Post Mortem

A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine

14 from ’14: Best of Post Mortem

Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a four-part series. The first three installments are here, here, and here. By Ben McCanna It was nearly a year ago when I decided to do something different … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 3 Comments

Readers’ poll, plus news roundup

It’s that time of year: a time to give, receive, and suffocate beneath a pile of “best of” lists from every publication on God’s gray earth. Here at Post Mortem, we’re not immune to … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

PHOTOS: Farewell, Awaas

Summer finally alighted on the coast of Maine yesterday, just in time for it to fly south again — a fitting backdrop for the release of Awaas‘ long-awaited LP and their … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

‘Buried at sea’: Q&A with Zachary Howard on Awaas’ imminent demise

 “We are all very old friends, so why not do this shit right? … On a boat.”  —Zachary Howard on Awaas’ decision to break up this Sunday on Casablanca Cruises … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 1 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

DirigimusFest 3: Bigger, faster, more

DirigimusFest 3 is a sequel in name only. Beginning at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Bayside Bowl, two stages will host a rapid succession of nearly 30 bands, many of whom are … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

PHOTOS: Roof Party, Day 1

It was indeed an eclectic mix of an eclectic mix. And, although very little of it was heavy, we still enjoyed ourselves, particularly the Awaas show. That band is in … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

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