The album cover, drawn by Cory Fusting.
|Studio album by Dirtbag|
|Released||August 1 2014|
|Recorded||Winter 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA|
|Genre||Doom Metal, Sludge Metal|
|Producer||Chris "Rattlesnake" Reeves|
| 'Debut Release' |
| Dirtbag |
| Keef Transmissions |
Dirtbag is the debut studio recording by Lexington, Kentucky doom/sludge duo Dirtbag. It has been referred to as a "demo album" and a "studio debut" by the band.
From the band's beginnings in 2013 up to the end of the year, Dirtbag had begun composing songs working towards a release. They began with Haunt, Cast Out and Resurrection before Malleus Maleficarum, Existence Cutter and Father Paranoia would follow in various live shows. At the end of the year they got an offer to record by a friend under the name "Rattlesnake Reeves". Another friend of the band, Cory Fusting, would offer to help design the album art, layout and get it pressed.
The album was officially released on August 1 at the Green Lantern in Lexington, Kentucky at a show alongside NYC metal band Mortals and fellow locals Pyromancer and Succumb to Demise. The promotional piece for the album lists the samples together with the songs though they are actually separate tracks on the CD.
Dirtbag's self-titled debut came out as a limited CD pressing of 100 copies.
All music and lyrics written by Dirtbag.
- Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of the Witches) - 5:26
- Haunt - 4:12
- Untitled Sample - 1:15
- Father Paranoia - 6:07
- Untitled Sample - 0:48
- Cast Out - 4:52
- Existence Cutter - 6:26
- Resurrection - 4:58
- Joshua Hackney - Riffs & Vokills
- Logan Hollis - Assault & Battery
- Chris "Rattlesnake" Reeves - Recording, Mixing, Mastering
- Cory Fusting - Artwork, Layout, Photography, Design, Publishing
|Current Members||Joshua Hackney • Logan Hollis|
|Releases||Dirtbag (2014) • Keef Transmissions (2015) • Sinking Ship (2016) • Voided (2018)|
|Associated Bands and Artists||Bed Sore • Cory Fusting • Mike Bray|