No, I’m not talking about the weather. This time of year it blows just as hard in Portland as it does here in Seattle. I’m talking about recent releases from two passionate Portland bands that are most definitely worth checking out: Siberian Nightmare Machine from American Me and An Awakening from Those Who Lie Beneath. Both bands are signed to Rise Records, both are hot shit, and both are playing at Portland’s Club Satyricon on Dec 2. Today we’ll talk about American Me and tomorrow we’ll cover Those Who Lie Beneath.