Portall (band)

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Portall
OriginNetherlands
GenresDeath metal, thrash metal
Years active2003–present
LabelsUnder Her Black Wings
Websitewww.portall.net
MembersRutger Wildeman
Peter Haverkamp
Jeffrey Wennekes
Jeroen v/d Kamp

Portall is a Dutch extreme metal band from Elburg, consisting of vocalist/guitarist Rutger Wildeman, lead guitarist Peter Haverkamp, bassist Jeffrey Wennekes and drummer Jeroen van der Kamp. The band's musical style has been compared to bands such as: Testament,[1] Vader,[2] Nevermind, Death and Exodus.[3]

Biography[edit]

Portall started in 2003 in Zwolle, The Netherlands. After the sudden departure of their second guitarist, the band approached Peter Haverkamp to join them. The musical style changed a lot and all previous material and recordings were flushed. Portall 2.0 released a demo already in April 2003, resulting in a range of gigs.

In 2004 Portall won the Metalbattle, a metalband competition, which gave them the opportunity to record their first EP titled In the Absence of Light. The 5 track counting EP was well received by metalheads and media. In 2005 Portall reached the finals of Aardschok’s (Hollands leading metal magazine) Metalbash. Portalls straight forward thrash metal worked out pretty well, because they ended second place, just one point short of winning.

2006 and 2007 brought a lot of touring, based on the EP and both successful metalband competitions.

In 2008 the band was signed by the Swedish/Dutch record company Under Her Black wings. Their first full-length CD titled Code Black was released in February 2009.

Discography[edit]

  • In The Absence of Light – EP (2005)
  • Code Black (2009)
    1. "Left For Dead" – 04:16
    2. "Code Black" – 03:32
    3. "Silenced" – 03:24
    4. "Im Memoriam" – 05:13
    5. "Mind on Fire" – 04:36
    6. "Where Vultures Feast" – 04:49
    7. "I Prevai" – 05:05
    8. "Act of Killing" – 03:29
    9. "Tongue of the Snake" – 03:57
    10. "The Premier Plague" – 04:33
  • King of The Mad (2013)
    1. "I Sentence Your World to Burn" – 04:25
    2. "In the Name of the Lord" – 03:37
    3. "Transgression" – 04:15
    4. "Introspection" – 04:50
    5. "Marked in Blood" – 04:52
    6. "The Conjuration" – 01:29
    7. "Dead Man Walking" – 03:38
    8. "For Those Unknown" – 04:30
    9. "Dark and Desolate" – 05:55
    10. "The Salvation Encore" – 03:48
    11. "Unit 731" – 03:53

References[edit]

  1. Productions, Pitch Note. "Noord Geldersch Metaal". Noord Geldersch Metaal.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-15. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. Aardschok Magazine, May 2009, "Code Black" review page 54

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