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      DAY SHEET BLOG — Dirtbag Endorsed Artist

      Dirtbag Block of Rock [Zacky Sickness]

      Dirtbag Block of Rock [Zacky Sickness]

      Dirtbag Mike from The Foundry gets a chance to follow up with Zacky Sickness. They talk about heavy sliced and girthy metal riffs, studio recording and new music for his latest EP titled "Storm the Gates".

       

       

       

      Songs for mention are: Will Anyone Be There

      Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Zacky-Sickness-1852242868237554 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zackysickness/?hl=en Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/58kNV2ehu00mrwHZBK5GRr Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVA5LOVcSEKnbkBHbntaZlw

       

      Artist Bio: Zacky Sickness started in 2018 after Zack moved back to his hometown of Joseph, OR and couldn’t find a band wanting to do his style of music. Which made him starting to make instrumentals on “Apple Loops” as he worked on his first solo album. At the very end of writing that he looked up “Royalty free heavy metal instrumentals” and found Jacob Lizotte. Zack had him make 2 tracks for his first album, and has been working with him ever since. Creating 2 albums together Now Zack has just released a brand new E.P. With Jacob Lizotte once again handling all the instrumentals and mixing and mastering. The E.P. “Storm the Gates” is once again exploring many different genres and influences in both lyric wise and musically. Zack explored new boundaries with songs such as “Life is Just a Airport” where he challenged himself to write a fun drinking Irish punk song. Zack has said about the song “I’ve gotten comfortable with writing about my depression and anxiety, and often feel if I try to write something happy or uplifting it comes off as corny, so I wanted to challenge myself and make a song that people can party and have a fun time to.” Another song where he tried something new was the song “Zoltar’s Fortune” which is a song about a fortune card he got from a “Zoltar” machine that was eerily accurate to what he was going through in life, and the first verse of the song comes straight from the fortune card he got. Songs like “Storm the Gates” talk about war, while “Will Anyone Be There?” Talks on self doubt and being unmotivated by people ignoring the songs he puts all his effort in, while “The Liars and Thieves” is about the sharks of the music industry, about people who prey on small musicians with broken promises all to get their money.

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      Dirtbag Endorsed Artists - Sinsation Vampiric Metal

      Dirtbag Endorsed Artists - Sinsation Vampiric Metal

      Dirtbag Endorsed Artists Sinsation
      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.
      Managed by the one and only Jaxxrock, 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.
      Now, the band is gearing up to film another pair of music videos to help their promote their upcoming EP. However, this is only just starting to lay the groundwork for a concept album to come. 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!
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      Faucet Mouth - A Heavy Track With Heavy Stacks [Traverse The Abyss]

      Faucet Mouth - A Heavy Track With Heavy Stacks [Traverse The Abyss]

      Long time Dirtbags in Traverse the Abyss have created a heavy little snack track about fat stacks and big racks. From Scranton, PA (yes, the same place as Dunder Mifflin) Traverse The Abyss traverses the heavy riffs and brings a fun and creative video to the market of heavy music lovers.

      "We worked with Novro Studios to record the song, who also helped us with the video. We all had a lot of fun doing the shoots, dressing up in the different outfits & being ridiculous. We hope that you all enjoy it as much as we did making it. It is just the start of new music coming your way!" said Eric Abyss (Vocals / Frontman)

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      Snacks At Midnight? Yes, Please

      Snacks At Midnight? Yes, Please

      The band name is as unique and ridiculous as the way I titled this post. I personally love snacks at midnight. My waistline doesn't, and in the Navy, we referred to the midnight snack as "Midrats or Midnight Rations". Which is basically just the leftovers the galley had from the day prior. Sometimes, it was perfect before or after your watch and sometimes it was Special K and whack. So, I like to think of myself as a connoisseur of the midnight snack. Between the military career and now touring musician, eating snacks late has become a function of my life. 

      Snacks at Midnight isn't leftover bang bang beef or Special K. They also happen to be a talented group of young gentlemen from Spokane, WA who thought it to be a perfect band name. I have to agree. I also am a bit biased, because the weirder the band name the better in my humble and august opinion. One time, QUOR was playing a show in Nara, Japan at Live House Neverland and we got to share the stage with a band called FROGS. Great band! Of course FROGS and every other band that night was amazing not to mention the other 30 Japanese bands we had shared stages with on the 2019 QUOR Returns to Nippon tour. Snacks at Midnight.

       

      Regardless if you're into Metal, Deathcore, Math Rock, Djent, or whatever weird sonics you enjoy bouncing off of your tympanic membranes, one must appreciate good musicianship and skill when it occurs. Especially, if one truly refers to themselves as an artist. Band names, foreign tours, house parties or pandemic live streams, when you can play, you can play and nothing else matters. 

      Snacks at Midnight plays indie rock with a touch of blues, soul, a pinch of jazz and some stuff you just may have not heard of yet. Yeah, I said it. They have a great range stylistically when it comes to song composition. Instrumentally a 5-piece including lots of stand up bass and keys. Who doesn't like all of that blended with some solid drums, a melodic guitar and some skillfully placed vocals? I do. I don't care what genre it is. I just want to hear the story of that artist through their music. Blood and guts on the fuckin' dance floor. Slain open like a 12-point buck in Washington State. 

      These young men are on to something awesome. Whatever it is, it's theirs; if they can keep it. If they can all make music their life, together, through life, the ups, the downs, fat, thin, busy and bored. College, families, girlfriends, jobs and all the other great things life has to offer. For is it good music that makes life, or life that makes good music? The balance of the tide from life to music is what sails great ships and also can destroy them like the Kraken. 

      Check this band out, give them a follow on Spotify and Facebook. Maybe share a couple of songs around and do your part to make this world and music business a little bit better. Support each other.

      I'd like to highlight the song "Westward Bound". A bit gritty and heavier for Snacks At Midnight but has a great vibe, dark, bluesy, and groovy. Just like I it. They have some other softer material that would make mom proud. Oh, did I say that's the name of the record they just released? Mom's Proud is a 10 song snack pack of some homemade songs by homemade sons who want to show the world their craft and have some fun.

      Speaking of Snacks at Midnight, it's 11:06pm... I got 54 minutes. Stoked.

      Enjoy and don't forget to support each other or Santa ain't bringing you shit.

      Love,

      Smitty