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Misfits Records Ink Juicehead


01/25/2008
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(PR) In an age of recycled pseudo-punk, Juicehead, the latest addition to the powerhouse punk rock label roster at Misfits Records, is the real deal. On their debut album, "The Devil Made Me Do It," the Chicago trio provides an aggressive yet melodic take on punk, complemented by thought-provoking lyrics. The title itself is a social commentary on how people in this day and age refuse to take responsibility.

Originally a DIY release, "The Devil Made Me Do It" is a shining example of punk rock ethic. Because money was tight, the group used whatever physical resources were available to them to record. The album's distinct vocal sound comes from a decidedly low-tech method of recording vocals in a bathroom and the original mix was done on a home computer, with the end result being a perfect representation of Juicehead's determination. The heart and soul of Juicehead was enough to catch the interest of Misfits Records.

"They liked what they heard in Juicehead," said frontman Rob Vannice. "They came to see us when we played in New York, we talked, and a few months later we were offered a deal. We couldn't believe what was happening. It was like a dream."

The album was soon fully re-mastered and released via the growing label. "It's amazing," Vannice said. "It's the little album that could!" The release also features new artwork from lowbrow monster fetish artist Dave Burke, whom the band connected with through Misfits Records. For "The Devil Made Me Do It," Burke created the "axe head" logo. "We were blown away," Vannice said. "We all felt it was a perfect fit for 'The Devil Made Me Do It.'"

Juicehead had the opportunity to participate in the Fiend Fest tour along with the Misfits. "This was one of the most amazing experiences for Juicehead to date," said Vannice. "It was our first major tour and we learned a lot. We made a lot of friends and played some great shows." Following that, the band wrapped up a North American tour with skate punk legends Agent Orange.

Juicehead will soon begin recording once again for the follow-up to "The Devil Made Me Do It," slated for a 2008 release on Misfits Records.

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