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Portal

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Latest Portal News

Below is our complete Portal news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Samhain Added to Housecore Horror Film Festival

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, already released a slew of jaw-dropping additions to this year's lineup, and have now returned with an even bigger announcement. They are very proud to welcome on board the legendary Glenn Danzig, who will treat fans to aU.S. exclusive combined headline performance of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain! More...

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First Bands and Dates Announced For MDF 2015

The first round of band confirmations have been made for Maryland Deathfest 2015. The thirteenth edition of the festival will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 21-24, 2015

The bands confirmed so far are as follows:

Aeternus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Arcturus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Aura Noir (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Bulldozer (Italy) - exclusive US appearance
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (Germany)
Demoncy
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
D.R.I.
Einherjer (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Funebrarum
Goatsnake
Impetuous Ritual (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Lock Up - exclusive US appearance
Lycanthropy (Czech Republic)
Master
Melt-Banana (Japan)
Metal Church
Noisear
Neurosis
Portal (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Serpentine Path
Skepticism (Finland) - exclusive US appearance
Splatterhouse
Suffering Mind (Poland)
Triptykon (Switzerland) - exclusive US appearance
Tsjuder (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Twilight of the Gods - exclusive US appearance
Ufomammut (Italy)
Vallenfyre (UK) - exclusive US appearance
Vulcano (Brazil) - exclusive US appearance
Winter
Wolfbrigade (Sweden) - exclusive US appearance

Dates that each band performs and running times will not be set until closer to the festival dates.

The organizers are satisfied with the venue situation this year and have decided to use the same set up next year. This means that Maryland Deathfest 2015 will use the Edison Lot (located at 545 N. High St) for the two main stages, Rams Head (located at 20 Market Place) will be used each night and will host death/black metal bands, and Soundstage (located at 124 Market Pl) will be used each day/night for grind/hardcore/punk bands. On Thursday, only Rams Head will be used.

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Housecore Horror Film Fest Announces First Bands

Housecore Horror Film Festival has announced its first round of bands for 2014 set for October 23-26 in Austin, Texas. The second annual horror-and-metal festival will include Satyricon, Eyehategod, Macabre, Cattle Decapitation, Unearth, Warbeast, Portal, Wizards of Gore (surviving Rigor Mortis members), Ringworm, KEN Mode, SubRosa and many others. Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe will host the event. More...

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Portal Releases New Music Video

Portal's new music video for “Curtain,” directed by Zev Deans (Chelsea Wolfe, Liturgy), has now been posted online and can be viewed below. The "Curtain" track comes off the band's latest album "Vexovoid," which has the following track listing:

1. Kilter
2. The Back Wards
3. Curtain
4. Plasm
5. Awryeon
6. Orbmorphia
7. Oblotten

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Portal Shooting New Music Video

Profound Lore Records has issued the following update about Portal working on a new music video:

"Portal is currently shooting a video for the song 'Curtain.' It is being directed by Zev Deans who has directed videos for Chelsea Wolfe and Liturgy respectively.

"Below are a couple of still images from the video shoot. This is destined to hopefully be one of the most disturbing and nightmarish metal videos ever."

The "Curtain" track comes off the band's latest album "Vexovoid," which has the following track listing:

1. Kilter
2. The Back Wards
3. Curtain
4. Plasm
5. Awryeon
6. Orbmorphia
7. Oblotten More...

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Portal Announces New Tour Dates

Portal will be embarking on the band's first European live shows, which include Denmark’s Metal Magic Festival and will climax with an appearance at Germany’s infamous Hell’s Pleasure fest (along with a handful of Scandinavian live dates in between). Dates are as follows:

07/12 – Fredericia, Denmark @ Metal Magic Festival
07/14 – Stockholm, Sweden @ The Liffey
07/15 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Henriksberg
07/17 – Helsinki, Finland @ PRKL Club
07/19 – Pößneck, Germany @ Hell’s Pleasure Metal Fest

And in other Portal live actions, the band will be heading to Japan this fall for a few dates. The Japanese jaunt will look like this:

11/28 Osaka, JP @ CONPASS
11/29 Tokyo, JP @Earthdom
11/30 Tokyo, JP @ ERA, Tokyo More...

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Portal Reveals "Vexovoid" Details

Australian surrealist death metal terror unit Portal has completed work on a fourth full-length album entitled “Vexovoid,” the follow-up to the “Swarth” release. Profound Lore Records also commented:

"Taking their sound of singular death metal psychosis by creating their darkest and most-dense sounding album to date, 'Vexovoid' carries the tradition Portal have laid upon since their inception 18 years ago. Through the band’s strange, unsettling, avant-garde, and polarizing take on death metal (on a musical, lyrical, visual, and aesthetical level), throughout the years PORTAL have shape-shifted and inverted the genre into multiple realms of dementia. 'Vexovoid,' as expected, is another dreadful and frightening observation of unorthodox death metal terror unparalleled."

To be officially released on February 19th (LP version to be released not too long after the CD version) and featuring artwork by Reverend Kriss Hades, the track listing for “Vexovoid” is as follows:

1. Kilter
2. The Back Wards
3. Curtain
4. Plasm
5. Awryeon
6. Orbmorphia
7. Oblotten More...

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Portal Announces U.S. Tour

Australian death metallers Portal have announced they will be touring the U.S. in May. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

5/14 2010 Oasis Club Los Angeles, California
5/15 2010 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California
5/18 2010 Club Satyricon Portland, Oregon
5/19 2010 The Funhouse Seattle, Washington
5/23 2010 Now That’s Class Cleveland, Ohio
5/24 2010 Mohawk Place Buffalo, New York
5/25 2010 Great Scott Boston, Massachusetts
5/26 2010 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, New York
5/27 2010 Kung Fu Neck Tie Philidelphia, Pennsylvania
5/29 2010 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland

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Portal Completes Work On New Album

Australian death metal band PORTAL have completed work on their new album, “Swarth,” which will be released on October 20th through Profound Lore Records. The band has also posted a track, “Larvae,” online at this location.

Tracklisting for “Swarth” [cover art] goes as follows:

1. Swarth
2. Larvae
3. Illoomorpheme
4. The Swayy
5. Writhen
6. Omenknow
7. Werships
8. Marityme

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First Bands Announced For Maryland Deathfest 2010

The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest has announced the first batch of bands for the next edition of the festival. More bands will be announced shortly, including the headliners.

The first bands to be announced are as follows:

ENTOMBED
OBITUARY
PENTAGRAM
EYEHATEGOD
SINISTER
INCANTATION
PORTAL
HAEMORRHAGE
IMPALED
GRIDLINK
INGROWING
GRIDE
MASSGRAVE
16
BIRDS OF PREY
FUCK THE FACTS
TOMBS
HOWL

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Only Portal Show For 2008 Announced

Portal will be playing their one and only show for 2008 alongside Gospel Of The Horns, Urgrund and Ignivomous. The show will take place on the 26th April, somewhere in Melbourne with the actual venue yet to be announced. This will also be Gospel Of The Horn's last show before they embark on a tour of Europe and the USA. Another show featuring Gospel Of The Horns, Ignivomous and Order Of Orias will take place at The Tote in Collingwood, Melbourne, on February 16th, with doors opening at 9pm.

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Portal Reveal New Album Title

Australian chaotic expressionistic death metal nightmare PORTAL are currently putting the (very) finishing touches on their dreaded anticipated follow-up to “Seepia”, which will be entitled “Outre."

Their label, Profiound Lore Records states in their release: "More experimental, unconventional, atmospheric, alien, and disturbing “Outre” sees Portal going further within the pollution stage of their warped sound canvas by conjuring up their un-easiest and most challenging album yet. One in which will simply alienate Portal even more within the underground extreme music scene. With cover art by the unique artist Jeff Lowe, and plans for a special kind of package to house this new warped abomination, expect “Outre” to bring a new face of horror onto death metal."

Some song titles set to appear on “Outre”: ‘Abysmill’, ‘Heirships’, ’13 Globes’, and ‘Sourlows’. Expect “Outre” to entice sometime late September.

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