"Burn it All Down", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada's extreme metal juggernaut THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Orphans", which will be released on September 20 via Rodeostar Records.
Says Chris Kells, THE AGONIST bassist and video director: "When the band had first decided to make 'Burn It All Down' a music video, naturally I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to make a high-intensity video that portrayed Vicky's anger in delivering the lyrics, all while a blazing inferno is happening behind the band. It wasn't an easy task to make happen! I thought i had it all figured out with my video team but none of us had ever done a fire shoot before. Normally we take our time in setting up the lighting and over analyzing the shots to make sure what works best in the moment. There was absolutely no time for that. Once we lit the fire, it was a a race right till the end to make sure we kept it blazing and high all while trying to get every one of our scheduled shots in. In the end, everything worked out, we didn't burn down a field, nobody got hurt, just singed, and we all hustled to make sure we got everything done that was needed."
On its sixth studio album, "Orphans", THE AGONIST has unleashed a true monster feeding on melodic death metal and almost rocking moments. In between beautifully anthemic metal sound walls, pounding grooves and fierce riffs, charismatic vocalist Vicky Psarakis showcases her impressive range that covers everything from rock diva all the way to sick death metal growls. The result is a flickering, iridescent and varied masterpiece nestled in between sheer brutality and melodic frailty.
Says vocalist Vicky Psarakis: "When I heard the first instrumentals for 'Orphans' I was a bit shocked and confused. The music was really dark and heavier than anything we've done in previous albums and I wasn't quite sure how I'd be able to match that emotion. But then, you know, all it took was writing one full song to get the ball rolling and 2-3 months later, everything was done.
"With every new album, we love to experiment and dip our toes into new territory, but there's also a lot of elements here that are reminiscent of the earlier days. You can expect a lot of hard hitting, fast-paced madness and many many blast beats! Vocally, there's a wide range of styles, some of which I tried out for the first time, and the lyrics are mostly inspired from horror stories and real-life tragedies. Events that I felt a lot of people can relate to.
"'Orphans' is my third album with THE AGONIST and I can't wait to show the world what we created!"
"Orphans" track listing:
01. In Vertigo
02. As One We Survive
03. The Gift of Silence
04. Blood as My Guide
05. Mr. Cold
06. Dust to Dust
07. A Devil Made Me Do It
08. The Killing I
10. Burn it All Down