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Music Video: The Mahones – “The Hunger & The Fight”

Canadian Celtic punks The Mahones have just released a new music video for the title track list off part one of their two part concept album “The Hunger & The Fight (Part One)”.

“The Hunger & The Fight (Part One)” was an Irish folk album, paying tribute to the band’s ancestry and musical heroes. It featured original and traditional songs and music, and told stories of Ireland, and specifically Dublin. “Part Two” brings the journey to America, and specifically to New York City, and the music transitions from folk to punk. This album will showcase the other side of The Mahones, and will be a full out punk album.

The band had this to say about the video and the upcoming album,

SURPRISE! We’ve FINALLY launched an official video for The Hunger & The Fight, the title track off of part one of our double concept album. Part Two is slated for release on August 18th, 2015. This song features the incredible Tara Slone (Joydrop) on guest vocals, and the film footage was shot over the course of the past six months on tour. Special thanks to our pal Dave Engelman for his concert footage, and Tara’s husband Joe for his great footage of her.

We’re going to start releasing videos for The Hunger & The Fight (Part One) over the next month. So why now? 7 months after the album release? Well, we were planning on releasing videos starting in December when we got home from our fall tour, but then Cuzo passed away, and we didn’t really have it in us. We were all distraught and miserable, and there was no point. Life was way too hard for a few months there. But, listening to the song now – you can’t help but hear his incredible bass lines. He was such a great musician, and the song is a tribute to his talent. The entire album is. It was the last thing he worked on before he passed, and he did a damn good job. We’re proud of him, and we miss him everyday. We dedicate this song to him every night on tour.

Anyway, enjoy. There are a lot more to come.
Part Two of The Hunger & The Fight will be dedicated to the memory of Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso.

Have a look at the music video for “The Hunger & The Fight” below.



The Mahones announce global tour dates

Seminal Irish punk band, The Mahones, have announced new tour dates for 2015 in support of their latest album, “The Hunger & The Fight (Part One)”. Check out the tour dates below.

The Hunger & The Fight (Part Two) will be released in summer 2015.  The release date should be announced soon.



The Mahones release track list for upcoming album “The Hunger & The Fight (Part Two)”

Canadian Celtic punks The Mahones have released the track list for their upcoming album “The Hunger & The Fight (Part Two)” and you can check it out below.

The Hunger & The Fight (Part One) was an Irish folk album, paying tribute to the band’s ancestry and musical heroes. It featured original and traditional songs and music, and told stories of Ireland, and specifically Dublin. Part Two brings the journey to America, and specifically to New York City, and the music transitions from folk to punk. This album will showcase the other side of The Mahones, and will be a full out punk album.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.



The Mahones’ bassist Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso passes away

Sad news from The Mahones‘ camp this weekend. Paul Mancuso, better known to Mahones fans as Cuzo, their bass player for the last few years has passed away. Cuzo had been with the band off and on since 2012, but had been friends with Katie “Kaboom” McConnell and her husband, frontman Finny McConnell, since the three were teenagers. Today, Katie released a lengthy statement about Cuzo’s passing on the band’s Facebook page. Here’s an excerpt:

This has been, without a doubt, the worst week of my life. I feel like a part of me has been torn out, and the person I like to call to joke about life’s cruel twists and turns, is gone. The guy who always answered his phone “oui bonjour” when I called, who texted me no less than 10 times a day, who held nearly 15 years of inside jokes, family jokes and wonderful memories in the palm of his gentle hand, has left us. I am heartbroken, but I am also grateful. I loved Paul so much. He was my brother’s best friend, and mine as well.

Many, many years ago, as a teenager, I came home to my parents’ house to find my brother and a guy with a Layne Staly haircut playing music in the living room. He was a sweetheart, which was good, because he quickly became a regular fixture at the house. That first night, we ordered chinese food, and talked about music, and I liked him right away. He was so funny. The first time he was invited to Sunday dinner (a weekly open house in my family home, as per the Irish tradition), he showed up in a suit. My brother and I teased him, but he shrugged it off, saying “Hey man, I wore my Sunday best.” He quickly became part of our family.

I was in bed when my brother called the other night. I thought he was phoning to relay an idiotic joke, as per usual. When I heard his voice, I knew something was terribly wrong. I couldn’t believe the news. In that minute, my world was viciously torn apart. It will never be the same.

Cuzo played on The Mahones “Angels and Demons” and “The Hunger and The Fight” albums. Part one of the latter was released in October on Whiskey Devil Records. Part Two follows next year.

Rest easy, Cuzo.



Album Review: The Mahones – “The Hunger & The Fight (Part 1)”

The Mahones are back again with a brand new album titled The Hunger & The Fight (Part 1) as their eleventh release. Packed with their traditional Irish-Celtic influences and their brand of punk rock, their new album once again tells a story of where they have been as a band and their lives as a whole. The album starts with a very slow and traditional tune titled “Brian Boru’s March” which has been performed and rewritten by a slew of other Irish musicians. This is followed by the title track (featuring Tara Stone) which starts slow and picks up mid-song. Clearly, the title of the album has personal meaning to them as they mention “You got to keep your dreams alive”. Could one say it is cliché? Possibly, but at the same time it comes from the heart and I can’t blame them for it. It also makes for an interesting ballad-y type tune as well.

The third jingle, “Paddy On The Railway” (featuring T. Duggins of Chicago’s Irish folk punk act, The Tossers) gives a bit of a history lesson. With this song being one of the more upbeat ones toward the beginning of the album, featuring T. Duggins really added some serious substance. The vocal trade offs between he and Finny really brings the listener in. Once again, this album has no shortage of vocal and musical guests with the next runner up being Simon Townshend (younger brother of Pete Townshend of The Who). He is featured a mellowed out and folk track entitled, “Stars”.

The musically catchy tracks come again with “Prisoner 1082” which talks about a being a “political prisoner of war” as quoted in the chorus. The rhythm section really shines through here as a whole. What can I say though, I am sucker for a good rhythm section! On the other hand, a track I am really partial to would be “A Pint of Plain (A Drop of Pure)”. It may be a standard Irish drinking song but its a tune that would make the crowd dance around at a Mahones show.

The band really shined on this album with getting touch with the folkier side of their influences. It’s something I feel they do on every album in a sense but with this new release, it comes out more often. These influences come out in the catchy yet somewhat emotional “Someone Saved Me” as well as the well known traditional Irish song, “The Auld Triangle”. The latter end of the album includes, “Blood On the Streets of Dublin” which is sung like a story and is followed by “St. Patricks Day Irish Punk Song” which is a six minute Irish punk song at that. Plain and simple. The last two tracks, “I Can Only Give You Everything” and “Last One To Die”, are extremely catchy and upbeat and really show the musical diversity the Mahones have been known for over the years.

Overall, The Hunger & The Fight is certainly a step up from the band’s previous work. The Mahones have expanded musically within their genre and way of producing music without losing their signature Irish punk rock and roll sound. If you’re looking for a record that you can play throughout the month of March in a St. Patrick’s Day mix with the likes of Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, the Pogues, and more, I suggest picking up this album. If you’re a die hard Irish punk rock fan: Pick it up, already!

4 / 5 Stars – Head over here to pick the record up.



The Mahones release lyric video for new song – “The Hunger & The Fight”

Canadian Celtic punks The Mahones have a new lyric video out for the title track off their upcoming album. Check out “The Hunger & The Fight” below.

The Hunger & The Fight (Part One) is due out October 7th in Canada, on Whiskey Devil Records, and October 14th in the US, on East Grand Records.

You can hear the opening track, “Brian Boru’s March,” here, and preorder your digital copy on iTunes herePart Two is due out in February 2015.



The Mahones debut “The Hunger and The Fight” teaser, featuring new song “Brian Boru’s March”

Canadian Celtic punk band The Mahones have launched a teaser video for the first installment of their upcoming double album The Hunger And The Fight. The teaser features the album’s opening track, “Brian Boru’s March.” Check it out below.

The Hunger And The Fight – Part One will be released on October 6th; Part Two will follow on February 17th, 2015. Both will be put out on the band’s label Whiskey Devil Records.



The Mahones announce North American tour dates

Canadian Celtic punk band The Mahones, have announced North American tour dates.

You can check out the dates and the locations below.

The Mahones last released a live album titled  The Mahones – A Great Night on the Lash: Live In Italy back in February.



The Mahones finish recording “The Hunger And The Fight”, reveal track listing and release dates

Canadian Celtic punk band The Mahones, have finished recording their upcoming double album The Hunger And The Fight. They also revealed The Hunger And The Fight – Part one will be released on October 6th and Part two on February 17th, 2015. Both will be put out on the band’s label Whiskey Devil Records.

Track listing for The Hunger And The Fight – Part 1 has also been revealed, and you can check it out below.

The Mahones last released a live album titled  The Mahones – A Great Night on the Lash: Live In Italy back in February.



Live Music Video: The Mahones perform “The Blood Is On Your Hands”

Canadian celtic punk veterans The Mahones have just premiered a new music video for their song “The Blood Is On You Hands”. The video shows the band’s recent performance in Bolzano, Italy at the Rock im Ring 20th Anniversary Fest.

The track originally appeared on The Mahones’ 2010 album, “The Black Irish”, however it is now featured on a new live album. “A Great Night on the Lash: (Live In Italy)” is The Mahones’ first live album since their 2003 “Live At The Horseshoe” album, and was recorded during their Angels & Devils World Tour. The majority was recorded in Italy, however an additional three bonus studio cuts, captured in Belfast, were included in the collection.

Here’s what frontman Finny McConnell had to say about the recording,

The secret to recording a concert [is]…don’t tell anybody. As soon as you tell anybody, they get red-light fever and overthink it and make mistakes. If you don’t tell anybody, they just play music and it’s not even on their mind. We were on fire that night. We’d been touring and were a good year into it at this point. We did a great show. It was awesome.

You can view the music video for “The Blood Is On Your Hands” below.

The Mahones are currently working on a new double album entitled “The Hunger and the Fight”. The band last released “A Great Night on the Lash: (Live In Italy) in February through their own Whiskey Devil Records.



The Mahones announce US tour dates

Canadian celtic punk veterans The Mahones will be playing scattered shows throughout the US over the course of the next few months. You can find details on when and where they’ll be stopping below.

The Mahones are currently in the studio working on a new double album entitled The Hunger and the Fight. The band last released A Great Night on the Lash – Live In Italy on February 11th through their own Whiskey Devil Records.



The Mahones begin recording new double album “The Hunger & The Fight”

Canadian celtic punk veterans The Mahones have begun recording the acoustic portion of their upcoming double album entitled “The Hunger & The Fight,” posting the following announcement on their Facebook page and making pre-orders available:

“We have started making The Hunger & The Fight! Stay tuned for all the exciting recording updates coming soon. We are recording ‘The Acoustic Album’ (The Hunger) here in Toronto at Telejet Recording Studio (where we made The Black Irish)!

We still need your help to keep this album independent. Our new Pre-Order page for The Hunger & The Fight is now available and online. Check out all the new stuff available here and purchase one of our VIP specials. Thank you everyone for the support in helping us make Irish Punk History!”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on “The Hunger & The Fight” come to light. The Mahones last released “A Great Night on the Lash – Live In Italy” on February 11th through their own Whiskey Devil Records.



Live video: The Mahones – “Shakespeare Road”

Canadian Celtic punk act The Mahones recently stopped by the Canada AM stage, a morning show on the CTV network, to perform “Shakespeare Road”.

You can check out the performance here.

The Mahones recently released a live album titled The Mahones, A Great Night on the Lash – Live In Italy”.. The band is working on a double album entitled The Hunger and the Fight to be released later this year on Whiskey Devil Records.



Full album stream: The Mahones – “A Great Night At The Lash – Live In Italy”

Canadian Celtic punk act, The Mahones, are currently streaming in is entirely their upcoming live album “The Mahones, A Great Night on the Lash – Live In Italy”.

You can check it out for yourself below.

The album is set to be released on February 11th through the band’s own label Whiskey Devil Records, through which they will also be putting out a new double album entitled “The Hunger & The Fight.”

 



Music Video: The Mahones – “Shakespeare Road”

Canadian celtic punks The Mahones  have just released a brand new music video for their track “Shakespeare Road”, off of their 2012 album “Angels & Devils”. The song features Canadian music legend (and Katie Kaboom’s uncle) Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo) on backing vocals and acoustic guitar and is comprised entirely of fan videos. People from all over the world submitted videos of themselves singing along to the track, and the band put the video together using their self described “sub-par editing skills”.

Check the video out below.

This will be the last video off of Angels & Devils, as the band is gearing up for some major releases in 2014! Their live album “A Great Night On The Lash: Live In Italy” will be released on February 11th, and a double studio album “The Hunger & The Fight” will be released later in the year. Both projects will be released on The Mahones’ brand new label, Whiskey Devil Records.