Member Spotlight: Ogar Ironpaw

imageName: Eric Baumgard

Club Name: Ogar Ironpaw

Rank: 5SRC Minnesota Warrior

Time Served:

– Began Prospecting: May 5th 2013

– Patched: December 13th 2013

Interests: comic books, movies, drumming

Bands: Abatwaar, Invidiosus, Face of Oblivion, Acanthostega, Compulsive Mutilation, Glutton for Punishment

Instruments: Drums, Vocals, Guitar, Bass

Favorite Genres: technical death metal, bestial black metal

Favorite Bands: Suffocation, Gorgasm, Misery Index, Dark Funeral, Portishead, Deltron


When Ogar was thirteen he started playing guitar and forming bands with classmates. At about seventeen he started playing drums and getting into metal, beginning with bands like Lamb of God and Slipknot. He later began listening to death metal like Deicide and Kataklysm, then quickly transitioned to faster death metal like Origin and Hate Eternal. After high school Ogar played drums in the metal band, Abatwaar, then began drumming for the Twin Cities death metal band Invidiosus. After parting ways with Invidiosus he jammed with Chris Hensley and Brandon Bohlman, forming the band, Face of Oblivion.

In 2011 during Face of Oblivion’s first tour, Ogar met members of the NYDM with Jeff Gallegos: NMDM President and International Captain and his Albuquerque crew leaving the strongest impression. In late 2012 Ogar’s wife, Logos Ironpaw: 5SRC MN Captain, began getting involved in supporting the club. When Logos began prospecting at the beginning of 2013, Ogar tagged along to the meeting. Ogar vividly remembers listening to Greg Chilton: 5SRC President explain what the club is about and realizing that it was something that was completely in line with his own views, especially the focus on the family atmosphere and RESPECT.

On May 5th, 2013 Ogar became a Prospect. That summer he again went on tour with Face of Oblivion and met many more NYDM members and Prospects and reconnected with some he had met before. Experiencing the way the club treats other metal musicians and supporters, club or not, convinced him that this was truly an organization that he could commit to. On December 13th of 2013, at Gooch: 5SRC MN Captain‘s birthday and Toys for Tots benefit show, Ogar was patched in while dressed as Santa Claus.

Ogar is in several active bands. He still plays drums in Face of Oblivion, drums for Acanthostega (which also includes his wife and Captain, Logos, and his NYDM brother Joe Chehoski: 5SRC MN Warrior), drums for Glutton for Punishment (with his NYDM brothers Cannibal Carlson: 5SRC MN Enforcer and Aaron Whitesides: 5SRC MN Warrior and Chapter Co-Founder), and does vocals and drum programming in the two-man band, Compulsive Mutilation.

Favorite Quote: “History is the fiction we invent to persuade ourselves that events are knowable and that life has order and direction. That’s why events are always reinterpreted when values change. We need new versions of history to allow for our current prejudices.” -Calvin and Hobbes

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