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Below is our complete Misfits news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Misfits Reunion: Fans Have To Lock Away Phones

Danzig has never been a fan of filming happening at his live performances, but his forthcoming Misfits reunion shows this month will see him go to new extremes: Those attending the show will be forced to lock their phones away in a special case created by Yondr. The below statement was sent to ticket holders explaining the situation:

“We’re writing to inform you about the updated cellphone policy at the Original Misfits Reunion Show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

There will be no use of cellphones, smart watches, cameras or recording devices permitted during the show. This exclusive one-off performance will be completely phone-free. Tickets MUST be pre-printed prior to arriving at the venue. Guests who do not have printed E-Tickets will not be permitted into the venue. Additional re-print fees will apply at the Box Office.

Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr cases that will be unlocked at the end of the show. You’ll maintain possession of your phone throughout the event, and if needed, can access your phone at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. Your phone will be re-locked in a Yondr case before you re-enter the performance.

Anyone caught using a cellphone during the performance will be removed from the venue. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.”

A diagram of how the technology works can be found below: More...

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Danzig Announces Blackest Of The Black Fest

Danzig today announces the upcoming Blackest Of The Black camping festival, will take place on May 26th & May 27th in Orange County, CA.

Announced acts so far include Danzig & Ministry, with many more to come, along with a host of evil attractions. Full details are slated to arrive at the end of the month, but for now check out the teaser trailer below.

More info will also be available over at the festival's official website here.

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Watch Classic Misfits Lineup Perform "Bullet"

Below you can watch the classic Misfits lineup of singer Glenn Danzig (61), bassist Jerry Only (57) and guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (51) perform the track "Bullet", during their first show together since 1983 at the "Denver Riot Fest" past Sunday, September 4th, 2016. They were joined by ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and Joan Jett guitarist Acey Slade.

Said Danzig at one point during the show addressing the crowd: "About 40 years ago, Jerry and I got onstage in New York and we shocked the whole fucking punk scene who didn’t know what the fuck to make of us. We didn’t look like anybody. We didn’t sound like anybody. We were angry, pissed-off and we dressed all in fucking black and we were always getting into fights and shitloads of fucking trouble every night. That’s pretty much what punk was back then, getting fucked up and fucking people up. At least in New York City, it was."

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Dave Lombardo To Perform With The Misfits

After months of speculation, the original Misfits announce that drummer Dave Lombardo will join for two upcoming Riot Fest dates (Denver, September 4th and Chicago, September 18th).

The original drummer for Slayer, Lombardo will be providing his propulsive beat behind Misfits members Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only, with longtime guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. Danzig and Only will be playing together on stage for the first time since 1983.

Lombardo says of joining the band: "The Misfits created the horror punk attitude and had a massive influence on modern rock, punk and metal. It was an easy decision for me to join them for these monumental shows. I was honored to be asked, and am very excited to be playing with the band. Judging by the rehearsals alone, Misfits fans will not be disappointed- this is everything they could have hoped for and more." More...

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Rock Photography Showcase Coming To Rock And Shock

Photographer Jeremy Saffer will be bringing his patented brand of metal madness to Rock & Shock 2014.

"Jeremy Saffer Presents: The Rocking Dead" will feature some of your favorite rock stars in all of their gothic glory meeting fans and signing autographs as part of the 11th annual horror and music convention.

The showcase is set to feature Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13, Faster Pussycat guitarist Ace Von Johnson, Deadstar Assembly and Genitorturers drummer Kriz DK and Dope/Static X guitarist Virus.

This roster of rockers will be joining previously announced guests such as Brad Dourif (Child's Play, Halloween, The Lord of the Rings), Tara Reid (Sharknado 1 & 2, Urban Legend, American Pie series) and John Ratzenberger (Motel Hell, Cheers, Toy Story 1-3). A complete list of the October convention's guests as well as performers can be found at this location. More...

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CVLT Nation Releases Misfits Cover Album

CVLT Nation is proud to present the third covers compilation in the ongoing series, "The CVLT Nation Sessions," with Misfits' seminal album "Earth A.D."

Mastered by Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, "Earth A.D.: The CVLT Nation Sessions" can be streamed below, and is available for free download over here and features Baptists, Kata Sarka, Drug Lust, Xaphan, Woes, We Are The Damned, Dislich (aka Disfits), Flesh Temple and Volatile Substance all spewing their renditions of these hardcore/punk classics!

The CVLT Nation Sessions is a musical project with the aim of reinterpreting iconic music that has influenced a wide spectrum of genres, while also widening the audience for the participating bands. The track listing is as follows:

1. Woes - Earth Ad
2. Drug Lust - Queen Wasp
3. Xaphan - Devilock
4. Kata Sarka - Death Comes Ripping
5. We Are The Damned - Green Hell
6. Volatile Substance - Wolfs Blood
7. Flesh Temple - Demonomania
8. Baptists - Bloodfeast
9. Disfits - Hellhound
10. Disfits - Die Die Die My Darling (Bonus Track) More...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 Day One Punk Blow Out

Misfits, Flag (an assemble of Black Flag's earliest cast) and Subhumans certainly need no introduction to the punk world. The legacy passed down by these artists not only changed the landscape of punk, but music in general. Even though Jerry Only sang Glenn Danzig's parts and Keith Morris was in charge of songs later made famous by Henry Rollins, fans still shouted the words and slammed in manic appreciation. With the exception of Misfits, who played a club show as part of the FFF Nites attraction, the Black stage--the stage I primarily report--focused on punk rock. Day two of my first FFF experience in 2011 operated with a similar punk roots bands The Damned and Negative Approach.

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Pig Destroyer Streaming Bonus Tracks Online

Pig Destroyer's fifth album "Book Burner" sold over 4400 copies in its first week of release. This accolade saw the band coming in at #102 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Heatseekers Chart, #11 on the Hard Music Chart, and #20 on The Independent Chart.

AbsolutePunk.net is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire bonus disc from the deluxe edition of "Book Burner." The disc contains Pig Destroyer's take on seven punk tracks including songs from: Black Flag, Misfits, Angry Samoans, Negative Approach, Circle Jerks, Minor Threat and Void. Stream the bonus disc right here.

You can also check out the recently posted music video for "The Diplomat" in the player below. More...

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Randy Blythe Performs At Knotfest, Video Available

Footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user Livebands2010, of Randy Blythe from Lamb of God joining Prong for a cover of the Misfits track "London Dungeon." The video, available below, was recorded at the Knotfest in Somerset, Wisconsin. As Randy Blythe puts it, "this song is about being in prison in a foreign country."

Blythe was recently released from the Czech Republic after being held for over a month due to charges of manslaughter. The charges stem from a 2010 incident when a 19 year old fan was allegedly pushed off the stage and subsequently died several weeks later. At this point it is not yet clear if Randy will have to stand trail and when that trial might be held.

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Danzig Versus Slayer: Who's the Bigger Name?

Glenn Danzig’s recent comments and alleged behavior at Fun Fun Fun Fest provoked much talk among the heavy metal community. Mainstream publications such as Rolling Stone brought this conversation to a much larger audience. Besides trying to instigate a riot, Danzig bemoaned playing the Black Stage. He said he is as big as Slayer, so he should be on the larger Orange stage. The Slayer comment sparked a debate among Metal Underground’s readers. Who is bigger and more popular—Slayer or Danzig? Now that the question has been asked, I’ve done some searching to determine who has a larger fan base.

In addition to providing album sales numbers, I will look at some of the factors that contribute to the popularity of both bands. On one side, we have the blues-laden doom metal of Danzig. Often characterized as the Satanic Elvis, Danzig possesses unmistakable, deep vocal tones and lupine howls. Short but muscular, his mic-whipping, air-grabbing stage antics convey a barbaric image. On the other side, we have thrash metal legends, Slayer. In addition to being part of the Big 4 thrash acts of the 80s, they pushed the boundaries of speed, and broke ground for thrash, death and black metal. Kerry King's whammy bar solos perfectly relate the wicked vibe of each song. The battle cry of “SLAYEEEER” is as common at a metal concert as a Marshall half-stack.

Danzig showcased material as Danzig Legacy at Fun Fun Fun Fest, so Slayer is butting heads against not one band but three. The Misfits and Samhain portions of his set added a crossover appeal, which proved perfect for a fest that catered to punk and metal. Still, I’m going to assume that many of the Fiend Club members also listen to Danzig.

Besides Dave Lombardo, Slayer has boasted a stable lineup, without bringing over fans from previous bands. Kerry King spent time in Megadeth, but he doesn’t appear on any Megadeth albums, so he obviously didn’t pull fans from Megadeth. Fans will always recognize Dave Lombardo as Slayer’s drummer, even though he has commanded the beat for other bands such as Philm, Grip Inc. and Fantomas. More...

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Lineup Announced For Rock In Concert Open Air

Wolfchant is one of the latest bands to be confirmed to perform at Germany's Rock In Concert Open Air festival, whichl takes place in Lichtenfels, Germany on both the 17th and 18th. The currently announced running order is as follows:

Friday, June 17, 2011

11:15 pm Motörhead
09:15 pm Alice Cooper
07:25 pm Broilers
05:55 pm Danko Jones
04:25 pm Misfits
03:10 pm D-A-D
01:50 pm The Bones
12:45 pm 9mm - Assi Rock'n'Roll
11:50 am Andy Brings
11:00 am Guns Of Moropolis More...

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Hallows Eve Added To TMT Metal Fest Lineup

Hallows Eve is the latest act to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of the TMT Metal Fest, which is schedule to take placed from September 24th through 26th in Middletown, NY. Other confirmed acts for the festival include The Misfits, Scum of the Earth, Greene Jelly, Omen, Vicious Rumors, Deathriders, Diecast, Texas Hippie Coalition, Forever in Terror, Stemm, and Caustic Method. The festival will also feature special guest Metal Sanaz. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In New Jersey

Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am exploring the New Jersey extreme metal scene.

The extreme metal scene in New Jersey is hard to find, but it's there. I find that most of them like to hide under the radar and remain underground. the bands I'm featuring here aren't that kind. these are the ones looking to make their foot print in the scene by doing something a little different in their own way. There are too many bands around that do the same song over and over again with different lyrics and in a different key or tempo. More...

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Headline News

Former Misfits Drummer Passes Away

Brian "Damage" Keats, the former drummer for such legendary American punk bands as Verbal Abuse, Misfits and Genocide, has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was fourty six years old and is survived by his wife and child. Keats was born in Brooklyn, New York and performed in the last incantation of Misfits to feature frontman Glen Danzig. After The Misfits finished, he racked up an impressive resume of bands by joining the likes of Hellbound, The Skulls, Angels In Vain and Wink, amongst many others.

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Misfits Announce One-Time-Only Reunion Show

Screaming Crow Records has released the following statement via their Myspace:

"The 'American Psycho' line-up of the Resurrected Misfits, (minus Jerry Only of course), will be reuniting for a one time performance at the Starland Ballroom in Sayersville, NJ on Saturday, December 26th.

"The reunited Misfits will include vocalist Michale Graves, guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and drummer Dr. Chud. Bassist Jerry Only will not be participating, but Argyle Goolsby of Blitzkid/Georgeous Frankenstein fame will there to add the low end.

"Vocalist Michale Graves has been busy touring with Marky Ramone's Blitzgrieg as well as supporting his recent live acoustic album “Illusions Live/Viretta Park” which is available via Screaming Crow Records.

"'This is more of the Misfits then anyone has ever seen in almost 10 years,' says Graves. “75% of the band reunited on stage in New Jersey opening for the man truly responsible for all this horror business?! I am confident that this will provide fans a real taste of what the Misfits truly were and could have been!'

"Gorgeous Frankenstein featuring Dr. Chud, Goolsby, Doyle and Doyle's wife Gorgeous George of WCW fame will be performing tracks from their last self-titled CD on Danzig's record label, Evilive Records.

"Also performing that night will be Danzig's side project, Seventh Void, which also features Samhain/Son of Sam guitarist, Steve Zing."

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Today Only: Live Nation Announces 2-for-1 Deal

Live Nation announced a 2-for-1 club concert ticket deal on 200,000 tickets to over 350 concerts in 29 of its club venues across the country. Available only at LiveNation.com for TODAY ONLY (Wednesday, October 7th), fans will get two tickets for the price of one, a 50% savings, to see any of a wide variety of artists across genres.

This 2-for-1 concert ticket experience is only available at Live Nation clubs in the U.S. including House of Blues and The Fillmore venues. Relevant (to Metalunderground.com readers) artists from their list include but aren’t limited to Dethklok, and possibly The Used, Saosin, and the Misfits.

Promotion will execute via a 50% discount off the total price and fees of tickets in multiples of two. Lawn, general admission or reserved tickets subject to availability at participating venues and select shows. Parking and shipping fees may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

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Austrian Death Machine Posts Teaser Online

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis and California frontman Ahhnold are back for round two with the release of AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE’s "Double Brutal," the follow up to 2008’s highly successful release, "Total Brutal." This two-disc set features one disc of all new heavy tracks in the tradition of all of Ahhnold’s greatest cinematic moments and a second disc of cover songs including songs originally performed by METALLICA, MEGADETH, MISFITS, JUDAS PRIEST and more, with cover art once again being tackled by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, NOFX, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, etc), and is set for a North American release on September 29, 2009. The album also features guest performances by BUZ MCGRATH (UNEARTH), ANDREW TAPLEY (THE HUMAN ABSTRACT), JAMES GERICKE (DEATH BY STEREO), MARK MACDONAL (MERCURY SWITCH), ROCKY GRAY (LIVING SACRIFICE), RUSTY COOLEY and more.

A new audio clip featuring sneak peeks at tracks taken from Double Brutal is currently available on Austrian Death Machine's MySpace page.

“Sometimes being stereotypically metal is fitting. I'm not trying to break new ground; I just want to break people's necks... and have fun doing it,” comments AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE creator Tim Lambesis.

Here is the complete "Double Brutal" track listing: More...

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Hatebreed Reveals Covers Album Release Date

Hardcore metal act Hatebreed has announced that their forthcoming new covers album, "For The Lions" will be released in North America on May 5th in North America via E1 Music (formerly known as Koch Records) and will appear on the shelves on Europe on May 11th through Century Media.

The covers appearing on "For The Lions" are as follows:

Slayer - "Ghosts of War"
Cro-Mags - "It's The Limit"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Suicidal Maniac"
Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist"
Metallica - "Escape"
Bad Brains - "Supertouch/Shitfit"
Misfits - "Hatebreeders"
D.R.I. - "Evil Minds"
Madball - "Set It Off"
Sick Of It All - "Shut Me Out"
Black Flag - "Thirsty"
Negative Approach - "Sick Of Talk"
Crowbar - "All I Had I Gave"
Merauder - "Life Is Pain"
Agnostic Front - "Your Mistake"
Judge - "Hear Me"
Obituary - "I'm In Pain
Subzero - "Boxed In"

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Hatebreed Reveals Covers Album, New Guitarist

HATEBREED has revealed the release date and tracklisting of their new covers album, "For The Lions." The album is set for release on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). This new release is the follow-up to the band’s #1 Billboard charting DVD, LIVE DOMINANCE (released September of 2008).

The songs on "For The Lions" were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The four new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has yet to record. These include, “Ghosts Of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit (Bad Brains), “Thirsty” (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).

FOR THE LIONS was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris.

You can preview of “Suicidal Maniac” on the band's MySpace page.

In additional HATEBREED news, the band announced the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin, welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak.

Front man Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean's decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you'll probably see him hanging on stage at some of our local shows. We're family and he will be missed but HATEBREED will forge on.” More...

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Misfits Pull Out Of Motorhead Tour

Just days after Aussie rockers Airbourne dropped off the forthcoming "Volcom Tour", The Misfits have announced that they too will not be taking part in the tour.

A statement from band leader Jerry Only reads:

"For the sake of our loyalty and dedication to all our fiends, the Misfits have chosen to withdraw from the lineup of Volcom’s 2008 tour. The Misfits have always held an incredibly high standard of performance and quality in everything we do. Our fans expect this and deserve it. I will not compromise their expectations for any amount of money, prestige or fame. I apologize for the inconvenience and will reschedule performances wherever possible throughout our upcoming tour this Oct.

- Jerry Only"

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