at The Hawthorne Hide Away, Portland, OR, USA, August 21, 2022

EMISSARY (Live at The Hawthorne Hide Away, Portland, OR, USA, August 21, 2022)
Photo: Jessica Van Patten

Great Band At A Tiny Club

Sometimes some of the most fun shows are at the tiniest clubs, and when Medford, Oregon’s very own Heavy Metal veterans Emissary came to town, it was one of those nights. When you first walk in, you’d never even know there is a show about to happen as the stage is in a rather tiny back room with a few booths, pool tables and a very small stage. Fortunately it’s all about the music and not the venue, as Emissary proved on a Sunday night in Portland, Oregon.

The cool thing is that Emissary has been around for over 30 years, and the lineup today contains most of their “classic” lineup members including the founders vocalist Jym Harris and guitar player Tim Dahlen, and bassist Peter Shawn Kinney. Add new guitarist Charlie Francipane and drummer Tony Mullins to the mix and you have a powerful band that takes you back to the early 90s, while at the same time adds enough modern flair to satisfy any Power Metal fan.

EMISSARY (Live at The Hawthorne Hide Away, Portland, OR, USA, August 21, 2022)
Photo: Jessica Van Patten

The Wretched Masquerade Live

Emissary is on the road supporting their new album on Underground Power Records titled The Wretched Masquerade. Fans were treated to several of the bands classic tunes, as they hit the stage with energy and vitality you’d expect from a younger group of guys. The songs were super tight, and the sounds were great as they tore it up for the eager metal heads who couldn’t get enough. The dual guitars were razor tight, the rhythm section was solid as a rock, as vocalist Jym Harris added the icing on the Heavy Metal cake that the crowd was craving, and thoroughly enjoyed.

EMISSARY (Live at The Hawthorne Hide Away, Portland, OR, USA, August 21, 2022)
Photo: Jessica Van Patten

One thing is for sure, Emissary hasn’t lost a step, and if they can give so much energy to a small group of fans in a tiny little bar, just think of what they can do with a larger crowd. If you get a chance to catch Emissary live, it’s well worth the effort, and you’ll be glad you did.

Emissary is:

Jym Harris – Lead Vocals
Tim Dahlen – Guitar / Vocals
Charlie Francipane – Guitar
Peter Shawn Kinney – Bass / Vocals
Tony Mullins – Drums


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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