American Psycho (album)

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American Psycho
Misfits - American Psycho cover.jpg
Studio album by Misfits
Released May 13, 1997 (1997-05-13)
Recorded December 1996
Genre Hardcore punk, horror punk, heavy metal
Length 39:26
Label Geffen
Producer Daniel Rey, Misfits
Misfits chronology
The Misfits
American Psycho
Static Age
Singles from American Psycho
  1. "Dig Up Her Bones"
    Released: July 1997

American Psycho is an album by the Misfits. Released May 13, 1997, it was the first to be recorded and released without the band's founder and former leader Glenn Danzig.[1] Bassist Jerry Only, after years of litigation, reached a settlement with Danzig and was granted the rights to use the band's name and image to record and perform. The album additionally marked the addition of musician Michale Graves.[1]

Originally, the album was going to be titled Dead Kings Rise, a play on the band's resurrection, but was changed when the title track didn't make the album.[citation needed] The album was produced by Daniel Rey, who has produced for artists such as the Ramones and White Zombie.[citation needed]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
Rolling Stone 1.5/5 stars[4]
PopMatters Positive[1]

Entertainment Weekly said "Their goofy formula of lyrics inspired by bad horror movies, poppy vocals, and blasting hardcore is still excellent mosh-pit fodder, and new frontman Michale Graves is a dead ringer for Glenn Danzig before he found his fortune as a heavy metal crooner."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by the Misfits (Michale Graves, Jerry Only, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, and Dr. Chud) except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Abominable Dr. Phibes (Instrumental)"   1:41
2. "American Psycho"   2:06
3. "Speak of the Devil"   1:47
4. "Walk Among Us"   1:23
5. "The Hunger"   1:43
6. "From Hell They Came"   2:16
7. "Dig Up Her Bones"   3:01
8. "Blacklight"   1:27
9. "Resurrection"   1:29
10. "This Island Earth"   2:15
11. "Crimson Ghost"   2:01
12. "Day of the Dead"   1:49
13. "The Haunting"   1:25
14. "Mars Attacks"   2:28
15. "Hate the Living, Love the Dead"   1:36
16. "Shining"   2:59
17. "Don't Open 'Til Doomsday"
"Hell Night" (hidden track; written by the Misfits and Daniel Rey)
LP bonus track
No. Title Length
18. "Dead Kings Rise"    

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak Position
Billboard 200 117



  1. ^ a b c Greene, Jr., James (24 September 2008). "The Misfits' American Psycho (1997)". PopMatters. 
  2. ^ American Psycho (album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ a b Grad, David (May 16, 1997). "American Psycho". Entertainment Weekly. p. 117. 
  4. ^ "American Psycho". Rolling Stone.