The New Jersey quintet AGENTS OF MAN have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group have just finished recording their full-length debut, "Count Your Blessings", tentatively due this spring.
Composed of former members of such acclaimed hardcore acts as BULLDOZE, COLD AS LIFE, ONE 4 ONE, TRAIN OF THOUGHT and SWORN ENEMY, AGENTS OF MAN spent the past four years honing their craft "combining a stunning blend of underground and pop culture alike, which quickly evolved into a brilliant fusion of catchy and melodic, yet aggressive music that can’t be easily categorized," according to a press release.
Commented bassist Mike Couls (ex-SWORN ENEMY): "We are very pleased to have signed with Century Media Records and are extremely confident in their abilities to market and promote our band.
"We went back to Purple Light Studios (CANDIRIA, 40 BELOW SUMMER) once again with Mike Barilie to record 'Count Your Blessings', our debut full-length album.
"It's been a long time coming and we are ready to take our opportunities to the next level."
AGENTS OF MAN's first release, "AOM EP 01", was recorded and co-produced by Mike Barilie at Purple Light Studios in 2001. To date, the EP has sold over 7,500 copies despite very limited distribution. The group have toured the U.S. with 36 CRAZYFISTS, CANDIRIA, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and SWORN ENEMY, and have played countless shows with such acts as BIOHAZARD, GOD FORBID, HATEBREED and THURSDAY, to name just a few.
Look for AGENTS OF MAN to embark on a massive U.S. tour alongside MERAUDER, HOODS and RISK TAKEN next month. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Feb. 07 - The Dowtown- Farmingdale, NY
Feb. 08 - Club Ranelles- Bighamton, NY
Feb. 10 - Alvins- Detroit, MI
Feb. 11 - Broadway Joe’s- Buffalo, NY
Feb. 12 - The Compound- Columbus, OH
Feb. 13 - Peabody’s- Cleveland, OH
Feb. 14 - United States of Mind- Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 15 - Ten Bells- Grand Rapids, MI
Feb. 16 - VFW Hall- Chicago, IL
Feb. 17 - Creepy Crawl- St. Louis, MI
Feb. 18 - Royal Grove- Lincoln, NE
Feb. 19 - Pink E’s- Denver, CO
Feb. 20 - Comedy Circuit- Salt Lake City, UT
Feb. 21 - The Venue- Boise, ID
Feb. 22 - Hell’s Kitchen- Tacoma, WA
Feb. 23 - WOW Hall- Eugene, OR
Feb. 25 - Studio S- Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 26 - Showcase- Corona, CA
Feb. 27 - The Voodoo House- Tijuana, MEX
Feb. 28 - The Mason Jar- Phoenix, AZ
Mar. 01 - Surges- El Paso, TX
Mar. 02 - The Sanctuary- San Antonio, TX
Mar. 03 - Mary Janes Fat Cat- Houston, TX
Mar. 04 - Vinos- Little Rock, AR
Mar. 05 - The Complex-Memphis, TN
Mar. 06 - Cave 9- Birmingham, Al
Mar. 09 - Backbooth- Orlando, FL
Mar. 10 - Thee Imperial- Jacksonville, FL
Mar. 11 - Forever Nights- Atlanta, GA
Mar. 12 - Ground Zero- Spartanburg, SC
Mar. 13 - Shooters- Fredericksburg, VA