In 1995, Misfits founding member Jerry Only secured the exclusive legal right to tour and record as the Misfits, and, in accordance with those legal rights, launched a licensing program through Cyclopian Music. At the same time, Glenn Anzalone—professionally known as Glenn Danzig (former co-founder and Misfits vocalist circa 1977 to 1983) —made clear that he wanted no public association with the Misfits or Cyclopian Music’s business endeavors.
Despite full knowledge of Cyclopian Music’s use of the Misfits’ name and logos for decades, Glenn Danzig curiously filed a lawsuit on April 3rd, 2014 seeking a portion of the proceeds from...
Misfits have teamed up with horror apparel company Fright-Rags for a pair of designs inspired by classic Misfits songs and horror movie posters. They are available on limited edition shirts and screen printed posters.
Misfits are collaborating with horror apparel company Fright-Rags for a limited edition shirt, which is now available for pre-order. The design crosses the band's iconic fiend skull logo with Jason Voorhees' signature hockey mask.
Energy pay homage to the legendary Misfits with their new covers EP, aptly titled A Tribute to the Misfits. The effort features the Massachusetts rock group's take on such classics as "Astro Zombies," "Die, Die My Darling," "Where Eagles Dare" and more. Stream the album in the replies. It will be self-released by the band tomorrow on bandcamp - for free!
The crowd clearly loved every second of it, as this portion of the set garnered the loudest singalongs, the biggest circle pits and the most crowd surfers of the night. Danzig seemed to feed off the audience's enthusiasm, even going on the barricade to sing along with fans a few times. Doyle is an absolute beast, physically wailing on guitar harder than anyone I've ever seen. The songs may be 30 years old, but their unrelenting energy is timeless.
Former Misfits guitarist Doyle has released his debut solo album, Abominator, via his own Monsterman Records. It's available digitally now, with CD and vinyl due out in October. Head to the replies to listen to the title track.
Grindcore nihilists Pig Destroyer released their fifth album, Book Burner, last week via Relapse Records. The deluxe edition comes with an EP of classic hardcore/punk covers, including Black Flag, Misfits, Minor Threat, Circle Jerks, Angry Samoans, Negative Approach and Void. You can stream those covers now on their AP.net profile.
Rock and Shock 2012 will take place October 12-14 at The Palladium and DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Bands performing include Misfits, Gwar, Alesana and more. The horror convention portion will feature celebrity guests, vendors, film screenings, Q&A sessions and more. Details can be found here.
Misfits bassist Jerry Only revealed in a recent interview that the band has been forced to part with drummer Robo due to travel restrictions. He has been replaced by Eric "The Goat" Arce of Murphy's Law. The band's new album will be titled The Devil's Rain.
Throwdown recently recorded covers of "London Dungon" by the Misfits and "Planets Collide" by Crowbar with producer Mudrock (Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold), one of which will appear on the upcoming Trustkill Records compilation release, due out on October 31st.