Flogging Molly, who recently announced the impending release of their first new album in five years, Anthem (9th September via Rise Records), have previewed a new track from the 11-song collection, releasing “This Road of Mine”.

Watch the video HERE 

A nod to the band’s, and particularly singer/guitar player Dave King’s, unique history, “This Road of Mine” is, as King says, about taking your own path: “we’ve always done things the way we want to do it.” Plucked from obscurity, and the hopelessness of Dublin’s Tenement Row, King was hand-picked by Motörhead’s “Fast” Eddie Clarke in 1983 for Clarke’s new band, Fastway. King has often shared the ups and downs he experienced in the years that followed. With Fastway imploding in the wake of grunge, King was free to create his own vision, but along the way he spent days scrubbing toilets and painting houses as he performed nearly nightly at the Los Angeles club, and Flogging Molly’s namesake, Molly Malone’s. Now, 25 years later, the band’s unique concoction of traditional Irish music and modern punk rock, has seen them perform with The Rolling Stones, featured on several stints of the Warped Tour, birth the annual, and always sold out, Salty Dog Cruise, and host their yearly, Los Angeles-based St. Patrick’s Day Festival.

King further explains the sentiment behind “This Road of Mine”: “At the time I was writing these lyrics I was wondering if we were going to be able to continue to tour and make music again. Whether you’re a plumber or a carpenter or a musician, we all had the rug pulled out from underneath us and there are certainly elements of that on the album. I’m not one to shy away from a situation in the sense of writing about it; I think that’s what songwriters should do, they should reflect the times.”

The album reunites Flogging Molly with Steve Albini, who also worked with the septet on their beloved early aughts albums Swagger and Drunken Lullabies. “This Road of Mine” is the third preview from Anthem, with the band previously releasing “The Croppy Boy ’98,” and its accompanying live video (https://youtu.be/j3WBSfXOHQo) and the instant classic, “These Times Have Got Me Drinking/Tripping Up The Stairs” (https://riserecords.lnk.to/TTHGMD)

Anthem track list:

These Times Have Got Me Drinking

A Song of Liberty

Life Begins And Ends (But Never Fails)

No Last Goodbyes

The Croppy Boy ’98 (hyperlink to smarturl)

This Road Of Mine

(Try) Keep The Man Down

Now Is The Time

Lead The Way

These Are The Days

The Parting Wave

Album pre-orders, which include a galaxy green vinyl offering, are available now via https://riserecords.lnk.to/FMAnthem.

Flogging Molly and The Interrupters kick off their U.S. co-headlining trek tonight in Indianapolis, with the bands joined by openers Tiger Army and The Skints. Tickets are available via Floggingmolly.com.

The band will be touring Europe at the following dates:

July 18  Warsaw, Poland  Klub Proxima

July 19  Krakow, Poland  Kwadarat

July 23  Cuxhaven, Germany  Deichbrand Festival

July 25  Vienna, Austria  Open Air Arena

July 26  Vienna, Austria  Open Air Arena

July 27  Munich, Germany  Tonhalle

July 29  Gijon, Spain  Tsunami Festival

July 30  Barcelona, Spain  Barna’n’Roll Festival

August 2  Zurich, Switzerland  Komplex 457

August 3  Tilburg,  013

August 11 to 14  Rimini, Italy  Bayfest Festival

August 12  Rothenburg, Germany  Taubertal Festival

August 16  Manchester, England  O2 Ritz Manchester

August 17  Birmingham, England  O2 Institute Birmingham

August 18  London, England  O2 Forum Kentish Town

August 20  Dublin, Ireland  Vicar Street