Boston-based band Dropkick Murphys are excited to announce the title of their forthcoming album, SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD, to be released in early 2013. The album is their second with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show), which was recorded at Boston’s Q Division studios and mixed by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes). “We had such a great time writing our last album, Going Out In Style, we were excited to get back into the studio right away,” says bassist and co-lead singer Ken Casey. “Where Going Out in Style was a concept album-kind of intricate and difficult-this one is catchy, fun, and as sing-along as can be.”

The album’s title SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD is a reference to a lyric in the new song “Rose Tattoo,” which the band road-tested on its European festival tour this summer. “Rose Tattoo” and its imagery has given the band an idea that will hopefully include their fans’ many contributions. The band, through their website, are asking their most loyal fans who feel equally inspired by the lyrics of the song to get a tattoo with the new Dropkick Murphys logo from the SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD album cover, including the band’s name and/or the album title or song lyrics. During the process they would like fans to take photos and shoot videos, then submit it all through the band’s website before the September 19 deadline. These photos will be used in the CD and vinyl artwork, as well as in the upcoming “Rose Tattoo” music video that will come out this fall.

For full information on this fan project, check out the band’s website here: http://dropkickmurphys.com/signedandsealed.

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