Known for their DIY ethic and anarchist tendencies, crafting lyrics about chaos, anger and protest, and sometimes simply about having a good time the Scottish natives will be ripping through their legendary back catalogue, on Friday, June 8th in Dublin’s Voodoo Lounge.
Having formed in 1980, The Exploited have since gone on to become known globally, with their songs being covered by the likes of Slayer and Ice-T.
Specializing in two-minute blasts of high-speed adrenaline fuelled music, they released their first album, Punk’s Not Dead, in 1981. Lyrically they sketched out themes such as war, corruption, unemployment and police brutality. All amid a chaotic blur of crashing drums and flailing guitar chords. Mostly categorized as punk the band’s output has also had phases better described as thrash crossover.
“Fuck The System‘ their eighth studio album sees the band on more explosive form than ever, riotous, unrepentant and wholly uncompromising. Tracks like ‘Never Sell Out‘ and ‘Chaos Is My Life‘ (both self-explanatory) are as brutally heavy as anything bands half their age have to offer and prove beyond doubt that, not only is there life in the old dog yet, but the fucker’s got rabies!
‘Fuck The System‘ isn’t just an album title; it’s a statement of intent. But then, it is a punk rock album, and make no mistake.
The Exploited are punk rock!
They continue to retain a cult following to this day and they’re headed for The Voodoo Lounge in Dublin on Friday, June 8th. For more information, please visit Demented Promotions.
Doors 7 pm
Friday 8th June 2018
The Voodoo Lounge
Tickets €28 (inc booking) available online NOW and in Dublin’s Music Maker and Sound Cellar from tomorrow (April 6th!)