Swedish heavy metal act Portrait announce the release of their new studio album, Crossroads, to be released by Metal Blade on April 25th in Europe, and April 29th in North America. The writing and recording process took about a year and Tore Stjerna of Necromorbus Studio handled the production together with the band. The band has also unveiled the album cover art, tracklist, and for the first taste, the stream of their first single from the record, "In Time", which can be heard through the YouTube player below.
The band comments: Crossroads is a sevenfold blessing and curse upon a dying music scene, an album imbued with something untouchable and yet undeniable. This first single "In Time" was the first song written for Crossroads and is one of the more straight-forward ones of the album. Bang or be banged!"
Guitarist Christian Lindell adds: "This is our most important album up to date in so many ways, and we couldn''t be more satisfied with the final outcome. To me personally, Portrait has finally become what I have always wanted the band to be, and we are hungrier than ever. The new album will speak for itself, and the year 2014 will be a year of Truth and of Conquest. Beware!"
02. At The Ghost Gate
03. We Were Not alone
04. In Time
05. Black Easter
06. Ageless Rites
07. Our Roads Must Never Cross