Michale Graves blasted onto the music scene in 1995 as the lead singer of one of the most legendary punk rock bands of all time, The Misfits. The band soon kicked off an explosive tour of Europe and the United States dubbed "Resurrection". Soon after Michale and the band signed a recording contract with Geffen Records through the same A&R representative who signed Metallica and White Zombie. American Psycho was the first Misfits release in almost twenty years. Michale composed the majority of the songs on the album including both singles. The Misfits then embarked on a grueling world tour with one of the biggest heavy metal acts on the planet, Megadeth.
The band shot two music videos. For several weeks The Misfits "American Psycho" video was listed on the Sonicnet chart at #2, bookended by Backstreet Boys videos at #1 & #3. Over all the "Psycho" video remained in the Top 5 for nearly a year while videos from many chart-topping acts quickly came and went. Matt Pinfield premiered "Dig up Her Bones" on MTV's 120 minutes. Both videos have been repeatedly on the top of the charts, listed as the "most downloaded videos on the net" with online outlets like Sonicnet.
The Misfits next release was a live album entitled, Evil Live II. It was a collection of live songs taken from shows on the relentless and very successful American Psycho tour, along with a limited edition glow-in-the-dark 45 covering the classic song "Monster Mash".