Emerging screamo Texans, portrayal of guilt announce a new tour beginning on February 7th in Houston, TX. Hot on the trail of their critically acclaimed new release, “Let Pain Be Your Guide”, the band will travel throughout the US for the bulk of February, joined by D.C. punks NØ Man, New Jersey grindcore outfit Fluoride, and Chicago hardcore trio Stay Asleep. See the full list of tour dates below.
“Let Pain Be Your Guide” was released on November 16th via Gilead Media (North America) and Holy Roar Records (Europe). The album, an unhinged, uncompromising and unique force of hardcore, screamo, and punk, has received critical acclaim and has landed portrayal of guilt on multiple album-of-the-year lists including Noisey, AV Club, Treble, Stereogum, Bandcamp, and more. portrayal of guilt, “Let Pain Be Your Guide” is streaming now at NPR. “We can’t wait to get back on the road to share our new songs with our fans and to make some new friends along the way” comments portrayal of guilt frontman, Matt King.

FEB 7 – Houston, TX @ Christmas Island
FEB 8 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Woodshop
FEB 9 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone*
FEB 10 – Nashville, TN @ Betty’s Grill*
FEB 11 – Cincinatti, OH @ Northside Yacht Club*
FEB 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA*^
FEB 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland^
FEB 14 – Portland, ME @ Geno’s^
FEB 15 – New Haven, CT @ TBA
FEB 16 – Quebec City, QC @ TBA
FEB 17 – Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
FEB 18 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
FEB 19 – Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex+
FEB 20 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean+
FEB 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ JJ’s Bar & Grill+
FEB 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Seward Cafe+
FEB 23 – Sioux Falls, SD @ TBA
FEB 24 – Omaha, NE @ Midtown Art Supply
FEB 25 – Wichita, KS @ Kirby’s Beer Store
FEB 26 – Tulsa, OK @ TBA

*with NØ MAN
^with Flouride
+with Stay Asleep

portrayal of guilt deliver their uncompromising debut full-length “Let Pain Be Your Guide”, released on the November 16th via Gilead Media in North America and Holy Roar in Europe. portrayal of guilt have proven themselves as a unique force in hardcore and intense screamo; their Self-Titled 7” and ‘Chamber of Misery (Pt. I)’ 5” are unmatched in sheer intensity, not to mention the razor-sharp assault delivered on their split with industrial-metallers Street Sects.

“Let Pain Be Your Guide” sees portrayal of guilt at a fever pitch; the album is a visceral, multi-faceted attack that blurs the line between punk, post hardcore, metal and more. Akin to the discordant output from the likes of Pg.99 or Magic Bullet’s releases; portrayal of guilt blend high-octane swells of negative hardcore and cut throat metal. Artillery-fire tracks like ‘A Burden’ and ‘Life Holds Nothing’ and the post-punk suffused ‘Your War’ showcase glimpses of warped melodies that diversify the album’s unrelenting nature.

“Let Pain Be Your Guide” was recorded in a basement over the course of 48 hours with Matt Michel (Majority Rule, NØ MAN) in Dunn Loring, VA and features guest vocals from Matt Michel, Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) & Maha Shami (NØ MAN). The stunning visual art for the album was created by Chris Taylor (Pg.99, Pygmy Lush).

“Let Pain Be Your Guide” proves to be one of the year’s highlights as the most unhinged and striking albums across all genres of heavy music.

Track list:

  1. Daymare
  2. Among Friends
  3. A Burden
  4. Let Pain Be Your Guide
  5. Your War
  6. Chamber of Misery (Pt. II)
  7. Life Holds Nothing
  8. The Hunger
  9. Death Is Gentle
  10. Until We’re Dust

portrayal of guilt:
Matt King
James Beveridge
Rick Flores
Blake Given

Featuring guest vocals from Matt Michel, Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) & Maha Shami (NØ MAN).

Album art: Chris Taylor (Pg.99, Pygmy Lush).

Album Credits:
‘Let Pain Be Your Guide’ was recorded in a basement over the course of 48 hours with Matt Michel (Majority Rule, NØ MAN) in Dunn Loring, VA.

Official links: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/portrayalofguilt/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/portrayalofguilt 

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/portrayalof 

Gilead Media: https://gileadmedia.net

For more information, please contact Shannon at inaperfectworldproductions@gmail.com

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