In what is a curious similarity to a volatile marriage in which neither party can quite let go of the other person, Glenn Danzig is back with Misfits.
Danzig will be rejoining Jerry Only on bass and Wolfgang Von Frankenstein Doyle on guitar for this year’s Riot Fest in Denver from September 2-4 and then again at Chicago’s Riot Fest from September 16-18.
The trio (drummer is to be announced) is calling this incarnation “The Original Misfits.” Misfits formed in 1977 but they have not performed fully together since 1983. (Danzig and Doyle did join up for a few shows together in the mid-2000s.) After leaving the original original Misfits, Danzig formed Samhain and then his own band called, what else, Danzig, while Only and Doyle moved to other lines of worked and battled Danzig over who had the right to use the name “Misfits.”
Misfits are set to start taking pre-orders for new EP release Friday the 13th on this Friday the, what else, 13th, with four new songs written by Only. Order from http://misfitsrecordsofficial.com and get an immediate download of the title track. Full EP is set to drop on June 17, in both CD and a limited edition 13″ vinyl.
No word yet on what happens with Misfits after Riot Fest is over. Here’s hoping they can stay kissed and made up.
For tickets, visit http://riot fest.org.