The Murder Junkies got their start in the early '90s as punk legend GG Allin's backing band, and they continue to carry on Allin's snarling legacy more than two decades after his untimely death. At their live shows the band reprises the attitude-filled onstage antics the late great punker was known for as tattooed, shirtless frontman PP Duvay antagonistically delivers choice morsels like "Bite it You Scum" and "Die When You Die". From Duvay's menacing growls to the driving basslines of Allin's eldest brother Merle, The Murder Junkies always treat ticket buyers to a wild and uncompromising display of punk rock showmanship.
The Murder Junkies formed in New York City in 1990 as the backing band of GG Allin, the legendary punk rocker and provocateur best-known for his violent, over-the-top stage persona. The band got together and started rehearsing while Allin was finishing up a prison sentence, and they were ready to rock by the time of his release in 1991. They issued their debut album Brutality and Bloodshed for All in 1993, but suffered a setback when Allin died from a heroin overdose while on tour in support of the record. Allin's brother Merle and the rest of the band decided to carry on, and in 1995 they recruited singer Mike Denied and released the 10" mini album Feed My Sleaze. Throughout the '90s The Murder Junkies toured as a GG Allin tribute band, performing with a rotating lineup of lead singers. Since then they have continued to pay homage to Allin while also releasing new material including 2014's Killing For Christ Sakes, which features new frontman PP Duvay.