The Agonist (formerly The Tempest) is a metalcore band from Canada, signed to Century Media Records. Hailing from Montreal, The Agonist comprises vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, guitarist Danny Marino, bassist Chris Kells, and drummer Simon McKay. They released their first album Once Only Imagined on August 14, 2007. Released August 28, 2007, the video for Business Suits and Combat Boots was filmed by acclaimed director David Brodsky (Strapping Young Lad, Gwar, God Forbid).. The video was voted the number 6 video of the year 2007 on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball.
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The Agonist is a Canadian heavy metal band from Montreal, Quebec. Their debut full-length album, Once Only Imagined was released on August 14, 2007. Their second full-length album, Lullabies for the Dormant Mind was released on March 19, 2009.
The band is well known for Alissa White-Gluz's use of unclean vocals and clean vocals. She has been cited by several magazines including Revolver Magazine as one of the hottest chicks in rock along with Cristina Scabbia, Maria Brink, Lacey Mosley and Hayley Williams. .