ANTAGONIST Preparing To Enter Studio

Southern California's ANTAGONIST will enter Buzzbomb Studios in Orange, California on May 12 with producer Paul Miner (TERROR, NEW FOUND GLORY, THRICE, THROWDOWN) to begin recording its new abum for a late 2010 release via Prosthetic Records. Ten songs will be laid down for the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2008's "Exist", which will mark the recording debut of the group's new members, guitarist Roland Leonard and bassist Nick Reyes.

Commented singer/guitarist Carlos Garcia: "This will be the first album to feature our newer lineup, so the songwriting will be noticeably different in some areas; nothing too out of left field, but definitely some vibes different from the usual ANTAGONIST sound. But we promise lots of shred, lots of circle pits, and lots of groove.

"Probably the biggest difference this time around will be the clean singing (or lack thereof).

"This is a very pissed off album lyrically and thematically, so we thought it would only be proper to NOT include any clean singing this time around. I know some of you won't like that, but it's something we felt would be necessary to hopefully get our point across.

"'Exist' had a hopeful message of working together as humans towards a better future. The new album is about the realization that things will always be fucked up, people will always be selfish, and this world is going to end at any minute, and we have nobody to blame but ourselves.

"People grow older and figure out that life doesn't get any easier and that our own selfishness, carelessness, and ignorance are at the core of our demise. So right now, that's where our heads are at, which will in turn no doubt lead to a much more aggressive and angry album."

You can check out footage of ANTAGONIST performing one of the new songs, entitled, "Bane of Existence", below.


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