DIRTBAG CLOTHING was the main stage sponsor for this year's MICHIGAN METAL FEST, which took place in Battle Creek, Michigan. We caught up with many old friends, made plenty of new ones, and ate all of the festival food in sight...
RAHWAY, the hard rock powerhouse renowned for their electrifying performances and thought-provoking lyrics, is set to make waves once again with their highly anticipated new single, "Drowning." The track, which pulls no punches, delves into the depths of social media pretense, shedding light on the unspoken struggle faced by individuals who go to great lengths to project a glamorous façade on their online profiles.
In an era where social media has become a battleground for validation and self-worth, Rahway fearlessly explores the dark underbelly of fabricated lives. "Drowning" captures the essence of a person drowning in their own falsehoods, desperately seeking approval through carefully crafted images and narratives. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of the individual's relentless pursuit of a mirage, ultimately exposing the hollowness that lies beneath the surface.
Rahway's signature hard-hitting sound, characterized by gritty guitar riffs, thunderous drumming, and impassioned vocals, serves as the perfect vehicle to convey the emotional intensity of "Drowning." The band's unwavering commitment to their craft is evident in every note, as they deliver a powerful sonic experience that resonates with listeners on a profound level.
Lead vocalist, Nick Hade, states:
"With 'Drowning,' we wanted to highlight the struggle many face when trying to maintain an illusion of perfection on social media. It's become all too common for people to present an idealized version of themselves, but beneath it all, they're struggling to keep up with their own lies. This song is a wake-up call, a reminder that authenticity and genuine connections are far more valuable than a carefully curated online persona."
"Drowning" is the latest offering from Rahway, following their critically acclaimed album Slumlords of New Jersey and hit singles such as Carry You and Rocketship. The band's unwavering dedication to crafting hard rock anthems that resonate with their audience has garnered them a devoted following and widespread acclaim within the rock community.
As they release "Drowning" to the world, Rahway invites fans and rock enthusiasts alike to join them on a journey of raw emotion and unfiltered truths. Brace yourself for an auditory assault that challenges societal norms and provokes introspection.
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DIRTBAG Endorsed Artists SINSATION have released their new single and music video -- I Am Man (via SODEH Records).
Sinsation are a vampiric metal band like no other. These gothic madmen met playing in different bands at the Zombie Prom in 2019 and rapidly came to realize that the dark spirits of the universe wanted them to work together. They quickly assembled a stellar lineup out of the creative primordial ooze of the local scene and crafted a sound that reflected the influence of their sonic heroes ranging from classics like Motorhead and Slayer to rock gods like Joan Jett by way of modern masters Avatar and Halestorm. This rapidly developed into a style that was wholly their own. Sinsation quickly saw success, playing the legendary Viper Room in Hollywood and winning the Metal Meeting in Arizona. At the same time they started to release singles with videos, even through the madness of the coronavirus pandemic. This slew of successes lead to endorsements by Solar Guitars, Felton Guitars, InTune Guitar Picks War-Core Pick Ups, and Shroeder Cabs. It also earned them a deal with TerrorCrew Productions and Artillery Music Group AMG who seek to help the band grow through their next few steps towards vampiric ascension. This is all happening as the band continue to get heavier and lean into crafting pulverizing and face melting good times. With big things on the horizon and a legion of triumphs in the rearview mirror, none will be able to slow the mighty Sinsation. All that’s left to do is join their undead horde and watch as these thrashers take on the globe!
DIRTBAG Endorsed Artists BLACKOUT have released the music video for their newest single -- Delusional.
From the band:
This is our newest single, Delusional following our first EP, The Payback. We want to thank Akuro Productions for all the hard work they put in on this video!
BLACKOUT will be performing THIS SATURDAY at the 2023 MICHIGAN METAL FEST in Battle Creek, MI - August 19. Tickets and VIP packages available now.