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ILLUSTRATE MAGAZINE
New York, USA

Exclusive Interview with Porter
January 24, 2024

With a rich production and progressive elements, the German progressive alternative rock band PORTER brings their sound, which is rooted in the energetic, guitar-led alternative rock of the 1990s, into the modern era. The band has been together for a while and combines the individual band members’ tastes for hardcore, alternative, punk, and indie rock into a completely original blend.
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APOLLO`S HARP
India

Porter’s ‘Behind the Banlieue’ is a Mounting Prog-Rock Track
February 3, 2024

Porter achieves prog rock brilliance with their latest single, ‘Behind the Banlieue’. A tsunamic sonic course that is mounted with deep and delving riffs, dimensional basslines and a hypnotic soul. The soundscape seems to have an innate drive, a natural energy and the band absorbs its pulses, takes its cues, and builds it up with their own emotion and gusto. This concert is so seamless and congruent that it is impossible to tell which came first, the vision or the song.
>> Interview

LT1F Magazine
Mexico

Q&A with Porter – A Dystopian look “Behind the Banlieue”
January 30, 2024

Progressive ALT Rock band Porter from Germany introduced us to a ficticious city called “Genosha” (a tip of the hat to a place by the same name in the Marvel Comic universe) with their single “Tax Free Hollows” last November. They set the stage, as it were, for things to come in the band’s much anticipated third album, also titled “Genosha.” Shortly thereafter, in late December the band released a follow up single from the album, and their latest single (as of the time of this review) “Behind the Banlieue.”
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PIDEON OPINION

Cru cru Porter, super nice to have the chance to chat with you.
February 25, 2024

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the rock business?
Well, that’s pretty simple. It democratises the business. We come from the 90s, when you still had to stick tapes on and send them by letter to organisers and magazines. You phoned or – seriously – even faxed them to communicate. Record companies ripped you off because they could and were the gatekeepers you couldn’t get past.
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MAGAZINES

JYLABLOG
USA

PORTER’s Single “Sally”: A Powerful Anthem Against Violence
February 22, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of alternative rock, German band PORTER emerges as a beacon of both musical innovation and social consciousness. Their latest single, “Sally,” from the forthcoming album “Genosha,” not only showcases the band’s musical prowess but also delves deep into poignant societal issues, particularly violence against women and girls.
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EDGAR ALLEN POETS
ITALY

SALLY IS PORTER’S SINGLE OUT NOW
February 18, 2024

Good Day Noir Family,
Prepare to be pummeled, music fans, because Porter’s new single “Sally” hits like a German tank with impeccable taste.

Their sound is deep, powerful, and built on a rhythm section that locks in like twin shadows. The guitar riffs are pure muscle, driving the song forward with an infectious energy.

But Porter doesn’t just rely on brute force. The chord progression in “Sally” is anything but banal, taking unexpected turns and keeping you guessing with its harmonic variations.
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IGGYMAG
FRANCE

Porter met à votre disposition leur single original intitulé “Sally”
February 19, 2024

Porter, un groupe de musique rock alternatif progressif bien connu pour leur originalité et leur style unique. Avec un nombre de fans conséquent, ils attirent l’attention sur eux grâce à leurs productions lyriques. Nous avons entendu ces derniers sur des titres tels que “Tax Free Hollows” ou même encore sur “Behind the banlieu”. Nous les avons aussi entendus sur des albums comme “Wolkenstein” et Damocles”. Aujourd’hui, c’est avec un tout nouveau titre que le groupe nous fait de nouveau vibrer au rythme de leur musique. 
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MUSIC AND ENTERTAINERS
CANADA

“Sally” Sparks Hope In The Shadows
February 23, 2024

Porter’s new single “Sally” connects with listeners on a profoundly human level. The song comes from their upcoming album “Genosha,” which explores themes of oppression and the desire for change. It gives a voice to women trapped in cycles of violence and dehumanization.
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PLASTIC MAG
UK

PORTER DROPS NEW TRACK „SALLY“
February 22, 2024

Continuing the record’s concept of painting a parallel world to our own, with this single the band sets their targets on the various kinds of violence and abuse that so many women and girls suffer through. Violence has many faces. Be it psychological or social in nature. The mere fact that women do not have the same opportunities as men causes incredible suffering and creates inequalities that damage the individual, but ultimately also society.
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EXPANSION RADIAL
MEXICO

Modern Monsters – Porter – Thadeus Gonzalez – Vigilante (Hard Rock)
February 22, 2024

Hace algunas semanas tuvimos el gusto de conocer a la banda Alemana Porter, experimentados en el rock progresivo, con dos álbumes publicados Damocles (2011) y Wolkenstein (2013). Después de una larga espera, regresaron en 2023 con los sencillos ‘Tax Free Hollows‘ y ‘Behind the Banlieu‘, con un poderoso sonido en su producción y conservando ese gran estilo, llevándolo a un nuevo nivel. Ahora presentan su nuevo sencillo ‘Sally‘, preparando el camino para la llegada de su próximo álbum Genosha.
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LOST IN THE MANOR
UK

„Genosha“ ist ein musikalisches Manifest, das Rock-Inbrunst mit einem kühnen sozio-politischen Bewusstsein verbindet
February 21, 2024

‘Behind the Banlieu’ is a potent follow-up that retains the vigor and intensity of the previous release. A stand against totalitarianism, the song focuses on the overarching theme behind PORTER’s latest discography–a rapidly diverging society. Pounding drums move in tandem with heavy riffs, soaking the backdrop in an ecstatic show of rock sounds.
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LT1KF
MEXICO

The saga in the ficticious universe of “Genosha” continues as Porter returns with a new single
February 27, 2024

Musically I love the drum sound they achieved on this track. The snare is punchy, and you don’t lose the kick drum at any point in the mix. The guitar tone is slick with soaring guitar leads over crunchy rhythms allowing dissonance to ring out over a steady driving bass. Their apporach genre-wise, is an interesting mix that can veer into a sinister Grunge vibe, but sounds very Prog throughout. 
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JYLABLOG
USA

Rebelling Through Rhythms: PORTER Unveils the Intense ‘Behind The Banlieue’
January, 2024

Hailing from Germany, the progressive alternative rock band PORTER has been a stalwart presence in the music scene, blending diverse influences of metal, punk, indie, and singer-songwriter genres. Their sound, rooted in the energetic, guitar-led alternative rock of the ’90s, takes a contemporary twist with progressive elements and rich production. PORTER’s sonic journey is characterized by a unique blend that transcends genres, and their latest single, “Behind The Banlieue,” serves as a testament to their evolution and unwavering commitment to impactful music.
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PLASTIC MAG
UK

Alternative Rock from Porter
January 18, 2024

Now operating as a six-piece outfit, Porter are now able to distil their songwriting talent and stunning musicianship into a sound that best represents their shared sonic vision, delivered via the band’s new approach of handling the whole production process themselves. The band’s adept fusion of metal, punk, indie and progressive elements results in a unique and cutting edge sound that promises a continuation of their thrilling sonic adventure throughout 2024 and beyond.
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Rock Era Magazine
Egypt

Tax Free Hollows by Porter
January 21, 2024

Teasing their upcoming record Genosha, German headbangers Porter dropped the 1st single Tax Free Hollows on the 10th of November 2023, giving us a taste of their direction and sound, AND IT ROCKS. Seeking heavier direction, Porter make use of their powerful sound and expressive riffs taking us on an irresistible energetic journey in Tax Free Hollows. Let me tell you more about it. 
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GOOD MUSIC RADAR
Netherlands

PORTER – Behind The Banlieue
January 21, 2024

Porter is a Germany-based prog and alt rock band with a reverent sonic momentum. Their music sport arresting variations of rock, each a legendary conductor of energy and emotion. In their latest release, ‘Behind the Banlieue’, they brandish pop punk with provocative grunge, nu-metal, and 90s hard rock. Detailed with deep grooves, face melting riffs, grounding vocals, and crowning distortions, it is a fiery pit of everlasting power. The continuum of energy is so incredibly absorbing. Listeners of Linkin Park, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Stone Temple Pilots are sure to enjoy the vast sonic quantum of this song.
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A&R FACTORY
USA

PORTER – BEHIND THE BANLIEU: A DISPARAGING SIGN OF OUR DIGITAL DISCONNECTED EPOCH
January 16, 2024

Germany’s most tuned-into-the-harrow-of-our-digitised-material-reality progressive alt-rock outfit, Porter, leaned into the disconnect and isolation our instant connectivity has brought us in their aptly dark single, Behind the Banlieu. While no one is living under the illusion that we’re living in the healthiest epoch, Porter’s single is efficacious in its attestation to the damage that is being inflicted on us with each passing day.
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UNDERGROUNDSOUNDS
EDM REKORDS
UK

Behind The Banlieue (Original Single)
January 22, 2024

It’s been fascinating to hear Porter’s music change over time. With their brand-new single „Behind the Banlieue,“ the German rock band successfully mixed lightning-fast guitar work with fantastic lyrics. The way they combine mesmerizing vocals with aggressive music is creative.
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UNDERGROUNDSOUNDS/
EDM REKORD
UK

Tax Free Hollows (Original Single)
January 22 2024

We are thrilled to introduce you to the German progressive alternative rock band, PORTER. They’ve got this cool vibe that nods to the high-energy guitar rock of the 90s. But they also bring a modern flair and super crisp recordings. It makes for a listen that’s ultra nostalgic but still feels innovative.
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THE INDIE GRID
UK

PORTER RELEASE ‘BEHIND THE BANLIEUE’ – PREPPING FANS FOR NEW ALBUM
February 6, 2024

Hailing from Germany, the progressive alternative rock band Porter fuse a unique blend of metal, punk, indie, singer-songwriter, hardcore, and alternative influences. The band’s distinctive sound, rooted in the energetic guitar-driven alternative rock of the ’90s, incorporates progressive elements and rich production, offering a fresh take on the genre. Notably, their music carries a powerful lyrical statement against totalitarianism and fascism, acting as a beacon for democracy and freedom.
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HEADBANGERS NEWS
Brazil

Porter retorna após 10 anos de hiato com single inédito; ouca „Tax Free Hollows“ 
January 20, 2024

Die Alternative-Rocker Porter debütieren mit dem bereits erfolgreichen „Tax Free Hollows“, ihrem ersten Album nach einer zehnjährigen Pause. Das Lied präsentiert die kühne und innovative Ideologie zusammen mit dem durchdringenden und einzigartigen Sound, der eine nostalgische Klangatmosphäre schafft und dank der jugendlichen Energie und dem visionären Geist der Mitglieder gleichzeitig eine aufrichtige Frische ausstrahlt. Der Song ist Teil des lang erwarteten dritten Albums mit dem Titel „Genosha“ und wir werden ihre sozialen Medien im Auge behalten, um keine Veröffentlichungen zu verpassen – wir raten Ihnen, das Gleiche zu tun.
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ALL METAL EVERYTHING
USA

Porter – Tax Free Hollows
January 24, 2024

“The progressive alternative rock band PORTER from Germany has been around for quite a while and mixes the different preferences of the individual band members for metal and punk, indie and singer songwriter, hardcore and alternative into a completely unique blend that brings the sound, which is stylistically rooted in the energetic, guitar-led alternative rock of the 90s, into the present day thanks to progressive elements and a rich production.“
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END SESSIONS
Mexico

PORTER – Behind The Banlieue
February 14, 2024

El rock que hay en Alemania es insuperable, en mi tiempo descubriendo música a través de submithub al escuchar proyectos de origen alemán ha sido inevitable conectar fácilmente con su rock y en esta ocasión te dejo con «Porter» proyecto que me hizo sentir eufórico y descontrolado pues su tema «Behinf The Banlieue» a parte de darme un potente ritmo que te me llevo al descontrol me dio una reflexión sobre el sistema actual en el que vivimos en este mundo el cual únicamente funciona a través de grupos sociales.>> Read the whole text

THE BIG TAKE OVER MAGAZINE
USA

Porter – Tax Free Hollows
January 27, 2024

The main reason that Porter manages to find new places to explore in the, let’s face it, heavily mined-out rock and roll landscape is because of the varied interests of those in the band. It goes without saying that if you gather any number of musicians together to make music, and they are all fans of, say Iron Maiden or Oasis, then the sound they will make together is likely to echo with the sound of Iron Maiden or Oasis. Gather fans of various sounds and styles – metal, punk, indie, even the singer-songwriter format – and the result of their mixing and matching and melding and molding of the music will result in something slightly familiar but fresh.
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JYLABLOG
USA

PORTER Reshapes Reality with ‘Taxfree Hollows’: Unveiling the World of ‘Genosha’
January, 2024

In the heart of Germany’s vibrant alternative rock scene, PORTER, the progressive alternative rock band, emerges with a distinct sonic identity. Melding metal and punk, indie and singer-songwriter, hardcore and alternative influences, PORTER transcends conventional boundaries. Their latest endeavor, “Genosha,” introduces a new era for the band, marked by a heavier metal focus. The release of the first single, “Taxfree Hollows,” on November 10, 2023, heralds a profound shift in the band’s musical trajectory.
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DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE
USA

Mentioned in Dispatches: Behind the Banlieue – Porter
February 6, 2024

I recently wrote about Porter’s excellent mix of rock sounds on Tax Free Hollows, and here they are again with another song title that I don’t really understand the meaning of, perhaps something to do with an urban uprising? Maybe the meaning gets a bit lost in translation- not that it matters. All that matters is the music, and again, Porter effortlessly blends classic rock structures with an alternative vibe, though this time out, leaning more toward the former than the latter. But who cares? Agin, all that matters is that it is another modern and wonderfully fresh slice of music for those who like their rock music both melodic and full of muscle.
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INDIEFLIX MUSIC
INDIA

Porter – Tax Free Hollows
January, 2024

Porter gives you action packed addictive rock. They have been in the game far enough to know how the gears run. Their lyrics don’t shy away from the truth, there is a game that we’re all playing. They checked the people who write the rules. Let’s smoke them out of their Tax Free Hollows. Some truths are irritating and uncomfortable. Knowing that the rich worry about their caviar stained white shirts. The fact that white leather will reflect the piece of shit you are. Porter know all this too, they just make a stellar rock song out of it. Lyrically, this hard rock gem gives elements-phrases and gems of wisdom that connect in your mind. It is a perfect single, time signatures leaping from side to side. The chorus is an explosion of another kind, giving a slice of justice to the stylish riff. Though no shameless nitwit who has escaped deserves this as their theme track, Porter are just throwing facts in front of the screen. Stop getting distracted, prepare the cutlery to eat the rich. The tones and structure on that solo? *Chef’s kiss*
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ROCKCHARTS NEWS
USA

PORTER – Taxfree Hollows
January 31, 2024

Independent artist, PORTER, hailing from Germany’s Ruhr Area, delivers a powerful listening experience in their newest single “Tax Free Hollows.” Destined to become an anthem, this solid alternative rock track pays homage to the classic sound while demonstrating its unique voice. A European-based cultural influence reverberates throughout the music, making it a must-listen for fans of rock legends like U2 and The Rolling Stones.
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BAD WOLF RADIO
USA

Porter on artist spotlight
February 9, 2024

The legendary German alternative rock alchemists, who seamlessly fuse the raw energy of the 90s with progressive vibes, are making a comeback in 2024 at full throttle!Join us in this special episode as we explore their latest musical gems that will definitely make a change in your mindset as they fiercely challenge society and politics with their strong and powerful message.
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INDIEFLIX MUSIC
INDIA

Porter – Tax Free Hollows
January, 2024

Porter gives you action packed addictive rock. They have been in the game far enough to know how the gears run. Their lyrics don’t shy away from the truth, there is a game that we’re all playing. They checked the people who write the rules. Let’s smoke them out of their Tax Free Hollows. Some truths are irritating and uncomfortable. Knowing that the rich worry about their caviar stained white shirts. The fact that white leather will reflect the piece of shit you are. Porter know all this too, they just make a stellar rock song out of it. Lyrically, this hard rock gem gives elements-phrases and gems of wisdom that connect in your mind. It is a perfect single, time signatures leaping from side to side. The chorus is an explosion of another kind, giving a slice of justice to the stylish riff. Though no shameless nitwit who has escaped deserves this as their theme track, Porter are just throwing facts in front of the screen. Stop getting distracted, prepare the cutlery to eat the rich. The tones and structure on that solo? *Chef’s kiss*
>> Read the whole text

STATIONS

PORTER ON
BAD WOLF RADIO
USA

On air February 9, 2024
at 19:00 EST / 13:00 MEZ

BLOGPOSTS

Der Lohn des langen Atems

Der Lohn des langen Atems

Die ersten Songs sind draußen, das Feedback macht großen Spaß und überhaupt macht es gerade großen Spaß in dieser Band zu sein! Der tönend lärmende Stand der Dinge bei PORTER. "Genosha" und die Songs so far. Liebes Probetagebuch, heute war ein guter Tag. Wir haben...

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10 Jahre Wolkenstein

10 Jahre Wolkenstein

Happy Birthday "WOLKENSTEIN"! Während wir mit Hochdruck am nächsten PORTER Album "GENOSHA" arbeiten, wird unser 2013er Album "WOLKENSTEIN" am heutigen Tag satte und unfassbare 10 Jahre alt! 10 Jahre – wow! Auch wenn es eine Weile her ist, das Ding hat uns damals –...

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PORTER: Neuer Sänger

PORTER: Neuer Sänger

Liebe Freunde von PORTER, es gibt Neuigkeiten! Seit wir vor über 6 Jahren voller Elan mit den Studioarbeiten an unserem Album „GENOSHA“ begonnen haben, ist so einiges passiert, dass uns gebremst, frustriert, entmutigt und zuletzt vielleicht sogar an den Rand des Endes...

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Rezension auf albumcheck.de

Rezension auf albumcheck.de

Die 10/10-Sterne-rezension von „WOLKENSTEIN“ auf albumcheck.de: Der Name des spätmittelalterlichen Ritters und Dichters Oswald von Wolkenstein steht nicht umsonst auf dem Album, denn sein Werk hat die Band inspiriert und zudem sieht diese gewisse Parallelen zu ihrem...

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Du musst

Du musst

von Marcus Jüngling einfach mit dem Fuß wippen. Vielleicht bin ich nicht objektiv, wenn ich der Band Porter ein grandioses Album attestiere, weil ich einer der Supporter bin, aber angesichts dieser Produktionsleistung ist mir das egal. Wer Objektivität benötigt, soll...

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Interview auf Regioactive

Interview auf Regioactive

13. September 2012 Wann und wie habt ihr angefangen gemeinsam zu musizieren? Die beiden Gitarristen Lars und Frank, sowie meine Wenigkeit (der Drummer) spielen bereits seit Urzeiten zusammen, genaugenommen seit 1990. Unsere erste Band hieß Friday Is Scrapped und wir...

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Nichts ist egal

Nichts ist egal

Interview für Interviewcheck/Albumcheck am 5.11.2012 Porter, eine Band aus Witten, hat ein ausgeprägtes Soziales Gewissen. Und spricht mit uns darüber: Albumcheck: Ihr spendet sämtliche Einnahmen aus Eurer aktuellen Platte  “Damocles” für ein leukämiekrankes Mädchen...

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