she wants to focus more on HER family.


Either way though holy balls never saw this coming. I kind of find the Agonist's vocalist's screams sort of annoying, so it'll be interesting to see how she fits into Arch Enemy. Good to see them getting more new blood, though. Hopefully we get another Wages of Sin.

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Mabbitt
March 17th 2014

1325 Comments


Okay now that there is only one article, somebody should update this article to include everything haha.

I never really got into either band, but i'll at least check out their new stuff.

Asdfp277
March 17th 2014

970 Comments


too late for the old article, some mod, edit this one! anyway we have google dudes calm down.

i like alissa's voice more, but i'll miss angela lol. wish her the best

zaruyache
March 17th 2014

5877 Comments


Just tried listening through The Agonist's new album. I really don't like her clean voice. Tbh I don't think she can sing at all. :/ Her voice sounds awkward and strained.

bloc
March 17th 2014

34675 Comments


Damn Angela's leaving AE? Goodbye relevance...

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tempest--
March 17th 2014

12613 Comments


like they had any relevance the past 5 years anyway

Willie
Moderator
March 17th 2014

15877 Comments


Amott's biggest mistake was not seeing Carcass through and making Arch Enemy a side project.

GmemberKills
March 17th 2014

654 Comments


I was surprised to see all the people saying Arch Enemy is crap on the other thread that was up. I agree they may not have been good in along time, but "Wages Of Sin" is a solid album.

ZippaThaRippa
March 17th 2014

2415 Comments


Wait... what? Angela Gossow left the band?

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2014

9681 Comments


Angela didn't leave, she's the band's manager now.

kaparoni
March 18th 2014

102 Comments


Dem... that's all I have to say ...
Arch Enemy without Gossow?? Aleast they got Agonist 's vocalist
Vicky sounds great , but not for The Agonist ...


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DatsNotDaMetulz
March 18th 2014

1716 Comments


From Alissa:

"But, it is with great sadness that I must also announce that The Agonist as you have come to know it is now a thing of the past. I had every intention of (and had even started) writing and recording yet another killer album this year, but my former band-mates decided to choose a different path."

So yeah it's likely they may use the stuff they'd already started.

Scoot
March 18th 2014

17681 Comments


sad that the first carcass album in almost two decades is better than anything this band ever made

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SadAndHolyGlow
March 19th 2014

1499 Comments


Are you serious?! This is terrible news. Hopefully upcoming material will prove my opinion wrong.

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 19th 2014

13503 Comments


horrible news god damn

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treefingered2
March 19th 2014

150 Comments


Not a fan of Vicky but she could pull it off, I am confident.

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JokineAugustus
March 19th 2014

5693 Comments


There goes all The Agonist's potential down the drain

Wizard
March 21st 2014

19217 Comments


Will this make Arch Enemy better?














































Hells no!

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Asdfp277
March 21st 2014

970 Comments


this fact by itself won't make the band better, but i dunno maybe they could shake this up a little

have hope, man!

zaruyache
March 21st 2014

5877 Comments


New Agonist lyric vid. Vocalist actually sounds more like Angella than Alissa does.

Those awkward cleans still throw the whole song off, though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5htNJsh1IQ

Asdfp277
March 21st 2014

970 Comments


...ouch, it's bad :¬(

kaparoni
March 23rd 2014

102 Comments


Mah song . The solo sounds great though



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