In late 1998, one of today's bloodiest acts in the underworld of punk rock began. Mister Monster was started by singer/ guitarist J~ Sin Trioxin, with then bassist Mars Rio, and drummer Jimmy Skins. The band formed, wrote, recorded, released, and played their first show within a matter of 6 weeks of being a band. Audiences at their 1998 Halloween show were blown away with their performance, and their first release Songs From the Crypt sold out of its first pressing in a matter of days. Four pressings later, the band was playing New Jersey and New York City regularly to packed houses. Small tours of the Tri- State area, and line up changes would follow the band over the next year and a half. In late 1999, J~ Sin recorded tracks for a 5-song demo and released 4 other songs for various compilations. Soon after this, J~ Sin recruited long time companion Loki (guitar) and newcomer JV Bastard (bass) to play a string of show in the NYC/ NJ/ CT area. The latest (and most popular) lineup consisted of Germs, Pauly Lifeless, and JV Bastard. Other notable members included Grey Gorey, Mike Pierce, and Your Friend and Mine, Loki. (Pauly, JV, and Loki have since moved to join the ranks of an Ex- Misfit and formed the supergroup: Gotham Road.) Mister Monster's following grew out of control very quickly, making it near impossible to keep up with orders on their self-titled demo, all while gaining the respect of other top bands in their genre. In Late 2001, the band independently financed and released the full length disk Over Your Dead Body. Their debut CD has sold out of the 1st pressing and is being re-issued on Hell's Hundred Records as an enhanced CD featuring bonus tracks and a music video for "This Night I Call Bad Luck" with world wide distribution. That video along with the video for "Gore Whore" can be found as bonus materials on the DVD for the Horror Film "Creepy Tales: Girls Night Out" (Cinema Sky) where the band's songs appear on the soundtrack along with the Misfits. Also released in 2004 is a split vinyl 10" released in Germany on Fiend Force Records. They have also appeared on the recent compilation This Is Horrorpunk along with bands such the Nekromantix, the Crypt Keeper 5, the Independents, Blitzkid and Rock City Morgue. The band is also being featured in the upcoming Activision videogame "Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines" alongside Ghoultown and fellow labelmate on Hell's Hundred, the Empire Hideous. Their D.I.Y. ways of touring and self- released albums have gained them success over the short six years they've been a band. Rave reviews have come from numerous magazines, including Rue Morgue, Fangoria, and Varla to name a few. Sharing the stage with the likes of the Misfits, Doomtree, Rock City Morgue, The Undead, Blitzkid and GWAR, Mister Monster has toured the U.S. with concert attendance growing each time. With every ounce of blood they give, Mister Monster strives for respect among the living, and the dead. In late April 2005 Mister Monster released the Limited Edition four track CD EP Deep Dark containing two exclusive songs and a music video the title track.
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