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The Misfits

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Left to right: Only, Arce, and Cadena in 2012
Left to right: Only, Arce, and Cadena in 2012
Background information
Also known asThe Original Misfits (2016)
OriginLodi, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresHorror punk, hardcore punk, punk rock, heavy metal
Years active1977–1983, 1995–present
LabelsPlan 9/Blank, Slash, Caroline, Geffen, Roadrunner, Misfits
Past member(s)Manny Martínez
Franché Coma
Mr. Jim
Bobby Steele
Joey Image
Arthur Googy
Dr. Chud
Michale Graves
Marky Ramone
Dez Cadena
Eric "Chupacabra" Arce
Jerry "Jerry Other" Caiafa II

The Misfits were a punk rock band from New Jersey. They are usually classified as a hardcore punk or horror punk band. They often played in theatrical makeup to look spooky. They had themes mostly from old movies, especially horror movies. The lead singer was Glenn Danzig. Danzig later formed Samhain and then Danzig. Other members went on to form a new version of the Misfits in the late 2000s. That version eventually included members of the Ramones and Black Flag.

The Misfits had many of their records released in limited collectible versions. Sometimes they were released through their fan club called The Fiend Club. They had a huge influence on everything from the way punk is marketed (the Misfits rival Kiss in marketing of their skull logo) to the many celebrities wearing their T shirts.