Saturday, May 18, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
Michale Graves blasted onto the music scene in 1995 as the lead singer of one of the most legendary punk rock bands of all time, The Misfits. The band soon kicked off an explosive tour of Europe and the United States dubbed "Resurrection". Soon after Michale and the band signed a recording contract with Geffen Records through the same A&R representative who signed Metallica and White Zombie. American Psycho was the first Misfits release in almost twenty years. Michale composed a majority of the songs on the album including both singles. The Misfits then embarked on a grueling world tour with one of the biggest heavy metal acts on the planet, Megadeth.
October 1999 marked a second studio album called Famous Monsters released by Roadrunner Records. Upon conclusion of the Famous Monsters world tour at The Mt. Fuji amphitheater in Japan with Marilyn Manson, Japan's premier rock-n-roll publication Burrn Magazine voted Michale Graves "Vocalist of the Year" and his song "Crying on Saturday Night" "Song of the Year". In that time, The Misfits also released their third video for the song "Scream" that was written by Michale. The video was directed by George Romero, the same man who directed "Night of The Living Dead". Michale and the band appeared in Romero's film "Bruiser" performing "Fiend Without a Face" which was also penned by Graves specifically for Romero's film. Famous Monsters went on to become the biggest selling title ever for Roadrunner Japan.