A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine
The master list of heavy bands is taking shape.
In early August, we put out a call for information from Portland-area bands and, despite it being one of the all-time most popular/most shared articles on Post Mortem (including a nod from a bona fide news source), we received a measly 12 responses.
Nevertheless, we’ve forged ahead and compiled what we had in hand. You can find it here:
The list is divided into three categories: active, on hiatus and RIP. Each band’s name is hyperlinked to a subpage that includes detailed info, links and photo galleries that will be updated with each new show we attend.
As you’ll soon see, there’s a ton of missing information, and we need each band’s help to fill in the blanks. Even if we’ve covered your band in the past, we’d still like to hear from you.
Yes, we could find most of this information on our own, but we’d much rather crowdsource this. As we mentioned in mid-August, your cooperation will prevent us from botching the description of your sound, among other things. More importantly, it will save us oodles upon oodles of time, because we won’t have to open 16 browser tabs while we fish for answers, copy, paste, and invariably screw things up.
So, we’re really hoping for a Stone Soup–style situation to arise out of this. After all, this is a hobby, not a paying gig, and stone-cold research is not our idea of fun.
To re-cap, we want to create a master list of every heavy band in greater Portland — whether active, on hiatus or stone-ass dead. When finished, it’ll be a one-stop shop for info and links on every bad motherfucker in the land. Please help us by providing the following info on your band:
Send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the words “master list” in the subject line. We’ll add the info to the list and do our best to keep it current thereafter.
Here are some eligibility requirements:
UPDATE: We’re now up to 18 responses. Keep ’em coming. Thanks.