We're the all-female heavyrock foursome The Agony and together with you, we want to reach another milestone on our journey - recording and releasing our new EP and music video. Join us, contribute, and be a part of the new chapter of our story! :)
Author: The Agony
Praha, Hlavní město Praha, Česko
The Agony - EP 'Eclectic' and music video
In the Fall of 2012, a young guitar player and songwriter, Nikola Niky Kandoussi, had just found out her first professional gig was over. Instead of crying in the corner of her small student apartment, she picked up the guitar again and realized that NOW it finally was the time to fulfill her dreams, form her own all-female heavy rock band and bring not only to the Czech music scene something that had been fairly missing. During the next few months, she’d be shredding new riffs, writing lyrics, searching (luckily she was successful!) for bandmates with similar chops, mentality and vision, and in April 2013, the dream became reality when The Agony came to life.
However, all the work apparently isn’t done by only forming the band. During rehearsals in the dark wet basement (yes, stereotypes, we know, but it is true), the quartet of women came to the conclusion that it’d be really appropriate if the band records some music, plays gigs, does the necessary promo and is visible. Well, alright then.
The newly formed group of female musicians went for it with hardly any money, no management, no fear but with great load of balls…
photo: Irena Zlámalová / Tomáš Šnírer
The Agony, 2019
We’re still together, still going for it, still aiming high. Apart from a plenty of major Czech festivals slots, we played quite a few support gigs with international interprets (Girlschool, Loudness, Blaze Bayley, Vinnie and Carmine Appice…) as well as well-known Czech names. We’ve also set off for Europe, playing 3 runs of tours with gigs mainly in Netherlands, Germany, UK and Austria. We’ve appeared on TV and magazines, and had our own beer manufactured – twice!
What’s even better is the fact we’ve released 2 albums (the debut Dirty and Dangerous in 2015 and sophomore 689 in 2017) thanks to our fans who contributed via crowdfunding.
Here we are now, two years after releasing the second album, thinking it’s now time for a new chapter!
Help us write it – are you in?
photo: Viktor Souček / RiffRaff
Recording and releasing new EP and music video.
Music and video are two highly important things without which no band can really progress.
In the Music category, we’re planning a whole new item in our band’s discography, EP ‚Eclectic’. Four songs, each of which goes in slightly different direction, all of them however have something in common – focus on melodies, riffs, catchy choruses and dynamics.
We want to return into one of the best recording studios in Europe, SONO Records, to work with an amazing producer, Milan Cimfe.
This guy has worked with Bowie or Doug Wimbish, and mainly, top Czech interprets within the rock genre, stadium-selling names. Hard to explain what an honour it is when a person like Milan says Yes to our question whether he’d like to produce us. What we know, though, is that he’ll take us and our music many levels higher.
Music video is tightly connected to music, and our YouTube channel has been screaming out loud for some time that it simply WANTS something new added. And we want it too, however, the quality of the video needs to correspond with the quality of new music and that can get costly. It’s not really worth it to go low-budget now since we yearn to see the video on TV... so it has to be amazing.
Along with this, the new line of merchandise will be available, following the visual concept of the new EP. Clothing, bracelets, USB’s, buttons, beer-openers, there‘ s many possibilities, and also many opportunities for your suggestions, do not hesitate to send us your tips!
photo: Roman Binder / MUSIC report
We kicked off our first crowdfunding campaign in 2015 after we’ve noticed a lot of independent bands going that way and financing their releases and other activities with this. Our first success with both CZ and international campaign gave us such a kick of energy and happiness... and we decided to go down the same path two years later.
We still believe that the crowdfunding concept is still the best, most direct and honest way of supporting independent bands.
We’re doing this for you, with you and thanks to you, and believe us, it couldn’t work without you.
We appreciate your support greatly, we thank you and invite you to become a part of the next chapter of our story!
Pick up one of your preferred items below and help us on our way towards the new EP and music video :)
photo: Maťo Mišík
Dear fans, friends and pledgers, we are extremely pleased to let you know that the Eclectic EP is now in final stages of mixing followed by mastering, and not only that - it finally has its front cover! The artwork was created by our friend, Czech artist Maťo Mišík - watch the video below for th…More
Dear fans, friends and supporters! We are incredibly happy to say that the new EP Eclectic has been recorded and is in the process of post-production now, which consists of mixing and mastering. It was an amazing four-day run at SONO Records, full of great musical experierience, challenge,…More