Prepare your ears for an onslaught of brutal riffs, thundering drums, and guttural vocals, as the annual Michigan Metal Fest descends upon Battle Creek this summer. This year, fans of the heavy music scene have an exciting reason to rejoice – DIRTBAG Clothing is proudly sponsoring the main stage at the festival on August 19. The lineup promises an explosive mix of established and emerging metal acts, including DIRTBAG-endorsed artists Mick Blankenship, BlackOut, and Casket Robbery. Additionally, metal masterminds Born of Osiris and Upon a Burning Body will grace the stage, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all metalheads in attendance.
DIRTBAG Clothing: A Perfect Fit for the Metal Community:
With its edgy aesthetic and rebellious spirit, DIRTBAG Clothing has long been an integral part of the metal scene. Established in 1996, the brand quickly became synonymous with metal, rock, and alternative cultures. DIRTBAG embodies the unapologetic and unyielding attitude that metal fans hold dear. From the iconic logos to our extensive lineup of lifestyle merchandise, DIRTBAG celebrates the unique essence of the metal community.
DIRTBAG-Endorsed Artists Set to Unleash Chaos:
Michigan Metal Fest 2023 will showcase the talents of three remarkable DIRTBAG-endorsed artists, each bringing their own distinctive sound and style to the stage.
Mick Blankenship: Hailing from Huntington, West Virginia, Mick Blankenship combines razor-sharp guitar work with powerful vocals. His music resonates with the raw emotions that define the metal genre, capturing the essence of personal struggles and triumphs. Mick's fusion of classic metal influences and modern aggression guarantees an electrifying performance.
BlackOut: Born and bred in the heart of Michigan, BlackOut has been making waves in the metal scene with their hard-hitting music and energetic live shows. Blending elements of metalcore and thrash, their unrelenting sound leaves audiences craving more. Expect bone-crushing breakdowns, fierce melodies, and a stage presence that will leave you in awe.
Casket Robbery: Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, Casket Robbery brings a dose of groove-laden death metal to the Michigan Metal Fest. Their intense, punishing sound combines face-melting guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and guttural vocals that will send chills down your spine. Prepare for a sonic assault that will leave you breathless.
Metal Titans Born of Osiris and Upon a Burning Body:
In addition to the DIRTBAG-endorsed artists, Michigan Metal Fest 2023 will feature two powerhouse acts that have carved their names into the annals of modern metal.
Born of Osiris: Known for their technical precision and melodic prowess, Born of Osiris will grace the main stage, unleashing their unique blend of progressive deathcore. With soaring guitar solos, blistering drum fills, and intricate song structures, their performance is certain to captivate metal enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
Upon a Burning Body: Prepare for a whirlwind of aggression as Upon a Burning Body takes the stage. Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, this metalcore juggernaut delivers a ferocious assault of bone-crushing breakdowns, blistering guitar work, and venomous vocals. Their live performances are a spectacle that must be witnessed to be fully appreciated.
Michigan Metal Fest 2023 is shaping up to be an unmissable event for metal enthusiasts and fans of the genre's diverse subgenres. Thanks to the support of DIRTBAG Clothing, the festival's main stage will be adorned with the raw energy and passion that both the brand and the metal community embody. From DIRTBAG-endorsed artists Mick Blankenship, BlackOut, and Casket Robbery to the heavyweight acts Born of Osiris and Upon a Burning Body, metalheads in Battle Creek, Michigan, are in for a night of relentless headbanging, moshing, and musical euphoria. Get ready to experience the raw power and unrelenting spirit of metal at its finest!
Our good friends in CASKET ROBBERY are currently on tour in support of THE CONVALESCENCE (another OG DIRTBAG Endorsed Artist) on the NO SURVIVORS TOUR.. The tour is also supported by IGNOMINIUS, and will cover a big chunk of the Midwest. Catch the tour in a city near you... Presented by THE LEGEND AGENCY.
TOUR DATES AND TICKETS AVAILABLE BELOW:
3.10 - Jackson, MS @ The Music Box
3.11 - Toledo, OH @ Main Street Bar & Grill
3.12 - New Haven, IN @ Carl's Tavern
3.13 - Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar TICKETS
3.14 - Overland Park, KS @ Vivo Live Events TICKETS
3.15 - Tulsa, OK @ The Whittier Bar TICKETS
3.16 - Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club DFW TICKETS
3.17 - San Antonio, TX @ Bonds Rock Bar TICKETS
3.18 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues TICKETS
3.19 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa TICKETS
3.20 - Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar TICKETS
3.21 - Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co. TICKETS
3.22 - Murfreesboro, TN @ The Crossroads TICKETS
3.23 - Knoxville, TN @ Brickyard Bar & Grill TICKETS
3.24 - Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry TICKETS
3.25 - Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge TICKETS
COME RAIN OR FLOOD....
Last Saturday, DIRTBAGS from all over the U.S. came together under the cold, rainy sky for the wettest, muddiest Michigan Metalfest to date. Don Jamieson (Comedian, That Metal Show) joined us for the day, hopped on stage to introduce BACKLASH (DIRTBAG song contest winners) on the DIRTBAG Stage, and also did a short comedy set on the main stage while the crowd waited to watch TALLAH.
Early in the day, long-time DIRTBAG Artists THE CONVALESCENCE brutalized the stage, throwing bloody hearts, and shooting water rifles into the (already wet) crowd. BACKLASH ripped out an epic 2-part set, which was interrupted by a lightning delay.. but we got a rockin’ on-stage interview of them while we waited for the sky to clear (STAY TUNED).
Due to a series of unfortunate events, the DIRTBAG Stage was shut down mid-day, and our Endorsed Artists, REDEFIND and CASKET ROBBERY were unfortunately unable to perform.
DIRTBAGS showed out in FULL-FORCE at Michigan Metalfest this year. Festival metalheads showed their true grit and love of the genre, as they spun and flipped their soaking wet hair in the cold-pouring rain.. all. day. long.
DIRTBAG CLOTHING will sponsor the FANTASY STAGE at Michigan Metal Fest - 8/13/2022 in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Long-time DIRTBAG DON JAMIESON (Comedian, That Metal Show) will be joining us as our MC on the stage.
DIRTBAG ENDORSED ARTISTS REDEFIND, CASKET ROBBERY, and THE CONVALESCENCE will be performing the festival...
And best of all.......
ONE LUCKY Dirtbag Endorsed Artist will be joining us to perform a live set and receive other great prizes from Dirtbag Clothing and our partners.
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