War Machine (3)

Short lived Portland HC / Crust band, formed after the dissolution of Detestation. After the final Detestation tour in Europe in fall of 1998, Kelly and Saira stayed in Germany while Brian and Dominik returned home to Portland. To keep busy while they waited for their bandmates to return, Brian and Dom started practicing and writing songs for what was to become War Machine. Meanwhile, in Germany, Kelly and Saira's personal relationship collapsed and it was looking very unlikely that Detestation would ever perform again.
Word had gotten back to Brian and Dominik that this was the case, so they decided to take the idea of a new band more seriously. They joined forces with Kevin and Alex, members of the Portland Anarcho-Crust band Axiom, and named the new band War Machine.
Kelly's return to Portland in the summer of 1999 coincided with the departure of Alex as the bassist, so Kelly jumped in and the final lineup of War Machine was born.

Although the band was relatively short-lived, they managed to record a split LP with Dominik's other band, Yankee Wuss (recorded with the original lineup of Brian, Dominik, Kevin, and Alex) and a 7" EP. The band also managed to play a handful of shows up and down the West Coast of the US, across several states to make and ill-fated appearance at Wisconsin's infamous Old Barn festival in 1999, and a European tour in the spring of 2000. After the European tour War Machine played a few shows in Oregon and Washington before Kevin left the band to move to Seattle and Kelly left to move back to Germany. Aside from a short trip to California in early 2001 (with Destroy!'s Mandy Barberree on vocals), the band was finished for good - after having existed for a little over a year.



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Singles & EPs

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