Metalcore veterans The Agony Scene return with Tormentor, the band's first album since 2007's Get Damned. "There is an underlying theme to much of the record, and that is the idea of an insane, manipulative creator, a 'tormentor' of all mankind, if you will," said guitarist Chris Emmons. "The lyrics also touch on the idea that an unquestioning belief in such a creator and an infallible doctrine can lead to a more chaotic and dark world in many cases."
"The Agony Scene, was the gateway band in the era of aggressive dark metalcore, paving the way for a new generation of metal fans (including myself)," said Outerloop president Shan Dan Horan. "It's impossible for me to have a conversation with a metal artist without them mentioning The Agony Scene as an influence. That being said, I'm extremely excited to be a part of their most aggressive album to date."