Misery Obscura

11 01 2011

As any sane person will already know, punk rock is the best genre/subculture/movement in the universe (yeah, you heard Star Wars nerds) and one of its all-conquering kings were/are the Misfits. I absolutely adore the band and love most things related to them, so, you can imagine my delight when my big brother presented me with Misery Obscura: The photography of Eeerie Von (1981-2009) this Crimbo.

Packed full of amazing anecdotes and rare shots of both the ‘Fits, Samhain and Danzig, the book is a rare insight into one of the most exciting bands in the world (as told by one of their most famous Fiends) and I can’t wait to get stuck into this tonight. Check out this amazing shot of Danzig at Elvis’ grave from 1984. How cool is that???





3 More Days ‘Til Hallowe’en!

28 10 2009

It’s nearly my favourite time of year so I thought I’d post up the video for ‘Scream’ by the Misfits (directed by zombie king George Romero) to get you all in the mood. I forgot just how SWEET Michael Graves’ ‘do was….

Anyway, this song was orginally written for Wes Craven’s comeback film film Scream fact fans.

 





The Misfits-Land of the Dead

22 10 2009

I reckon pound for pound the Misfits are my favourite punk band, so when I got this press release through I got a little bit excited. Plus, check out Arthur Suydam’s artwork!

 

ALL-NEW MATERIAL FROM THE MISFITS ARRIVES HALLOWEEN ‘09

PRE-ORDER AND GET IT A MONTH BEFORE IT ‘LANDS’ IN STORES.

 The legendary Misfits return with 2 brand-new, soon-to-be-classic songs marking the first new original material from the certified-gold selling horror rock icons in a decade! The release also marks their first new studio recordings since 2003’s billboard chart topping “Misfits Project 1950” covers album. The Ltd. Ed. 12-inch LP maxi single showcases an incredible new cover painting rendered by Arthur Suydam (of Marvel Zombies fame) who has ferociously rendered the Misfits world famous “Fiend Skull” icon in homage to the zombie films of George A. Romero. The artwork is appropriately suited as both new songs (“Land of the Dead” and “Twilight of the Dead” written by Misfits founding member Jerry Only), were inspired by the acclaimed director’s living dead series.

The first pressing on clear red vinyl is a limited edition of 1,000 pcs guaranteed to feed the collectible frenzy with Misfits fiends while supplies last! Look for the ‘Fits (Jerry Only Bass/Vocals, Dez Cadena Guitars and Robo Drums) on tour throughout North America now – late December ’09 where you can expect to hear both new songs performed live in concert. Starting October 30th, (Devil’s Night at the Starland Ballroom in NJ), Fiends will have the chance to pick up a special clear orange vinyl tour edition of the 12-inch (also limited to 1,000 pcs worldwide), while supplies last. The clear orange vinyl pressing will be on sale exclusively at live Misfits shows and will not be available in stores. The clear red vinyl edition is available exclusively from our online Fiend Store and the Misfits Records online store. Pre-order now and have it in your fiendish hands over a month before it ‘lands’ in record shops!

All online orders will ship by or before, but no later than Halloween. Both songs (“Land of the Dead” and “Twilight of the Dead”) will be available individually for digital download (@ only $0.99 per track) on iTunes and other digital music providers starting October 27th… Happy Halloween Fiends! www.misfits.com