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Boiled In Lead / Press

“No other treatment updates the song so skillfully while simultaneously staying true to its centuries-old roots – restoring the passion and political sting that must have animated the song over a century ago by restoring some of its underlying rage and terror.”

“...Boiled in Lead's annual St. Patrick's Day concert serves as one of the most authentic spots to celebrate the green holiday.”

“The Leads know their stuff, pure folk rock without jumping on the Pogues folk punk bandwagon.”

“These guys combine Irish music, world music and rock'n'roll in ways that few others come close to. Super talented musicians combine with a great vision and archival ability made for each Boiled in Lead album being an exciting event for me.”

“Boiled in Lead's return is to be greeted with huge applause, mass cheering and flag-waving in berserk fashion.”

fRoots (UK)

“...traditional music brought to the boil. "Silver" may not be for the purists but it's one of the best things you'll hear this year. Trust me on this.”

Dai Jeffries - R2 (Rock'n'Reel)

“(Silver) ...smashes genres, hits the most primal nerves, and -- even in its acoustic moments -- shakes your bones.”

Bill Snyder - Mpls-St.Paul magazine

“...the most important folk-rock band to appear since the 1970s... required listening...”

MusicHound Folk: The Essential Album Guide

“...the prime purveyor of a style of Celtic music infused with punk-rock attitude, developing over the years with a hard-driving swirl that combined Irish folk with heavy rock and elements of styles from all over the world. ...one of the best bands Minnesota's ever produced. (When they play) all-acoustic, ...don't be fooled into thinking that means 'quiet' -- even without amplification, Boiled In Lead can summon up furious punk-folk energy.”

The Onion AV Club

“...a band that rightly deserves to be heard nationally and internationally...”

Global Rhythm

“...a legendary figure in the field of American folk rock thanks to its unconventional approach.”

“Boiled in Lead keys into the most powerful elements of all the genres the band pulls from, finding a hypnotic common denominator in ancient Irish drones and rock rhythms, a similar energy source behind electric guitar solos and the shrill piping of penny whistles.”

“...a hard-driving blend of Irish folk, punk rock, and world music...an explosive show...”

The Onion AV Club

“Standouts such as ‘Apple Tree Wassail,’ ‘Jolly Tinker,’ and ‘Corner House’ cause uncontrollable jigging while ‘Death on Hennepin’ and ‘The Rushes Green’ slow down the pace but remain just as powerful. Saturday’s ...show is sure to be one to remember...”

Adam Hammer - St. Cloud Times (MN)

“MOLTEN PLATTER OF THE WEEK: ...on Silver the modern masters of mediaeval music have cold-cast their coolest album yet. ...if you've never heard BIL before, then you owe it to yourself to get righteously enlightened because they're the solid gold standard.”

“...a smoking, surprising, commanding combo... Nobody roars, does a jig or a Balkan boogie quite like Boiled in Lead.”

Minneapolis Star Tribune

“...one of the most innovative world beat bands...”

National Public Radio