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      DAY SHEET BLOG — Hard Rock

      DIRTBAG to sponsor a stage at MICHIGAN METALFEST 2022

      DIRTBAG to sponsor a stage at MICHIGAN METALFEST 2022

      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.

      SIGN UP and put your band in the running to perform as well as receive killer prizes and industry recognition!

        

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      Stream SELFLESS 6-Song EP

      Stream SELFLESS 6-Song EP

      SELFLESS (DeKalb, IL) are streaming their 6-song EP in all the usual places!

       

       

      Starting in 2008, Jay, Tony and Kip first got together to lay the groundwork for what would become Selfless. After playing a couple shows and writing some catchy songs, fate decided it wasn’t the right time for the project. Each guy went their separate ways playing in numerous bands and continuing to make their presence felt in the Illinois music scene. Then in 2017 while jamming together, Tony and Dave had the opportunity to strengthen the band they were currently in by bringing Jay in on guitar and Kip on drums to round out the lineup. After numerous shows with national acts, including playing the popular Cadot Rockfest Tony, Kip, Dave and Jay got the itch stylistically to change musical direction and fire up Selfless once again. On the strength of a hard hitting 6 song EP and some positive press, Selfless plans on hitting 2022 full force while continuing to write and record more music for a full length release.

      SELFLESS EP

      DIRTBAG Artists Reflection of Flesh and Bound By Years head on a national tour

      DIRTBAG Artists Reflection of Flesh and Bound By Years head on a national tour

      Our good friends in REFLECTION OF FLESH and BOUND BY YEARS have just kicked off their national "Surviving the Fall" Tour, put on by The Legend Agency. The tour just got underway, and will pass through eleven US states. Krank it up to 11! Check the tour dates below, and catch this tour in a city near you!

      Reflection of Flesh / Bound by Years SURVIVING THE FALL Tour
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      Dirtbag Block of Rock [1967]

      Dirtbag Block of Rock [1967]

      Portland-based four piece hard-rock band, 1967, runs on blood pumping energy—it’s all denim jackets, tattoos, and the aches of bumping up against people in a thrashing crowd. Their performance strips away excess and maximizes the mantra of living life on life’s terms. For fans of the Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pennywise, and Breaking Benjamin, there’s a new band to blast in your Camaro. That is, as you’re leaving your boring life behind and driving to an incredible view.

      1967 is the brainchild of Jaime Reynolds, who leads on guitar and vocals. Today, the band includes a blend of southwest and pacific northwest-based musicians. The result is a massive sound unashamed in its mission—to release the tension of life with the spirit of rock, in all its hooky glory. 1967 tours the northwest and southwest regularly, offering polished and memorable live performances.

      Listen to 1967 anywhere music streams online or purchase merchandise by emailing jkrprozack@gmail.com with your personal request of custom made 1967 merchandise.

      Their latest 5-song EP produced by 40 million record selling producer, John Kurzweg (Creed, Puddle of Mudd, Godsmack) will be out soon. Stay tuned…

      1967 Website and Socials

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      Dirtbag Block of Rock [Zacky Sickness]

       Description:

      "The Struggles of an Unknown Musician" is the third album by 'Zacky Sickness' and is his second album to have all instrumentals and mixing and mastering done by Jacob Lizotte. "The Struggles of an Unknown Musician" is Zacky Sickness' first concept album. The album is the story of the journey of a musician who is trying to make it in the music industry, and the highs and lows that most musicians go through. It tells how the main character gets sucked into the lifestyle of drugs and alcohol, and then has to eventually move back in with his parents. He soon finds that he can't come to grips with the reality that he will just work a normal day job forever and ends up taking his own life. Many of the situations in the story are based off of situations that Zack has gone through and has thought in the past. Zack Started working on the album only 3 months after his previous album "Stonebreaker" was released in March 2020, and finished this album 9 months later.

      Influences for the Album:

      Killswitch Engage, Metallica, Nirvana, Cheap Trick, Coheed and Cambria, Linkin Park, Architects

      Track Suggestions:
      Tear Them Down
      A Glimpse in an Endless Sea
      Cycle of Misery
      The Beast I Am
      Just Another Broken Dream

      Bio:

      Zack Settergren (A.K.A. Zacky Sickness) started his musical journey in 2010 at the age of 17 after being inspired to be a frontman after going to his first real heavy metal music festival. Zack started to practice his singing along to the video Game "Rock Band," until he decided to start his first band with his friends Tommy Hill, Casey Marino, and Collie Davidson. Together they formed a Pop Punk cover band named 'My Friend Z,' who covered songs by 'Green Day,' 'Blink-182,' 'The Ramones' and 'All Time Low.' They only played two shows and was a band for only a year, but those two shows inspired Zack to take music seriously, and to follow it as a dream.

      In September 2011 Zack moved to Eugene to go to College. A few weeks before he moved there he posted an ad on the Eugene Music Craigslist looking for a band. A day or two later he got a e-mail from a man named Jered Kappenman. Five days after Zack moved down to Eugene he had his first practice with Jered and their first bassist, James John, and they formed the band 'Black Hare.' Black Hare toured all over the West Coast of America for 6 years with many different line-ups, leaving Zack and Jered the only original members of the band. Black Hare gained popularity in their hometown of Eugene, along with getting to open for international touring artists such as: Alien Ant Farm, HED P.E. and Powerman 5,000 at the world famous "Whisky a Go-Go" in Hollywood, California. They also got to be an opening act for international touring artist 'Dope' at the Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Black Hare released 2 albums and 2 E.P's within their six years of being a band.

      Unfortunately, financial problems fell on Zack and he had to leave Black Hare and move back to his hometown. A small town of 2,000 people called Joseph, Oregon. Zack was hoping to start a band when he got back to Joseph, but soon realized there was no metal bands or metal musicians in Joseph. Zack found himself as one of the very few metal-heads in his county. Zack soon started to do recording projects on his own, creating instrumentals on "Apple Loops," and recording vocals over them. 9 of those songs were on the first 'Zacky Sickness' album: "Songs From the Black Sheep." Towards the end of recording the album he decided he wanted a really heavy hitting metal song. He went on to YouTube and looked up "Royalty Free Metal Instrumentals." Where he came along Jacob Lizotte's channel, and listened to a few songs and really enjoyed them. Zack asked Jacob if he would make him a custom instrumental track. The track Jacob gave him Zack thought was genius, and Zack wrote lyrics and recorded the vocals to what would become his song "I Give Up." Zack enjoyed the song so much he had Jacob make another real heavy song for the album that turned into "The Nightmare Called Life." After that album dropped Zack decided he'd have Jacob make all of his instrumentals, and together they released the album "Stonebreaker," released on March 27, 2020.

      Zack told himself that he was going to take a good amount of time off from writing songs after the release of "Stonebreaker," but was persuaded to start writing again when he saw a interview with Ozzy Osbourne where he said "If you're on a roll with writing you got to keep going." Zack felt that he was on a roll, writing the best material he's ever written. So he quickly got back to having Jacob cook up some instrumentals. Zack felt it was time to challenge himself and to try to write a concept album. Zack came up with the idea of telling the story of a musician trying to make the "Big Time." He was hoping to show all the hard times along with the good times that come along with it, he hopes to show the world how dedicated some musicians are to making it. "Some musicians are so tunnel vision about making it, they can't come to reality with the fact they got to work a normal boring job and be a average Joe, and I wanted to put that out there" Zack said.  So 9 months later Zack and Jacob finished "The Struggles of an Unknown Musician" and released it on New Years Day.

      Band Line-Up:
      Zack "Sickness" Settergren- Lead Vocals
      Jacob Lizotte- All instrumentals and Production

       

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