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The Misfits performing in Chile in May 2010. Left to right: Jerry Only, Robo, and Dez Cadena.
Background information
OriginLodi, New Jersey, United States
GenresHorror punk
Hardcore punk
Heavy metal
Punk rock
Hard rock
Years active1977–1983, 1995–present
LabelsPlan 9, Caroline, Roadrunner, Misfits
Associated actsThe Undead, Black Flag, Samhain, Kryst the Conqueror, Danzig, Dr. Chud's X-Ward, Gorgeous Frankenstein, Graves, Gotham Road, Ramones, Osaka Popstar, Murphy's Law
MembersJerry Only
Dez Cadena
Eric "Goat" Arce
Past membersGlenn Danzig
Diane DiPiazza
Jimmy Battle
Manny Martínez
Franché Coma
Mr. Jim
Bobby Steele
Joey Image
Arthur Googy
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
Brian Damage
Dr. Chud
Michale Graves
Marky Ramone

The Misfits were a punk rock band from New Jersey, usually classified as a hardcore punk or horror punk band. They often played in theatrical makeup to look spooky and had themes mostly from old movies, especially horror movies. The lead singer was Glenn Danzig, who later formed Samhain and then Danzig (band). Other members went on to form a new version of the Misfits in the late 90's which eventually also contained members of the Ramones and Black Flag.

The Misfits had many of their records released in limited collectible versions sometimes through their fan club called The Fiend Club, and have had a huge influence on everything from the way punk is marketed (the Misfits rival Kiss in marketing of their skull logo) to the numerous celebrities wearing their t shirts.

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