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 last year's Metalhead 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, and Vents Magazine – USA.
Dirty Shirt usually has a busy live schedule with 30-40 gigs each year. Moreover, the band has already gone on several successful European tours that included countries such as France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Netherland, Hungary, Switzerland, Lithuania, Bulgaria etc., sharing the stage with major acts such as Megadeth, Godsmack, Kreator, Venom, etc. In addition, the track “Freak Show” was included in the international compilation Combat Nasal, while “Moneycracy” can be found on the French compilation Hype Machine and on a compilation released by Terrorizer magazine in the UK.