Who decided to file Portrayal of Guilt under Screamo? Where should we file them? I don’t know, that’s for folks who spend their time and energy in the endless heavy music genre debates and on websites like Encyclopaedia Metallum to decide. You know, the type of people that will insist that Annihilator isn’t a Thrash band as they really fall under Speed Metal. They are truly doing the Lord’s work. But to slap the screamo tag on Portrayal of Guilt, particularly on We Are Always Alone (Closed Casket Activities) seems a bit simplistic.
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Austin Texas Hardcore band Portrayal of Guilt haveshared a new single and video for the song “A Tempting Pain”. The track comes off of their upcoming new album We Are Always Alone, due for release on January 29, 2021 through Closed Casket Activities. Watch it now!
Two of the greatest bands in the underground in 2019 are Portrayal of Guilt and Soft Kill. The two groups just released a split 7 ”, via Closed Casket Activities. Portrayal of Guilt just released their new album Suffering is a Gift just last week! Purchase and stream the release right now via Bandcamp! Continue reading
Yes, this is a review for Portrayal of Guilt’s Suffering is a Gift (Closed Casket Activities) and believe me we’ll get to it in a bit, but who the fuck tried to sell this to me as Screamo? Honestly, screamo? These Austinite’s aren’t looking to settle for some re-warmed Metalcore riffs and lofty choruses so we can leave that outdated subgenre in the circular file. The riffs and blast beats on Suffering is a Gift are eager for dust and blood. Continue reading
One of Europe’s most respected instrumental/experimental post-rock and metal music festivals returns in 2019, with AMFest in Barcelona this October. Returning for its eighth edition returns AMFest takes place 10-13 October 2019, Fabra I Coats, Barcelona. Headlining the festivals are Daughters and includes Foscor, Zeal & Ardor, Alcest, Pelican, Deafheaven, Tides From Nebula, Brutus, Portrayal of Guilt, The Album Leaf, Cocaine Piss and many more! Ticket links and other info can be found below. Continue reading
Harm’s Way kicks off their North American headline tour this week with support from provided by Jesus Piece, Portrayal Of Guilt, and Fuming Mouth. The near-two-week trek will begin August 7th on their home turf of Chicago, Illinois and runs through August 18th in Washington, DC. Tickets on sale now. The band continues to support their album Posthuman, and a remix EP of Posthuman titled PSTHMN out now on Metal Blade Records. Continue reading
Fuming Mouth has been one of the best, unheralded bands in the underground for years and years it seems. That may change on the strength of their new album, The Grand Descent, out this Friday, June 7th 2019 via Triple B Records. The band is currently streaming their entire new album over on Bandcamp, and you can pre-order it there as well. Catch them on tour with Creeping Death and then with Harms Way, Jesus Piece, and Portrayal of Guilt. Continue reading
Much like Roadrunner Records in the 1990s, a mark of contemporary quality is any band on the Holy Roar Records roster. You are guaranteed an absolute slobber knocker with pretty much everything they have put out over the last decade, whether it’s the all-out Hardcore of Employed to Serve or Secret Cutter, the Screamo of Portrayal of Guilt or the psychedelic Stoner Prog of Boss Keloid. Now turning to Post Hardcore, we as listeners should welcome the arrival of We Never Learned To Live‘s latest offering; The Sleepwalk Transmissions (Holy Roar Records).Continue reading
As the largest Metal label in the world, Nuclear Blast and it’s subsidiaries (SharpTone and Arising Empires) has a conveyor belt of exceptional talent at their disposal. Joe Naan joined their PR team earlier in the year and has been a regular in our inbox ever since, representing their incredible roster.Continue reading