Post Mortem

A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine

PHOTOS: Black Sabbath vs. Metallica

By the narrowest of margins, Metallica emerged victorious in its blood match against Black Sabbath, but there were no losers, except perhaps the disk between vertebrae C6 and C7. Last … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Is Empire becoming a metal-friendly venue?

This week, Empire kicks off a two-day run of metal shows. The gauntlet begins tonight at 10 with a Black Sabbath/Metallica-themed installment of the venue’s long-running Clash of the Titans series, … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: Sunrunner and Swarmlord

Last night we descended into an underground bunker — an undisclosed location from which Dick Cheney quietly orchestrates his apocalypse. Also, Sunrunner and Swarmlord were there, rattling molars. This is another big week in heavy … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: Erroraeon, Scrotal Tear, Rare Storms, D/A A/D and Awaas

We had our cake and ate it too. Last night, we caught the experimental electronics show at dBasement then thumbed a ride to Empire for the tail end of Awaas’ set. Good … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The ‘last bastion’ of underground music

And we’re back. We survived our vacation into the heart of darkness — a distant land where few outsiders dare to venture; a valley where people eat organ meat and quietly revere Joe Paterno; a … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: ‘Distracted’ release party with Pigboat, Sylvia

Urgent message: Months ago, we chose July 12 as the departure date for our vacation. (We’re not super sure what we’re vacationing from, but that’s another story.) Imagine our embarrassment … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

PHOTOS: Local boys make good: OGRE opens for Dinosaur Jr.

OGRE was so loud, Asylum sold out of ear plugs. We know because we tried to buy some. Holy shit, those riffs are measured in megatons. OGRE opened last night … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

One year after cancer, Pigboat’s captain is still relentless

Mark Belanger attended his own funeral, and it was a pretty good time. That’s how the 43-year-old guitarist/singer of Pigboat likens a series of benefit shows thrown last year in his honor. … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

PHOTOS: Hessian kicks off big week in heavy music

The planets must be aligned, because this is a huge week for heavy music in Portland. Tonight, King Buzzo lands in Port City Music Hall for an acoustic performance at … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 1 Comment


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