Montreal, QC – March 4, 2022
Romanian Folkcore DIRTY SHIRT Shares Next Single “Cand s-o-mpartit norocu’” (PART 1&2)”
New Album “Get Your Dose Now!” Out April 1, 2022
+ 2022 EU Tour (RO, FR, DE) and Festival Dates – Hellfest (FR) and more!
Top L to R: Vlad Toca (drums), Pal Novelli (bass), Dan Petean (guitars), Cristian Balanean (guitars)
Bottom L to R: Cosmin Nechita (violin), Robert Rusz (vocals), Dan Rini Craciun (vocals), Mihai Tivadar (keyboards, guitars)
Photo Credit – Vladut Ciprian
One of Eastern Europe’s most successful and diverse metal bands, Dirty Shirt is an amalgamation of folk metal, nu-metal, hardcore, metalcore, industrial and alternative rock. Originally, they started as a wedding band and since evolved into a creative, colourful band that plays with a very wide range of musical influences. The next single, or singles, off the upcoming album, is the two parted “Cand s-o-mpartit norocu’”, which means “when good luck was portioned out” when translated to English. The two tracks take their inspiration from a very sad Romanian song, which the band explains further:
“Part one starts with a monotonous and almost funeral ambiance, with a long development in crescendo to the chorus. In part two, the ambiance becomes more psychedelic, with Tool influence on verses. There is an instrumental bridge to the chorus, with gypsy influences, and the chorus in English, with an “elevating” ambiance and an alternative/grunge sound. Except for the English chorus, the lyrics are from traditional music, and it is about the fact that we are confronted with tragedies in our lives. Unfortunately, it is impossible for us not to make the link between the visual and musical atmosphere of the video and what is happening in our neighbouring country, Ukraine. It is a sad song, with a sad video, for sad times…”
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The video for “Cand s-o-mpartit norocu’ (Part 1 & 2)” was made by Costin Chioreanu (Ghost, Marylin Manson, Opeth, Carcass, Hypocrisy), a Romanian artist internationally recognized for his unique style of graphics and animation.
Watch and listen at https://youtu.be/wtoKsSqxGfU
Digital stream – https://smarturl.it/norocu
“Get Your Dose Now!” is the sixth full-length in the band’s discography, which also includes their EP “Pandemic Special” released earlier this year and three live recordings “Live at Wacken” (2019), “FolkCore DeTour” (2018) and “Live in the Truck” (2011) plus a long history of festival performances. The very diversified album will surprise listeners, but will also be familiar to long-standing fans.
There are eight core members of Dirty Shirt, with a multitude of guest musicians coined as the Transylvanian Folkcore Orchestra who take part in recording and some larger live performances. Each of the musicians leaves their touch on the music, making it complex, vast, and intriguing. They are recommended for fans of System of A Down, Skindred, Diablo Swing Orchestra, and Twelve Foot Ninja.
The album “Get Your Dose Now” is out on April 1, 2022.
Album pre-order at Dirtyshirt.bandcamp.com.
Music Video – Pretty Faces ft. Benji Webbe, Caliu & Paul Ilea – https://youtu.be/jYQdQwyy3t0
Music Video – New Boy in Town – https://youtu.be/Po570neenXc
Music Video – Geamparalele – https://youtu.be/Jc2qFV83j-w
1. New Boy in Town (2:46)
2. Pretty Faces (4:06)
3. Dope-A-Min (3:05)
4. What’s Going On (2:35)
5. Hot for Summer (3:04)
6. New Conspiracy (2:41)
7. Cand s-o-mpartit norocu’ (Part 1) (4:07)
8. Cand s-o-mpartit norocu’ (Part 2) (3:39)
9. Geamparalele (4:31)
Total Length: 30:34
Bonus Tracks – Pandemic Special – EP:
1. Resonate (Metal Version) (3:37)
2. Away (Orchestral Version) (3:46)
3. Don’t Care (25 Years Later) (9:06)
4. Latcho Drom (Live Studio Session feat. Caliu) (1:47)
Dirty Shirt – 2022 – Get Your Dose Now! Tour Dates:
April 1 – BUCURESTI (RO) – Quantic
April 2 – BRASOV (RO) – Kruhnen Musik Halle
April 8 – BAIA MARE (RO) – Sala Sporturilor
April 9 – CLUJ NAPOCA (RO) – Form Space
April 29 – BACAU (RO) – Valhalla Pub
April 30 – IASI (RO) – Undergound Pub
May 1 – SUCEAVA (RO) – Art Rock Café
May 13 – ORADEA (RO) – Bers Nova Bors
May 28 – BUCURESTI (RO) – Iubim 2 Roti
June 24 – CLISSON (FR) – Hellfest Open Air
June 25 – CERISY-BELLE-ETOILE (FR) – Les Bichoiseries
July 2 – MONTCUL (FR) – Plane’r Fest
July 16 – NEUKIRCHEN-VLUYB (DE) – Dong Open Air
July 30 – POIANA HOREA, CLUJ (RO) – Beee, ma! 2022
Aug 3 – RASNOV (RO) – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
Aug 12 – CORBII DE PIATRA (RO) – Stonebird Festival
Aug 18 – SULINGEN (DE) – Reload Festival
Aug 20 – HEL’PA (SK) – Horehronske MeCheChe
Aug 21 – TARGU MURES (RO) – Maris Fest
Aug 26 – BISTRITA (RO) – Way Too Far Rock Festival
Aug 27 – SUMMER CAMP BREZOI (RO) – Mentor Rock Gathering
For more info:
Dirty Shirt is a top Romanian crossover folkcore metal band, winner of second place at the international final of Wacken Metal Battle 2014 and of several awards at Metalhead Awards and Maximum Rock Awards. The band’s unique style derives from mixing the heavy sound of modern rock/metal with the festive ambiance of East-European traditional music, the eclecticism of world music (country, reggae, and tribal rhythms), the electro sound of industrial music, the energy of hardcore, and the groove of funk. It’s not surprising to find great appreciation for Dirty Shirt albums in hundreds of reviews all over the world, including in well-respected magazines such as Metal Hammer (DE, HU), Rock Hard – (DE, FR, SLK), Metalsucks – USA, Hard Rock Mag – FR, Terrorizer – UK, etc.
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