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Misfits Announce First New Album in Nearly a Decade: The Devil’s Rain, Out October 4th on Misfits Records

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 22, 2011

Band Kicks Off Lengthy US Tour in September

Punk icons the Misfits return with their long-awaited, first full-length release of all-new, original material in nearly a decade. Rooted in the horror and sci-fi themes their audience craves, The Devil’s Rain will be released October 4th on Misfits Records.  It was produced by Ed Stasium, who’s credits include the Ramones’ Road to Ruin and Too Tough to Die, as well as the Misfits’ 1999 release Famous Monsters.

The Devil’s Rain showcases a jaw-dropping, two-panel front/back cover painting featuring the rebirth of the band’s iconic “Fiend” mascot in an epic setting rendered by Arthur Suydam (known for his immensely popular work on the Marvel Zombies series, among others). The band’s current lineup – consisting of founding member Jerry Only on vocals/bass, Black Flag alum Dez Cadena, and drummer Eric “Chupacabra” Arce – will kick off an extensive US tour in September.

In 1977, at the dawn of the punk movement the Misfits set out to make an impression, and created a legacy that has truly withstood the test of time. Immortalizing black and white B horror films in their music, the Misfits developed a ghoulish and totally unique persona of their own that’s consistently evolved over the years, while remaining true to its roots. The band’s iconic “Fiend Skull” logo has become a staple in pop culture, and an instantly recognizable symbol worldwide.

Bands across the spectrum of rock have covered their material, including Metallica, Guns ‘n’ Roses, My Chemical Romance and countless others citing the ‘Fits as a key influence. Boasting a massive catalog of music old and new, the Misfits are generating more interest today than ever before. With new releases charting higher than all priors, and constant touring around the globe, their diverse demographic and legion of “fiends” (as their fans are affectionately known), multiplies daily.

For both fans of their classics and newcomers discovering the band for the very first time, The Devil’s Rain embodies the ferocity and melody that have made the Misfits omnipresent and immortal. One thing is certain, The Misfits are here to stay and every day is Halloween.

Misfits Tour Dates:

(All dates w/JuiceheaD as direct support except for *)

09/16:  Rome, Italy @ Piper Club
09/17:  Harelbeke, Belgium @ Rat Rock Festival
09/23:  Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar*
09/24:  Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club*
09/29:  Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
09/30:  Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
10/02:  Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/03:  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/04:  West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
10/05:  Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theater
10/06:  Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/07:  Scottsdale, AZ @ The Canyon
10/08:  Albuquerque, NM @ Historic El Rey Theater
10/09:  Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/12:  Murfreesboro, TN @ Gilligan’s
10/14:  Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/15:  Auburn, ME @ Club Texas
10/16:  Danvers, MA @ The Palace Ballroom
10/20:  Newport, KY @ The Historic Southgate House
10/21:  Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/22:  Detroit, MI @ Harpos
10/26:  Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
10/28:  Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/29:  Toledo, OH @ The Omni
10/31:  New York, NY @ B.B. Kings
11/03:  Rosedale, MD @ Recher Theater
11/04:  Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/05:  Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
11/06:  Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/09:  Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen Music Hall
11/10:  Houston, TX @ Stereo Live
11/11:  Oklahoma City, OK @ Samurai’s
11/12:  San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11/14:  Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/17:  Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
11/18:  Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
11/19:  Daytona Beach, FL @ Sickboys
11/20:  Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

photo credit: Mick Rock


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 22, 2011







Moby’s new single “Lie Down In Darkness”is out now! The digital only remix bundle comes with the original album version along with an array of remixes including Paul Van DykPhotek, andMichael Mayer, in addition to others. An achingly soulful track of sublime melancholy and symphonic grandeur “Lie Down In Darkness” is taken from Moby’s most recent studio album,Destroyed,out now.


The official music video for “Lie Down In Darkness” is out now. The video, directed by Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull (Institute for Eyes) was shot in London last month and is influenced by the life of Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin. Check out the “Lie Down In Darkness” Behind The Scenes clip for a conversation between Moby and the video’s Directors about making this video.


This September sees the multi-talented Moby headlining major electronic festivals, performing acoustically with his band, and hosting gallery events in support of Destroyed, his new book of photography (full schedule below). Fans that missed Moby at the Destroyed book opening in New York at Clic Gallery back in May have another chance to catch Moby on September 7th at Barnes & Noble (Union Square) where he will sign copies of his book and play a short acoustic performance.


On July 31st Moby headlined the final night of the Apple iTunes Festival at The Roundhouse in London, which was streamed live on iTunes. The performance is available digitally at iTunes now.


Recently Moby partnered with Saatchi & Saatchi and Vimeo to set up a competition in support of young filmmakers. Well received with over 600 entries coming in from young directors across the globe, the winning video announced at this year’s Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase in Cannes was directed by Alberto Gomezi for “After”, taken from Moby’s latest album Destroyed. To view the winning video and the ten finalists’ videos go to:




Live Events:

Fri. 9/2                        New York City           Electric Zoo Festival (DJ Set)

Wed. 9/7                     New York City           Barnes and Noble (In store book signing and short acoustic set)

Sat. 9/10                     Los Angeles                Kopeiken Gallery (Destroyed book opening)

Sat. 9/24                     San Francisco            Lovevolution After Party (DJ Set)

Fri. 9/30                      Seattle                       Decibel Festival (DJ Set)

Sat. 10/15                   Mexico City               Corona Capital Festival (DJ Set)

Sun. 10/23                  Montreal                    Metropolis (Acoustic performance)

Mon. 10/24                 Toronto                      Phoenix Concert Theatre (Acoustic performance)

Fri. 10/28                   Asheville                     Moog Festival (Acoustic performance)



Track Listing:

1.    Lie Down In Darkness (Radio Edit)

2.    Lie Down In Darkness (Arno Cost Remix)

3.    Lie Down In Darkness (Bassjackers Remix)

4.    Lie Down In Darkness (Ben Hoo’s Dorian Vibe)

5.    Lie Down In Darkness (Chris Liebing Remix)

6.    Lie Down In Darkness (Clouds Remix)

7.    Lie Down In Darkness (Document One Remix)

8.    Lie Down In Darkness (Gregor Tresher Remix)

9.    Lie Down In Darkness (Kasper Bjork Remix)

10.  Lie Down In Darkness (Michael Mayer Remix)

11.  Lie Down In Darkness (Paul Van Dyk Remix)

12.  Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix)

13.  Lie Down In Darkness (Sei A Remix) | 


Peter Gabriel To Release NEW BLOOD Album October 11th

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 22, 2011



New York, NY (August 16, 2011) –  On the heels of a limited sold-out U.S. summer tour that earned Peter Gabriel some of the best reviews of his career, he will release a full-length CD New Blood on October 11, 2011 distributed by EMI.  A continuum to his recent Scratch My Back release, the New Blood album will feature some of Gabriel’s biggest hits from his prodigious career, reconstructed and re-imagined with orchestral arrangements and recorded live with the New Blood Orchestra.  Gabriel hand-selected the songs and enlisted the help of longtime collaborator John Metcalfe for the arrangements and Ben Foster as conductor of the 46-piece New Blood Orchestra.

This treatment is applied with painstaking attention to detail and stunning effect on songs such as ‘Mercy Street’, ‘Digging In The Dirt’, ‘Don’t Give Up’, ‘San Jacinto’ and Gabriel’s all-time classic ‘Solsbury Hill’.   The intention was not to simply rework Gabriel’s biggest songs, but rather, find songs that were enhanced by the massed strings, brass, woodwind and percussion.  Don’t Give Up – now with Norwegian singer Ane Brun’s vulnerable, cracking vocals replacing those of Kate Bush – rides a stirring, uplifting coda. Where the twinkle of San Jacinto was originally supplied by loops from a Fairlight sampler, piano and bows now provide the otherworldly magic. But probably the most extraordinary reinterpretation is that of Rhythm Of The Heat where Metcalf has recast the original’s extended African drum jam into a dizzying, swirling orchestral maelstrom.


And in front of orchestra, taking centre stage when necessary, retreating into the shadows when not, is Peter’s rich voice. Retaining its trademark emotive power, it returns to lyrics written 20 or 30 years ago, reinvesting them with new meaning and heightened poignancy.


“The orchestra provides different dimensions to the music that weren’t there initially,” confirms Peter. “Rock artists work slowly in studios, building up layer by layer, and one of the great, powerful advantages of an orchestra is all these musicians playing at one moment with all sorts of colors and personalities.”

The album will be available as a standard single-disc and digital download.  A special 2-CD version will include the standard album plus an added disc of instrument versions.  There will additionally be a heavyweight vinyl version available November 8th that is released with a bonus 7” featuring “A Quiet Moment” and “Solsbury Hill.   The filmed concert New Blood – Live in London, recorded October 23rd, 2010 at the Hammersmith Apollo will be available in 3D, blu-ray and standard DVD on October 25th.


1.       Rhythm of the Heat

2.       Downside Up (featuring Melanie Gabriel)

3.       San Jacinto

4.       Intruder

5.       Wallflower

6.       In Your Eyes

7.       Mercy Street

8.       Red Rain

9.       Darkness

10.     Don’t Give Up (featuring Ane Brun)

11.     Digging in the Dirt

12.     The Nest That Sailed the Sky

13.     A Quiet Moment

14.     Solsbury Hill (bonus track)


Special 2CD Edition – includes instrumental disc plus bonus track Blood of Eden


1.        The Rhythm of the Heat (instrumental)

2.        Downside Up (instrumental)

3.        San Jacinto (instrumental)

4.        Intruder (instrumental)

5.        Wallflower (instrumental)

6.        In Your Eyes (instrumental)

7.        Mercy Street (instrumental)

8.        Red Rain (instrumental)

9.        Darkness (instrumental)

10.      Don’t Give Up (instrumental)

11. Digging In The Dirt (instrumental)

12. The Nest That Sailed The Sky (instrumental)

13. Blood of Eden (studio track)




Peter Gabriel first came to international prominence with the success of Genesis, a band that he co-founded while still at school. Since leaving Genesis in 1975, his recording career has included seven studio albums, acclaimed film soundtracks for ‘Birdy’, ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ and ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’ as well as live and compilation albums. His wider musical career has included multiple Grammy Awards and the creation of the now global WOMAD festival.


Peter Gabriel co-founded the human rights organisation in 1989 and in 2007, Peter Gabriel and Sir Richard Branson founded which was launched by Nelson Mandela. In 2006 Peter Gabriel was awarded the prestigious Man of Peace title by The Nobel Peace Laureates. He has also engaged in a wide variety of tech-based businesses throughout a variety of creative industries.