Dark singer-songwriter act THE DEVIL’S TRADE has shared the new song, “Három Árva.” The song is taken from the band’s upcoming record, ‘The Call of the Iron Peak,’ due on August 28. The emotional song can be heard along with an accompanying video here or below:
Frontman Dávid Makó comments on the track: “‘Három Árva’ is a cover of a Hungarian folk song, so called legend ballad from Kalotaszeg, Transylvania. It is about three orphans maltreated by their stepmother so trying to connect their dead mother to call her back. Christianity and occultism lives perfectly together in this song. The orphans manage to talk to their mothers but she can’t help them. I heard this song from Maria Sebestyén and Gergely Agócs but I never thought of singing it. If you listen to those two sing any songs you would understand why. It is another dimension of vocals that I feel blasphemy to try to enter. Also there is nothing wrong with a little blasphemy so I made my own version of the song. There are folk songs that will find their way into your life no matter how hard you try to avoid them.”
‘The Call of the Iron Peak’ can be pre-ordered HERE.
The stunning cover artwork of ‘The Call of the Iron Peak,’ which is created by ‘Grindesign’ (BENIGHTED), can be found below along with the tracklist.
1. The Iron Peak
2. Dead Sister (WATCH)
4. No Arrival
5. Expelling of the Crafty Ape
7. Három Árva
8. Eyes in the Fire
10. Dreams from the Rot
11. The Call of the Iron Peak
Total playing time: 46:43
THE DEVIL’S TRADE earlier announced the rescheduled dates for the previously canceled tour with DARKHER and FORNDOM. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
THE DEVIL’S TRADE
04/07/21: Gdańsk (PL) @ Drizzly Grizzly
04/08/21: Warsaw (PL) @ Hydrozagadka
04/09/21: Kraków (PL) @ Zascianek
04/10/21: Budapest (HU) @ Instant
04/11/21: Vienna (AT) @ Escape
04/12/21: Prague (CZ) @ Modra Vopice
04/13/21: Apr 21 Leipzig (DE) @ Moritzbastei
04/14/21: Berlin (DE) @ Cassiopeia
04/15/21: Copenhagen (DK) @ Stengade
04/16/21: Hamburg (DE) @ MS Stubnitz
04/17/21: Cologne (DE) @ Club Subway
Listen to the call of the Iron Peak. 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 or 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’ is to be released August 28, 2020.