CONCERT REVIEW: The Misfits – Megadeth – Fear Live at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre


I am not going to say that reunion tours are not shameless cash grabs. Up to this point, KISS and Bauhaus are the only bands successful at luring me out to them. However, The Misfits were an equally important part of my youth. The mere thirty-minute drive into Tampa, was too tempting, despite my lingering resentment with Danzig’s terrible Elvis tribute album. Going to an outdoor venue in Florida after May, added to the difficulty level of taking my misanthropic self into a 20,000-seat-capacity amphitheatre. Fear being on the bill provided more motivation, however thanks to misinformation regarding the start time at the venue and Tampa traffic, Fear had finished their set as I set foot into the venue.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Doyle Live at The Whisky A-Go-Go


Doyle made his annual return to The Whisky for two blistering nights of horror and heavy tunes. There’s always something special in the air when Doyle comes to the iconic venue. You can practically taste the crowd’s hunger for nostalgia and making new memories with the titan of horror punk and metal. The crowd was filled with an abundance of younger fans, which was a pleasant surprise. Like many of us old-school fans, the question of who will carry the torch of the scene is always everpresent. But that question was surely answered by the throng of teenagers getting into the pit and screaming along with every word. Alongside the young hellions was a decent number of hardcore fans who had made the drive from all over the country to be in attendance. Seeing that dedication and hearing their stories of how Doyle’s music has influenced their lives was remarkable and reassuring that this music and scene will never die.Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Steve Zing (Danzig, Samhain) of Blak29 on “The Waiting” – Living Life, Chasing Love, and More

Ghost Cult caught up with Punk and Metal legend Steve Zing ( Danzig/Samhain/Son of Sam) of Blak29 to discuss his new album “The Waiting” – out now via Cleopatra Records! Steve discussed the writing of his new album, writing with his bandmate Dan Tracey, a track-by-track breakdown of the entire album, working with guests and friends from The 69 Eyes – Prong – and Type O Negative, what it’s really like to work with Glenn Danzig, and upcoming tour news.

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New York City Punk Legend Howie Pyro (D Generation, Danzig) Has Died


According to published reports and posts on social media from friends and past bandmates, Howie Pyro, iconic New York City Punk Rock scene bassist and personality has died. He was 61 years old. Apparently, Pyro died of complications from COVID-19-related pneumonia following a liver transplant and liver disease. Best known for his time as a member of Punk band D Generation, a super successful supergroup commercial of 1980s punk lifers with hit records and major tours. Pyro was part of the New York City punk scene in the 1970s as a member of the underage band the Blessed, who played. Along with D Generation, Pyro was a prolific collaborator. He worked with artists including Danzig, Johnny Thunders, Rancid, Joey Ramone, the Misfits, Debbie Harry, Alan Vega, Kid Congo Powers, and others. He was also the DJ behind the 45 RPM-focused radio show Intoxica! Radio. His family is requesting in lieu of flowers and other donations, please give to the UCLA Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation. He will be laid to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. RIP.

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Misfits Classic “Where Eagles Dare’ Heard on Mayans MC Season 3

Sons of Anarchy spin-off series Mayans MC jhas gone to the rock,, metal, and punk well again this year for season 3. After featuring Motörhead, favorite band in the MC culture, now The Misfits’ “Where Eagles Dare” can be heard in episode six, performed on the fictitious “meth mountain.” Continue reading

Listen to Khemmis’ Doom Metal Cover of Misfits Classic “Skulls”

One of the great releases for the latest “Free Bandcamp Day” on July, 3rd 2020 was Denver Doom Metal band Khemmis and their two-song release More Songs About Death Vol. 1. The EP follows April’s release Doomed Heavy Metal. The release features an epic doom cover of Misfits’ Horror Punk classic ‘Skulls’ and ‘A Conversation with Death (Acoustic)’. Both track were recorded by the band remotely during the quarantine from the coronavirus (COVID-1) pandemic. The Misfits cover is especially a revelation and much like the recent EP from their brethren Spirit Adrift, we kind of want an all unplugged release from Khemmis right now. The band is working on the follow up to the acclaimed album Desolation from 2018. Continue reading

Glenn Danzig Says The Misfits Have Discussed a New Live Album

In a new interview with Rolling Stone (link below), Glenn Danzig says “The Original Misfits” that have reunited and toured since 2016 have discussed a new live recording, according to When asked about the prospect of new Misfits music he responded: “Not right now. I know we have a show we have to do on May 4th, some festivals we’re headlining (the since canceled Domination Fest). But that’s it for a while, especially since Danzig’s going out this year.” Asked if he has thought about trying to do a live Misfits release or recording something, Glenn said: “Yeah, we’ll see. It’s something we’ve talked about.”

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Original Misfits Tease New York Area Show

Original Misfits continue to rack up miles and respect for their exclusive comeback run of arena shows. Featuring Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein on guitar, the shows have been must-see concert events. The band posted an ominous photo to their Facebook account, with just their iconic skull logo on the marquee at “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, Madison Square Garden. The band has also been rumored to have planned several other North American shows beyond the current ones planned for September. in Denver, Oakland and Seattle. Check out the image below. Also, you can meet Jerry today at Forbidden Planet, where he will be signing his Super7 ReAction Figure!Continue reading

Metal Allegiance Live At The Van Buren

Metal and rock Supergroup Metal Allegiance kicked off their 5th-anniversary tour last month with a slamming show at The Van Buren, in Phoenix Arizona. Presented by the Murder In The Front Row movie and Loudwire featured the core members – David Ellefson, Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick – sharing the stage with Chuck Billy (Testament), John Bush (Armored Saint), and Phil Demmel (Machine Head). Also returning to the MA live show ranks after a three-year hiatus, vocalist/bassist Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Each night of the mini-tour offered a unique experience as with any MA gig. Tonight they were joined by local legends Max Cavalera (Soulfly), as well as members of Sacred Reich and Flotsam and Jetsam. It was a dream come true for music fans, and hopefully a harbinger of more shows to come! Check out this video recap of the tour and our photo set!Continue reading

Metal Allegiance To Celebrate Their Fifth Anniversary with Four Shows Next Month

As we previously reported, Thrash Metal supergroup Metal Allegiance will celebrate five years as a band next month, and now will party up with fans at four west coast shows! Presented by Murder In The Front Row and Loudwire will feature the core four members – David Ellefson, Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick – sharing the stage with Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), John Bush (Armored Saint), and Phil Demmel (Machine Head) and returning to the MA live show ranks after a three year hiatus, Grammy Award-winning vocalist/bassist Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Each night will offer a unique experience as with any Metal Allegiance show, you never know who will drop by to join the festivities. For the April 17th show in Phoenix, the band will be joined by Max Cavalera (Soulfly), the April 20th show in San Francisco will include Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus) and Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus). Opening the four nights are Superfix and Weapons Of Anew.

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