11. March 2014
Landing page launched, first song online!
Swedish Heavy Metallers PORTRAIT announce the release of their new album ‘Crossroads’ for April, 25th. The band is finally prepared to unveil the album title, art, and release the first single from the record. “In Time” is streaming now on www.metalblade.com/portrait, where fans can also pre-order copies of ‘Crossroads’ on CD, vinyl and digital downloads.
Comments PORTRAIT: “‘Crossroads’ is a sevenfold blessing and curse upon a dying music scene, an album imbued with something untouchable and yet undeniable. This first single ‘In Time’ was the first song written for ‘Crossroads’ and is one of the more straight-forward ones of the album. Bang or be banged!”
The relentless, Swedish heavy metal monster known as PORTRAIT was born in the year 2006 with the intention to exterminate the entire world.
After the release of a demo, two singles and their self-titled full length debut PORTRAIT released their Metal Blade debut ‘Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae’ in 2011. After numerous tours and festival apperances the band began to focus on the third album, entitled ‘Crossroads’. The writing and recording process took about a year and Tore Stjerna of Necromorbus Studio handled the production together with the band.
“This is our most important album up to date in so many ways, and we couldn’t be more satisfied with the final outcome. To me personally, PORTRAIT has finally become what I have always wanted the band to be, and we are hungrier than ever. The new album will speak for itself, and the year 2014 will be a year of Truth and of Conquest. Beware!” – Christian Lindell, guitars
2. At the Ghost Gate
3. We Were Not Alone
4. In Time
5. Black Easter
6. Ageless Rites
7. Our Roads Must Never Cross
Per Lengstedt – vocals
Christian Lindell -guitars
David Olofsson – guitars
Mikael Castervall – bass
Anders Persson – drums