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SHE MIGHT BE A BEAST - Art Class
VEER has just released their second album, Soft Machines.
FROM THE BAND: As a band, we pushed this second album in a different direction than the first. It's sonically more mature, with layered melodies and more intricate and nuanced chord structures. It's arguably a concept album, running a thematic balance between the organic nature of humankind and the dreamlike, fanciful notions of transcending beyond that humanity--a literal "BLAST OFF!" from the human race. We refer to this record as our space album. The title, Soft Machines, which comes from a line in our song "Red Tide," is just another phrase for people. We're all just soft, fleshy machines, toiling about on this pale blue dot. -Ronald Malfi
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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!
We are thrilled to announce that DIRTBAG Endorsed Artists, Traverse The Abyss, are set to deliver an explosive performance THIS Sunday, July 16 at the highly-anticipated Inkcarceration Festival.
As excitement continues to build, we're equally thrilled to reveal that our boys will be taking over the DIRTBAG Instagram account that day, giving fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their journey at the festival. Get ready to dive headfirst into the chaotic world of metalcore, as Traverse The Abyss brings their signature energy and raw talent to the Inkcarceration stage!
Traverse The Abyss: A Force to Be Reckoned With
Known for their high-octane performances and unrelenting passion, Traverse The Abyss has carved a name for themselves in the metalcore scene. Hailing from Scranton, Pennsylvania, this powerhouse quintet has been consistently pushing the boundaries of their genre, delivering relentless riffs, bone-crushing breakdowns, and emotionally charged lyrics that resonate with fans worldwide. With their captivating stage presence and infectious energy, Traverse The Abyss is poised to leave an indelible mark on the Inkcarceration Festival.
Inkcarceration Festival: Where Music and Mayhem Collide
The Inkcarceration Festival is not your average music festival. Nestled in the heart of Mansfield, Ohio, this unique event takes place at the historic Ohio State Reformatory, infamously known for its role in the film "The Shawshank Redemption." This combination of music and the eerie backdrop of a former prison creates an atmosphere like no other, offering festival-goers an unparalleled experience. From iconic headliners to rising stars, Inkcarceration Festival has become a haven for metal, rock, and alternative music enthusiasts.
DIRTBAG Instagram Takeover: A Day in the Life of Traverse The Abyss
On Sunday, July 16, Traverse The Abyss will seize control of the DIRTBAG Instagram account, giving fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into their journey at Inkcarceration Festival. From the moment they step foot on stage to their interactions with fellow artists and the intense anticipation leading up to their set, Traverse The Abyss will document it all, bringing fans closer to the heart of the action.
Unleashing the Fury: Traverse The Abyss Live
As Traverse The Abyss takes the stage at Inkcarceration Festival, fans can expect an electrifying and adrenaline-fueled performance like no other. With a setlist featuring their crowd-favorite hits, such as "The Gamble" and "One More Chance," prepare to be swept away by the raw power of their music. Traverse The Abyss creates an immersive experience where the barrier between artist and audience dissolves, leaving only a shared love for heavy music and an unforgettable connection.
Traverse The Abyss' upcoming performance at the Inkcarceration Festival and their DIRTBAG Instagram Takeover promise to be extraordinary highlights in the band's journey. As they captivate the audience with their explosive energy, unique sound, and unyielding passion, Traverse The Abyss is set to solidify their position as rising stars in the metalcore scene. Don't miss the chance to witness their fierce performance at Inkcarceration Festival and join the DIRTBAG Instagram Takeover for an exclusive glimpse into their world. Get ready to embrace the chaos, as Traverse The Abyss takes you on an unforgettable musical journey that will leave you craving more. Stay tuned, DIRTBAGS!