Psychobilly is a rock music fusion genre that mixes elements of rockabilly, garage and punk rock. It is loud, frantic and uses imagery lifted from horror films and late-night sci-fi schlock creating a gritty honky- tonk punk rock sound.
Psychobilly has its origins in New York City’s 1970s punk underground, in which The Cramps are widely given credit for being progenitors of the genre and the first psychobilly band to gain a following. The music gained popularity in Europe in the early 1980s, with the UK band The Meteors, but remained underground in the United States until the late 1990s. Other famous psychobilly band include The Guana Batz, King Kurt, and The Misfits.