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‘Dr. Demento Covered In Punk’ Set For Release On Jan 12th

Basic CMYKJanuary 12th 2018 will see the release of the two hour demented punk extravaganza, Dr Demento Covered In Punk. The album will feature an eclectic mix of artists including The Misfits, The Vandals, Osaka Popstar, Adam West, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, William Shatner, Shonen Knife and many more, who contribute over thirty unreleased cover versions of the songs famously heard on the airwaves of the legendary Dr Demento show. The album is hosted by Dr. Demento himself and features guest ID spots and bumper segments to create an unconventional take on Dr. Demento‘s radio show.

You can stream William Shatner‘s cover version of The Cramps‘s Garbageman here

Dr. Demento Covered In Punk can be pre-ordered here

Doyle Announces 2018 ‘As We Die World Abomination Tour’

Doyle Tour 18The legendary former guitarist of The Misfits, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, has announced he will be touring the USA, Russia and the UK in 2018 on the As We Die World Abomination Tour. Doyle will be touring in support of the As We Die album and he will be cranking out music as scary as The Misfits, as doom laden as Black Sabbath and with the same hard-hitting in your face style of metal as Motorhead or Slayer across Europe and the USA.

Doyle‘s website can be found here

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Michale Graves Confirms Additional 2018 UK Tour Dates

Michale Graves UK Tour 18Michale Graves is headed back out on the road with his band on The Beginning Of The End Tour. The set will include his most well known work from his days with The Misfits, Graves and Gotham Road as well as songs from his solo career. He has now confirmed additional dates for the first leg of his European dates that sees Michale return to the UK for his first solo UK tour. 

Michale Graves Facebook page can be found here

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Former Misfit Michale Graves Announces 2018 UK Tour Dates

Michale Graves UK Tour 18Michale Graves will be headed back out on the road with his band on The Beginning Of The End Tour. The set will include his most well known work from his days with The Misfits, Graves and Gotham Road as well as songs from his solo career. He has confirmed the dates for the first leg of his European dates that see Michale return to the UK for the first time in almost 20 years, further dates will be announced that will set the stage for a 2018 world tour. 
 
Michale Graves Facebook page can be found here
 
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The Misfits To Appear On ‘Dr. Demento Covered In Punk’ LP

Basic CMYKJanuary 2018 will see the release of the two hour demented punk extravaganza, Dr Demento Covered In Punk. The album will feature an eclectic mix of artists including The Misfits, The Vandals, Osaka Popstar, Adam West, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, William Shatner, Shonen Knife and many more, who contribute over thirty unreleased cover versions of the songs famously heard on the airwaves of the legendary Dr Demento show. The album is hosted by Dr. Demento himself and features guest ID spots and bumper segments to create an unconventional take on Dr. Demento‘s radio show.

You can stream William Shatner‘s cover version of The Cramps‘s Garbageman here

Dr. Demento Covered In Punk can be pre-ordered here

The Misfits Announce Los Angeles Reunion Show

PrintThis December original members Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only, joined by guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, will return to Los Angeles to reunite as The Misfits. Following their two historic reunion shows in 2016 at Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago, that drew rabid fans in droves from all over the world and shattered attendance records at the festivals, this event will be the only 2017 performance in this world… or any world for the legendary horror-punk trailblazers. The band will also be joined by special guests that will be announced soon.

Tickets for the reunion go on sale to the general public from this Friday, August 25th 2017

Osaka Popstar Release ‘Christmas In The Loony Bin’

osaka-popstar-xmasThe latest release by Osaka Popstar is a unique new rendering of the obscure cut, Christmas in the Loony Bin, written by indie music icon Daniel Johnston, the original version of the song appeared on his 1988 self-released cassette album, Merry Christmas. The current line up of Osaka Popstar features their ever present frontman John Cafiero, along with Dean Rispler (The Dictators, Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) on Guitar and Bass, and Jon Wurster (Bob Mould, Superchunk, The Mountain Goats) on drums.

The new digital single is available on all digital music platforms and can streamed here

There is also a limited edition signed Holiday card with download available here

The Misfits Announce Black Friday Sale

misfits-black-friday-nov-16Legendary horror punk band The Misfits have announced a Black Friday sale covering the Thanksgiving weekend.

If you visit the Misfits Records online store you will get 30% off everything storewide from now until Monday November 28th.

There is no discount code needed just visit The Misfits online store here

 

Michale Graves Launches Go Fund Me Campaign

michale-graves-black-catOn Sunday, October 30th, Michale Graves, the former lead singer of The Misfits, trailer was stolen in Las Vegas along with all of the bands music equipment, merchandise and personal belongings. Their losses are estimated somewhere between $20,000 – $25,000 and as a result they have been forced to cancel the rest of their North American tour. They have issued a call for help from their friends, family and fans, the project was made to help them back on their feet, so they can get back to work as soon as possible and continue to tour and produce music.

You can donate to their campaign here

The Misfits Release Free Download For Halloween

misfits-mmpIf anyone was gong to celebrate Halloween it was going to be The Misfits. In true fiend club style they have released a special alternate radio mix of the song Mad Monster Party, this is an alternate version of the track that was included on their latest EP, Friday The 13th. The track will only be available between the 31st October and the 1st November, so hurry up and grab this slice of fiendish rock ‘n roll whilst you still can

You can download the track by clicking here

Michale Graves Launches ‘The Legacy Collection’

Mmichale-graves-legacy-collection-1ichale Graves, The former vocalist for The Misfts, has made some of his long deleted albums available for download via his label, Hydraulic Entertainment, under the banner of The Legacy Collection. These include Demo’s And Live Cuts Volumes 1- 3, Live At The Music Room, The Almost Home Tour and the Romania Recording.

These are albums that have been out of print for a considerable length of time and they can now be downloaded for the bargain price of $5 each, approximately £4 for those in the UK.

All of the albums in The Legacy Collection can be ordered for download here

The Misfits Release Friday The 13th EP

Misfits Friday 13thThe latest EP from The Misfits is released today and is now available to order, it features four new horror punk anthems that are a homage to eighties horror movies. The current line up features founding member Jerry Only on bass and vocals along with Jerry Other, guitar, & Eric “Chupacabra” Arce on drums. All releases feature cover art from renowned horror and comic book illustrator Jeff Zornow.

Friday The 13th is available digitally from the usual outlets and the CD and Vinyl can be ordered directly from The Misfits here

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Friday 13th brings us many things, superstitious people refusing to leave the house, the inevitability that somewhere a TV channel will be screening a glut of eighties slasher movies and this year it bought us the first track from The Misfits forthcoming Friday 13th EP. I’m aware that opinion is divided over the various incarnations of The Misfits and I won’t expect the debate over  theGlenn Danzig, Michael Graves and the Jerry Only fronted incarnations of the band to dissipate anytime soon but personally I’m glad they’re still around 

The title track has been released as a taster before the Friday 13th EP is released in full on June 17th. It’ll come as no surprise that this is an ode to Jason Voorhees and it’s a safe bet that the other three tracks will be movie themed horror punk. This track reminds me musically of the American Psycho era and I must say I’m impressed, the guitar of Jerry Other is reminiscent of Doyle‘s brutal power chords and this is a lot heavier than anything the Jerry Only era line up has previously produced. This has whetted my appetite for the full release of the Friday 13th EP next month.

The title track is available now for download via iTunes and the full EP can be pre-ordered in a variety of formats including CD and limited edition twelve inch inch coloured vinyl from Misfits Records here.

The Misfits Reunite for Riot Fest Headline Shows

misfits reunionLegendary horror punk outfit The Misfits have announced that they will reunite to headline the Riot Fest shows in Denver and Chicago in September. These shows will mark the first time original vocalist and songwriter Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only have shared a stage in over 30 years and many fans thought this day would never come following several acrimonious legal battles between the pair. Long time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will join them for the shows.

Fiends rejoice!

 

Video: Energy – ‘Pet Sematary’

EnergyIn honour of Halloween, Boston punks Energy have posted a video featuring their cover of The Ramones classic Pet Sematary. This follows last years Halloween offering; A Tribute to The Misfits EP which also dropped around this time of year.

Check out the video for Pet Sematary below.

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Danzig Announces Covers LP ‘Skeletons’

DanzigLegendary punk and metal frontman Glenn Danzig has announced his long rumoured covers LP will be released on November 27th via his own Evilive Record Label. The cover art features Danzig wearing the full face skull makeup for the first time since his days fronting The Misfits. Recently he spoke to Rolling Stone about the record:

“I had titled it Skeletons before the makeup, to be like ‘skeletons in your closet,’ it’s like pulling out old songs – “These are my skeletons…You may or may not know that I dig these songs. You could say that some of this music is the actual basis and skeleton of what I listened to growing up — ultimately informing the kind of music I like. It’s the foundation. If you took Elvis and SABBATH out of my life, I probably wouldn’t be the Glenn Danzig you know! I’m glad both sides are represented on this record”

Check out the cover art and track list for Skeletons below.

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Hank3 To Release 2 New Records / Tour

Hank Williams III (aka Hank3) is planning two big releases this autumn. Brothers of the 4×4, a double album of country songs and  Fiendish Threat, a straight up punk record in the vein of Minor Threat, 7 Seconds & The Misfits are scheduled for release on October 1st via his own Hank3 label (with the help of Megaforce Records). 

Punk rock played an equally large part in Hank’s musical upbringing as country music did and these albums really are a labour of love for the Nashville native; he sang, played guitar and drums on all songs, as well as fulfilling engineering, mixing and mastering duties. Fans will get to experience these songs live when he hits the road later this year. 

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