Average Rating:

Hometown: New York City, NY (USA)


Mephiskapheles are back in red and black for 2013. The band who invented the devilish, whimsical MTV– and radio–friendly genre of Satanic Ska, then defied critics by exploring even greater possibilities for their darkly original ska fusion, have reunited, with a new tour and new album in the works.

Formed in the East Village of New York City in early 1991 by a group of artists, ad–agency employees, and jazz musicians, Mephiskapheles played their first show on Long Island, and from day one began attracting a diverse, dedicated fan base.

Flash–forward to today; and with Satanic Ska being, without a doubt, the genre of music most relevant to our current times. Mephiskapheles are picking up where they left off, with a reissue program with Jump Up Records, a focused performance schedule, and a new Mephiskapheles album slated for 2014.

Related Bands

The Toasters


Mephiskapheles Maximum Perversion


Maximum Perversion (1997)

Moon Ska

Mephiskapheles God Bless Satan


God Bless Satan (1995)

Moon Ska

Related News

Related Stories

Media: Mephiskapheles: 'Mephiskapheles'
Mephiskapheles have released a new EP. It's self-titled, six tracks, a fittingly, costs $6.66. You can hear it…
June 16, 2015
Media: Mephiskapheles announce new EP, record release shows
Mephiskapheles, that unholy union between ska and the devil, have announced the released of their new self-titled six-song EP. Self-produced by the band (and mastered by Descendents' Stephen…
June 10, 2015
Media: Bouncing Souls announce Home For The Holidays lineups
The Bouncing Souls have announced the lineups for their 2013 Home For The Holidays shows. The performances will be happening Dec. 26-29 at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ and will feature Youth Brigade,…
October 14, 2013
Tours: Mephiskapheles (US)
Reunited devil-loving ska band Mephiskapheles are hitting the road this fall and winter, including a date opening for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Hometown Throwdown in Boston,…
September 30, 2013
Tours: Greg Robinson leaves the Toasters
Trombonist Greg Robinson has left the Toasters. The former Mephiskapheles trombonist will not be joining the band for the Ska Is Dead Tour with Voodoo Glow Skulls, Deal's Gone Bad and Mustard Plug. Robinson will instead be performing and…
August 31, 2009

Exclusive Streams

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Managing Editor

Adam White

Contributing Editors

Kira Wisniewski Brittany Strummer Armando Olivas John Flynn Chris Moran John Gentile Mark Little

Copy Editor

Adam Eisenberg Britt Reiser

Podcast Producer

Greg Simpson


Aubin Paul

ISSN 1710-5366

© Copyright 1999-2013 Punknews.org

Terms of Use Privacy Policy Contact Us About Punknews.org

Other Places to Go