Thursday, August 16, 2012


Self Titled

The greatest Pacific Northwest heavy metal band you've never heard now claims its rightful place upon the jeweled throne of TRUE METAL! XINR (ex-sinner) was formed in Portland, Oregon in 1983 and recorded the tracks that comprise this singular posthumous vinyl collection in 1984 after months of rigorous writing and rehearsing. Here is honest denim clad rock with no "die hard" frills and no bullshit image gimmicks, the perfect antidote to modern music's overblown and self-aware pretense. What we have are mid-paced headbangers woven together with a dual guitar attack that recalls K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton as they traded in their bellbottoms for red and black leather. Uncompromising vocals channel the outlaw ethos of Bon Scott and the theatrical enunciation of Alice Cooper while driving the music forward with positive energy and conviction. So what the hell happened? Tragically, vocalist Tony Saiz and guitarist Shaun Tramel were killed in a motorcycle accident en route to their rehearsal room the night before a gig in Portland on November 30th, 1984 and the band understandably never recovered from this devastating loss. In 1985 XINR appeared on the otherwise unremarkable Pacific Metal Project compilation with their defining song Ever Present Angel and then went their separate ways, leaving the unheard demo tracks languishing in obscurity until 2008 when Stormspell Records released a CD to commemorate the anniversary of Tony and Shaun's premature demise. This fully authorized UNSEEN FORCES collection is the first (and only) full length XINR LP to ever appear on vinyl! Eleven powerful and instantly unforgettable 'eavy rockers pressed to white vinyl with lyric sheet and liner notes.  Paypal to

$17 ppd US
$25 ppd Canada
$29 ppd Mexico

$31 ppd Rest of the World
European customers are encouraged to order from HIGH ROLLER RECORDS.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


We are pleased to announce the official record release party for XINR on Saturday September 15th, 2012 at Portland's EAST END. Original members will be in attendance to provide a Q&A about the band's history and sign records.  Followed by a live performance from very special guests DANAVA!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Test pressings have been approved and the WHITE VINYL release of XINR's long lost masterpiece is soon to be unveiled!  In the meantime, we are pleased to present the opening track Ever Present Angel to get you in the mood for some serious hot rockin'.  UNSEEN FORCES made a pilgrimage to the location at SE 39th and Woodward Street in Portland, Oregon where vocalist Tony Saiz and guitarist Shaun Tramel went down in a motorcycle accident nearly 28 years ago.  Their memory and musical legacy live on...


Ordering information coming soon.