EMISSARY announce US tour dates in support of upcoming debut album “The Wretched Masquerade”.

Medford, Oregon’s EMISSARY has announced US tour dates in support of the Spring 2022 cd release of their upcoming debut album The Wretched Masquerade” on Underground Power Records (Germany).

One of their summer highlights will be playing the legendary Legions of Metalfestival in Chicago, IL.

Emmisaty co-founder and frontman Jym Harris had this to say:

“Emissary reformed after 25 years apart, during the first year of the pandemic so touring opportunities were incredibly slim. We got added to Legions Of Metal when my other band Sylent Storm took a hiatus, but then the whole festival got postponed. Now here it is, 2022 and it’s finally happening! What an honor to share the stage with all these incredible acts, some of which we grew up with like Riot V, Nasty Savage and Fifth Angel. A few fellow Pacific Northwesters like Silver Talon, Beretta and Greyhawk will be there, as well, so maybe we won’t feel too out-of-place, haha. So many killer bands are playing that honestly, we’re just excited to even attend a festival this stacked with talent. Bob Byrne, the promoter, did an excellent job putting it all together and we couldn’t be more thankful to be included!”

EMISSARY US tour dates:

5/6/22 – Denver, CO – The Venue 
(with Conaxx / The Mike Shamrock Project)

5/7/22 – Buffalo, WY – Bomber Mountain Civic Center

5/13/22 – Legions of Metal festival – Reggies – Chicago, IL

5/27/22 – Boatnik festival – Riverside Park – Grants Pass, OR 
(with Stephen Pearcy – The Voice of Ratt)

5/28/22 – Album release party – The Sound Lodge – Grants Pass, OR 
(with Insanity’s Reign & Elk Witch)

Emissary band line-up:

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

For the latest Emissary news, videos, to purchase the album and official band merchandise, visit the following pages:

Emissary official Facebook page

Emissary official Instagram page

Emissary official BandCamp page

Band biography:

Tim Dahlen and Jym Harris met in early 1993 and realized they had an undeniable chemistry for songwriting. At Dahlen’s request, Harris adopted the moniker of his 1989 Las Vegas high school band when they decided to join forces and form a new band. Harris’ lyrics and melodic vocal style complimented Dahlen’s thrash-influenced guitar riffs, so the duo founded what is now known as “The Original” Emissary.

After a few lineup changes, they hired famed LA Guns / Laaz Rockit / Abattoir producer Chuck Rosa to record the band’s most widely distributed demo in early 1994. A few demos later, Emissary was frequently being heard on local radio stations and the band quickly became the most well-known Heavy Metal act in Southern Oregon. They spent the next two years playing numerous shows across the America West Coast, sharing the stage with heavy-hitters such as Dokken and plenty of others. Unfortunately, the Alt-Rock movement was starting to dominate the Pacific Northwest so fewer opportunities were presenting themselves and Emissary disbanded in early 1996.

More than two decades later, Emissary appeared in the historical book “Rusted Metal: A guide to Hard Rock and Heavy Metal in the Pacific Northwest 1970-1995” which led to the former members reconnecting on social media about a possible reunion. In early 2021, Harris and Dahlen reunited with members of the classic 90’s lineup, drummer Eric Hoover and bassist Peter Shawn Kinney. Guitarist Charlie Francipane was added to the lineup and after 25 years apart, Emissary was back! In August of ‘21 Emissary played their first show in a quarter-century as direct support for veteran rockers Tesla in Grants Pass, Oregon. Later that month, they appeared at California’s Redwood Metalfest alongside notable acts such as Lich King, Mordred, Blind Illusion and Skitzo, before hitting the studio to finish their first full-length album.

“The Wretched Masquerade” is comprised mostly of new recordings of the band’s classic material, but a deluxe version of the release will feature a bonus disc full of remastered 90’s demos. There is even a guest appearance by guitarist Claudeous Creamer of Bay Area legends Possessed on one track. It was produced by Doug Hill (Helmet / Neurosis / Mastodon), mastered by Jamie King (Between The Buried & Me /Cro-Mags / Flotsam & Jetsam) and features the artwork of Donald Yatomi (Megadeth / Tourniquet / Sylent Storm) on the cover. Both the cd and vinyl are being released by Germany’s Underground Power Records in the spring of 2022.