"Gates Of Horns And Ivory", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Eye Of Providence", which will be released on February 24 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The band's first CD with singer Vicky Psarakis was recorded at The Grid studio in their hometown with producer Chris Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY). Vicky joined THE AGONIST as the replacement for Alissa White-Gluz, who left the band to focus on her new gig as the frontwoman of ARCH ENEMY.
Guitarist Danny Marino had this to say about the "Gates Of Horns And Ivory" video: "We had a great time shooting the 'Gates Of Horns And Ivory' video with our good friend and longtime collaborator David Brodsky. It was great to finally have a video where we get to laugh at ourselves as well!
"If you've ever met the band, you would know were not always as serious as our music may let on.
"The title and lyrics of 'Gates Of Horns And Ivory' were inspired by the ancient Greek text The Odyssey.
"It is said that within dreams should you see something enter through gates made of horn you can know it to be true in life. If the gates are ivory, that it is a deception, and in life you should not trust whatever you saw come through those gates.
"It's a very interesting concept and I adapted it to things I have witnessed in my life.
"For the video we decided to use the music industry as the setting for the duality of horn (truth) and ivory (deception)."
"Eye Of Providence" track listing:
01. Gates Of Horn And Ivory
02. My Witness, Your Victim
03. Danse Macabre
04. I Endeavor
05. Faceless Messenger
06. Perpetual Notion
07. A Necessary Evil
08. Architects Hallucinate
09. Disconnect Me
10. The Perfect Embodiment
11. A Gentle Disease
12. Follow The Crossed Line
13. As Above, So Below
THE AGONIST released a two-song digital single on April 29, 2014 via Century Media. These tracks were the first to feature Psarakis.
Commented Marino: "Creating this album has been an amazing experience.
"Vicky has breathed new life into the songwriting process.
"The songs on this album represent a culmination of the past 10 years, as well as a new beginning for THE AGONIST.
"We can't thank our fans enough for their ongoing support in this new and exciting chapter of THE AGONIST!"
THE AGONIST 2015 is:
Vicky Psarakis - Vocals
Danny Marino - Guitar
Chris Kells - Bass
Simon McKay - Drums
Pascal "Paco" Jobin - Guitar