Longtime Epiphone fans and one of Punk Rock's last true believers, The Mahones, will release their 17th album, Love-Death-Redemption, in January 2018. The Mahones recently welcomed former Pogues bassist Cait "Rocky" O'Riordan into the band for the recording sessions. If you're not familiar with The Mahones catalog, you can catch up with the excellent collection The Very Best, 25 Years of Irish Punk (2016), which includes new recordings of some of their classics as well as a deluxe version of their concept album, The Hunger & the Fight, a musical history of the Irish in North America. The Mahones have a few dates in Canada in December but will kick things into high hear after the new album comes out. Keep an eye on their website for tour details. 
 
Epiphone.com will feature a new interview with leader Finney McConnell soon but in the meantime, check out our classic interview from 2014 where McConnell talks about taking his favorite Epiphones.

"My guitars of choice have been Epiphones since the early 1990s. Right now, I use a Les Paul PRO--a black one and a white--one because they're so big and loud," McConnell told Epiphone.com. "I'm the only guitar player in the band and so I need to make a lot of music. I use those through a stereo amp setup. I have an Epiphone G-310, too. They're lighter. A Les Paul can be heavy all night long but you'll never get a tone like that anywhere else. The PROs get great sustain, really dense sounds, which is what I love about them so much."