Hailing from the vibrant city of Costa Mesa, California, Portrait of a Nightmare (PoaN) seamlessly combines the raw power and aggression of hard rock and heavy metal with contemporary electronic elements of industrial music. The result is a truly unique and intense sound that not only captivates listeners but also inspires them to hit the dance floor.


Renowned for their electrifying live performances, PoaN brings an unparalleled level of energy and intensity to the stage, leaving their audience awestruck. Critics have consistently praised their shows, establishing their reputation as an unstoppable force in the music industry. Consequently, the band has garnered a dedicated and ever-growing fan base that passionately supports their every move.


Among their impressive repertoire, “Dirtier You, Dirtier Me” stands out as an exceptional track, perfectly showcasing PoaN’s ability to infuse their music with hard rock energy. From the rhythmically charged and impactful guitar riffs to the raw and intense tonality of the vocals, this song effortlessly appeals to fans across various genres. Its infectious energy is bound to leave listeners yearning for more.

Portrait of a Nightmare is primarily driven by the potent combination of Pascal Simpkins, the powerhouse vocalist, and Tass Szanto, the incredibly skilled lead guitarist. These two talented musicians have been crafting their music together since 2009, diligently refining their skills and perfecting their sound. Over the years, the band has featured different lineups, including both permanent members and hired musicians. This dynamic flexibility allows PoaN to bring their music to life in their live performances, often creating a captivating ensemble of four to six performers.


All in all, Portrait of a Nightmare revitalizes the world of rock and metal music, injecting a fresh and invigorating twist. With their distinctive fusion of hard-hitting instrumentals and industrial elements, they have pioneered a sound that is both intense and enthralling. Their live shows transcend conventional experiences, leaving audiences spellbound and fervently craving for more. With an unwavering dedication to their craft and an undeniable display of talent, PoaN has undoubtedly solidified their position as a dominant force in the music industry!


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“Dirtier You Dirtier me” has been added to the Rock rotation on Hypernova Radio, as well as my “Heavy“, “Hypernova Radio – New Adds” and “Wanderlust  playlists on Spotify!