Death metal trailblazers THE AGONIST have just revealed a twisted new music video for the crushing, grooving track “Immaculate Deception,” cut from their JUNO Award nominated EP, “Days Before the World Wept,” out now via Napalm Records!
The dark and disturbing clip comes just in time to prepare fans for the band’s upcoming European tour. Featuring headliners HYPOCRISY, special guests SEPTICFLESH and fellow support artists HORIZON IGNITED, the run begins this coming Friday, September 30 in Germany. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates and check local venues and listings for more information.
Vocalist Vicky Psarakis says:
“‘Immaculate Deception’ is a song about societal pressure and feelings of remorse over time.
The main point I want to highlight is the concept of time and the fear that comes with it. We all reach a point where we start noticing that we’re aging. In current society, there’s a big push to try and preserve our physical state. There’s a huge movement of cosmetic procedures and products that promise us “eternal youth.” People like to think that they can keep reliving their 20s, instead of embracing the natural course of life and the challenges and rewards that come with it.
To bring this vision to life, we focused on our main character coming face to face with different versions of herself: her naturally aged older self chasing her with an imaginary “mob” (representing society) and her unrecognizable cosmetically altered self staring at her through the mirror. She ultimately realizes she can not run anymore.
Remorse is a powerful feeling and influencing factor for a lot of our decisions, but the fact is you can never go back in time and change the things you’ve done. All you can do is learn and push yourself to be better over time.
To thank all our fans who directly donated money for this video to be made, we added their names to the credits. We could not have done this without you!”
THE AGONIST live
w/ Hypocrisy, Septicflesh, and Horizon Ignited
30.09.22 DE – Bochum / Matrix
01.10.22 NL – Enschede / Metropool
02.10.22 NL – Eindhoven / Dynamo
04.10.22 BE – Antwerp / Kavka Zappa
05.10.22 UK – London / Islington Assembly Hall
06.10.22 UK – Birmingham / Institute II
07.10.22 UK – Manchester / Academy II
08.10.22 FR – Lille / Le Splendid
09.10.22 FR – Paris / La Machine du Moulin Rouge
10.10.22 FR – Rennes / L’Etage
12.10.22 PT – Porto / Hard Club
13.10.22 PT – Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo
14.10.22 ES – Madrid / Changó Club
15.10.22 ES – Barcelona / Apolo II
16.10.22 FR – Lyon / Ninkasi GERLAND / Kao
18.10.22 IT – Paderno Dugnano / Slaughter Club
19.10.22 IT – Rome / Orion Club
21.10.22 GR – Athens / Fuzz Live Music Club
22.10.22 GR – Thessaloniki / Principal Club Theater
23.10.22 BG – Sofia / Hristo Botev Hall
25.10.22 RO – Bucharest / Quantic Club
26.10.22 RO – Cluj Napoca / Form Space
27.10.22 HU – Budapest / Analog Music Hall
28.10.22 AT – Vienna / Simm City
29.10.22 DE – Ingolstadt / Westpark
30.10.22 DE – Hamburg / Gruenspan
01.11.22 CH – Lausanne / Les Docks
02.11.22 CH – Luzern / Schüür
03.11.22 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
04.11.22 DE – Stuttgart / LKA – Longhorn
05.11.22 CZ – Prague / Meetfactory
06.11.22 PL – Krakow / Kwadrat
07.11.22 PL – Warsaw / Proxima
08.11.22 PL – Gdańsk / B90
10.11.22 LU – Esch-sur-alzette / Kulturfabrik
11.11.22 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
12.11.22 DE – Berlin / Orwo Haus
Inspired by real-life experiences, fan and media acclaimed “Days Before The World Wept” explores a grim, conceptual tale of greed, gluttony, confusion, pain, redemption, and hope enveloped in a new level of aggression and cohesive, technical prowess. Soaring through a kaleidoscope of blistering metal mastery and hopeful lyrical dramatism, the opus dominates as one of the most impressive works in the band’s catalog.
“Days Before The World Wept” track listing:
1) Remnants in Time
2) Immaculate Deception
4) Feast on the Living
5) Days Before the World Wept
“Days Before The World Wept” is available in the following formats:
-1LP Gatefold Black