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The Misfits Return With New Album 'The Devil's Rain'

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 Written by Jon Stickler
The Misfits Return With New Album 'The Devil's Rain'

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 that’s consistently evolved, while remaining true to its roots. 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 catalogue of music, a new line-up, (consistently helmed by founding member Jerry Only), and an influence felt around the world, the Misfits are generating more interest today than ever before.

After a split in the mid 1980's and a decade-long hiatus, The Misfits was resurrected by founding member Jerry Only, returning stronger than ever and re-establishing the ‘Fits as one of the most aggressive and still relevant outfits in modern rock history, the band’s music continued to focus on their time-honoured fascination with vampires, monsters, and alien invasion. “We are the Misfits after all," warns Only about the band's refusal to address worldly issues, he explains, "Fiends who buy our records and come to see us perform enter another world - from the guy all the way back in the balcony, to the guy getting his head banged around in the front – they come to have a good time. And we make sure they have it. They can hear about social and political issues somewhere else.”

The band’s last full length release, 2003’s 'Misfits Project 1950,' showcased punk covers of 50's era classics with special guest appearances by Ronnie Spector, Blondie’s Jimmy Destri and many more. Only, who had the project in mind for many years, says, "The backbone of punk has always been the 3-chord progression which was ultimately inspired by classic rock and roll of the 1950's. I had always wanted to record some of the music that inspired the Misfits, to show fiends where it all began."

Now, the ‘Fits return with their 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' showcases 16 fiendish tracks including 'Twilight of the Dead', 'Dark Shadows', 'Curse of the Mummy’s Hand' and the title-track 'The Devil’s Rain'.
The Misfits have been preserved on determination bound by unequalled loyalty to their fiends and the sheer will to survive. "It’s been over 30 years and 30 years from now, people will still be playing our albums because we will never water down what we do,” Only says. “Our goal is to keep perspective on who we are and always stay true to ourselves. The new album will only reinforce how potent the band has become with time. We plan to continue as always, to eclipse the past, block the sun and drag humanity by the throat into a world of darkness filled with ghouls, goblins and creatures of the night, where we are king."
'The Devil's Rain' is set for release on 7th November.

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