Post Mortem

A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine

‘Karma’ and Black Label Society face off tonight on Congress Street

Prepare to fire stage 2 rockets. Our weeklong ascent into madness accelerates tonight when two competing events erupt within the same city block. At Geno’s, Pigboat kicks off a four-band show with headliners Karma to Burn. … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

PHOTOS: High on Fire, Mountain of Wizard, and Eastern Spell

It happened. Last night, as if by magic, Post Mortem was transported beyond the security perimeter and into the cloistered halls of the holiest of holies: Backstage. Armed with only a camera, … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

High on Fire, Twisted Roots kick off weeklong gauntlet of heavy music in Portland

Blame gravity. That’s the only reasonable explanation for the sudden cluster of heavy shows about to overtake Portland. After an eerie spell of holiday-induced silence, the peninsula is about to erupt into bedlam. … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

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

14 from ’14: Best shots of drummers

Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a four-part series. The first installment is here. In the world of concert photography, no one is more neglected than the drummer. … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · 5 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: 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

PHOTOS: Eastern Spell and Dead by Now

The two-day run at Empire is over and nothing got broken. See? Metalheads can have nice things. Don’t get us wrong. We love the come-as-you-are vibe at Geno’s and Mathew’s … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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