San Diego-based, brass-blaring rock ‘n’ roll ensemble Rocket from the Crypt has been teasing fans for weeks through a series of Facebook pictures that all but confirm the band’s seven-year absence from the club circuit is coming to an end. The latest image shows the band’s infamous rocket logo launching from San Diego into five European countries.

RFTC Rocket From The Crypt Rising From The Dead?The picture prior to the map (above) was of an Easter Bunny alongside four eggs with the letters, “R,” “F,” “T,” and “C” painted on them (below), leading fans to believe Easter 2013 would be the launch to a reunion.
61592 502320026455882 832596989 n Rocket From The Crypt Rising From The Dead?RFTC, which has a worldwide cult following (just to give you an idea, tattoos of the band’s logo got you free admission to shows), was laid to rest on Halloween of 2005 with a final (sweaty-as-hell) performance in San Diego, the city where it all began in 1989.

Since then, frontman John “Speedo” Reis has taken part in several projects like his newest band The Night Marchers and collaborating with The Hold Steady a few years back. And just last year, Reis returned to the stage with Hot Snakes, an on-and-off-again punk outfit with longtime companion and current Obits frontman Rick Froberg.

However, fans were caught off guard when all six members of RFTC (including the band’s longest tenured drummer Adam “Atom” Willard) reunited on the children’s TV show Yo Gabba Gabba (a show where Reis” makes occasional appearances on) to perform a Yo Gabba Gabba original, “He’s a Chef.”

Still no dates have been posted, but if the uptick in Facebook teases is any indication of news waiting to pop, you can expect some solid information around the beginning of the new year.
-Chris Coyle, CBS Seattle

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