We are thrilled to report that Michale Graves, former lead singer of The Misfits has successfully raised funding for a new monster rock album in the works entitled “Lost Skeleton Returns”. The album, being produced by Hydraulic Entertainment , that will feature 14 songs highlighting all phases of Graves’ Horror Rock career, including 4 brand new songs. Graves has also announced a summer and fall ”Lost Skeleton Returns” 2013 tour with his “Chamber of Horrors” band.
Included on the album will be new performances of some of our favorite classics such as “Dig Up Her Bones”, “Scream”, American Psycho”, “”Die Monster Die” and“Fiend Club” and “Fiend Without a Face”. Also included on the album will be new performances of 3 songs from his “Punk Rock is Dead” period including “Godzilla”, Dawn of the Dead”, “Earth vs Spider” and The album will also include 4 brand new and never recorded songs featuring the title song “Lost Skeleton”, “Zombie”, “Forbidden Planet” and “Something Wicked” – all written and performed in pure Graves style. Since 2001 Graves has been incredibly selective about performing Monster Rock music in his signature “Skele-Crow” make-up. Michale has announced that he plans on a limited number of in character “Skele-Crow” performances in 2013 coinciding with the “Lost Skeleton returns” project. Graves commented:
“Monster Rock and the Skele-Crow persona is my origin, my passion and part of who I will always be as a performer. This album is a true anthology of my work and highlights the most important songs that I have written and performed. I have been consistently asked about my formal return to the Horror Rock world and now I have an incredibly exciting album and tour to reassert my trajectory into the genre that launched my career”.
After recent success launching his album “Vagabond” on KickStarter, Graves decided that the pre-selling and promotion of his return to the Horror Rock world was perfectly suited to KickerStarter.
In addition to pre-sales of the “Lost Skeleton Returns” album, Graves offered an assortment of extremely exciting pledge level opportunities ranging from wicked T-Shirts and stage used clothing to in-person performances, and a Halloween 2013 event dubbed “The Halloween Party of the Year”. Graves is also gave a limited number of band consulting packages entitled “Michale Graves Monster University”. Graves notes “I wanted to create a way that I could assist in the development of bands and Monster U is the perfect way to achieve that goal”. Now that is an amazing offer!