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Texas heavy hardcore/metal hybrid ILLUSTRATIONS release new crushing tune

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From San Antonio, Texas, ILLUSTRATIONS presents new single “The Killing Field,” streaming below. “The Killing Field” appears on the band’s sophomore album Acts of God, to be released by the band on May 26th.

The song showcases the band’s brutal side – a brand of hardcore saturated in death metal and black metal influence – but Acts of God sees Illustrations balance this punishing sound with a bold palette of other colors. Synths, field recordings, saxophones (performed by Bruce Lamont of Yakuza and Corrections House), crooned vocals, whispers, and soaring guitars bring a whole new dimension to the music, evoking the vast landscapes of the band’s Texas home. Frontman Matt King names influences that span from At the Gates to Cocteau Twins, and this range is well represented on Acts of God. 


I am a prisoner.
Endless pain, only the pure.
Plagued and sick, I envy release.
Tortured and driven, I fall to my knees.
Is this what I’ve become?
A glutton for punishment?
The dark days, the ones we regret.
Thoughts of beyond are haunting, yet pleasuring.
The devil calls out for me to agress.
The devil calls out for me to attest.
My faith is suffering.
Wasting away.


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