The other day a rather “cryptic” Instsgram photo was making the rounds and causing all sorts of ruckus. It was the “Fiend” who many realize is the infamous mascot of the legendary Misfits. The visual was in the shape of NJ so all were screaming about the bands long anticipated return to the East Coast but where would they play? Well, the answers are now down below. Check it out.
The Press Release:
The Original Misfits will finally make their triumphant return to where it all began over 30 years ago in New Jersey. Today, The Original Misfits have announced that the band will reunite for their only area performance at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on May 19. Now fans on the east coast will have their first opportunity to experience reunited original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only. This unprecedented reunion and lineup of legendary horror-punk trailblazers/modern-metal pioneers was one of the hottest tickets of 2017, and will now undoubtedly be again in 2018.
Citi(r) is the official pre-sale credit card of The Original Misfits. As such, Citi(r) card members will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 30th at 10 a.m. EST until Thursday, February 1st at 10 p.m. EST through Citi’s Private Pass(r) program. For complete pre-sale details visit www.CitiPrivatePass.com. Ticket prices starting at $49.50 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 2nd at 10 a.m. EST at ticketmaster.com or by 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available to purchase on February 5 after 11 a.m. at the Prudential Center Box Office. Continue reading Breaking: The Original Misfits Return To New Jersey For Only Area Performance; 5/19 @ Prudential Center→
It’s Halloween and with this post I am giving you a treat that will not promote tooth decay nor lead you to issues with your waistline. In the spirit of my inquiries that featured “Music Resolutions”; I’ve polled a number of Metal and Rock musicians in my world and asked them “What is your favorite Horror movie and why”. So get some popcorn, dim the lights and sit under a cozy blanket as we learn of some awesome talents favorite creepy film. It’s a lengthy list but splitting this one into parts didn’t make sense. Let’s go.
Chris Caffery (Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra): “Halloween”. Because it was the only movie that not only scared me in the theaters it scared me afterwards in real life. In my opinion it’s the best horror film ever made. In the sense of true horror. A real killer. There was no superhuman bs in the first one. Just pure evil.
Gogo Melone (Aeonian Sorrow): From old films was “Dracula”… I really like the atmosphere and as a kid I was a big fan of vampires. The movie that scared my ass off the most and had nightmares for days with, were “The Ring” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”…I don’t think I’ll ever see them twice again ??
Jimmy Kunes (Cactus): God there’s so many. “Fearless Vampire Killers”, I know it’s a spoof. But what a film!!!
Elise Ryd (Amaranthe): “The Shining”. Those two kids are the most scary thing I’ve seen. And I don’t like that dude Johnny towards the end. “Here’s Johnny” 🤣 And this is true.. Every time I’m in a hotel with long corridors I expect those kids to show up in the end of the hallway. Haha, that image is haunting me, STILL! It’s Enshrined in my memory.
Sure this is great news but for one show only? Come on guys you are KILLING ME with this…..Check out the poster and press release down below. I’ll return with some ire and condemnation at the close for sure ;p
The Press Release:
This December, on 12/30, Original Singer/Songwriter Glenn Danzig & Original Bassist Jerry Only joined by Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein – for the First Time in Over 30 Years – will return to Los Angeles to reunite as The Original Misfits. Following their two historic reunion shows in 2016 at Riot Fest in Denver & Chicago that drew rabid fans in droves from all over the world and shattered attendance records at the festivals, this ‘One Night Only’ event will be the ‘Only’ 2017 performance in this world… or any world for the legendary horror-punk trailblazers. The band will be joined by special guests to be announced soon.
“OK Los Angeles, you’ve waited almost 35 years for this, here’s your chance to see the “Original Misfits” in this Exclusive L.A. only performance.” said Glenn Danzig. “No Tour, No BS, just one night of dark metal-punk hardcore brutality that will go down in the history books. See you there.”
Tickets for the reunion that never seemed possible, go on sale to the general public starting Friday, August 25th at 12:30pm local time at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09005310FF327BA0
Jerry Only adds, “The Misfits were so far ahead of their time when we began back in 1977, that it took the world 40 years to catch up. That time has come, and that time is NOW… We intend to take you on a ride back in time, and into the future to experience 100% authentic punk rock at its essence, and the origin of thrash in its purist form. History will be made—again. Prepare to be devastated…” Continue reading The Original Misfits Reunite! Again!! For One Show Only!!!→
And they said it would never happen but last night in Denver, Colorado at a calm little function they call the “Riot Fest” – a bit of music history took place. It was an event that pretty much everyone had given up hope on ever occurring but when the news was announced a few months ago a nervous countdown happened among the fans while thousands scrambled for tickets to see this one act only. I am speaking of none other than the mighty and macabre Misfits whose original members Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein put the differences aside and offered up a reunion performance that will surely go down in history. They were joined by Acey Slade on second guitar and the inimitable Dave Lombardo (formerly of Slayer) on the drums and below the poster you will find a few of the audience recorded clips of the evenings happening.
I didn’t snag too many clips for you and instead will leave the rest up to your own discovery. I did however locate a few of my favorites and am sharing them below. As I watched them I was slavering at the idea of actually being at this event. At least with these we are all flies on the wall and that is better than nothing. Many thanks to those fans who recorded them without too much bopping around. Your dedication to fellow fans is commendable.
Artist: Misfits Title: “Friday The 13th” (Single) Label: Misfits Records Release Date: 5/13/2016 Genre: Horror Punk Rating: 4/5
Hailing from the upcoming EP that bears the same name comes the title track single of “Friday The 13th” by those purveyors of prime Horror Punk in the Misfits. It’s the perfect downloadable present for your mobile device music library and of course has been timed to capture the spirit of this haunted non-holiday date. The song is a catchy one and has been penned by Only who sings (of course) and plays the bass while Jerry Other and Eric Arce handle the guitar and drum duties. The groove is pretty straightforward in terms of a Misfits track and is very melodic when it gets to the chorus. I think that you’ll find yourself singing along rather quickly when that part comes up because I was. The end was very brooding and dramatic which sold it even more for me. Its hard to describe for you here though and its better to listen to. I loved the cover art which you might notice shows the famous Misfits Fiend sporting a slightly Jason-esque design which I thought was awesome. Continue reading “Friday The 13th” (Single) by Misfits→