Post Mortem

A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine

PHOTOS: Covered in Bees and Tiger Bomb

Here at Post Mortem, we’ve always been puzzled by punk. We acknowledge its simple, three-chord structure is hailed for democratizing music, but — to our ears — the genre often sounds like a hepped-up version of quaint ditties; … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Covered in Bees launch busy season tonight at Geno’s

Covered in Bees is covering the calendar for the next few months, appearing at four events between now and early December, including a video shoot next month with cult film legend Lloyd … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

PHOTOS: Grime benefit show with Sylvia, Superorder and CtS

If you’re like us, you enjoy the spectacle of Tron but cringe at its lackluster storytelling. Portland prog-metal band Superorder has solved this problem by offering a stunning, Tron-worthy, DIY light show without any encumbrances … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

PHOTOS: Hessian, Blood of Kings, Eastern Spell and Manic Abraxas

Last night, Hessian proved the time-honored adage: Practice makes perfect. After 13 consecutive days of touring on the West Coast, the Portland four-piece was in top form at Geno’s for … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hessian CD release show tonight

In the first 13 days of September, Hessian played 13 shows in 13 cities. That might sound like the Portland four-piece is courting bad luck, but for a band that deals … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Master list, beta version

The master list of heavy bands is taking shape. Slowly. In early August, we put out a call for information from Portland-area bands and, despite it being one of the all-time … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Swamp Water and Cushing play Empire tomorrow

Anytime Empire books a heavy band, they have our full attention. Empire’s lighting, sound and second-floor space are ascendant qualities that pair well with transcendent music. So, it’s unfortunate that we’ll miss … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Grime Studios has a new home, pending funds

Grime Studios may relocate to new haunts by the end of this year. Justin Curtsinger, Grime Studio’s owner, announced today that he has signed a letter of intent to lease the northern … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 7 Comments

PHOTOS: Dead by Now and Swarmlord

Well, we’re speechless … mostly due to hoarseness from near-constant shouting last night during a performances by Swarmlord and Dead by Now. Somewhere within Flask Lounge, we lost our voice, hearing and … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment


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