Misfits were an American punk rock band formed in 1977 often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.
Misfits disbanded in 1983 and Danzig went on to form Samhain and then Danzig. Several albums of reissued and previously unreleased material were issued after the group’s dissolution, and their music later became influential to punk rock, heavy metal, and alternative rock. After a series of legal battles with Danzig, Only and Doyle regained the rights to record and perform as the Misfits. They formed a new version of the band in 1995 with singer Michale Graves and drummer Dr. Chud. This incarnation of Misfits had a more heavy metal sound, and released the albums American Psycho (1997) and Famous Monsters (1999) before dissolving in 2000.
Michale Graves is back on the road this December with his band on “The Beginning of the End” Tour. The set will include his most well known work from his days with the Misfits, Graves, and Gotham Road plus the newest songs of his solo career.
-Nothing But Loser