The Devil’s Rain will be released on November 7 and hits stores eight years after the band’s last studio album – Misfits Project 1950 – caused a stir among critics and fabs alike.
“It’s been over 30 years [since the Misfits were born],” said Only. “And 30 years from now people will still be playing our albums because we will never water down what we do.
“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.”
Well said, Mr Only.
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.
Produced by Ed Stasium, (whose 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 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.
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