Fans of vinyl and the Dropkick Murphys will be happy to know that they will release a limited edition LP collection of every studio album they have released, from 1998’s Do Or Die to 2013’s Signed and Sealed in Blood, on November 3, 2013. This box set will be available for purchase at www.dkmstore.com or www.epitaphstore.com.
The must-have collection of only 2,000 pressings will include all of Dropkick Murphys’ studio albums, plus The Singles Collection Volume 1 and 2 available for the first time on a special double LP for this box set only. Do Or Die, The Gang’s All Here, Sing Loud, Sing Proud, Blackout, The Warrior’s Code, The Meanest Of Times, Going Out In Style, Signed and Sealed in Blood (2x LP), Singles Collection, Vol. 1 (2x LP), Singles Collection, Vol. 2 (2x LP) are packaged in a beautiful hardbound box and pressed on colored vinyl with exclusive colors available through the official Dropkick Murphys store and Epitaph Records.
In addition, all box sets will include a Dropkick Murphys 36” x 60” “Pirate” flag. As a perfect gift for vinyl fans, collectors, and Dropkick Murphys’ fanatics alike, the LP box set is limited edition and will sell out fast.
Formed in Boston in 1996, Dropkick Murphys started in the basement of a barbershop in Quincy, Mass. The Celtic punk band signed to Hellcat Records in 1998 and went on to release a slew of crucial punk albums. Over the course of seven studio albums the band has sold more than four million records and sell out venues on every continent. They’ve also become true hometown heroes, playing the Boston Pops’ annual 4th of July concert in front of over 250,000, and updating the turn-of-the-century Red Sox fight song “Tessie,” which became the theme song for the first Red Sox World Series win in 86 years in ’04. On their own label Born & Bred Records since 2007, Dropkick Murphys are truly at home wherever they go, whether it’s a punk club in Rome, raising hell at the top of a European festival bill, or onstage with the finest classical musicians in the world.
In 2010, their single “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” became the soundtrack to the climax of that Martin Scorsese Academy Award-winning film “The Departed” and quickly went platinum. DKM’s 2011 concept record “Going Out in Style” featured guest vocals from Bruce Springsteen and debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200. Their latest album, SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD returned the band to their rough ‘n tumble Celtic punk roots and spawned the first-ever Christmas song to make the Modern Rock radio chart in the US. Every second of the new album is evidence of one thing: Dropkick Murphys aren’t just loud and brash, they’re at the top of their game as songwriters.