Tue. May 30th, 2023

Portrayal Of Guilt will release their new record Devil Music on April 20. The first half of the album is collection of five new songs, while the second half of the album is a re-imagining of those same five songs with orchestral string section, acoustic bass, and brass. The entirety of Side B is streaming above alongside a short film directed by Emmanuella Zachariou.

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“When I first heard the B-Side of Devil MusicI was extremely impressed by the cinematic nature of the music,” said Zachariou. “As a filmmaker and artist who started working in this industry through being an avid lover of music, especially heavier and darker sounds, he 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 Lazarova (1967), The Wicker Man (1973), The Devils (1971), To the Devil a Daughter (1976), The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Wim Wenders, John Rollin, Jesus Franco, Mortiisdown to the choice of title card text (inspired by Medieval Marginalia and even Abigor‘s 1995 album, Nachthymnen and Orkblut – The Retaliation).”

Pre-orders for Devil Music are available here.

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