Thursday, July 8, 2010

Southern California’s ANTAGONIST has unveiled the cover art for their new album, “World In Decline,” which has just been confirmed for an August 17th release date on Prosthetic Records. The art was done by Daniel McBride, (Veil of Maya, Born of Osiris) and ties in to the overall theme of the record.

Vocalist/guitarist Carolos Garcia explains the relationship between the cover and album; “’World in Decline’ focuses on the downfall of human civilization as a result of our own selfishness, ignorance, and greed. The artwork was handled by our boy Daniel McBride, and the cover art is based on the lyrics for ‘Darkest Darkness,’ which, is basically, about me going to ‘confession’ just to realize I’m just as guilty as everyone else in contributing to our decline. We can’t wait for Prosthetic to release the album, and we’re even more excited to hit the road and play the new songs for everyone! There are definitely tour plans for the end of the summer, we’ll keep you posted.”

ANTAGONIST recorded “World In Decline,” at Buzzbomb Studios in Orange, CA with producer Paul Miner (Terror, Thrice, Throwdown) and announced, last week, guest vocal appearances from ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS’ Jared Monette and John Strachan of THE FUNERAL PYRE.
The track listing is as follows:
1. The Bane of Existence
2. Sasha Grey
3. Disguised In White
4. God On Fire
5. Wake Up And Smell The Lies
6. New Human
7. A Voice Unspoken
8. Already Dead (Featuring John Strachan)
9. Darkest Darkness (Featuring Jared Monette)
10. World In Decline (Featuring Jared Monette)

“World In Decline” is the follow up to, “Exist,” to ANTAGONIST’s 2008 Prosthetic debut. They also have two previous full lengths and several EPs. US tour details will be announced shortly.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A new year

Sorry for not posting since September but I'm pretty sure no one even looks at this thing, anywho, it's a new year, hopefully a better year for us, we've seen our share of ups and downs but this year looks promising now that we have our full line up and songs are starting to come together nicely, the last couple tours were a ton of fun, we have a bunch of videos on our Youtube channel and speaking of videos we just posted the video for "Exist" and it's safe to say that we're done promoting the album "Exist" and we'll now focus on new material for our next full length hopefully out this summer. We still have lots of work to do!!
- lond

Thursday, September 17, 2009

a buncha new shit...

So, we hardly write in this but i figured "what the hey?" Lots of stuff to talk about, i'll try and make it as short as possible.

As you may already know, we've finally completed our line-up with the addition of bassist Nick Reyes. He's been a good friend of ours since the early days so we're very fortunate to have him in the band. With that, we've been doing lots of stuff to get Antagonist v3.0 going. First off is new music...

We've been writing a SHITLOAD, and i think for the first time ever, we have a surplus of songs. Usually we're scrambling last minute (i'm talking 2 days before we record an album) to write that 10th song to complete an album. That's how "the Chaos we Breathe" was written, that's how "Your Face Deserves a Crowbar" was written, and i think that's how "Nameless" was written too. Anyway...

We just recorded a brand new track, courtesy of our boy Adam Campbell from the Funeral Pyre. He's doing demo's for bands now, check his stuff out at Anyway, the song is called "Wake Up and Smell the Lies," and it was written by Roland. It's been quite a while since I didn't have to be the one to write a song, and it's very refreshing. The new stuff will be more eclectic than usual. I don't mean we're going all psychedelic or spacey or experimental, it's still going to be metal. I just know our different guitar styles are going to make something kind of crazy sounding, so i can't wait for that.

And since we have our full line-up, that can only mean one thing: TOUR TIME!! Ah yes, the funnest time of the year, the thing we all look forward to...sort of. I've been booking a 2 week run since early August and I wasn't getting much help at all from promoters. We pretty much scrapped the tour 2 weeks ago because people just weren't responding and shows were falling through. But i stuck it out for a little longer and now we're back in action and ready to go.

It seems like NOBODY wants to help these days. The myspace generation is lazy, apathetic and socially retarded, and it's only going to get worse. To make things harder, illegal downloading and the oversaturation of bands in the market has made it virtually impossible to make a living playing this kind of music. Sure, you can easily contact people all over the world on myspace which seems like it would make booking a tour easier. But since there are so many shitty copycat bands out there regurgitating the same old bullshit over and over again and thinking they can go on tour playing their shitty brand of deathcore or what have you, it gives us less of an opportunity to do what we do best. I can go on for days about this, and I have before...but i digress.

Fact is, we're back in action, we're ready to tour, and soon we'll be itching to record a new album. It's tough being in a metal band this day and age, but someone's gotta do it. See ya on the road.

Conichiwa, bitches.


Monday, May 11, 2009

My first mobile post. I don't know what to write, i'm on twitter too much.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Winner of the Antagonist Black and White Design Contest is Jorge Alberto Hernandez Zamonsett This will be our new sticker/button design

Thanks to everyone who entered!! Maybe we'll do this again, however, if you do feel like sending artwork feel free to do so at anytime.

- lond

Monday, April 27, 2009

May 1st in Los Angeles