Former MISFITS Guitarist Issues New EP, Pays Tribute To LEMMY - July 8, 2009

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Former MISFITS guitarist Bobby Steele has returned with "I Made A Monster", the new EP from his long-running band THE UNDEAD. The group's first domestic release in nine years, "I Made A Monster" includes three songs, including a cover of "I Go Ape" by THE ROCKIN' VICERS, the band best known for introducing MOTÖRHEAD's infamous Lemmy Kilmister to the world. All three of the EP's tracks feature Steele on vocals, guitar and bass with help from drummer and long-time collaborator Joel Gausten (PIGFACE, ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN).

The seven-inch EP is available in black, blue, red, yellow, white, "swamp green" and special limited-edition, glow-in-the-dark vinyl. All copies are packaged in a special Mad magazine-style fold-in cover. The back cover features a faded, ghost-like photo of THE UNDEAD's original lineup taken in 1981 — an homage to original UNDEAD drummer Patrick Blanck, who died in 2001.

"In the age of downloading, many acts are exploring new ways to offer listeners something truly special in addition to the music offered on a release," explains Gausten. "With that said, what's cooler than a glow-in-the-dark record with a fold-in cover? Just thinking 'outside the box' isn't cutting it anymore — we all need to take that box, paint it dayglo, douse it in gasoline and set the damn thing on fire!"

"I Made A Monster" is currently available through Gausten Books.

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