The Agonist recently released a music video for their song "Gates Of Horn And Ivory," from their much anticipated album Eye Of Providence, due out February 24th. This is the band's first music video to feature new vocalist Vicky Psarakis. She stepped up to the position when Alissa White-Gluz left to join Arch Enemy after Angela Gossow's departure as frontwoman last year.
In a statement, guitarist Danny Marino explained the concept of the song and video:
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).
He also talked about the band's experience making the 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.
In the video, the members of The Agonist are dolled up and shown how they should perform by the video's director, much to the band's annoyance. They ditch the set, the makeup, and the clothes, and ultimately make the video that they wanted to make.
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