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Portrayal Of Guilt Premiere NSFW Short Film For New Album “Devil Music”


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Portrayal Of Guilt have given an online premiere to a short film titled ‘Devil Music‘. The blackened post-hardcore outfit will be releasing a a new album by the same name on April 20th (digital) and April 21st (physical) through Run For Cover Records.

That opus chronicles a period of experimentation for the outfit, who wrote the first five tracks in early 2022. They then went back and reworked those same five songs for the second half of the album, adding a more orchestral flair to them. This short film encompasses that latter half of the opus.

Emmanuella Zachariou directed the below film for the outing, and had the following to say about it:

“When I first heard the B-Side of Devil Music, I was extremely impressed by the cinematic nature of the music. As a filmmaker and artist who started working in this industry through being an avid lover of music, especially heavier and darker sounds, it has always been a deep personal goal of mine to create more projects that not only highlight the extremely intricate nature of such compositions, but to really try to bring in a true cinematic atmosphere to help visualize them.

The string elements in the tracks really helped inspire the medieval blueprint in my mind’s eye, and going off of that I wanted to implement slight nods to 90s black metal promo photos, and some of my favorite directors and films. Everything in this was a deliberate, carefully curated nod to some of my favorite films, books, artists and albums.

Some examples include Marketa Lazarová (1967), The Wicker Man (1973), The Devils (1971), To the Devil a Daughter (1976), The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Wim Wenders, Jean Rollin, Jesús Franco, Mortiis, down to the choice of title card text (inspired by Medieval Marginalia and even Abigor’s 1995 albums, Nachthymnen and Orkblut – The Retaliation).”

Pre-orders for “Devil Music” can be obtained here.

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