Austin, TX hardcore punks portrayal of guilt announce an extensive tour alongside Ohio metal legion Skeletonwitch. The tour, which begins on May 1st in Philadelphia, PA, will lead portrayal of guilt on a 22 day journey across the United States in support of their critically acclaimed, 2018 Gilead Media/Holy Roar full-length release, “Let Pain Be Your Guide”. Soft Kill, Martyrdöd, Wiegedood, and Devilmaster will join the lineup on select dates. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.
MAY 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
MAY 2 – Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
MAY 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
MAY 5 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
MAY 6 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
MAY 8 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
MAY 9 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
MAY 10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
MAY 11 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
MAY 12 – Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
MAY 13 – Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
MAY 15 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
MAY 16 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
MAY 17 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda*
MAY 18 – Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club*
MAY 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge*
MAY 21 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick*
MAY 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom^
*without Soft Kill
portrayal of guilt delivered their uncompromising debut full-length “Let Pain Be Your Guide”, on 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.
Streaming now at NPR
Album Of The Week at Stereogum
Album Of The Day at Bandcamp
Album Of The Week at Treble
The Underground Sounds of America – Kerrang
Six New Songs You Need To Hear – Revolver
Noisey Top 100 Albums of the Year
AV Club Best Punk and Hardcore of the Year