KeyPortalGuitarist Chuc Grammond and vocalist Phil Casper started their black metal experiment in 2008. Aiming to reach beyond the trappings of the underground hardcore genre, KeyPortal pushed the sound into dark and unorthodox corners. Wanting to expand even further, the duo sought out and landed “the best metal drummer around” in Chris Beber. Beber, in turn, brought along his longtime bassist Phil Haglund, which transformed the group in to a finely sharpened blade of provocative noise. They have two albums worth of worked out material they plan on officially releasing in the future. For the time being, four demos can be found on ReverbNation.

11pm Fri 5/4 at R.T. Quinlan’s