Misfits Drop Lawsuit Over “Fiend Skull” Trademark Infringement

The Misfits (aka Original Misfits) have dropped their lawsuit they previously filed a lawsuit against publisher Abrams “alleging misappropriation of the group’s iconic Punk logo for a coffee table book, according to the website www.worldipreview.com. The complaint was filed by Misfits AD, a company established by founding members of the band Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only to manage activities related to their reformed version of the band, on March 9th 2020. Abrams was accused of reproducing the band’s “Fiend Skull” design, registered with the US Copyright Office, without authorization. In July 2019, Abrams, which specializes in publishing illustrated books, released “Scream With Me: The Enduring Legacy of The Misfits”.  The band had accused Abrams of both copyright and trademark infringement, as well as a false designation of origin. The Misfits logo itself comes from the Crimson Ghost cult serial and has been copied, parodied, and produced on millions of shirts and other merch for decades. The book is a coffee-table book and is no longer advertised on the publisher’s website. It is avaialble on Amazon and other sellers as the “ultimate visual history paying tribute to one of punk’s most iconic bands”. According to the no dropped suit, the “Fiend Skull” design is displayed prominently on the front cover and repeatedly throughout the book. Continue reading

FEATURE: Off-Center With Ojayy: “Verotika” – Written and Directed by Glenn Danzig

In a new series by Ghost Cult’s photo and video editor, Omar Cordy will pop in from time to time and gives his take on the creative output of musicians and personalities from the industry, be it films, graphic novels, cool side-hustles, interesting hobbies, and other endeavors; Ojayy will have his say. In his debut column, he takes on the much-buzzed-about directorial debut of Danzig, Verotika. Continue reading

Glenn Danzig Says The Misfits Have Discussed a New Live Album

In a new interview with Rolling Stone (link below), Glenn Danzig says “The Original Misfits” that have reunited and toured since 2016 have discussed a new live recording, according to Blabbermouth.net. When asked about the prospect of new Misfits music he responded: “Not right now. I know we have a show we have to do on May 4th, some festivals we’re headlining (the since canceled Domination Fest). But that’s it for a while, especially since Danzig’s going out this year.” Asked if he has thought about trying to do a live Misfits release or recording something, Glenn said: “Yeah, we’ll see. It’s something we’ve talked about.”

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Misfits Sue Publisher Over “Fiend Skull” Trademark Infringement

The Misfits (aka Original Misfits) have filed a lawsuit against publisher Abrams “alleging misappropriation of the group’s iconic Punk logo for a coffee table book, according to the website www.worldipreview.com. The complaint was filed by Misfits AD, a company established by founding members of the band Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only to manage activities related to their reformed version of the band, on March 9th 2020. Abrams is accused of reproducing the band’s “Fiend Skull” design, registered with the US Copyright Office, without authorization. In July 2019, Abrams, which specializes in publishing illustrated books, released “Scream With Me: The Enduring Legacy of The Misfits”. The book is a coffee-table book advertised on the publisher’s website as the “ultimate visual history paying tribute to one of punk’s most iconic bands”. According to the suit, the “Fiend Skull” design is displayed prominently on the front cover and repeatedly throughout the book. The band has accused Abrams of both copyright and trademark infringement, as well as false designation of origin. The Misfits logo itself comes from the Crimson Ghost cult serial and has been copied, parodied and produced on millions of shirts and other merch for decades. Continue reading

Glenn Danzig‘s “Verotika” Film Will Be Available on Blue-ray Next Month

Following our report about Glenn Danzig’s brand new movie coming soon, his debut movie Verotika an adaptation of the singer’s comic books will be hitting 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD on February 25, according to Bloody Disgusting.com. Verotkia.world premiered at Cinepocalypse last year and became something of an instant cult classic, with BD’s review calling it “the horror equivalent of The Room” in their review. The film was originally supposed to come out on VOD this past Halloween, but did not. Amazon pre-orders are live now at the link below. Continue reading

Watch Fan-Filmed Video of The Original Misfits Performing in Philadelphia

The Original Misfits (Danzig, Jerry Only, Doyle, Dave Lombardo, Acey Slade) played last night in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Wells Fargo Arena for what might be the final time, following the show earlier this fall at Madison Square Garden in New York, that Glenn Danzig had said would be the very last. Direct support came in the form of Dropkick Murphys and Agnostic Front. In spite of the bands; notorious cell phone policy, watch fan-filmed video from the show and check out the setlist.

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PODCAST: Episode 59: London May (Samhain) Talks “Brutal Realty, Inc.”

Ghost Cult caught up with actor and music legend London May to discuss one of his current projects, the award-winning Brutal Realty, Inc. Most people know London for his time in Samhain and other punk and metal bands, but he has had an impressive career as a character actor in dramas, the horror genre, and comedy too! Combining all of these elements, Brutal Realty, Inc. also features Sarah Burns from HBO’s Barry and a fantastic and brutal musical score composed by Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea, Corrections House, Mirrors For Psychic Warfare), Dallas Thomas (Pelican), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House, Sick Gazelle), and Charlie Fell (Lord Mantis, Cobalt). You can see and hear why the project has won awards and respect. We discussed his work on the film, his approach to acting roles such as The Dark Knight Rises, and Glenn Danzig’s recent Verotika film, his ongoing Black Metal bands, and film scoring work for the film and other projects, and much more!

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Original Misfits Officially Announce Philly Reunion Show

The Original Misfits have officially announced their next reunion show, 12.14.19 at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia.  direct support will come from Dropkick Murphys and Agnostic Front. Time will tell if this is the final show for the band or not. Tickets on sale Friday (10/25) at 10 am, but Fiend PRE-SALE starts tomorrow (Wed 10/23) at 10 am EST. 

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Glenn Danzig Says Upcoming New York City Show Will Be Final Misfits Reunion Show

In an interview at the premiere of Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell movie the other night, Glenn Danzig was quoted as saying nest month’s show at Madison Square Garden, on October 19, will be the last. The initial comeback performance by MISFITS members Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein took place at the 2016 Riot Fest. The estranged bandmates played together for the first time since 1983 and were backed by former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and guitarist Acey Slade. Continue reading

UPDATED: Original Misfits Book October Show at Madison Square Garden

 

Original Misfits have now officially announced they will perform October 19th at “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, Madison Square Garden. Featuring Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein on guitar, the band will bring their legendary show and songs to the Garden, site of some of the most famous concerts ever by bands such as Led Zeppelin, Metallica, KISS, Slayer, Billy Joel and more. Tickets go on sale at on July 12th at 10 AM local time at the link below. The band has also been rumored to have planned several other North American shows beyond the current ones planned for September. in Denver, Oakland and Seattle. Check out the image below. Also, you can meet Jerry today at Forbidden Planet, where he will be signing his Super7 ReAction Figure! Continue reading