Dirtnap / Bio


Brian Houghton - Vocals
Adam Smith - Guitars
Toby Todd - Guitars
Wade Nelson - Bass
Garrett Hubner - Drums

This is us.
5 Dudes (see above) from a list of local bands that span the last 15+ years of being active in the Portland, Oregon area, we are based out of Vancouver, Wa. yes, Washington - NOT Canada. Although we have nothing against our brothers to the North, again; we are from Washington. Now that we have that straight.. onward.

DIRTNAP is a 5 piece of dudes that love all walks of music. We started this back in 2005-2006 but due to our other bands, we never really had the time to invest it all into DIRTNAP. But that time came in 2010. So here we are, wear a fuckin helmet. We love the heavy shit, we love the mellow shit, we love the other shit that makes you go holy shit - absorb all of said shit, then we make it all into our own shit. It's pretty cool shit.

Speaking of cool shit - Our influences include every major band you've ever heard of like ... (takes breath) Metallica, Pantera, Lamb of God, Black Sabbath, Sepultura, Anthrax, The Damned Things, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy, Black Label Society, Revolution Mother, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, He Is Legend, Cream, Waylan Smash, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy... I mean we could really dive into the ol' rabbit hole here but you catch the drift.. Heavy, Melodic, in your face type approach. We love it all and we incorporate all of those influences into DIRTNAP. oh yeah.. and a metric fuck ton of beer, booze and overall good fuckin' times! In the immortal words of Dick Boner - "DID SOMEBODY SAY PARTY?!?!?!"

All bullshit aside - DIRTNAP bring it like a mother fucking freight train. Our live show is a Mike Tyson sized hook that will put you on your ass. Combined with a diverse blend of metal brutality, rock hooks and a touch of blues influence. We come to party - so bring your tuxedo t-shirt.

We've been lucky enough to share the stage with some outstanding national acts such as The Damned Things, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, Hourcast, Lionize and Soulfly. Not to forget we have shared the stage with a shitload of our local brethren yet not limited to - our bro's in The Days The Nights, O.A.K, Assisted Living, Stonecreep, On Enemy Soil, Downrite Walnut, Village Idiot, Hemlock, The Athiarchists, Ditch Digger, I am Ruin, Foal, Tenspeed Warlock, Western Arial, American Bastard, SEXHAWK, Kingdom Under Fire and a ton of other local badasses that arent mentioned here. Mad Respect to all our local boys.

Recently DIRTNAP recorded with Steve Holt with 36 Crazyfists and laid down a 4 song EP which you can get at any show or check it out online.

General Info

Band Members
Brian Houghton - Vocals, Adam Smith - Guitars, Toby Todd - Guitars, Wade Nelson - Bass, Garrett Hubner - Drums
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Metal / Heavy Rock / Metal

Contact Info

Vancouver, WA

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