More extreme, more melodic, more exciting and simply larger than life – The Agonist are back and that’s what they’re calling their new music.

Following their critically acclaimed album “Five,” released in 2016, the extreme metal juggernaut from Montreal, Canada, has released a first single and announced the first and details of their new record, due out September 20 on Rodeostar Records.

“When I heard the first instrumentals for ‘Orphans’ I was a bit shocked and confused,” vocalist Vicky Psarakis says.  “The music was really dark and heavier than anything we’ve done in previous albums and I wasn’t quite sure how I’d be able to match that emotion. But then you know all it took was writing one full song to get the ball rolling and 2-3 months later everything was done!

“With every new album, we love to experiment and dip our toes into new territory, but there’s also a lot of elements here that are reminiscent of the earlier days.

“You can expect a lot of hard hitting, fast-paced madness and many many blast beats!

“Vocally, there’s a wide range of styles, some of which I tried out for the first time, and the lyrics are mostly inspired from horror stories and real-life tragedies. Events that I felt a lot of people can relate to.

“’Orphans’ is my third album with The Agonist and I can’t wait to show the world what we created!

“We’re excited to finally share the first taste with all of you… Get ready for ‘In Vertigo!'”

Orphans Tracklisting

01. In Vertigo

02. As One We Survive

03. The Gift of Silence

04. Blood as My Guide

05. Mr. Cold

06. Dust to Dust

07. A Devil Made Me Do It

08. The Killing I

09. Orphans

10. Burn it All Down

“Orphans” is now available to pre-order here.