Atomic Agent Chats It Up on Music, Live Progress and More!



Elemental goth rocker ATOMIC AGNET has released a new single, and debut album, with that, even newer music is expected to come forth. But no shows or tours are to happen just yet, but new music is to come for many years for sure. See what else is said in the chat below!


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

At the moment Atomic Agent only has one member: me, Al Aston, and I handle all the instruments and the vocals. This started out a bit accidentally as I was just trying to materialize an idea for a goth rock song a few years back. As a musician I’m quite experienced, but I had never sung before, so it was exciting to try it out. The first song was so encouraging and singing felt really great, new song ideas just kept on coming, so it all just went out of hand, until I noticed I had a huge pile of songs that needed to be published some way.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

I wanted something striking and since I already had a song called Atomic Agent, I started thinking, “hmm, now that would make a good name for a band”. It was only recently when I discovered that it was also the American title for an old French spy movie from the 1950’s.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band comes from Finland, and I myself live in the remote countryside of a city called Hämeenlinna. Finland has an active music scene, and an even more active metal scene. To be honest I haven’t been paying that much attention in the local music scene lately, but I think Mirel Wagner is pretty awesome, she does some pretty grim blues/folk stuff. From the metal side I would say Devenial Verdict, who play death metal in their own unique way. The music scene here in general is a bit tricky, as there aren’t that many places for smaller artists to play live. For example in the UK or Ireland it would be a lot easier.

4. How would you describe your style?

The best I can describe it, is hard goth rock. It does have a whole lot of other elements ranging from rockabilly to blues, from metal to pop music, and whatever. But the dark topics and my dark voice give it all a very gothic feeling and though it’s occasionally a bit heavy-ish, I refuse to put it under the metal moniker. There is so much of variation.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

The first release was the single Breathe Fire last year, and it was followed with the release of the debut album Secret Society in December. You can expect a lot of catchy melodies, emotion and booty-shaking rhythms. So if you wanna sing along, bang your head, dance to it or just lie on your back and close your eyes, go ahead. Anything you enjoy doing while listening to music, just do it and have a good time.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

I do. At the moment I’m going to feature on a song or two by a certain Finnish talent, and that said talent is also going to feature on a song or two for Atomic Agent. I’m planning to do a few single releases this winter/spring and also a video single is on the works. But in the long run there should be an EP out later this year too, and if things go well, the second full-length album. On top of Atomic Agent I also run a separate metal band so that needs constant attention, and a couple more solo projects.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Atomic Agent have been asked to do live shows for few years now – even a North-American tour, hehe – and it pains me to say that I don’t have a full live line-up yet even though I’m working on it as we speak. Seems that the guitar department is the most difficult one to fill as this thing requires quite a different approach. If Mark Wheeler (once of Love Like Blood fame) was available, he’d get the vacancy immediately, no questions asked.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

To get a full live lineup and get as much publicity as possible. Getting to do live gigs would help getting more name as this stuff would kick ass onstage.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

For now you’ll have to settle with all the digital streaming platforms and the best way to support is to buy the digital album from There are plans concerning physical releases, and the merch… Well, we’ll see about that later too.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The melodies, the sheer emotion and the originality. This is how I want it to be, authentic and tangible, with a little edge.

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