horror punk

Murderdolls

Murderdolls are a horror punk/glam metal band fronted by Wednesday 13, formerly of Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13. One of their primary influences is the Glam Metal genre. The band were originally promoted as the "other band" of Joey Jordison, the drummer of Slipknot, or a "collaboration" between Jordison and Tripp Eisen, created after the disbandment of The Rejects. The band are often described as "Mötley Crüe meets The Misfits" by critics and fans alike. Strangely, bassist Eric Griffin bears a considerable resemblance to the Motley Crue bassist; Nikki Sixx

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Mad Sin

Mad Sin is a psychobilly band that has been around since 1987. It is based in Berlin. The band was founded by Köfte DeVille, who has stayed with the band the entire time while the band itself has gone through several lineup changes. Elements of punk metal with unique growls and screams are heard throughout the band's music. DeVille joined guitarist Stein and bassist Holly, they struggled around with the help of some friends, who organized gigs in several shady bars of Berlin.

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Wednesday 13

Wednesday 13 is a horror punk band, fronted by Wednesday 13 of Maniac Spider Trash, Murderdolls, Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, Bourbon Crow fame. The group formed in 2004 and continue to play. The genre of music is a mix of death rock and punk with lyrics heavily inspired by horror movies. All music and lyrics are written by the vocalist Wednesday 13. All guitars, bass, keyboards and vocals on the recordings are by Wednesday 13. Coner drummed on their debut album, whilst Kid Kid and Piggy D provided some back up vocals.

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Nekromantix

Nekromantix are a <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/psychobilly" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">psychobilly</a> band that formed in <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/copenhagen">Copenhagen</a>, Denmark in 1989. The Nekromantix were formed in 1989 in Copenhagen by Kim Nekroman after he left the Danish Navy, in which he had been a submarine radio operator. Deciding to launch a new career in music, he initially played drums in a rockabilly band prior to the foundation of Nekromantix. Learning to play the double bass and to sing, Nekroman set about forming a horror-themed psychobilly band with himself as the frontman. The band lineup is currently rounded out by Franc (guitar) and Lux (drums).

The Horrors

There are at least three bands called The Horrors: 1) An indie rock band from Essex, England.
2) A garage rock/punk band from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
3) An American psychedelic rock band active in the 1960s 1) The Horrors are an indie rock band which formed in 2006 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, United Kingdom. The band consists of Faris Badwan (vocals), Joshua Hayward (guitar), Tom Cowan (Keyboards), Rhys Webb (Bass) and Joseph Spurgeon (drums).

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Danzig

Danzig is a heavy metal band from the United States, formed in 1987. The band serves as a musical outlet for singer/composer Glenn Danzig, and their music fuses dark lyrics and imagery with blues influenced music. Danzig can be seen as the third stage in Glenn Danzig's musical career, preceded by the punk bands The Misfits and Samhain. On July 14, 1986, Samhain performed what was to be their final show, at The Ritz in New York City.

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Misfits

The Misfits are an American band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery. Founded in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey by singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig, the group had a fluctuating lineup during its first six years with Danzig and bassist Jerry Only as the only consistent members. During this time they released several EPs and singles, and with Only's brother Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein as guitarist, the albums Walk Among Us (1982) and Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood (1983), both considered touchstones of the early-1980s hardcore punk movement.

The Misfits disbanded in 1983 and Danzig went on to form Samhain and then the eponymous Danzig. Several albums of reissued and previously unreleased material were issued after the group's dissolution, and their music became influential to punk rock, heavy metal, and alternative rock music of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

After a series of legal battles with Danzig, Only and Doyle regained the rights to record and perform as the Misfits. They formed a new version of the band in 1995 with singer Michale Graves and drummer Dr. Chud. This incarnation of the Misfits had a sound much more rooted in heavy metal, and released the albums American Psycho (1997) and Famous Monsters (1999) before dissolving in 2000. Jerry Only then took over lead vocals and recruited former Black Flag guitarist Dez Cadena and former Ramones drummer Marky Ramone for a Misfits 25th Anniversary tour.

This lineup released an album of cover songs entitled Project 1950 and toured for several years. In 2005 Ramone was replaced by Robo, who had played with Black Flag in the early 1980s and had also previously been the Misfits' drummer from 1982 to 1983. This lineup released a single titled "Land of the Dead" in 2009. The Misfits' then-current lineup of Only, Cadena, and drummer Eric 'Chupacabra' Arce released a new album titled The Devil's Rain in October 2011.

On September 4, 2016, the "Original" Misfits played their first show with Glenn Danzig since 1983. The lineup included Danzig, Only, Doyle, Slayer's Dave Lombardo on drums, and guitarist Acey Slade. This incarnation of the band has continued to play intermittently. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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