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We Are Always Alone
Closed Casket Activities
January 29, 2021

portrayal of guilt will deliver their unrelenting and pitch-black new full-length album, We Are Always Alone, on January 29, 2021, via Closed Casket Activities. The band, who dominated 2018 with high acclaim from the likes of NPR, Noisey, Stereogum, Decibel, Kerrang!, Revolver, Metal Hammer, The Needle Drop, AV Club, Brooklyn Vegan, Metalsucks, Metal Injection,  and more with their groundbreaking release, Let Pain Be Your Guide, return with a shape-shifted and scorching new sound through nine tracks – proving  to be more uncompromising and inventive than ever. 

Recorded in early 2020 at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, TX with Phillip Odom, mastered by Grammy nominated engineer, William Yip and featuring guest appearances from Mack Chami (Terror Cell Unit, God Is War) Chris Taylor (Pg. 99, Pygmy Lush) and Matt Michel (Majority Rule), We Are Always Alone ignites a game-changing, razor sharp, and unique new chapter for the band. 
Obscuring lines and bending all genre norms, portrayal of guilt shatter the extremes of screamo, hardcore, black metal, death metal, powerviolence, punk, and noise to reveal their strongest and most compelling material to date. Dripping with dread and apathy, each track of We Are Always Alone, shows the band coping with a splintered society.

portrayal of guilt have written the soundtrack and gospel to a world on fire and have set the standard for 2021!

Track Listing:
1. The Second Coming
2. Anesthetized
3. A Tempting Pain
4. It’s Already Over
5. Masochistic Oath
6. They Want Us All To Suffer
7. Garden of Despair
8. My Immolation
9. We Are Always Alone

Produced, recorded, and mixed by Phillip Odom at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, TX.
Mastered by Will Yip.
Artwork by Chris Taylor (Pg. 99, Malady, Pygmy Lush).
Promo photo by Addrian Jafaritabar.

Electronics and noise by Mack Chami (Terror Cell Unit, God Is War).
Additional vocals on “The Second Coming” by Chris Taylor.
Additional vocals on “Garden of Despair” by Matt Michel (Majority Rule).

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Matt King – Guitar, Vocals
James Beveridge – Drums
Alex Stanfield – Bass

We Are Always Alone is available for pre-order worldwide NOW via Closed Casket Activities in North America, Evil Greed in UK/Europe, and Deathwish in Europe/ROW.


Watch the Official music video for “It’s Already Over” and “Masochistic Oath” at STEREOGUM here.

“It’s Already Over” Featured at Pitchfork