Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood

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Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood
Misfits - Earth A.D. cover.jpg
Studio album by Misfits
Released December 1983
Recorded October 1982, June 1983, July 1983
Genre Horror punk, hardcore punk
Length 14:36, 21:11 (CD and cassette)
Label Plan 9
Producer The Misfits and Spot
Misfits chronology
Evilive
(1982)
Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood
(1983)
Legacy of Brutality
(1985)
Singles from Earth A.D/Wolfsblood
  1. "Die, Die My Darling"
    Released: May 1984
For the 2007 Jane Lindskold novel, see Wolf's Blood.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood is the second full-length album by American horror punk band Misfits. It is the last album released to feature founding member and lead vocalist, Glenn Danzig. Danzig released it on his Plan 9 label in December 1983, two months after he played his last concert with the band. It was noticeably harder and faster than their previous releases, showing more of a hardcore punk sound. Since its release it has often been referred to as simply "Earth A.D." amongst fans.

Originally released as a 9 song LP, it was later issued with the three tracks of the "Die, Die My Darling" EP incorporated into the track listing: "Die, Die My Darling", "Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?" and "We Bite".

Glenn Danzig has said that the tracks "Bloodfeast" and "Death Comes Ripping" were originally intended for Samhain's first release, but were added to what would be the Misfits' final record in a last-ditch effort to save the band.[2]

Metallica covered "Die, Die My Darling" for their 1998 cover album Garage Inc., as well as "Green Hell", which was originally covered by Metallica for their 1987 album, The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited, as part of a medley with "Last Caress". British extreme metal band Cradle of Filth covered "Death Comes Ripping" for their 1999 release From the Cradle to Enslave. In July 2015, the current line up of the Misfits played the album in its entirety at the annual 4 day This Is Hardcore festival.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Glenn Danzig.

Side A: Earth A.D.
No. Title Length
1. "Earth A.D." 2:09
2. "Queen Wasp" 1:32
3. "Devilock" 1:26
4. "Death Comes Ripping" 1:53
5. "Green Hell" 1:53
Side B: Wolfs Blood
No. Title Length
1. "Wolfs Blood" 1:13
2. "Demonomania" 0:45
3. "Bloodfeast" 2:29
4. "Hellhound" 1:16
Total length: 14:36

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Earth A.D. - Misfits". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 August 2006.
  2. ^ Cipollini, Christian. "Glenn Danzig - Horror Business". Penny Blood. Retrieved 2010-04-16.