The Agony Scene have premiered a new video for their new song “Hand Of The Divine,” via Revolver. This track is from the band’s first new album since 2007, “Tormentor“ (out July 20).
Chris Emmons commented:
“There is an underlying theme to much of the record, and that is the idea of an insane, manipulative creator, a ‘Tormentor‘ of all mankind, if you will. The lyrics also touch on the idea that an unquestioning belief in such a creator and an infallible doctrine can lead to a more chaotic and dark world in many cases.
‘Hand Of The Divine‘ was written about the Rubio murders that took place in Brownsville, Texas in 2003. These murders occurred as a result of a man who believed that his three children were possessed by demons. The video for ‘Hand Of The Divine‘ follows along the theme of an insane creator, but does have some loose parallels with the Rubio murders.
It tells the story of ‘The Binding of Isaac’ that can be found in the texts of the Abrahamic religions. This story finds god demanding Abraham to sacrifice his son as an offering, proving his love and obedience. An insane and criminal act by modern standards and law. The story is portrayed a bit loosely, taking interpretations from multiple texts.”
“Tormentor” Track Listing:
02. “Hand Of The Divine”
03. “Like The Weeds In The Field”
04. “The Ascent And Decline”
05. “The Submissive”
06. “The Apostate”
09. “Serpent’s Tongue”
10. “Mechanical Breath”