San Antonio-based dark hardcore outfit Illustrations recently announced that they will go on an indefinite hiatus with no future plans in the immediate future. The full statement is as follows:
San Antonio-bred hardcore outfit Illustrations take a lot of sonic risks on their sophomore full-length, Acts of God, all of which completely pay off.
Acts of God comes three years after the release of the band’s debut effort, In Vain; a darkened hardcore heavy-hitter relentless in its vitriol and angst. On this new recording, these Texans retain their seething, aggressive hardcore chops, but introduce a myriad of new elements that are seldom incorporated by other bands of this caliber. With Acts of God, Illustrations prove they are not bound by their ties to hardcore and can transcend the genre in interesting ways.
San Antonio’s Illustrations recently premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Acts of God, via Metal Sucks. Titled “Harrowed End”, the new track from the Texas act shows them drifting into surprising territory. The track features a moody assault of the band’s typical blackened hardcore stylings, mixed with atmospheric, almost “proggy” characteristics. Check it out after the break.
Acts of God will be released on May 26.
San Antonio blackened hardcore band Illustrations have premiered their new track “The Killing Field” via Revolver. The tune is off of the band’s upcoming sophomore full-length, Acts of God, which was recorded by four engineers in four locations: Chuck Macak at Electrowerks Recoding in Chicago, Aaron Bastinelli at Big Orange Recordings in Austin, Justin Douglas at Shine Studios in Austin, and Illustrations guitarist Nicodemus Gonzalez at Public Profile in San Antonio. Check out “The Killing Field” after the break.
San Antonio blackened hardcore quintet Illustrations have announced the release of their sophomore full-length record and follow-up to 2014’s In Vain. The new record will bear the title Acts of God and will be released on May 26. The record was recorded by four engineers in four locations: Chuck Macak at Electrowerks Recoding in Chicago, Aaron Bastinelli at Big Orange Recordings in Austin, Justin Douglas at Shine Studios in Austin, and Illustrations guitarist Nicodemus Gonzalez at Public Profile in San Antonio. The album was mixed by Gonzalez and mastered by Brad Boatright.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
The album’s first official single, “War Have Mercy”, which includes guest saxophone from Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, et al), can also be streamed after the break courtesy of Clrvynt.