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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

www.misfits.com

www.misfitsrecords.com


photo credit: Mick Rock

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