The Agony Scene Bio:
Delving ever deeper into the loathsome and hellish world of singer Mike Williams’ mind, THE AGONY SCENE is firing on all cylinders on its inspired and lovingly titled Century Media debut, Get Damned, produced by Andreas Magnusson (Black Dahlia Murder, Scarlet) and set for an Oct. 23 release date. If you missed out on the first two albums, you’ll want to hear this third, most mature and diverse offering from Tulsa, Oklahoma’s finest purveyors of corrosive hardcore.
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. It’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.
From opener “Barnburner" to the closing seconds of “Old Scratch,"Get Damned is easily one of THE AGONY SCENE’s more inspired recordings. While Williams has never shied from the most dark and depraved corners buried beneath the well-kept soil of society, he tackles the most ominous of subjects on tracks like “Dance With Devils", “Rapture" and “Deliverance." Fellow band mates Chris Emmons and Brian Hodges give Williams a heavy musical palette with which to work, injecting the release with an onslaught of venomous riffs while retaining a strong sense of melody.
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 its best record to date, Get Damned.