In a world where heavy metal has become synonymous with nostalgia and the past, there’s still a great deal of interest in Portones de Metal, the band’s latest full-length, which has been released by indie label Portones.
In a recent interview with Billboard, frontman Scott Portones shared the excitement he’s been seeing in the audience as the band approaches its fourth studio album.
“There’s a lot of people who’ve been waiting for this record for a long time,” he said.
“It’s been over two years.
And I don’t know how many of you will be here for the four years, but it’s been really exciting to see so many people who haven’t been around for a while come out to support us.
I think that’s a testament to the quality of this band.”
Portones and his bandmates were also in attendance for this weekend’s festival in Toronto.
The band will play the Odeon Centre in downtown Toronto this Saturday, April 7, with a sold-out sold-outs event on April 12.
The lineup also includes the band members of Portones’ previous band, the seminal metal trio Portones, who have reunited to tour.
The tour also includes a series of shows in Los Angeles.
The group has already performed at a handful of festivals, including Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, where they took home the Best Metal Performance award.
Portones said he has been waiting to release his new album for some time now, but he was surprised to see the response from the fans.
“It’s not as if we’re writing this to make a big press release, so it’s very much a surprise for us,” he explained.
“This album was just released because people wanted something that was more like our sound and not something like other bands.
So this is not some sort of an album that is being written to put out an album or something, it’s more like this album that’s been sitting around for so long and people want to hear it.””
I’m really proud of the fact that I’ve been able to get it out to a lot more people, not just to be a band but to be part of the history of heavy metal and all that kind of stuff, and I feel like the audience for this album is really big,” he continued.
“People have been waiting so long for this, and it’s just been such a joy to get this out.”
The band’s new album, which was released by Portones and Portones himself, is a follow-up to 2012’s Portones album, “The Last of Us,” which became a huge hit in North America and around the world.
The new record is expected to be released sometime in the next couple of weeks.