PORTRAIT launch landing page and brand new song taken off 'Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae'! Pre-order for CD and t-shirt available!
Swedish Heavy Metallers PORTRAIT have launched a landing page for their sensational new album Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae!
Head over to http://www.metalblade.com/portrait/ to check out the pre-order options (CD and 2-Gatefold-LP) for Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae and stream the opening track Beast Of Fire!
Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae! is an album transcending the most glorious moments of 80s Heavy Metal. PORTRAIT are turning something great into something greater - you can only describe this album as the wet dream of any fan of Heavy Metal. Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae is Metal in its purest form – relentless, energy-driven, complex, dark, catchy and HEAVY!
Comments PORTRAIT guitarist Richard Lagergren: "The eight songs on 'Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae' constitutes Portrait's by far darkest, hardest and most intense material to date. This album is an outburst of a long time of targeted hard work, an intense creative process and pure black magic. To Hell and back and to Hell again! To achieve the goals we had for this album, working with someone not being the obvious choice for our type of music proved to be just the right (or if you will, wrong) decision. 'Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae' sounds like Portrait was always meant to. It is hate, and it is love. And in many ways, it is our true debut album."
Track listing Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae:
1. Beast of Fire
2. Infinite Descension
3. The Wilderness Beyond
5. Darkness Forever
6. The Nightcomers
7. The Passion
8. Der Todesking
Per Karlsson - vocals
Richard Lagergren -guitars
Christian Lindell - guitars
Joel Pälvärinne - bass
Anders Persson - drums
The relentless, Swedish heavy metal monster known as PORTRAIT spawned in the year 2006 with the intention to bring back the dark energy that once was the cornerstone in many a classic metal release, but was long gone, raped by the hippie-infested power metal and retro- as well as modern "thrash" metal outfits of the day, whose entire existence the band spat whole-heartedly upon, hungry to take back the flag of hate, and then exterminate the entire world.
Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinaewill be released May 10 in North America.