Dirtyprotest Death Metal / Co. Dublin
OK! So I’m taking some liberties with this band.
But he got in touch and asked. And the album is an absolute belter. So I just had to!!!
DIRTYPROTEST is a band/project created by Irishman, Alan Hurley, who went on a four week holiday to Egypt back in 2014 and ended up staying. He now lives and works in Cairo as a music producer, recording for bands at at Subliminal Audio Productions.
Previously Hurley had played in a band called S.M.I.L.E. back in the 1990’s. And soon after moving to Egypt he played drums in a band called BRUTUS.
“DIRTYPROTEST is a brutal death metal outfit created in 2006 by Dubliner Alan Hurley after moving to Egypt, playing in various bands for about a decade and working as a sound engineer recording local bands in Cairo. With some time available, he decided to write a complete album. The band’s purpose was to pay tribute to Swedish Death Metal, with intense and sharp HM-2 walls of riffs mixed with a few Hardcore and Black Metal influences.
After publishing some tracks a few years ago, Hurley met French vocalist DM (growler from WRATH FROM ABOVE, HELIOSS, HOEVERLORD and GASTROPODE) online and they started collaborating on the first album in 2016. Working from a distance over two continents, with the help of Aurélien Fouet-Barak (ASSENT) with lyrics and vocal lines, the two men finally released “Hellstorm” in August 2017.
Created as an homage to Old School Swedish Death Metal but it with a bunch of Modernity, “Hellstorm” is 36 minutes of intense, catchy, relentless and neck-breaking extreme metal. With a combination of powerful riffs and aggressive vocals, this war-themed album will not redefine anything in the actual metal scene, but will definitely attempt to deliver your daily dose of brutality and epic climax.”
- Alan Hurley - Guitar / Bass / Drums / Programming
- DM - Vocals