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 reinvented himself as ‘The Devil’s Trade’ a few years ago, when he embarked on a long journey to produce his deeply personal and dark, sometimes doom-infused, folk songs.
Be it the folk of the Appalachians, or the traditional folk tales told in Hungary and Transylvania, The Devil’s Trade fuses his metal roots with the folk songs of his immediate surroundings.
As ‘The Iron Peak’, a mountaintop both metaphorical and literal is calling for Makó, so too is he calling for you to share his intimate tales of loves and hopes lost and found during the pilgrimage of his life. It is, after all, the journey itself that matters the most, and how you adapt to that journey.
From basements in his hometown of Budapest, to all corners of Europe, stages small and big, The Devil’s Trade has been relentlessly journeying, finding and honing both his atmospheric vocals and his craft, in order to provide a glimpse into himself through his gut-wrenching and haunting music.
His latest album, and his debut for Season of Mist, The Call of the Iron Peak was released in August 2020.
The Devil’s Trade will perform as part of the HOTS showcase:
20:45 – 21:45
Thursday 4 March 2021