DIRTY SHIRT is one of the most active and original rock bands in Romania and winner of 2nd prize at WACKEN METAL BATTLE 2014.
Its unique style results from the combination of rock/metal with various other musical elements: Romanian folk music, funk, electro, world music, etc.
“FREAK SHOW”, the third studio album, produced in Los Angeles by Charles „Kallaghan” Massabo, was released in February 2013 and received positive feedback not only from the public (over 30,000 listeners on the Bandcamp page alone), but also from the specialized media in Romania and abroad (over 50 positive reviews), including excellent reviews in well-respected European rock magazines such as Rock Hard Germany, Hard Rock Mag France, Rock Hard Slovakia (plus an interview and mention on the cover), Metal Hammer Hungary, W-Fenec France, Presto France, etc.
The album was promoted through a tour which comprised over 40 dates in Romania, France, Belgium and Germany, including shows at various festivals such as Peninsula, Maximum Rock Festival, Student Fest, PsychoSounds Fest, etc.
Additionally, in 2013, DIRTY SHIRT released four videos:
- “Ride”: a collaboration with the famous mountain-bike manufacturer Commençal (it had over 40,000 views in the first month after release on various media platforms: YouTube, Vimeo, Pinbike, and Zapiks)
- “Săracă Inima Me”: a controversial video inspired by Romanian folk music, having over 17,000 views in two months.
- “Bad Apples”: this video contains footage taken during the first part of the “Romanian Freak Show Tour” in April 2013.
- “Freak Show”: the first single off the album, its two versions (lyric and regular video) having over 16,000 views.
Apart from the “typical” activity of a rock band, DIRTY SHIRT organized a remix contest for the track “Freak Show” in partnership with the famous Swedish company Propellerhead (one of the leading developers and manufacturers of music software and hardware), in which dozens of artists from around the world took part. The song “Freak Show” was included in the game RockStar Rising, the band being chosen by the developer as “Featured Band of the Month” when it was launched. The song “Freak Show” was also included on the international digital compilation Combat Nasal.
Joi 7 Mai
Joi 14 Mai
Miercuri 6 Mai
Miercuri 13 Mai
Jazz & Blues Club
Sambata 15 August
Rockstadt Extreme Fest
Vineri 8 Mai
Vineri 15 Mai
Romanian Rock Meeting
Arenele Romane, Bucuresti
Sambata 9 Mai
Sambata 16 Mai
Duminica 10 Mai
I am the Rocker
“DIRTYLICIOUS” WILL BE READY SOON
The upcoming Dirty Shirt album “Dirtylicious” is in the final stage of production: mastering will be done by Mr. Alan Douches (Sepultura, Mastodon, etc.) at West West Side Studio, Los Angeles (USA). Mixing was done by Chaarles “Kallaghan” Massabo at Kallaghan Records Studio in Los Angeles and Mihai Tivadar at MT Sound in Grenoble (France). It was recorded by Dan Secheli, Mihai Tivadar and Adrian Uritescu at Seven Cats Studio (Baia Mare, Romania), LowBass Studio (Deva, Romania) and MT Sound (Grenoble, France).
DIRTY SHIRT – MARAMU’ (demo version from upcoming album DIRTYLICIOUS)
Now that we have reached an important stage in the production of our upcoming album “Dirtylicious” (by Dan Secheli, Mihai Tivadar and Adrian Uritescu at Seven Cats Studio, LowBass Studio and MT Sound), we thought it would be nice to share this moment with our fans and friends who have supported us through the years. Thus, even though this is not the final version, you can have a “foretaste” of this album. It is merely a “demo” version of the track “Maramu'” ('Cause I'm a Son of Maramu') at pre-production stage (pre-mix by Mihai Tivadar, MT Sound, Grenoble, France, and test mastering by Attila Brushvox, Brushvox Studio, Bucharest, Romania). Then, we will put audio production into the hands of “professionals”. Thus, mixing will be completed by Charles “Kallaghan” Massabo in his Los Angeles studio. We worked with Charles on our previous two albums. He is an exceptionally-talented producer, so we wanted him to leave his mark on our new album as well. Mastering will be done at West West Side Music in Los Angeles by Alan Douches, one of the most renowned rock/metal sound engineers (Sepultura, Motörhead, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, etc.). We are currently hard at work on finalizing the other tracks, and we can hardly wait to listen to the final product.
RECORDINGS FOR THE NEW ALBUM ARE FINISHED
It was a great experience to record this album. We had the pleasure to work with awesome people (Dan Secheli, Adrian Uritescu, Radu Munteanu and Alex Istrate) in very nice studios (Seven Cats, LowBass and MT Sound). Furthermore, it was an honour to work with such incredibly-gifted folk musicians as Marius Sabo (violins), Andrei Oşan (clarinet), Leonard Negrea (cimbalom), Ciprian Ghiaţă (accordion) and Cserey Csaba (percussion). Thank you!
NEW ALBUM ARTWORK BY COSTIN CHIOREANU
We are happy to unveil the cover of our upcoming album, “Dirtylicious”, signed by the Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu (Twilight13Media). Costin is one of the most appreciated designers in the world, having collaborated with important bands such as At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Primordial, etc.
DIRTY SHIRT AWARDED
2014 was surely the best year in the band’s history. This is also confirmed by the awards that DIRTY SHIRT received recently. After winning the Wacken Metal Battle Romania competition and taking 2nd place at the international final at WACKEN OPEN AIR, the band received two prestigious Romanian awards:
- Best Romanian Metal Act at MAXIMUM ROCK AWARDS
- Best Romanian Rock Ambassador at METALHEAD AWARDS
Massive thanks to all who supported us !!!
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