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The Agony Scene

Formed: 2003
From: Tulsa, OK, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Agony Scene News

Below is our complete The Agony Scene news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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The Agony Scene Premiere New Song & Music Video

The Agony Scene premiere their new track “Hand Of The Divine” via the below streaming music video. The single comes from the group’s first new effort since 2007, “Tormentor“. Outerloop Records/Cooking Vinyl will release the outing on July 20th.

Comments the band’s guitarist Chris Emmons: More...

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Monument to Thieves Formed

Keith Barney, formerly of Eighteen Visions and Throwdown, among others, is now part of a new Orange County, California hardcore band called Monument to Thieves. The group also features David Richardson (As Hope Dies, Force Of Change) on vocals and Matt Horwitz (The Agony Scene, Adamantium) on drums.

The group has posted two newly recorded demo tracks on their MySpace page and will play their first show on October 26th at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA.

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The Agony Scene Post New Video Online

Century Media Records reports:

Oklahoma’s THE AGONY SCENE present their new video for the song 'Barnburner', taken off their upcoming new album Get Damned, which will hit European stores on the following dates:

Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Belelux / Italy: Friday, January 18th.
France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / rest of Europe: Monday, January 21st.
Spain / Portugal: Tuesday, January 22nd.
Sweden / Finland / Hungary: Wednesday, January 23rd.
UK: Monday, February 18th.

You can watch the clip now, below...

Furthermore The Agony Scene are gearing up for their European tour as direct support of label mates HIMSA in February/March 2008. See below for dates...

29 - Saarbrucken, Germany at Roxy

1 - Bochum, Germany at Matrix
2 - Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle
3 - Oslo, Norway at Garage
4 - Stockholm, Sweden at Klubben
5 - Gothenburg, Sweden at Musikens Hus
6 - Berlin, Germany at Magnet
7 - Rosswein, Germany at Juha
8 - Wien, Austria at Arena
9 - Milano, Italy at Zoe Club
10 - Munich, Germany at Feierwerk
11 - Aarau, Switzerland at Kiff
12 - Tilburg, Holland at 013
13 - Yeovil, UK at The Orange Box
14 - Birmingham, UK at Barfly
15 - Leeds, UK at Rios
16 - Sheffield, UK at Corporation
17 - Glasgow, UK at Barfly
18 - Cardiff, UK at Barfly
19 - London, UK at Underworld
20 - Paris, France at Locomotive
21 - Hasselt, Belgium at Muziek-o-droom
22 - Wiesbaden, Germany at Schlachthof
24 - St. Petersburg, Russia at Orlandina
25 - Moscow, Russia at Tabula Rasa

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Century Media Records Launch Online 8-Track Player

Sick of song streams that either don’t work or take minutes to start up? Well, Century Media Records has an early gift for you this holiday season: The label is bringin' it back to the mid-'60s with an online 8-track player that includes downloadable tunes from ARCH ENEMY, SUICIDE SILENCE, HIMSA, DIVINE HERESY, THE AGONY SCENE, IN THIS MOMENT, SWORN ENEMY and L.A. thrashers WARBRINGER. That's right, an eight-song 8-track that spans everything from melodic death metal to old-school thrash, and it's as instant as poppin' that sweet little magnetic tape with the CM logo into the drive. You can even embed the sampler into your MySpace page. Feel free to make mixtapes for friends and family or, more importantly, yourself!

Check it out now at this location.

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The Agony Scene Post Orangevale Footage Online

Capital Chaos has posted video footage of the Tulsa quintet THE AGONY SCENE performing on October 7, 2007 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Watch the clip here.

THE AGONY SCENE will release its third album, "Get Damned", in Europe on January 21, 2008 via Century Media Records. The CD was issued in North America on October 23.

Regarding the album, singer Mike Williams previously said, "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."

THE AGONY SCENE filmed a video for the song "Barnburner" on October 26 in the band's hometown. Look for the clip to make its online debut in the coming weeks. More...

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The Agony Scene Announce European Release Date

According to a press release, THE AGONY SCENE is firing on all cylinders on its inspired and lovingly titled third album, Get Damned, produced by Andreas Magnusson (BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, SCARLET), which will hit European stores on January 21st, 2008. 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. A vicious new track, 'Rapture', was recently posted on their MySpace page.

Get Damned track-listing: 'Barnburner', 'Predation', 'Dances With Devils', 'Adversary', 'White Nights', 'Rapture', 'Deliverance', 'Rattle Me Bones', 'The Opposition', 'Will To Bleed', 'Old Scratch'.

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The Agony Scene Reveal New Video Details

Tulsa quintet THE AGONY SCENE will film a video for the song "Barnburner" on October 26 in the band's hometown. The group has issued an open call for the video shoot. "We'd love for everyone to come out and hang out and be a part of this with us," THE AGONY SCENE writes.

The details are as follows:

Time: 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 26
Place: Admiral Twin Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Address: 7355 E. Easton St., Tulsa, OK 74115

Says the band: "Make sure to wear dark clothes. The look of the video is more rockabilly/greaser look. No logos exposed please."

THE AGONY SCENE will team up with SUICIDE SILENCE, A LIFE ONCE LOST and WALLS OF JERICHO for another U.S. trek beginning at the end of October.

Regarding the group's new CD, singer Mike Williams previously said, "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."

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Suicide Silence, ALOL, Walls Of Jericho To Tour

Suicide Silence will headline a tour with support from A Life Once Lost, Walls Of Jericho, and The Agony Scene, ending around Thanksgiving on the West Coast. The following dates have been confirmed thus far:

10/30 Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
11/1 Portland, ME @ The Station
11/2 Long Island, NY @ Fifth Ave
11/3 Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange Hall
11/4 Asbury Park, NJ @ Saints n Sinners
11/5 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/6 Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasant's
11/7 Covington, KY @ The Madhatter
11/8 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/9 Mishawaka, IN @ Quest Skatepark
11/10 Rockford, IL @ The Rock Box
11/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
11/12 Kansas City, MO @ Static Bar
11/13 Tulsa, OK @ The Otherside
11/14 Lewisville, TX @ Fat Daddy's

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New Track From The Agony Scene Posted Online

An unmastered version of The Agony Scene's new track "Barnburner" has been made available online here. It is taken from the bands new album "Get Damned", which will see a release through Abacus Recordings in the approaching months.

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The Agony Scene Recruit New Drummer, Prep Material

The Agony Scene have recruited Matt Horwitz as their new drummer. The group are currently writing new material for their next album which they plan to begin recording by the years end. A release early next year through Abacus is expected.

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The Agony Scene Signs With Abacus Recordings

Apparently no longer under contract with Roadrunner Records, The Agony Scene has now joined the Abacus Recordings roster and is currently writing songs for a new album. The group expects to enter the studio this fall and the effort should hit streets in spring 2007.

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The Agony Scene Parts With Drummer

Tulsa, Oklahoma's The Agony Scene are now in search of a replacement for departed drummer Brent Masters. Of the departure, the band says only: "We will not respond to questions about Brent no longer being in the band. Dont bother asking." Serious candidates interested in auditioning should email the group at agony_mike@hotmail.com.

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LoG Interviews Devildriver and The Agony Scene

The UK's 4Q RADIO is showcasing their newest guest correspondant, LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe, in his 4Q RADIO debut. Blythe sits sound with the likes of DEVILDRIVER's Dez, and Mike from THE AGONY SCENE to chat about metal and much more. In other news, 4Q RADIO have also published a Special DJ edition of the show featuring FOZZY's Chris Jericho behind the mic.

For more, or to listen, head to 4Qradio.com.

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Throwdown Announce Headlining Tour

Orange County, CA-based band THROWDOWN have justed wrapped up a U.K. tour with ARCH ENEMY. "U.K. fans are just as loyal as they are open to new music," commented singer Dave Peters. "We had dudes in TESTAMENT and THE HAUNTED shirts praising us after our set which was even cooler than it was strange." Their major touring plans for the start of 2006 include a headlining tour with support from THE RED CHORD, STILL REMAINS and A DOZEN FURIES, to be followed by a co-headlining tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

Speaking on the tours for the upcoming year, Peters proclaims, "I think it will be successful on a lotta levels and a pairing of four diverse bands with different qualities to offer."

Here are the THROWDOWN tour dates: More...

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Lamb of God Takes Break For Euro Shows

LAMB OF GOD have scheduled a brief break in their current writing sessions for their upcoming CD in order to head back to Europe for several select concert appearances. The stint will consist of 16 shows only, all in December of 2005. Support for these appearances will be provided by DEVILDRIVER and THE AGONY SCENE.

"This select run will represent the final concerts of the 'Ashes of the Wake' touring cycle," notes drummer Chris Adler. "It's been an insane year for all of us in the the LAMB OF GOD camp and there is not a better way to end it than to visit Europe again then spend the holidays with our families. We've been writing like crazy since returning home from headlining the Sounds of the Underground Tour and things are coming together very well. I'm not sure if we will be playing any of the new material in Europe, but I won't rule it out. Thanks to everyone who has come out to see us or in any way supported us — we are fortunate to have you on our side and we're looking forward to these upcoming concerts as well as delivering an amazing album in 2006."

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Alternate Hellfest Shows

Bands that were supposed to play Hellfest have gotten together for a few alternate shows. They bands and show locations are as follows:

Sat. Aug 20th - 12:30 pm @ The Trocadero (Philadelphia, PA)
Throwdown, Turmoil, Most Precious Blood, The Red Chord, Remembering Never, The Agony Scene, Scars of Tomorrow, and more
$13 - All Ages

Sun. Aug 21 - 5pm @ Obsessions (Randolph, NJ)
Silverstein, Stretch Arm Strong , Evergeen Terrace, Scary Kids Scaring Kids , Roses are Red, Kane Hodder & more tba.

Sun. Aug 21 @ The Trocadero (Philadelphia, PA)
Rise Against, From Autumn To Ashes, Comeback Kid, Emery, Bedlight For BlueEyes, and more.

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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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Throwdown to Support Soulfly on Tour

Throwdown will be touring with Soulfly this fall starting in October. Dates and venues are to be announced. Preceding this tour, Throwndown will be featured on the "To Die For" tour which also includes Remembering Never, Sinai Beach, and The Agony Scene.

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Final Schedule For Blackest of Black Tour

The finalized schedule has been released for the upcoming "Blackest of the Black" tour, which features DANZIG w/ DOYLE, CHIMAIRA, BEHEMOTH, HIMSA, MORTIIS, and THE AGONY SCENE: More...

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Nokia Theatre Release Initial Show Lineup

New York City's newest venue the Nokia Theatre, a midsize theater located in Times Square, has released it's initial lineup of shows, which includes the following:

October 21 - LES CLAYPOOL
October 30 - SLIPKNOT
October 31 - SLIPKNOT
November 1 - SLIPKNOT

The following is an excerpt from a Billboard.com article:

"New York's 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Square, AEG's newest concert venue, will open in September, with tickets for many shows set to go on sale Aug. 12. The venue is being developed and operated by AEG subsidiary AEG Live, who spent nearly $21 million renovating the old Loews Theatre at 1515 Broadway in Times Square.

Designer David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group are the architects and designers of Nokia Theatre Times Square. The auditorium will feature two VIP mezzanines with lounge seating, a state of the art in-house lighting system and an in-house sound system by JBL.

The Nokia Theatre Times Square marquee is an 85 foot long LED, high definition screen, capable of displaying both live and digital video. It is one of the largest marquees on Broadway, directly connected to the MTV marquee and is manufactured by Mitsubishi. It will have interactive text messaging capabilities with the fans and live events will be able to be broadcast from the stage directly to the marquee in real time."

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