THE AGONY SCENE have triumphantly returned with their ferocious Century Media debut, Get Damned, produced by Andreas Magnusson (Black Dahlia Murder, Scarlet), which is set for an Oct. 23 release date. The group kicks off their worldwide touring cycle in support of the new offering tomorrow with a massive U.S. run as direct support to Misery Signals with Emmure, Sky Eats Airplane and Born of Osiris occupying the support slots. Be sure to check out their official MySpace page [www.myspace.com/agonyscene](www.myspace.com/agonyscene) to stream the new track, â€œWill To Bleed" and for their complete tour itinerary.
Mike Williams (vocals) states: "We are stoked to get back on the road. It's been a little over a year since we have even played a show and we're definitely ready to get back out. We're going out with some killer bands! We went out with Misery Signals back in 2005 and had a blast so we're excited to see those dudes again. Sky Eats Airplane, Emmure and Born of Osiris are all great bands which makes for a killer show you don't want to miss.
"We also couldn't be happier with Get Damned. From a writing standpoint we really tried to get back to the way we wrote our self titled record. We did not hold back creatively and really strived to push the boundaries of what people expected of us. It's definitely the most pissed off we've ever been."
Featuring a new drummer (Ryan Folden), a new label home and a renewed perspective, Get Damned is as highly charged and personal a recording as you will hear from THE AGONY SCENE. Brimming with the kind of vitriol that shot their self-titled debut straight through the underground and into the homes of music lovers worldwide, Get Damned is a brisk slap in the face to those who would dare question the momentum of the Tulsa quintet. Itâ€™s easy enough to recycle the same formula, but 2007 finds the band reinventing itself by fully embracing its sharper, more metallic elements, complete with cutting riffs and just enough attitude to give the new album that recognizable charm that has come to define THE AGONY SCENE.
Through touring with the likes of Strapping Young Lad, Himsa and Black Dahlia Murder, the band has developed a killer live show. With a revitalized sound and spanking new record in their arsenal, expect the unexpected when THE AGONY SCENE hits a town near you in support of their best record yet.