Swedish heavy metal titans Portrait are pleased to announce a 7 date tour of the UK and Ireland in support of their recent and critically acclaimed third album Crossroads which was released earlier this year via Metal Blade Records.
Commencing in early 2015, the band will lay waste to venues the length and breadth of the isles in a blaze of twin-guitar fuelled metal mayhem. Entitled “Seven Ageless Rites UK & Ireland” these shows will see Portrait take their brand of glorious, galloping and honest heavy metal to new audiences and ensure that their reputation for delivering the goods in fine style will be cemented, and indeed enhanced, in the hearts and minds of UK and Irish metal fans nationwide.
The band have also just released a split album via Metal Blade with brothers-in-arms Ram on 5th December. Titled Under Command, the split consists of 6 songs (3 from each band), of which the 3 Portrait songs on offer feature an exclusive, brand-new tune entitled “Martial Lead”, a cover of the Ram song “Blessed to be Cursed” and the band’s unique take on the classic Exciter song “Aggressor”.
Support on this tour comes in the form of Northern Ireland’s Rabid Bitch Of The North. Fresh from annihilating Bloodstock Festival in August this year, the band will come armed with their own fiery brand of NWOBHM inspired, aggressive heavy metal. Don’t get too close – the bitch is about to bite!
If you’re a fan of Angel Witch, Motörhead, Danzig, Warfare and more then do not miss these guys when they hit your town!
- 30th Jan – Dolan’s Warehouse – Limerick [Portrait only]
- 31st Jan – Gypsy Rose Rock and Blues Bar – Dublin
- 1st Feb – Belfast – Voodoo
- 3rd Feb – Glasgow – Ivory Blacks
- 4th Feb – Lancaster – The Yorkshire House
- 6th Feb – Birmingham – The Asylum
- 7th Feb –
Black Heart CamdenLondon – Islington Academy with Primordial