New York, NY (October 31, 2005)–Japan’s premiere horror punks Balzac have returned to America this Halloween season for five special shows on the Misfits’ terrifying fall tour, which ends tonight, Halloween night. Both bands were filmed yesterday at the October 30 show in Englewood, N.J., for a possible future live CD and/or DVD release on Misfits Records. It was a multi-camera shoot with corresponding 24-track audio recorded by Bennett Studios, the Englewood-based studio owned and operated by legendary crooner Tony Bennett and his sons.
The aforementioned Misfits show at Bergen Performing Arts Center also included a special guest appearance by original Misfits guitarist Franche Coma for a few of the songs he originally recorded with the band on their initial seven-inch releases, as well as their first studio album, Static Age.
Immediately following the Halloween New York City show tonight at BB Kings, the Misfits and Balzac will conduct an autograph signing in the venue.
Balzac made their American debut in New York City on Halloween 2002 at the
World, opening for the Misfits. The following year, they returned for the
Fiend Fest Tour, which traveled nationwide throughout the U.S. and
featured some of the top names in past and present punk rock.
Balzac’s second North American release, Out of the Grave and Into the
Dark, was recently released on Misfits Records/Rykodisc. Out of the Grave and Into the Dark is a double CD/DVD package combining two brand new full-length Balzac CDs, Came Out of the Grave and Dark-ism, and one bonus track, for a total of 22 songs on the 80-minute CD. The limited edition 60-minute bonus DVD features three music videos, five live performance videos, five bonus audio tracks, and a short horror film by
A QuickTime video of Balzac’s new music video “D.A.RK.” is available for
download on www.misfits.com in the video section. “D.A.RK.” is also
currently running on Comcast digital cable through the On Demand feature at the HAVOC video channel, among other music video outlets nationwide.