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OriginBrisbane, QLD
GenresDeath metal
Years active1994 - present
LabelsProfound Lore
Associated actsInvocation, Crypt, StarGazer, Mournful Congregation, Impetuous Ritual
MembersIllogium, Aphotic Mote, The Curator, Ignis Fatuus, Omenous Fugue
Past membersMyscarriage, Hellhorse, Werm, Mephitic

Band Members

  • Current Line-Up
    • Horror Illogium (guitar)
    • Aphotic (guitar)
    • The Curator (vocals)
    • Ignis Fatuus (drums)
    • Omenous Fugue (bass)
  • Former Members
    • Elsewhere (aka Myscarriage) (bass)
    • Monocular (aka Hellhorse) (drums)
    • Werm (bass)
    • Mephitic (drums)
    • Obsidian (drums)




Brisbane, QLD, 1994

Band Information

Portal is an evil, obscure and avant-garde death metal band from Brisbane. The band has been active since the mid-90s at least and several members were also part of the Invocation line-up for some time. Due to their deliberately obscure nature, it is sometimes unclear if the band members are different, or just using different pseudonyms; founder Illogium was originally known as Knowmad, Elsewhere (The Great Righteous Destroyer from StarGazer) has also been credited as Mys-Carriage and Monocular (The Serpent Inquisitor, also of StarGazer) has also been called Hellhorse. Obsidian was formerly with Invocation and Crypt.

Portal's music takes its inspiration from the works of HP Lovecraft and is extreme beyond most limits of taste. On stage they often appear cloaked and hooded with vocals shouted through a megaphone. Portal appeared at Metal for the Brain in 2005 and then stood down from live appearances to concentrate on further recordings. The 2006 demo "Lurker at the Threshold" served as a three-track sampler of the band's next album. Outre was released in late 2007 and proved to be one of the year's most bizarre releases, sounding something like diSEMBOWELMENT played backward at times. The next phase of their existence was marked by the release of Swarth in October 2009; the band appeared at the Maryland Deathfest in May 2010. In early 2012, Portal toured Australia with Absu and Ruins. Following the recording of an album during the year, Portal then toured with Marduk in early 2013, with Vexovoid being released around the same time. The band will once again tour with Absu in 2014.



2003 Seepia Blacktalon Media
2007 Outre Profound Lore
2009 Swarth Profound Lore
2013 Vexovoid Profound Lore


2002 The End Mills self release
2004 The Sweyy Blacktalon Media

Compilation tracks:

Year Track Title Album Title Label
2003 "Tempus Fugit" Barbaric Onslaught: Australian Metal Attack Decius
2004 "The Sweyy" Legions: Opening of the Southern Gate Blacktalon Media