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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.

Make sure to follow @DIRTBAGClothing on Instagram and tune in for this extraordinary takeover.

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!

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Dirtbag rocker FRANK PALANGI to play Woodstock 50th anniversary

Dirtbag rocker FRANK PALANGI to play Woodstock 50th anniversary

ROAD TO WOODSTOCK - Dirtbag Endorsed Artist FRANK PALANGI- Upstate NY rock recording artist has recently landed the opportunity to travel to Kansas to perform as a main act on Aug 16th 2019 at the upcoming iconic 50th Woodstock Music Festival -- sharing the stage with worldwide acts including Jefferson Starship, Dave Evans from AC/DC and more! Frank has been continuously pursuing his dream of making music for a living for several years now. "No Plan B" as he states. You may have caught him playing opening for national artists such as 3 Doors Down and Aaron Lewis or festivals including RockNDerby and Uproar or in a local bar or at a community outdoor event. Palangi wanted to become a career musician and singer-songwriter since he was a teenager, and began on this path by releasing his debut self-titled EP in 2011. Influenced by bands from the 80's (Metallica, Ozzy, Def Leppard, Megadeth), 90's (Creed, Godsmack, 3 Doors Down), 2000's (Daughtry, Three Days Grace, Shinedown), he fuses rock n' roll with a post-grunge sound to sculpt his positive, clean musical motifs. Grounded from a solid support system from his upbringing while his motivations are centralized around positivity and not the temptations of a stereotypical rockstar lifestyle. From an early childhood he learned to adapt to his chronic medical illness that impacted his decisions in his everyday life, turning it all around as a force to bring his dreams into reality saying "I have no Plan B backing down on my dreams." Frank is the recipient of an LA Music Award nomination, three Akademia Music Awards, an Unsigned Only Semi-Finalist Award, WIGWAM Online Radio Best Male Artist Award as well as a local Best Acoustic Solo Artist in the region with the Post Star/Chronicle and Metroland Magazine. - Booking now for opening slots, acoustic gigs, events, fundraisers, recording work, voice overs:







ARTIST MICRO FEATURE SHAWN DROVER Dirtbag Clothing has afforded me the great opportunity to meet some spectacular musicians. Shawn Drover happens to be just one of those spectacular people. A few weeks ago Shawn calls me to say they are going to South America for some gigs and all his Dirtbag swag was in the “A-Rig” and they were taking the “B-Rig” and he asked if I could send an emergency shirt his way to rock South America…. HELL YEAH I said! I then asked if he would be my guinea pig for my “Micro Feature” I wanted to do for the new site and he said sure thing! Five questions short and sweet. I hope you guys like it. DBC: What are the differences from your studio kit vs. touring kit? And as a part 2 to that, what advice would you have for a drummer that just can’t take his entire kit on the road with him? (Advice on how to “edit” a drum kit?) SD: My studio kit is actually 1 of my touring rigs, as I have an A,B and C rig for each World tour we do. At the end of a World tour all 3 kits are in our recording studio, so its quite easy to have 1 of them set up for recording. As for advice on a drummer who can't take his entire kit on the road-Get in a band where you CAN take your entire rig on the road!!!!!! ;-) DBC: What’s the pre-show routine when it comes to your drum kit? SD: Honestly, I don't have any set pre-show warm-up, etc. before going onstage-We usually play 3-4 songs on our backstage rig before the show, so that along with some stretching and drinking lots of water is enough for me to be prepared for a show. DBC: Back up item(s) every drummer must have for a live gig? SD: Extra sticks, bass drum pedals and drum heads are important to have plenty of on the road, as they will all break at 1 time or another, so be prepared and have lots of extra in case something does break. DBC: Endorsements – every drummer wants to be endorsed and you know it’s not that easy. So what do you feel are the proper steps to take in reaching out to a company looking for those endorsements? SD: Endorsements are easier to get once you're in an established band, as most of them want you to play and showcase their product in a live setting and in the studio-Some musicians are purists though and feel no need to be endorsed by a certain musical company, which is commendable, certainly. Everything that I am endorsed by I would use anyways and in most cases have used for years. DBC: You’ve had a tremendously successful career that is still growing. So this is the proverbial knowing what I know now, back in the day I would have done __________________ (this) differently. Second question- Knowing what I know now, I wish I had this advice when I first started out in music?? SD: I am not sure how differently I would do anything to be where I was at this point of my life. Of course, I could always say "I wish i was successful at a younger age, but then who is to say I would still be doing this at my age if I was successful 20 years ago?? I just keep doing what I'm doing and am thankful I have been releasing records since 1996. Links: Twitter: SHAWNDROVER