The Agonist have just released a video for the song “Gates Of Horn And Ivory,” from their upcoming album Eye of Providence, due out February 24th.
Guitarist Danny Marino said this about the new video:
“We had a great time shooting the Gates of Horn and Ivory video with our good friend and long time 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 Horn 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).”
This is the first music video from The Agonist that features new vocalist Vicky Psarakis. She took over singing duties when Alissa White-Gluz left to join Arch Enemy after the departure of Angela Gossow. Eye of Providence is the band’s fourth full length since 2007, and first without White-Gluz on vocals.