Portrayal of Guilt have announced their first U.S. tour since the release of their latest, acclaimed new album, Devil Music (via Run For Cover). The Summer headliner routes them through Texas, the Midwest, West Coast, Chicago, Nashville and more. Gag, Nuclear Daisies, Fearing and Secret Shame are set to support. Tickets are on sale now. See below for a full list of dates.
Portrayal of Guilt eschew predictability. The Texan outfit have released material at a rapid clip since their formation only six years ago, it has been near-impossible to predict what each ensuing release might sound like. The only window into what to expect has been those releases’ titles, wallowing in themes of affliction, isolation, and just plain underworld allusion. Naturally, this leads to…Devil Music.
On Devil Music, Portrayal of Guilt take an experimental approach to writing heavy music. It offers five new original songs on Side A; and then a reimagining of those same five songs on Side B, replacing much of the traditional guitars and bass setup with an orchestral string section, acoustic bass, and brass. After shifting their sound over several immediate releases (most recent, 2021’s widely acclaimed CHRISTF**KER), Portrayal of Guilt has transformed from masters of the traditional ‘90s screamo template, to fit a more blackened and sludgy metal intensity.