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There are 4 groups with the name Portrait, one screamo (from Atlanta USA), one Metal (from Gothenburg), one r'n'b (from Los Angeles USA), and one Progressive Rock/Metal (from Saarland, Germany).

1) Portrait is Heavy Metal band from Sweden (Gothenburg) in the vein of King Diamond and Mercyful Fate, with the same trademark vocals. They have released a demo tape (2006), a 7" single (2007) and an album (2008). Some of the members also plays in Helvetets Port and Devil Lee Rot.

2)Portrait existed in Atlanta, GA from 1996 until 2001. For many individuals portrait is one of the pioneers of the modern (circa 2002-2004) “screamo” sound. They released several albums: “all my chances” 7”, the s/t 10”, the debut 7”, the four song demo All of this and one extra song are on the Portrait "complete discography" cd from stickfigurerecords.
The band has a very energetic sound. Tough but not too tough. Emotional but not too emotional. Agressive but not too… Great combination of guitar work with viola. This band has it all. From sweet melodic parts too Rough hardcore driven tunes. Portrait’s influences were such bands as inkwell, frail and Indian summer.

3) Portrait were an r'n'b group from Los Angeles who released 2 albums (in 1992 & 1995).

4) Portrait is a Prog Rock/Metal Band with members from Saarland and France. They cross very symphonic, melodic parts with heavy guitarbreaks.

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