BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Why Cover Songs Matter

I’ve written about this before, but given the huge response of a recent Bacon’s Bit on the topic, I wanted to re-address it. Your band should have a cover song or two in your back pocket. If you are able to do this then you are going to be able to differentiate yourself and more importantly have your band be remembered. When it comes down to it, as an unsigned band trying to break it in the underground having your band be remembered is the most important thing. If people can’t recall who you are you are fucked. But if you can give them a reason to recall you – you’re in the clear. So I wanted to address all this and get into why covers aren’t corny, how they help to cement you in the fans’ mind, how to choose a good song to cover and of course some of the additional benefits that covers bring to the table. Continue reading

Misfits Records Team Up with Dead Zebra, O-No Food Company to Make Candy Inspired Action Figures

The Misfits (via Misfits Records) have partnered up with Dead Zebra Inc and the O-No Food Company to bring you Andrew Bell’s popular Kill Kat evil wafers vinyl figure in a special Misfits themed limited-edition package and wrapper! The figure stands 6-inches tall and comes in a killer candy wrapper package. It is not edible, although it looks devilishly good! Of course, the Misfits X Kill Kat evil wafers vinyl figure is limited to 666 pcs worldwide, “Vitamin 138 Fortified”, and available on a first-come-first-served basis, while supplies last, and exclusively from Misfits Records online. Not available in stores or anywhere else. Continue reading

Super7 Toys Releases Megadeth Mascot Vic Rattlehead ReAction Figure!

Finally! Announced earlier in the year at New York Toy Fair, Super 7 has released its Megadeth Vic Rattlehead ReAction Figure! Not only is the figure a killer representation of this beloved metal mascot, but the artwork on the box was also done by Vic creator and metal album cover artist and legend Ed Repka himself! That makes it a must-have for fans! It is available for purchase now, but these tend to sell out, as happened with King Diamond, Slayer, Misfits, and Ghost ReAction Figures. Continue reading

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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Goatwhore Gets Set To Kickoff New Tour Dates with Ringworm, Psycho Las Vegas Next Weekend

Goatwhore is getting ready to start a brief mini-tour of the USA with Ringworm, as the band heads towards Psycho Las Vegas 2019. Starting tomorrow, August 13th in Lubbock, Texas, the band’s latest stretch of shows – which includes an appearance at this year’s edition of Psycho Las Vegas with Misfits, Electric Wizard, High On Fire, En Minor, Bad Religion, and more. Goatwhore is also set to appear at VanFest 2019 in Lafayette, Louisiana September 28th and Brash Brewing Company’s fourth-anniversary show in Houston, Texas October 5th with more shows to be announced in the coming weeks. See all confirmed dates below. The band continues to tour behind 2017’s powerful album Vengeful Ascension, released on Metal Blade Records. Continue reading

Super7 To Release Ghost Papa Emeritus II ReAction Figures Next Week

Ghost continues to invade the collectibles market, first with a Cardinal Copia plushie and the news we broke about Papa Emeritus Funko Pop Vinyl’s coming soon. Now they have partnered with Super7 (Misfits, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead, Megadeth, King Diamond) for a Papa Emeritus II ReAction Figures. They go on sale next Monday, August 12th! Continue reading

Super7 Toys To Release Misfits “Walk Among Us” ReAction Figures

 

Super7, who already has a line of ReAction Figures of Misfits, Ozzy Osbourne, King Diamond, Motorhead, Megadeth, and soon Ghost, will add to their Misfits line with “Walk Among Us” figures in three colors, representing the three colored pressings from that album. They will be avaialble to order on 8/12/2019. Continue reading