From San Antonio, Texas, Illustrations presents new single "The Killing Field," premiered today via Revolver.
"The Killing Field" appears on Illustrations' 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.
Tastemaker site Clrvynt recently reported, "Texas-based Illustrations have been quietly molding themselves into one of the most exciting bands in extreme music."
A record release show for Acts of God is set for May 27th at Mohawk in Austin, Texas, with The Dillinger Escape Plan: