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

Alissa White-Gluz (/ə'lisə waɪt glʌz/;[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]

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]

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.[11][12]

In 2006, White-Gluz appeared on Canadian Idol singing a cover of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and received significant screen time.[13] In January 2012, White-Gluz was featured as a coach on an episode of MTV's Made.[14]

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.[15][16] White-Gluz has been a vegan since 1998.[17][18]

Personal Life[edit]

She is in a relationship with former Misfits-guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein.[19] She speaks French.[20]

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. ^ "The Hottest Chicks in Metal: Alissa White-Gluz—the Outtakes". Revolver Magazine. March 18, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Preview the 2012 Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Calendar". Revolver Magazine. October 13, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Agonist Singer Recalls Painful Time On 'Canadian Idol'; Plus Philip Anselmo & More News That Rules, In Metal File". MTV. December 7, 2007. 
  14. ^ "Top Five Tru Metal Moments in the Metal Screamer Episode of Made". Decibel Magazine. February 7, 2012. 
  15. ^ "THE AGONIST Frontwoman Snags PETA2 Award". Blabbermouth. January 30, 2012. 
  16. ^ "The Agonist’s Alissa White-Gluz Stars in PETA Ad Denouncing Seal Slaughter". Noise Creep. March 28, 2011. 
  17. ^ "The Agonist’s Alissa White-Gluz on Being Vegan and Her Work With peta2". Noise Creep. October 3, 2011. 
  18. ^ "ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ Discusses Animal Rights, Being Vegan In New Video Interview". Blabbermouth. June 24, 2014. 
  19. ^ "DOYLE On His 'Favorite Lady,' ARCH ENEMY Singer ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ: 'Nobody Can Out-Beast Her'". Blabbermouth. June 10, 2014. 
  20. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs4nAKgiBjA