Portal live

Here are some photographs from the San Francisco ritual of Portal’s recently completed American tour. I’m envious, these guys are at the top of my list to see live right now. Hoping for some UK shows soon. The pictures were  found here, along with a load of other decent live photos.

Did any of you happen to catch Portal this month? Tell us about it!

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  • Reply May 31, 2010


    cool. didnt realize they played 8 string guitars.

  • Reply June 1, 2010


    Yeah, their sound makes a bit more sense once you realise they use 8-strings. I really need to see HOW they play though, preferably when they're a few feet from my face. Fucking mind-bending band!!

  • Reply June 1, 2010

    Flesh Monolith

    Saw them at MDF. I was at the front and was completely crushed and exhausted from thrashin' about for the past 8 hours, so that hampered it. Live their image was mad cool, but the sound was a bit lacking- way too blownout and i couldn't distinguish a thing… maybe I should've left the crowd and gotten a better feeling further back…

    looked creepy as hell though, would love to see them in a smaller more intimate setting.

  • Reply June 3, 2010


    Saw them at the Funhouse in Seattle with Mitochondrion!

    When The Curator would be holding his hands or head out and back and hold that, and then do a small yet swift opening further of the hands and or tilting the head back slightly more, it was SO INTENSE. The music is, well, we've all heard it and it's bonkers but the sight of it all, made it into something much more.

    I feel like Seattle didn't get a fair shake at the full Mitochondrion experience due to sound-guy ineptitude, which means we should campaign for their swift return.

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