In Bocca Al Lupo

Cooking Vinyl
Release date
5 Mar 2007
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Boy Decide 3:50 21,755
2 One More Notch 2:55 20,267
3 Dead Men and Sinners 1:54 19,622
4 Brother 3:48 29,076
5 Dynamite Mine 3:50 19,157
6 The Organ Grinder 2:41 18,556
7 Sometimes the Line Walks You 2:51 21,591
8 Raw Deal 4:04 17,265
9 The Big Sleep 4:34 17,413
10 Shiola 4:13 18,350
11 Steam Rising 5:07 16,318
12 The Devil Drives 5:46 15,607

About this album

In Bocca al Lupo is the third full-length album release by Murder by Death. It was released on Tent Show Records, on May 23, 2006. The title comes from the Italian phrase that literally translates to “Into the Mouth of the Wolf” and is commonly used to say “Good luck”. The album is a concept album, which essentially means the songs are all connected by themes, in this case, sin and punishment.

The first single from the album is “Brother”.

Guitarist and lead singer, Adam Turla, explains the meaning of each song on the band’s website much like he did for their previous album, Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?. The following excerpt is taken from his introduction:

While the last record is one long story, the new record is 12 different stories, all about sin, redemption, and guilt. Think of them like short stories in one anthology, each about a different character who has either committed acts that have harmed other people or are part of a bigger story where something like that has happened. There were several books that were influential in writing this album. Some of them were Dante’s Inferno, Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno, and Edgar Allan Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher. Basically all these stories had issues that seemed relevant to the record and helped the creation of these songs.

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  • boxxcarcadaver

    Shiola is my fav song on the album...have over 100 listens to that song on my Zune

    19 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Mary_Phoenix

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • hawdkoah

    It seems no one is as fond of this album as I am. It's perhaps one of my favorites and certainly has gotten me through some rough days.

    21 May 2010 Reply
  • Gloria_Lewis

    One of the best albums I've ever heard... criminally underrated I agree

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • weirdfishjacek

    My favorite MBD record.

    28 Jul 2009 Reply
  • crapuccino

    criminally underrated. fantastic fucking album.

    2 Apr 2009 Reply
  • JoshCIVM

    I got used to this one faster than other people it seems. I love it. I do reed Red of Tooth and Claw however.

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • YouCantHide

    After the third or fourth listen this album has come to life; not quite as good as Red of Tooth and Claw but I do enjoy the noises.

    9 Mar 2009 Reply
  • skorchedutopia

    I am pleasantly surprised with everything this particular band has shown me. When I purchased this album, I wasn't too keen on the heavier, droning lyrics and lack of the instrumental flare that I'd grown accustom to hearing. Despite all of this, I am thrilled to have this one as a part of my collection and am growing fonder of it by the day.

    25 Jan 2009 Reply
  • me-pawel

    This is a really nice album. Shiola and 14 years are amazing.

    21 Jul 2008 Reply
  • cherryeater987

    I definitely enjoyed Boy Decide, One more Notch, Dynamite mine... Solid album

    3 Mar 2008 Reply
  • LastFlowers

    Not as great as Who Will Survive but still a solid album. Organ Grinder, Shiola, and The Devil Drives are some of their best songs.

    18 Jan 2008 Reply
  • susejhet

    am i the only person who was really dissapointed? who will survive and like the excorcist are amazing but this is pretty meh. dynamite mine is the shit though.

    3 Oct 2007 Reply
  • karpuzsaci

    there is big sound difference if you compare to Like The exorcist... and Who Will Survive... i like them better the old

    1 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Don_Diego


    5 May 2007 Reply
  • hojac

    my album of the year! absolutely great

    13 Dec 2006 Reply
  • DennisTheCasey

    I NEED this album!

    17 Sep 2006 Reply

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