A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine
If life is like a choose-your-own-adventure book, then we spent much of last night reading from the wrong pages.
Long story short, we missed three-quarters of Friday’s show at Geno’s, including Mugwort, Xiphoid Dementia, and the incomparable Ramlord. Lucky for us, we managed to catch all of Morne‘s set, which was all kinds of awesome.
As much as we love photography, the best part of this project is when a band delivers such complex, tight, and heavy rhythms that we have no choice but set the camera aside and headbang. Morne’s set was full of such moments.
We hope they return soon.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Lenny Smith — the renowned videographer who’s been documenting Maine’s heavy scene long before snot-nosed Post Mortem came along — debuted a video for Chaos Machine last night. Check it out here. We especially like that Smith gave himself a cameo, joining the ranks of Alfred Hitchcock in a proud tradition. Bangor’s Chaos Machine played Geno’s a few weeks ago with Carnivora and Sawtopsy.
Also, don’t miss Natur, Ditch Witch, Hessian, and Holy Filth tonight.
Full-resolution photos are here. If you borrow these images for Facebook or whatnot, please credit us. (Watermarking sucks and we don’t wanna do it.) Also, don’t crop or alter.
Yes, we’re monsters.