Dark singer-songwriter act THE DEVIL’S TRADE has teamed up with industrial noise artist JOHN CONNOR (LLNN) to collaborate on a new creative approach for the track ‘Dead Sister’. With the incorporation of dark beats and other electronic additions, a new sonic version was born; ‘Dead Sister Merope’! You can now listen/watch the new offering, which comes in the form of a music video, HERE. The link may be freely spread throughout your channels.
THE DEVIL’S TRADE comments on the collaboration: “Only a handful of bands create such worlds I can relate to and when I saw LLNN in Budapest a few years ago I immediately became a fan so when Rasmus and Ketil asked me about their new electronic project, John Connor, I had a very hard time not to act like a crazy fanboy. Being a singer songwriter without a band I can build my songs up to a certain level but never to its full potential. They built it to a higher level where I am not able to go alone and where it became bigger than just a song.”
JOHN CONNOR comment on the collaboration: “With admiration for sci-fi music composers such as Alex North (Stanley Kubrick, 2001 – A Space Odyssey), Jóhan Jóhannsson (Denis Villeneuve, Arrival) and of course Brad Fiedel (James Cameron, Terminator) our creative approach was to launch “Dead Sister” into space and in orbit. To create “something else” light years apart from the original. Though still by maintaining the integrity and sincerity of the vocals. We’ve been enjoying the music from The Devil’s Trade for quite some time now, so it’s been a great experience to finally be working together. It’s an interesting match of musical expressions formed by the same DNA.”
‘Dead Sister’ is taken from THE DEVIL’S TRADE‘s freshly released album ‘The Call of the Iron Peak’, which was released on August 28, 2020 and can be listened to in full HERE. The stunning cover artwork, which is created by ‘Grindesign’ (BENIGHTED), and other album details can be found below.
1. The Iron Peak
2. Dead Sister (WATCH)
4. No Arrival
5. Expelling of the Crafty Ape
7. Három Árva (WATCH)
8. Eyes in the Fire
10. Dreams from the Rot
11. The Call of the Iron Peak (WATCH)
Total playing time: 46:43
The Iron Peak; a mystical place where one once found his long lost peace total silence and home. Where he would return when his time to come to pass away. A place that has became a materialization of everlasting freedom cut from society and all earthly struggles. As ancient beliefs says heaven is a place where we found peace with our loved ones in life the Iron Peak is some kind of heaven.
Listen to the call of the Iron Peak as it is calling for you to find your true self in a world you want to be isolated from. It is calling for you to make peace with yourself, with the inevitable end. It is calling for Hungarian singer-songwriter Dávid Makó, who redefined himself as THE DEVIL’S TRADE a few years ago, embarking on a long journey with his deeply personal and dark, sometimes doom infused folk songs.
Be it the folk of the Appalachians, the tales of Hungarian and Transylvanian traditionals, THE DEVIL’S TRADE fuses his past of metal and his roots laying deep in the folk songs of his immediate surroundings.
Very much like how the Iron Peak, a mountaintop both metaphorical and literal is calling for Makó, he is calling for you to share his rituals of loves and hopes lost and found along the pilgrimage of his. It is after all, the journey itself that matters the most, and how you adapt. From basements in his hometown of Budapest, to all corners of Europe, stages small and big, THE DEVIL’S TRADE has been relentlessly walking on his path finding his voice and calling, and that is to let listeners to glimpse into himself through his heart wrenching songs.
His new album, and his debut for Season of Mist, titled ‘The Call of the Iron Peak’ will be released on August 28th 2020, preceded by a tour in April 2021 alongside UK singer-songwriter Darkher and Swedish neofolk/ambient artist Forndom.