Since releasing their great 2018 debut album Let Pain Be Your Guide, Austin screamo/metal/etc band Portrayal of Guilt have remained pretty prolific. They put out the Suffering Is A Gift EP and a split with Soft Kill last year, and just today they released a split with Atlanta screamo up-and-comers Slow Fire Pistol (whose lineup includes Hank Pratt of Foundation and Dead in the Dirt) on Run For Cover. They're also promising that their sophomore album will be out this year. POG vocalist/guitarist Matt King says:

We had the pleasure of having Slow Fire Pistol on a few of our tour dates a couple of years ago and have kept in touch about doing a split ever since. We’re happy to finally get this out and are appreciative to be working with Run For Cover. 'The End of Man Will Bring Peace to This Earth' sets the tone for our second full-length coming later this year (on Closed Casket Activities). I think it speaks for itself.

And Slow Fire Pistol drummer Blake Hall adds:

All of us in Slow Fire Pistol have been fans of POG’s music and of them as people. This idea for a split with them was something we were all excited about, and we’re very proud of how the finished product is turning out. We’re also very thankful to the team at Run For Cover for making this happen. There’s a contrast between each band’s song that allows them both to stand out and be something very unique, while also complimenting each other in a way that makes perfect sense to us. We hope 'Heart of Discernment' resonates with listeners in a way that causes them to examine how we as individuals can afford to have a little more empathy for people who aren’t just like us.

POG's "The End of Man Will Bring Peace To This Earth" finds them mostly in super heavy, grindy, sludgy mode, while Slow Fire Pistol's "Heart of Discernment" is more of a climactic, slow-building emotive hardcore/screamo song. Both are very different and very worth hearing. Check them out below.

POG and SFP have dates coming up together this year, and POG also have other shows with Chat Pile, Horsewhip, and PeZ, and they play Roadburn and Oblivion Access. All dates are listed below.

Portrayal of Guilt -- 2020 Tour Dates
MAR 6 - Houston, TX @ Red Dwarf*
MAR 7 - Baton Rouge, LA @ The Woodshop*
MAR 8 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub+
MAR 9 - Tampa , FL @ Blue Note+
MAR 10 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's
MAR 11 - Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic •
MAR 12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Rain Dogs •
MAR 13 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern †
MAR 14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Bakery †
MAR 15 - Birmingham, AL @ Seasick Records †
MAR 16 - Hattiesburg, MS @ Sin Den
MAR 17 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
MAR 18 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
APR 3 - Helsinki, FI @ Cactus
APR 4 - Tampere, FI @ Kenneli D.I.Y.
APR 5 - Berlin, DE @ An Der Autobahn
APR 6 - Weimar, DE @ Gerber 3
APR 7 - Leipzig, DE @ Felsenkeller
APR 8 - Stuttgart, DE @ Club Zentral
APR 9 - Paris, FR @ l'ESS'pace
APR 10 - Nottingham, UK @ Stuck On A Name Studios
APR 11 - Sheffield, UK @ Network
APR 12 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade
APR 13 - London, UK @ The Black Heart
APR 14 - TBC
APR 15 - TBC
APR 16 - Hasselt, BE @ WERF
APR 17 - Bochum, DE @ Die Trompete
APR 18 - Darmstadt, DE @ Oettinger Villa
APR 19 - Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival
JUN 5-7 - Austin, TX @ Oblivion Access

* with Chat Pile
+ with Horsewhip
† with Slow Fire Pistol
• with PeZ