Posts Tagged ‘Dropkick Murphys’

LIVE: Sonisphere Festival @ Knebworth Park (06/07/2014)

Date: July 6th, 2014
Venue: Knebworth Park, Knebworth
Website: www.sonisphere.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonispherefestival
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonisphere

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After a two year absence following the undoubted success they had back in 2011, Knebworth’s Sonisphere Festival has finally returned, once again hosting a stellar line-up across its three days, including metal giants Iron Maiden and Metallica, and dance/rock hybrid pioneers The Prodigy. We made sure we were a part of it, so we headed down to see if Sonisphere is truly back for good.

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NEWS: Sonisphere UK 2014 announce ten more names, including Limp Bizkit, The Devin Townsend Project, Silverstein and Anthrax!

Returning Knebworth based rock festival Sonisphere have released another batch of names for its 2014 line-up, which is set to be headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica. You can check out an updated poster along with the latest additions to the line-up below:

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VIDEO: Dropkick Murphys – The Boys Are Back

Celtic punk outfit Dropkick Murphys jump in the ring in the music video for their new single, ‘The Boys Are Back’. You can stream and watch it below:

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ALBUM: Dropkick Murphys – Signed And Sealed In Blood

Release Date: January 8th, 2013
Label: Born & Bred Records
Website: www.dropkickmurphys.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dropkickmurphys
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dropkickmurphys

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Dropkick Murphys have long provided us with a unique blend of traditional Irish folk and hardcore punk aptly named ‘Celtic punk’. After dabbling in concept albums, the band have returned to their roots no less than 17 years after their inception with this all out knees-up of a record.

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VIDEO: Dropkick Murphys – The Season’s Upon Us

Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys have released a rather festive video for their equally as festive new single, ‘The Season’s Upon Us’. You can check it out in full via the embed posted below:

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VIDEO: Dropkick Murphys – Rose Tattoo

Celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys have uploaded their new music video for ‘Rose Tattoo’. Check it out below:

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NEWS: Corey Taylor, Cancer Bats and more join Download 2012 line-up!

A further 22 more acts have been confirmed to perform at this year’s Download Festival weekend, including Corey Taylor, Cancer Bats, Rise To Remain and more. All newly confirmed acts to the bill are as follows:

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ALBUM: Dropkick Murphys – Going Out In Style

Release Date: March 1st, 2011
Label: Born & Bred Records
Website: www.dropkickmurphys.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/dropkickmurphys

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This, the seventh studio album from the Irish-American Celtic punk veterans, marks the longest time between two Dropkick Murphys records, appearing four years after 2007’s ‘The Meanest Of Times’. ‘Going Out In Style’ is a concept album about a fictional character called Cornelius Larkin. It charts his story in first person accounts and in-depth interpretations by the band, as bassist Ken Casey says “Cornelius has passed on to the other side, and the album becomes a retrospective of his life”.

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SINGLE: Dropkick Murphys – The State Of Massachusetts

Release Date: February 4th, 2008
Label: Cooking Vinyl
Rating: 6/10

Website: www.dropkickmurphys.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/dropkickmurphys

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A fusion of Irish folk music and angry modern punk, Dropkick Murphys release ‘The State Of Massachusetts’, a song with a good few layers behind it, which together create a piece of Celtic Rock that grabs your attention.

The song combines a collection of various instruments and sections into what it is, with the opening being the main song riff played on a ukulele before the electric guitars and drum beats come crashing in. You’re not too sure whether to dance or mosh along to this track. In the lyrical department of things, Dropkick Murphys present what seems to be a narrative storyline along with an occasional gang shout here and there of “They’ve been taken away” and “Hey!” getting the listener to sing along.

With this in mind though, the song does have an element of repetition behind it though. Whether this is a negative or positive one is all a matter of personal opinion.

Written by Zach Redrup

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