12 July 2011
The Agonist: Alissa White-Gluz declared World’s Sexist Female Vegetarian By Peta2!
The Agonist’s Alissa White-Gluz has been named the world’s “Sexist Female Vegetarian” by Peta2. She comments: “I have been vegetarian since birth and vegan for more than half my life,” she remarked. “Living cruelty-free is the closest thing to a religion I’ll ever believe in and it is a huge part of me and my music. Of course, the ‘sexiest veg celebrity’ contest is just for fun, but I do like how it shines a different light on the idea of veganism/vegetarianism. It’s showing people that a lot of the celebrities that they look up to and admire already follow this lifestyle, and that it’s not some weird, challenging, alienating ordeal to be veg – it’s simple, healthy, popular, and, well, sexy! I’m very honored to have won.”
The Agonist are currently in the studio with Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity, Suicide Silence), working on their upcoming release, a follow-up to their 2009 effort ‘Lullabies for the Dormant Mind’. All instruments have been tracked and Alissa is in the midst of finishing up her vocals on the album, due in early 2012.
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