We were back in San Francisco last night to talk to the Agonist frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz before their set opening for Kittie and Blackguard.

Aside from the usual ice-breaker question about being a girl on a metal tour, Alissa tackled the pros and cons of downloading, the importance of self-management (“If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself.”), and why record labels need to be done away with entirely.

Rock on, Alissa!

Oh, and shout outs to John Kevill from Warbringer on his “traveling t-shirt salesmen” mantra making yet another appearance in this interview with Alissa.