Misfits have announced UK dates in February 2012 to celebrate the release of their first studio album in almost a decade. Support comes from JuiceheaD, a band who are signed to Misfits' very own Misfits Records. Their new album 'How To Sail A Sinking Ship' will come out in February, following these UK dates. See below for the full list.
Rooted in the horror and sci-fi themes their audience craves, The Misfits new album 'The Devil's Rain' showcases 16 fiendish, soon-to-be Misfits classics including 'Twilight of the Dead', 'Dark Shadows', 'Curse of the Mummy's Hand' and the title track 'The Devil's Rain'.
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 album showcases a jaw-dropping, twopanel 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).
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'The Devil's Rain' is not just a continuation of a historic legacy, it's a total reboot ushering in a new era of terror. In a sense, it's the debut album from the legendary Misfits of this decade. From fans of their classics, to newcomers discovering the band for the very first time, 'The Devil's Rain' sets the bar, and redefines the ferocity and melody that has made the Misfits omnipresent and immortal.
Today, The Misfits remain more aggressive, more topical and more sought after than ever before, fronted by Jerry Only (Bass/Vocals) with Dez Cadena on guitar, (celebrating his 10th anniversary in the band this year), the latest addition to the fiendish fold is drummer Eric 'Chupacabra' Arce behind the kit. Arce, or 'Chupacabra' as he's now known, has been a fixture in the 'Fits touring lineup for over a decade, and recently inducted a permanent member upon the retirement of original Misfits drummer Robo, who'd passed the torch in 2010.
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."
One thing is certain, The Misfits are here to stay and every day is Halloween.
MISFITS FEBRUARY UK DATES (with support from JuiceheaD)
1st LONDON, O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON
2nd READING, SUB 89
3rd BIRMINGHAM, THE BALLROOM
4th NEWCASTLE, O2 ACADEMY NEWCASTLE
5th BRIGHTON, CONCORDE 2
6th BRISTOL, THE FLEECE