There once was a talented Melodic Thrash and Power Metal band from Southern Oregon that was cutting their own path to success. Unfortunately, they stepped off the path, and they’ve been lost in the woods for 25 years. This year, they found their way back to the trail, and now they’re poised to pick up where they left off. Taking a quarter-century-old demo tape of songs so good it became a fascination for collectors as far away from Oregon as Germany, and applying modern musicianship and mastering techniques, the cult favorite band Emissary has reunited for success. And they’ve asked me and the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show to host the exclusive, worldwide premiere of their next song, a track that won’t be available until they drop their first official album in 25 years, just before 2022.
I spoke with the driving force members of Emissary–then and now–about the song, the new album, and just what the hell happened to get them so off track for so long.
Portions of the interview aired on Hard, Heavy & Hair Show number 330 along with Emissary’s music and tons of other great Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Band music and information. Listen to the podcast version of that show and read the show notes here.