Artist Spotlight… Seven Dirty Words… In early 2007, a purebred rock n roll group emerged in Southern California to conquer the music scene with intense lyrics and larger than life sound. The earliest band members, Brian (lead vox/bass) and Nate (drums), unenthused with the yawn in the world of so called “Hard Rock” bands, decided to revive a sorely missing sound with their own hard hitting attempt to send the rock trend on its ear. With a project that would incorporate the earth shattering sound of monumental “real rock & roll” artists such as AC/DC, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, MC5, Supersuckers and The Hellacopters along with an added thrill of speedy metal-like riffs and punk rock attitude, they created Seven Dirty Words.
The group spawned to life as a 3-piece ensemble playing gigs all around the west coast US. After some personnel adjustments and a self-titled EP, the group sought out to find its true sound. By sheer coincidence, they crossed paths with the retro garage rock styling of Joel Kings and shredder Silvio Stefanini (Raw Power) on guitars to complete the lineup and bring the much-needed fuller sound that they were looking for. The combined talent of the foursome spanned over the next few years, where each member channeled his rocking roots to put together a totally unique sound and message, spreading their testament once again across the West Coast as well as an East Coast US stint. The band then conjures a potion of music more powerful than any of their previous projects releasing a second EP titled “Hard Boiled & Dirty”. Fast forward to the departure of Silvio when he decided pursue other musical endeavors. This led to Joel making the decision to move over to lead guitar. The ensuing year was occupied with more shows and writing new material in the rehearsal studio in preparation of a full-length album. Come 2012 they finally lay down the tracks for the debut album “Blood Highway” with Producer Larry Ramirez of Loaded Bomb Records at the controls and release the sucker on the aforementioned label later that year. The following year saw the departure of longtime drummer Nate and the addition of Rodney Peralta (Albatross Overdrive) on the drums. The next recording effort was for the 2015 EP titled “Cheapshot” mixed and recorded by Derek Philips at Greenhouse Music Studios in Long Beach. Following that release saw the addition of longtime friend Jay Smalls on guitar for live shows. Influenced by hard driving Rock n’ Roll, Punk Rock and Metal…7DW looks to revolutionize rock in an age where watered down music prevails and hard working bands never seem to get the credit that they deserve. No doubt they will shatter that stigma and keep on rolling down the Blood Highway.
We are very happy to have them perform live on Aug 13th at The So-Cal Hoedown in Downtown Santa Ana. Presale tickets are available