Abby Normal - vocals, guitar
Scoty Scurvy - bass guitar, vocals
John Doe - drums, vocals
The Graveyard Boulevard is a rock 'n' roll band from North Carolina that blends elements of punk and metal with things that go bump in the night. The songs lean toward high energy, catchy tunes with traditional punk rock characteristics. That musical aggression is then melded with some selective heavy metal influence to create a fresh, yet familiar, style that stands apart from much of the current music scene. Mix in a twist of classic monster movies and squirt of dark comedy, and you get the creepy cocktail called, The Graveyard Boulevard.
In 2002, The Graveyard Boulevard was created by core members of The Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13. Founding members, Abby Normal, Sicko Zero and Seaweed, collaborated with Wednesday 13 on multiple FDQ CD's and were heralded by Rue Morgue Magazine as, "the most bad ass, transvestite, horror-punk band of the millennium."
Toe Tags & Body Bags was The Graveyard Boulevard's debut CD on Antidote Records in 2003. Notable songs from that disk include, That's My Mom and Choke Yourself. Vocals on that CD were primarily performed by Seaweed and second guitarist, Alan Suggs. .
Recording of the band's 2nd CD, Dead City Radio, began in 2005. The band had been scaled down to a 3-piece band and Bryon "Numbskull" Bates took over the bass guitar role. Dead City Radio was released in 2006 on EVP Records and contained fan favorites, Chaos Loves Chaos and Get Up & Kill.
Late 2006 led to a brief departure from The Graveyard Boulevard while Abby Normal and Sicko Zero reunited with former band mate, Wednesday 13, to tour in support of The Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 box set, Little Box Of Horrors. The multi-disk set contained the entire collection of FDQ songs plus bonus features. It was released in the US on Ryko's Restless Records and overseas on People Like You Records. The world-wide release of Little Box of Horrors quickly disappeared from store shelves. While Sicko Zero and Seaweed contributed greatly to most of the extensive Frankenstein Drag Queens song library, the 2006 release of Little Box Of Horrors marked the first time Abby Normal's contribution to FDQ was officially made available to fans. The box set included eight previously unreleased songs that featured Abby on guitar and backup vocals.
In 2007, The Graveyard Boulevard released a DVD for the holidays called, "Silent Night, Holy Shit". It mixed live performance footage with holiday hijinks, such as Abby visiting a festive mall dressed as a zombie Santa Claus to deliver rib bones to good girls and boys.
The band continued to write new songs and tour as much as possible during 2008 and 2009, but eventually, Bryon and Sicko felt it was time to leave the band and move on to other ventures. Be it, stubborn determination or just an undying love of rock and roll, Abby recruited Scoty Scurvy and John Doe to stitch together the remains of The Graveyard Boulevard and breathe some life back into the beast. Luckily, it worked, and it worked damn well.
In June 2009, The Graveyard Boulevard released their third full-length CD called, Rock Scars. This disk features many fan favorite tunes, including Meet Me At The Grave, Nightmerica and Gimme Something Hideous. Although the band had a different touring line-up, the Rock Scars recordings featured original Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 members, Sicko Zero and Seaweed. Rock Scars is very likely the last recordings to feature the FDQ line-up. In addition to new songs, the CD contains some very rare, unreleased demos in an effort to finally close the chapter on the FDQ line-up era.
During the Spring/Summer of 2009, Abby Normal did some touring as bass player for "The Independents", featuring Evil Presley and Willy B. "The Independents" were formerly managed and produced by Joey Ramone. Learn more at www.theindependents.net.
In October 2010, Abby and Wednesday 13 released Maniac Spider Trash's, Dumpster Mummies on Horror High Records. Dumpster Mummies was originally released as a 6-song cassette in 1994. The following studio session was in 1995 to record a full-length CD called, Murder Happy Fairytales. Those songs were re-mastered and released via iTunes in May, 2011. While Maniac Spider Trash never achieved the huge underground buzz of FDQ, the band did record several notable songs. One song even made an appearance on The Murderdolls CD, Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls.
July 2011, is when The Graveyard Boulevard's fourth CD, The Organization of Generally Rotten Enterprises is scheduled to be released.
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