Tuesday, August 15, 2017

KEEP THE DOGS AWAY!



Wyrd War and Rose City Strip join forces to deliver Portland's heaviest heavy metal event of 2017! And it's FREE! Canadian heavy metal legend Jon Mikl THOR returns to the City of Roses on the wings of his latest odd opus Beyond the Pain Barrier with special support from Lucifer's full throttle female-fronted Louisville execution squad SAVAGE MASTER and Portland's very own bastard sons of Phil Lynott and Kate De Lombaert ACID WASH! Some heads are gonna roll, Portland.

Monday, July 24, 2017


Saturday, July 15, 2017

WYRD WIZARDS



Photo by Casey Alva.

The most flawlessly beautiful 35mm print I've ever seen.




Maria Karlin of Federale performing the main Wizards theme Time Will Tell.




If you know me even casually, you can probably imagine what watching Wizards on 35mm with soundtrack composer Andrew Belling meant to me. 








The Wyrd War merch crew!
An amazing stranger gifted me this 1979 Wizards fanzine and this beautiful woman let me touch her. LOL.
Casey Alva & Andrew Belling.
Belling on Belling.
Photo by Casey Alva.


We SOLD OUT the Hollywood Theatre for our record release party and 40th anniversary screening of Ralph Bakshi's Wizards! Thank you for making us proud yet again, Portland! Andrew Belling finally received his long overdue "underground Oscar" for Best Soundtrack of 1977 (it only took 40 years!), and we kept him blushing for hours. These photos by Shaun Astor and Tiffany "Meadow" Kenaley reflect the atmosphere of a perfect evening. Thank you to Andy and Casey Alva for spending the evening with us, our friends at Fox Studios for providing an absolutely pristine 35mm print, everyone at Hollywood Theatre for the hospitality (as always), Shaun Astor for the terrific photos, Kallisti and Henry for keeping people happy at the Wyrd War merch table, the random stranger who gifted me his 1979 Wizards fanzine, and EVERYONE who came out and supported this event. I apologize to those who were unable to get in. It's impossible to predict the response and we really had no idea this would sell out. Perhaps we will do it again some day. Next up? RAWHEAD REX on Saturday September 23, 2017 at 9:30pm. Tickets on sale very soon.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

SMASH YOUR SKULL WITH POWER!!!!


"...loud and righteous..."






Photo by Ami Lawless.






Photo by Jay Martin.

















The negative ion cult is alive!


We did it, Portland! Hail to Destructor, Antichrist, Danava, the entire crew at Mississippi Studios and EVERYONE who came out on Friday July 7, 2017 for this historic moment in heavy metal. It was an intimate and diehard crowd in one of Portland's finest venues. Incredible sound! This is how you do a concert and this is how lasting metal alliances are forged. Let's do it again soon, eh? All photos by Meadow Mother Wolf, except where noted. Youtube clips courtesy of Jeff Gfroerer. Keep the Faith!