Portrayal of Guilt Announce New Album ‘Devil Music’, Share Short Film

    Portrayal of Guilt have announced a new album called Devil Music, which will be out April 20 digitally and April 21 physically via Run for Cover. The follow-up to 2021’s CHRISTF**KER consists of five new songs on side A and orchestral reworkings of those tracks on side B. Today, the band has shared a short film directed by Emmanuella Zachariou that features the entirety of side B. Check it out below.

    Discussing the film in a statement, Zachariou said:

    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).

    Devil Music Cover Artwork:

    Devil Music Tracklist:

    1. One Last Taste of Heaven
    2. Untitled
    3. Burning Hand
    4. Where Angels Come to Die
    5. Devil Music
    6. I (One Last Taste of Heaven)
    7. II (Untitled)
    8. III (Burning Hand)
    9. IV (Where Ang
    10. V (Devil Music)

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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