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Xinr, Danava, DJ Dennis Dread 

When: Sat., Sept. 15, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $5
Calling every metal lover and metal musician in Portland! You've gotta know your roots, or if you can dig deep enough, your seeds! Any given music scene in any given city, whether it be metal, jazz, or indie-whatever-boringness, was sparked and evolved from the bands that originally birthed it. Every band after them, for years to come, owes them thanks for the initial inspiration. Enter—or rather re-enter—Xinr (pronounced ex-sinner). Formed in '83, recorded and played shows in '84, tragically destroyed in '85 by a motorcycle accident that killed vocalist Tony Saiz and guitarist Shaun Tramel, Xinr is arguably Portland's first and best heavy metal band. We're talking tough, taut, hard-strutting, no-fooling heavy metal—the real deal. In '84 the band recorded 11 songs, only one of which made it onto 1985's Pacific Metal Project compilation. Thanks to local label Unseen Forces, all 11 tracks are now pressed to vinyl. Tonight the long-lost Xinr album will be played in its entirety, and the surviving members will be there to answer questions—plus Danava will play some of their stuff and a few Xinr songs. ARIS WALES

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