Texan hardcore faves Portrayal of Guilt have announced Devil Music, their new album, which will arrive on April 20 through Run For Cover. The album features five new songs on side A and then orchestral reimaginings of those same five songs on side B.
And, even more exciting, side B of Devil Music – the orchestral side – has been released today along with a short film. It was written and directed by Emmanuella Zachariou, who says:
“When I first heard the B-Side of Devil Music, I was extremely impressed by the cinematic nature of the music. As a filmmaker and artist who started working in this industry through being an avid lover of music, especially heavier and darker sounds, it has always been a deep personal goal of mine to create more projects that not only highlight the extremely intricate nature of such compositions, but to really try to bring in a true cinematic atmosphere to help visualize them. The string elements in the tracks really helped inspire the medieval blueprint in my mind’s eye, and going off of that I wanted to implement slight nods to 90s black metal promo photos, and some of my favorite directors and films. Everything in this was a deliberate, carefully curated nod to some of my favorite films, books, artists and albums. Some examples include Marketa Lazarová (1967), The Wicker Man (1973), The Devils (1971), To the Devil a Daughter (1976), The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Wim Wenders, Jean Rollin, Jesús Franco, Mortiis, down to the choice of title card text (inspired by Medieval Marginalia and even Abigor’s 1995 albums, Nachthymnen and Orkblut – The Retaliation).”
EUROPE Apr 20: ANTWERP, BE – KAVKA OUDAAN Apr 21: TILBURG, NL – ROADBURN FESTIVAL Apr 22: KIEL, DE – KIEL SCHAUBUDE Apr 23: AALBORG, DK – 1000FRYD Apr 24: GOTHENBURG, SE – HEMLIGHETEN * Apr 25: STOCKHOLM, SE – SLAKTKYRKAN * Apr 26: COPENHAGEN, DK – BASEMENT * Apr 27: BERLIN, DE – URBAN SPREE * Apr 28: WARSAW, PL – VOODOO CLUB * Apr 29: BRNO, CZ – KABINET MÚZ * Apr 30: BUDAPEST, HU – INSTANT * May 01: ZAGREB, HR – KSET * May 02: LJUBLJANA, SI – CHANNEL ZERO * May 03: BOLOGNA, IT – CIRCOLO DEV * May 04: PARMA, IT @ SPLINTER CLUB * May 05: MEZZAGO, IT @ BLOOM * May 06: DÜDINGEN, CH @ BAD BONN * May 07: TRIER, DE @ LUCKY’S LUKE *
*w/ MÜSCLE WÖRSHIP
JAPAN May 25: NAGOYA, JP – HUCK FINN ~ May 26: TOKYO, JP – BUSHBASH ~ May 27: KAWASAKI, JP – BLOODAXE FESTIVAL ~ May 28: OSAKA, JP – HOKAGE ~