Misfits, In This Moment, August Burns Red, Etc. Added To 2021 Aftershock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Aftershock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Limp Bizkit, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, and Oxymorrons.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, Dropkick Muprhys, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Ayron Jones, Butcher Babies, Crobot, Des Rocs, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Black Map, UnityTX, and Contracult Collective.

October 9: Misfits, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Mudvayne, Body Count, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Badflower, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Bones UK, Alien Weaponry, The Black Moods, Blame My Youth, South Of Eden, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, Mammoth WVH, From Ashes To New, The Blue Stones, Law, All Good Things, Higher Power, Tempt, and The Cold Stares.

Glenn Danzig Doesn’t Rule Out More Misfits Shows

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Glenn Danzig was asked about the possibility of more Misfits shows. The frontman responded by saying “the door is open.”

Danzig said the following:

“I don’t know. I mean, right now, something like a Misfits show would have to be in a bigger place. And I don’t know that those places are open yet. So we’ll see. I mean, the door is open. If we do it, I would like to play some places we haven’t played yet, Texas or Florida or places like that. We haven’t done any shows in those states, and those states are fully open.”

He also talked about cancel culture after being asked about controversial songs like “Last Caress“:

“It’s just a crazy-ass song. We would do things just to piss people off.”

“[It was] like, ‘Fuck everybody. Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, fuck the world.’ It was just like, ‘Fuck your system, fuck all this bullshit.’ It was something else.”

“I don’t think people will ever see anything like it again. There won’t be any new bands coming out like that. Now, they will immediately get canceled.”

He also added:

“People don’t understand, because everything’s so cancel-culture, woke bullshit nowadays, but you could never have the punk explosion nowadays, because of cancel culture and woke bullshit. You could never have it. It would never have happened. We’re lucky it happened when it did, because it’ll never happen again,. You won’t have any of those kinds of bands ever again. Everyone’s so uptight and P.C., it’s just like, “OK, whatever.”

On another note, Danzig also said that he isn’t sure if he will ever release new music:

“With people thinking they can download your record for free and all of that stuff, it gets to the point where you’re just, like, ‘Why am I going to do a new record? People are just going to steal it. It’s going to cost me money to make it. Am I going to make any money back?’ I love doing music, but if I spend a ton of money doing a record and it just gets downloaded for free and people steal it, what’s the point?

I mean, we’ll see. Maybe I’ll just go in and do a song or two and give it away for free or something, I don’t know. It doesn’t cost too much, but for the most part, I think all these people who just decided that, you know, ‘Fuck the bands, I’m going to get this for free,’ well, your bands are probably not going to put out new music.”

Former Misfits Singer Michale Graves Could Be A Witness In Upcoming Proud Boys Capitol Insurrection Trial

According to Reuters, ex-Misfits singer Michael Emanuel, aka Michale Graves, may serve as a defense witness in an upcoming trial for four leaders of the Proud Boys, the far-right, neo-fascist, white nationalist organization that was involved in the treasonous pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Emanuel, who is a member of the extremist group, claims that another member of the Proud Boys had asked him to perform at a private concert during the same time as the riot on January 6. That show never happened, but lawyers representing one of the defendants, Ethan “Rufio” Nordean, argued in a court filing that if the group were planning to “topple the government,” they wouldn’t have scheduled a concert for the same day. For his part, Emanuel said that he doesn’t think the Proud Boys were capable of planning an insurrection. He also added that him and his manager “ghosted” the other members of the group and got out of Washington D.C. as chaos erupted.

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Senses Fail & Saves The Day Release Misfits Covers EP

Senses Fail and Saves The Day have released a new split covers EP titled “Through Being Ghoul.” The effort features Senses Fail’s covers of Misfits’ “We Are 138” and “Attitude” and Saves The Day’s covers of Misfits’ “Some Kinda Hate” and “Where Eagles Dare.” You can stream those tracks below and pre-order a vinyl copy of the EP HERE.

Behemoth, Sepultura, Cradle Of Filth, Etc. Members Featured In New Animated Mini-Series

Behemoth‘s Nergal, Cradle Of Filth‘s Dani Filth, Sepultura‘s Derrick Green, Kreator‘s Mille Petrozza, and Misfits’ Doyle are featured in a new animated mini-series created by Roxxy Roxx. There are five episodes in the series and they can be seen in the below Instagram posts:

Watch Integrity, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Misfits’ “Halloween II”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Misfits/Samhain’s “Halloween II” with Dwid Hellion (Integrity), Abby Rhine (Life’s Question), Liam Wilson (Azusa, The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Danny Lomeili (Incendiary). “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“And thus the spooky season begins! We covered Samhain/The Misfit’s “Halloween II” with a bunch hardcore folk so put on your masks and let’s open up this socially distanced pit. This is our 24th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com

Watch My Chemical Romance, Hatebreed, & The Dillinger Escape Plan Members Cover Misfits’ “Earth A.D.” With Max Weinberg

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Misfits’ “Earth A.D.” with Max Weinberg (Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band), Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), and Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies). You can check that out below:

“Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“We got three of New Jersey’s most talented hoagies plus a Connecticut Hatebreed in King Danzig’s Court to assemble to form the punk supergroup you had no idea you needed. This is Max Weinberg, as in Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band/Late Night with Conan O’Brien-fame Max Weinberg playing a goddamn Misfits cover. What an absolute dream.

This is our 16th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at https://www.honorableswords.com

In other news, “Two Minutes To Late Night” will also be releasing their second volume of covers on August 7 via Bandcamp.

Misfits Drop Lawsuit Against Book Publisher Regarding The Use Of Their “Fiend Skull” Design

Misfits have officially dropped their lawsuit against Abrams. This news comes after Misfits AD, the company that Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only established to manage their intellectual property, filed a complaint against the book publisher for using the band’s “Fiend Skull” artwork for a photobook, titled “Scream With Me – The Enduring Legacy Of The Misfits,” without authorization. The group’s attorney sent a notice of voluntary dismissal of the civil suit in a court document that was filed in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. According to the filing, the dismissal was made “with prejudice,” which means it can’t be filed again. It also said that “each party shall bear his, her, or its own attorneys’ fees and costs.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Khemmis Release New EP “More Songs About Death Vol. 1”

Khemmis have released a new EP titled “More Songs About Death Vol. 1” via Bandcamp. The effort comes with a cover of Misfits’ “Skulls” and an acoustic version of “A Conversation With Death.“

Ex-Misfits Drummer Joey Image Reportedly Passes Away

According to the The New York Hardcore Chronicles Page, Joey Image has sadly passed away at the age of 63. The musician, who served as Misfits’ drummer from 1978-1980, had been battling liver cancer and was keeping people updated on his condition through GoFundMe.