Alissa White-Gluz

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Alissa White-Gluz
Alissa White Glu with Kamelot.jpg
Alissa White-Gluz live with Kamelot in 2012.
Background information
Born (1985-07-31) July 31, 1985 (age 29)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Melodic death metal, metalcore
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter[1]
Years active 2004–present
Labels Century Media, Act, Spiritual Beast
Associated acts Arch Enemy, The Agonist, Kamelot

Alissa White-Gluz (/əˈlisə wt ɡlʌz/;[2] born July 31, 1985) is a Canadian singer, best known as the former lead singer and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band The Agonist,[3] and current lead singer for the Swedish melodic death metal group Arch Enemy.[4]

Career[edit]

The Agonist[edit]

In 2004, White-Gluz formed The Agonist with fellow band members Danny Marino and Chris Kells in Montreal, Canada.[5]

Arch Enemy[edit]

Alissa White Gluz performing in Wacken Open Air 2014 with Arch Enemy.

On March 17, 2014, Arch Enemy announced via press release that Alissa would be replacing their former vocalist Angela Gossow [6]

White-Gluz released a statement on her Facebook page saying that she had left The Agonist, and that Vicky Psarakis had taken over as vocalist. "[I] t is with great sadness that I must also announce that The Agonist as you have come to know it is now a thing of the past. I had every intention of (and had even started) writing and recording yet another killer album this year, but my former band-mates decided to choose a different path. I wish I could change the situation but the unfortunate decision was made beyond my control so I can only wish them the very best of luck now that our time working together has concluded." [7]

Guest vocal work[edit]

White-Gluz has also recorded guest vocals for Slaves on Dope's CD Over the Influence as well as for Blackguard's EP, Another Round.[8][9] In February 2014, the Dutch symphonic metal band Delain announced that White-Gluz would be contributing guest vocals to their new album.[10] In February 2015, it was also announced that she would contribute guest vocals to Kamelot's album, Haven.[11]

Discography[edit]

With Arch Enemy[edit]

With The Agonist[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Other media[edit]

White-Gluz has been selected multiple times as one of "the hottest chicks in metal" by Revolver Magazine.[12][13]

In 2006, White-Gluz appeared on Canadian Idol singing a cover of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and received significant screen time.[14] In January 2012, White-Gluz was featured as a coach on an episode of MTV's Made.[15]

Activism[edit]

As a noted animal rights activist, Alissa received a Libby award from PETA for her work in an international campaign advocating against the hunting of Canadian seals.[16][17] White-Gluz has been a vegan since 1998.[18][19]

Personal Life[edit]

She is in a relationship with former Misfits-guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein.[20] She speaks French.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Alissa White-Gluz of The Agonist – August 14th, 2011". Lithium Magazine. August 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Alissa White-Gluz: Vlog #1: NEW MUSIC and GUEST VOCALS". January 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Century Media Records Artist Profile". 
  4. ^ "ARCH ENEMY Parts Ways With Singer ANGELA GOSSOW, Recruits THE AGONIST's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ". Blabbermouth. March 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Interview with Alissa White-Gluz of The Agonist". Lithium Magazine. August 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Angela Gossow Leaves Arch Enemy, New Singer Announced". Metal Hammer. March 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ https://www.facebook.com/AlissaWhiteGluzFans?fref=ts
  8. ^ "THE AGONIST Frontwoman To Guest On New SLAVES ON DOPE Album". Blabbermouth. September 6, 2009. 
  9. ^ "BLACKGUARD Frontman Explains Name Change". Blabbermouth. November 26, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Delain Taps Alissa White-Gluz For New Album The Human Contradiction.". Metal Underground. February 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Kamelot Announce Release Date For New Album "Haven". Artwork And Track Listing Revealed!". February 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ "The Hottest Chicks in Metal: Alissa White-Gluz—the Outtakes". Revolver Magazine. March 18, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Preview the 2012 Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Calendar". Revolver Magazine. October 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Agonist Singer Recalls Painful Time On 'Canadian Idol'; Plus Philip Anselmo & More News That Rules, In Metal File". MTV. December 7, 2007. 
  15. ^ "Top Five Tru Metal Moments in the Metal Screamer Episode of Made". Decibel Magazine. February 7, 2012. 
  16. ^ "THE AGONIST Frontwoman Snags PETA2 Award". Blabbermouth. January 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ "The Agonist’s Alissa White-Gluz Stars in PETA Ad Denouncing Seal Slaughter". Noise Creep. March 28, 2011. 
  18. ^ "The Agonist’s Alissa White-Gluz on Being Vegan and Her Work With peta2". Noise Creep. October 3, 2011. 
  19. ^ "ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ Discusses Animal Rights, Being Vegan In New Video Interview". Blabbermouth. June 24, 2014. 
  20. ^ "DOYLE On His 'Favorite Lady,' ARCH ENEMY Singer ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ: 'Nobody Can Out-Beast Her'". Blabbermouth. June 10, 2014. 
  21. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs4nAKgiBjA