Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Metal, Punk, Rock


band members

Christopher Mackertich - Vocals Jordan McQuitty - Guitar Sam Yates - Guitar Aiden Zovic - Bass Horhay Delalopez - Drums


Influences

Trash Talk, Eminem, Killswitch Engage, System of a Down


Website

www.dreggmusic.com

Bio

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 colourful rainbow of bombastic brutality and iconoclastic absurdity, lovingly fed to the audience like mother birds. The Melbourne, Australia fivesome is thrillingly provocative, occasionally disturbing, and filled with hip-hop swagger. The medium is the message, in their music, their tongue-in-cheek videos, and the exaggerated manifestations of each member’s “id” presented via elaborate theatrical costumes.

Imagine Eminem, fronting Mr. Bungle, while sipping absinthe, after an Oscar Wilde binge. Or Hatebreed, covering the Wu-Tang Clan, inside an art installation, curated by Andy Warhol’s ghost. DREGG take the piss out of all of the bullshit, like an episode of South Park set to metalcore.

While there are clearly creative cues taken from hyper-charged outfits like System Of A Down and Rage Against The Machine, DREGG skew neither far left nor far right on the political spectrum. Instead, they occupy a firm place outside of the argument, one of satire and critique.

Painted faces, crazy masks, discordant visuals; no matter how weird, DREGG offers much more than shock value. This is music and art intended to provoke and inspire. If there’s one major takeaway intended for the audience, it’s to unleash the weirdo within. DREGG aim to push the boundaries of self-expression, open up conversations, and the move the crowd while they do it.

“I’ll be a DREGG till I’m dead,” the band declares. Will you?

Unearthed in 2018

UNIFY Gathering

22 Oct 2017

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The UNIFY lineup just got even better!

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Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

Forget chopped ans screwed, when Dregg get in the studio slice and dice mood it's chewed up! Another incendiary moment for this fearless Australian act.

Forget chopped ans screwed, when Dregg get in the studio slice and dice mood it's chewed up! Another incendiary moment for this fearless Australian act.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

15 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Powerful sludgy riffs and chaotic energy. Classically DREGG.

Powerful sludgy riffs and chaotic energy. Classically DREGG.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

08 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

references to Sesame Street are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to unexpected curveballs jam-packed into this in-ya-face anthem.

references to Sesame Street are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to unexpected curveballs jam-packed into this in-ya-face anthem.