Official press release:
Death metal pioneers The agonist have just revealed a twisted new music video for the crushing and grooving track “Immaculate Deception”, taken from their Juno-nominated EP, A few days before the world criesavailable now through Napalm discs!
Singer Vicky Psarakis said:
“Immaculate Deception” is a song about societal pressure and feelings of remorse over time.
The main point I want to emphasize is the concept of time and the fear that comes with it. We all reach a point where we begin to notice that we are getting older. In today’s society, there is great pressure to try to preserve our physical condition. There is a huge movement of cosmetic procedures and products that promise us “eternal youth”. People like to think they can continue to relive 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 older, naturally aged self, chasing her with an imaginary “crowd” (representing society) and her cosmetically altered, unrecognizable self looking at her through the mirror. She finally realizes that she can’t run anymore.
Remorse is a powerful feeling and an influencing factor for many of our decisions, but the fact is, you can never go back and change the things you’ve done. All you can do is learn and push yourself to improve over time.
To thank all of our fans who directly donated money for this video to be made, we’ve added their names to the credits. We couldn’t have done this without you!