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DREGG Sign With Epitaph

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  1. Melody Bot

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    DREGG have signed with Epitaph Records.

    Epitaph Records welcomes Melbourne, Australia based anomalistic collective DREGG. “It’s super humbling to be joining such an innovative yet true to its roots punk label that isn’t afraid to take risks and do things their own way,” says DREGG. “To be added to the list of greats that we grew up listening to is absolutely mind blowing. In the spirit of the culture, it’s refreshing to see a label of such magnitude allowing their artists to have so much creative freedom. We’re as excited to be a part of Epitaph records as we are to watch the label grow into the new era of punk we’re endeavoring into.”
    DREGG make powerfully energetic music, driven by themes of fierce individualism, with a sound that hungrily consumes metal, hardcore, and rap, only to heave it back up in a colorful rainbow of bombastic brutality and iconoclastic absurdity, lovingly fed to the audience like mother birds. The thought provoking five-piece, known for tongue-in-cheek take on the current state of the world, continues to push the boundaries of hardcore with their new single “Hectic.” A song that explores the current state of the music scene, criticisms the band has received, and their journey of signing with Epitaph.

  2. defmytones


    Definitely read this as “Dredg” initially and damn near lost my shit.
  3. TerrancePryor Prestigious

  4. DerekIsAGooner

    So assuming that this weekend...

    Until I saw your post I 100% believed in my mind this was the same Dredg.
  5. mattylikesfilms


    I already dislike this band for having a name similar to Dredg and confusing me.
    torres likes this.
  6. elphshelf

    100% made of farts Supporter

    This label is signing a ton of bands lately.
    cosmickid likes this.
  7. abcdefg123


    Dredg would have been a much better signing.
  8. daldalian

    hopelessly yours, Alabama

    Next announced signings are AS TALL AS LEONS and CIRCUS SURVIVE
    Petit nain des Îles likes this.
  9. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Right? I don't know if it's partly the curation of news here, but it seems they've been a lot busier than other labels - and I guess we'll see over the coming year+ whether it was a good business approach.
  10. torres


    Has the new band name trend now become just slightly modifying another already existing band name that was most relevant 15 years ago but never got major mainstream success (though they should have because honestly their albums are so great)?

    I feel for dredg here. They were apparently making plans to put out one more album. I hope this doesn't negatively impact that.
  11. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    I'd imagine if they do release a final album, it'll mostly target existing fans who will probably never even know there is a different band called DREGG. But I do think bands should be more careful not to pick names that so closely resemble others - particularly something as odd as this.
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