Canadian extreme metal band The Agonist will release a new EP, “Days Before the World Wept,” on Oct. 15, 2021, via Napalm Records. Pre-order the EP here.
Inspired by real life experiences, “Days Before the World Wept” explores a grim, conceptual tale of greed, gluttony, confusion, pain, redemption and hope. A first taste of the new music is available with the music video for the new single “Remnants in Time.”
“‘Remnants in Time’ is the first chapter in this story,” vocalist Vicky Psarakis said. “It marks the final moments of a person’s life and the journey that begins right after.
“We wanted the visuals to strongly reflect the lyrics and the concept behind them, and transforming me into a demon was key in that. I’m a huge fan of horror/sci-fi and makeup transformations, so working with a professional makeup artist and the use of prosthetics was the coolest part for me!
“This song–and video–is all about extremes. Angelic and demonic, fragile and strong, delicate and aggressive. It embodies a lot of what The Agonist is about.”
The EP was produced by Christian Donaldson (Beyond Creation, Cryptopsy, Despised Icon).
“There’s a lot I could say about this EP and its importance to the band, but does it matter?” Psarakis said. “Obviously, this is the part where I tell you these are the best songs we’ve put out to date. Honestly, it’s a journey. You’re either gonna reach the end and want to relive it or you’re not … and that’s okay. Let the music speak for itself.”