Sunday, August 14, 2011

Misfits announce The Devil's Rain, release cover art sent out an announcement for a new studio record, The Devil's Rain, scheduled for October 2011 with more details to come "next week." I am guessing the lineup for the record will remain the most recent three-piece with Jerry Only, Dez Cadena and Eric "Goat" Arce (formerly Murphy's Law and many others).

I will simultaneously state that I am incredibly pessimistic about this new record, I am angry that Jerry Only continues using the Misfits name and legacy to support what has become a solo act (can he really not at least dig up the likes of Bobby Steele and Arthur Googy? Maybe call it the Missed-Fits?) and, finally, that I will still be buying this as soon as possible as I simply cannot help myself.

The item's page offers a lot more info than the band's website:
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" 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 itself, "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, 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 packaging, designed to emulate a CD sized gatefold LP, also features some incredible new Misfits portraits shot by the legendary Mick Rock. Rock's imagery (which includes Bowie, Iggy, Queen, Debbie Harry, and the Ramones to name a few), has become part of the very fabric of rock 'n' roll. Having also served as an on-set photographer for cult-movie classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", Rock lends a perfectly suited eye to view the band's surrealistic and highly theatrical persona. "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.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I thought it was interesting they didn't put the line up anywhere in that release.

    The cover art is so rad but I'm gonna have to hear it on Spotify or something first.