Posts Tagged ‘The Misfits’

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Original Misfits members Jerry Only, Glenn Danzig, and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein reunited for the first time since 1983 over the weekend at Denver’s Riot Fest. Billed as “The Original Misfits,” the band featured Suicidal Tendencies/former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and treated fans to a 25 song set which was picked by Glenn Danzig. Fan filmed footage of the monumental performance can been seen below.

Prior to the performances, Danzig stated that he would also possibly be open to doing more concerts after the festival appearances. “We’ll see how it goes. It may lead to some other work, but who knows how it’s going to turn out? I mean, I don’t think it’s going to be a disaster; I think it’s going to be incredible.” Watch live clips from the reunion inside! (more…)

danzig-skeletons-coverReview by Jeff Maki
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Skeletons is the long-awaited covers album from the one and only former Misfits/Samhain frontman, Glenn Danzig. Of course, his own band, Danzig, has recorded 10 studio albums, while Danzig himself became one of the most recognizable names and voices in rock and metal since the band formed in 1987. (more…)

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Metal and Hard Rock Musicians pick their favorite Halloween songs for the season

Metal and horror go hand in hand. Since its inception, heavy metal has invoked themes of horror and the occult, starting with the legends themselves, Black Sabbath. Through the years, we’ve seen many legendary rock, metal and punk bands embrace horror, as well, such as the Misfits, Alice Cooper, King Diamond, Helloween, and arguably the most popular Halloween-themed band of all-time, Type O Negative. So we figured why not ask the burning question to a whole bunch of rock and metal bands: “What is your favorite Halloween song of all-time?” What we got in response was a bag of trick and treats so big, including the bands I mentioned above and a lot more. Happy Halloween! View the list inside. (more…)

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Glenn Danzig

You know it’s Danzig the moment you hear him. It’s not just that inimitable voice either. It’s the thick airy guitars, bluesy swagger, and “come hither” evil that placed him at the forefront of a number of musical revolutions. His work has indelibly impacted the landscape of extreme music, fortifying the crossroads between heavy riffs and occult imagery so prevalent these days. Moreover, you can consistently feel his presence throughout pop culture which expands further with his successful Verotik Comics and forthcoming feature film directorial debut. However,Danzig wants to show you where it started with his tenth full-length album and first since 2010’s Deth Red SaboathSkeletons. Due out on November 27 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment/Evilive Records the album is now will be available for pre-order. Be sure to check out Nuclear Blast’s teaser trailer for the release inside. (more…)

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Metal and Hard Rock Musicians pick their favorite Halloween songs for the season

Metal and horror go hand in hand. Since its inception, heavy metal has invoked themes of horror and the occult, starting with the legends themselves, Black Sabbath. Through the years, we’ve seen many legendary rock, metal and punk bands embrace horror, as well, such as the Misfits, Alice Cooper, King Diamond, Helloween, and arguably the most popular Halloween-themed band of all-time, Type O Negative. So we figured why not ask the burning question to a whole bunch of rock and metal bands: “What is your favorite Halloween song of all-time?” What we got in response was a bag of trick and treats so big, including the bands I mentioned above and a lot more. Happy Halloween! View the list inside. (more…)

deathwolfAs side projects go, Death Wolf is a pretty damn good one.

The band was founded in 2000 by Marduk guitarist Morgan Hakansson under the name Devil’s Whorehouse. In its original incarnation, the band was into high-speed Misfits-style horror punk. But Hakansson and company have switched gears, changed the name to Death Wolf and released an album of thoroughly pummeling, punk and groove-based metal. (more…)

michale-graves-illusionsMichale Graves, former lead singer of The Misfits and staunch supporter of the West Memphis Three, has led a storied career and is definitely not content with artistic mediocrity. Graves has historically been recognized as a aggressive punk rock artist, but has recently evolved into a phenomenal acoustic artist. This transition first manifested itself on Graves’ previous effort Illusions, which included tracks written by Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis Three. Illusions is an amazing album and one of Graves’ best, but his new live album Illusions Live/Viretta Park stands as the pinnacle of his career musically and may be one of the best live albums in recent memory. (more…)

Danzig-lost-tracksLongtime fans of Danzig, including me, still await the day when this man gets his due. Where’s the respect? The recognition? Of course, there were The Misfits, in which Danzig started the subgenre of horror-punk. Then Samhain, which introduced a dark, yet simplistic style of punk-metal. And ,of course, there is Danzig’s solo career, which made him a household name for metal fans and secured his stature as a living legend with classic albums and numerous hits branded with his dark, bluesy metal. Fans have known for a while that over the years Danzig has stockpiled recorded material that never saw the light of day (with the exception of a few leaked songs). But now these “lost” tracks finally get their official release. (more…)