In the heart of Istanbul’s exotic music scene emerges a new chapter of auditory art from the blackened screamo outfit Jornada Del Muerto. Known for their intense fusion of screamo and black metal, the group, comprising seasoned members from a myriad of influential acts such as The Ousted, Burn Her Letters, ria, pembe, Noisy Sins Of The Insect, and Slave Training, now introduces their latest creation: “Pinturas Negras.”
This sophomore album is more than a collection of tracks; it’s an homage to the haunting ethos of Francisco Goya’s “Black Paintings”.
The record encapsulates the essence of these works through a soundtrack that is both viscerally dark and exquisitely worrisome, interwoven with the aggressive anxiety that has come to define Jornada Del Muerto’s sound. Since their notable debut, the band has evolved, showcasing marked growth in their instrumental prowess and songwriting capabilities.
The full-length album is a collaborative release spanning 11 DIY labels.
This collective effort to bring “Pinturas Negras” to the public domain includes Mevzu Records, No Heroes Records, Dead Red Queen Records, Fresh Outbreak Records, Friendly Otter, 5 Feet Under Records, Dingleberry Records, Pumpkin Records, Salto Mortale, Seitan’s Hell Bike Punks, Tenzenmen Records, No Funeral Records.
With each label bringing its unique ethos to the table, the release promises a distribution that matches the ferocity and passion of the music itself.
Pete Grossman, the name behind the mixing and mastering of the album, brings his celebrated expertise to the project. Known for his work with acts like Inclination, Frail Body, Uglybones, and LUCA, Grossman’s touch assures a production value that aligns with the band’s artistic vision.
“Pinturas Negras” manifests Jornada Del Muerto’s progression in their approach to songwriting.
Retaining their signature style of brief yet violently expressive tracks, the album’s 14 songs—each a tribute to one of Goya’s paintings—demonstrate a meticulous consideration of instrumentation.
The calculated riffing and thought-out structures are testament to the band’s dedication to their craft.
This careful construction of songs is what transforms Jornada Del Muerto’s diverse influences into striking screamo anthems, with explosive moments that resonate deeply with their audience.
To coincide with the album’s release, the band presents a limited edition “Fiery Eyes” 12″ vinyl that includes a 16-page art booklet. This exclusive offering is not just a nod to Goya’s profound impact on the visual arts, but also a tangible piece of the album’s thematic depth and the band’s creative spirit.