Dark folk singer-songwriter THE DEVIL’S TRADE has teamed up with industrial noise artist JOHN CXNNOR for the recording of a brand new live album, ‘John Cxnnor X The Devil’s Trade – Live at Roadburn.’ Record at the 2022 edition of Roadburn, the album will be released on April 21, 2023 via Season of Mist (digital) and Pelagic Records (physical). In celebration, the pair is now sharing the first single, “The Call of the Doom Mons,” which can be heard at THIS LOCATION.
For over two decades, Roadburn Festival has been a driving force in the international music scene. The organization, led by artistic director Walter Hoejimakers, commissions special pieces and collaborations under the motto of “Redefining Heaviness” in order to stimulate innovation and creativity in the underground music scene. The convergence of Danish electro-industrial duo John Cxnnor with Hungarian doom-folk artist The Devil’s Trade is one prime example of how powerful these collaborations can be, and those who were present at this already legendary show in Tilburg can attest to that.
THE DEVIL’S TRADE is following up its 2020 release, ‘The Call of the Iron Peak,’ which can be streamed, downloaded, and ordered HERE.
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.
Dávid Makó – vocals, guitars, banjo
Studio: Templom Studio (HU)
Mix/Master: Márton Szabó
Producer: Dávid Makó
Márton Szabó, Péter Szabó on drums,
Adam Vincze on spoons and jug in ‘The Call Of The Iron Peak’
Rita Szabó, Kornél Szabó on triangulum in Dead Sister
Cover artwork: Robert Borbas aka Grindesign
LP in various colours