Post Mortem

A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine

PHOTOS: Sylvia and Backstabbers Inc.

1,000 percent Sylvia. That was the predicted outcome last night at Geno’s when Michael Anderson made his debut as Sylvia‘s drummer, elevating the band’s already untouchable set into something stratospheric. From the opening … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Q&A with Sean Libby on Sylvia’s return and giving a classic guitar to Matt Pike

  It’s the dawn of a new era. When Sylvia takes the stage tonight at Geno’s (along with Mugwort, Backstabbers Inc., and Churchburn), the band will unveil its new drummer — phenom Michael Anderson. Sylvia, which … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

‘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

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

PHOTOS: Today Is The Day, Lord Mantis and Sylvia

There were many new faces last night at Geno’s; drawn in from Maine’s hinterlands, no doubt, by the crushing heaviness of Today Is The Day and Lord Mantis. Man, oh man, … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Today Is The Day at Geno’s

Sometimes it’s easy to give our city a hard time. Sometimes it seems like for every five Lacuna Coils, Sevendusts or Five Fingered Death Punches that roll onto the peninsula … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a 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

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: Cushing and Capture the Sun

Last night, when talking to a friend, we uttered a sentence that may never have been spoken before: “I’m going to see an instrumental prog-metal band at a bowling alley.” … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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