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Primordial @ O2 Academy Islington , February 7th, 2015

March 4th, 2015

Primordial @ O2 Academy Islington
February 7th, 2015

By Ann Sulaiman (reviewer) and Ashlinn Nash (photography)

Almost four years since their last visit, “dark metal” band Primordial returned to the O2 Islington for the London part of their UK mini-tour. While Winterfylleth were again on tow, a couple of newer faces came along this time around, namely Swedish traditional metallers Portrait and fellow Irishmen Malthusian. Though an early curfew (venue rules and restrictions on Saturday night) meant that everything would have be over by 10pm, word about an afterparty at The Dev meant that more fun would be waiting around the corner.

The evening began around 5 o’clock, with newcomers Malthusian. Despite having only a demo release under their belt, the band’s limit of three songs was more than enough, since everything filled up their half hour set time. Considering the nature of their brand of extreme music – that vein of black metal which needs you to sit down and listen (or at least stand there, squeezing invisible oranges) – this was pretty much expected.

Malthusian

Malthusian

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Portrait – Interview with Christian Lindell

March 4th, 2015

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Portrait: Interview with guitarist Christian Lindell

Questions – Ann Sulaiman

Portrait

Portrait

Sweden has turned out more than a few interesting names into the current heavy metal scene, such as RAM, In Solitude and, of course, Portrait. 

While on the one hand, this could be taken as accessibility (since Scandinavia has churned out some iconic names – don’t deny it), on the other, it says something about the spirit of heavy metal being alive and well today. 

Metal Rules caught up with Portrait, on the afternoon of their London show with Irish heavyweights Primordial, to talk spirituality, tour clashes and musical influences. 

And find out who the hell Lily is.

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PORTRAIT @ VOODOO BELFAST, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2015

February 7th, 2015

PORTRAIT

@VOODOO BELFAST, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2015
WITH TERMINUS AND RABID BITCH OF THE NORTH

Review by Melanie Brehaut

Photography by Paul Verner @ http://www.livei.co.uk/

Portrait
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Swedish Heavy Metal monster PORTRAIT confirmed as direct support for EVILE European tour

November 14th, 2011

Swedish Heavy Metal monster PORTRAIT confirmed as direct support for EVILE European tour!
After their successful gigs at this year’s Bang Your Head Festival and Headbangers Open Air, Swedish Heavy Metal killers PORTRAIT return to mainland Europe to support English Thrashers EVILE on their ‘Five Serpents Tour 2012’! DR. LIVING DEAD complete the line-up of all killers but no fillers!

ROCK HARD presents:
FIVE SERPENTS TOUR 2012 With EVILE, PORTRAIT and DR. LIVING DEAD
10/01/12 – CZ – Prague – Modra Vopice *
11/01/12 – HU – Budapest – Club 202 *
12/01/12 – PL – Katowice – Mega Club *
13/01/12 – PL – Warsaw – Progresja
14/01/12 – PL – Bydgoszcz – Estrada
15/01/12 – DE – Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik
17/01/12 – DE – München – Backstage
18/01/12 – IT – Milan – Bitte Club
19/01/12 – DE – Aalen – Rock It
20/01/12 – DE – Wangen – Jugendhaus
21/01/12 – CH – Aarau – Kiff
22/01/12 – DE – Köln – Werkstatt
24/01/12 – FR – Paris – La Scene Bastille
25/01/12 – DE – Weinheim – Café Central
26/01/12 – NL – Tilburg – 013
27/01/12 – NL – Enschede – Atak
28/01/12 – DK – Randers – Midwinter Meltdown
29/01/12 – DE – Hamburg – Hafenklang
31/01/12 – DE – Osnabrück – Bastard Club
01/02/12 – DE – Saarbrücken – Garage
02/02/12 – DE – Braunschweig – Schweinebarmann
03/02/12 – BE – Vosselaar – Biebob
04/02/12 – DE – Bamberg – Live Club
05/02/12 – DE – Siegen – Vortex
* without DR. LIVING DEAD
Tickets (for Germany only): METALTIX; +49 (4627) 18 38 38; www.metaltix.com

PORTRAIT is:
Per Karlsson – vocals
Richard Lagergren -guitars
Christian Lindell – guitars
Joel Pälvärinne – bass
Anders Persson – drums

The relentless, Swedish heavy metal monster known as PORTRAIT spawned in the year 2006 with the intention to bring back the dark energy that once was the cornerstone in many a classic metal release, but was long gone, raped by the hippie-infested power metal and retro- as well as modern “thrash” metal outfits of the day, whose entire existence the band spat whole-heartedly upon, hungry to take back the flag of hate, and then exterminate the entire world.

PORTRAIT‘s latest album Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae is out now on CD and 2-Gatefold-LP via Metal Blade Records.

http://www.portraitband.se
http://www.myspace.com/portraitmetal
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Portrait/67969460585
http://www.metalblade.com/portrait

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