Danzig

Danzig

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Danzig is an American heavy metal band formed in 1987, morphing out of the goth/punk/metal band Samhain. The band was conceived after vocalist Glenn Danzig was introduced to producer Rick Rubin following a Samhain show. Rubin was interested in working with Glenn but not Samhain so the duo set about forming a new group. Glenn insisted upon retaining the services of Samhain bassist Eerie Von. Guitarist John Christ, who had briefly served as Samhain's final guitarist, was also brought on board and, at Danzig's request, Rubin secured the services of veteran punk rock drummer Chuck Biscuits.

The first 3 Danzig albums displayed a heavy, blues-influenced heavy metal sound and were well-received by fans and critics. In 1993, the band scored a major hit with the release of the single for the song "Mother", which initially appeared their 1988 debut. The band's fourth release, 1994's "4p", showed the band moving away from their bluesier roots and adding more electronic elements. Biscuits left the band prior to its release and Von and Christ departed after the tour for the album. Danzig later claimed that it had been his intent from the beginning to work with different musicians in a style similar to Ozzy Osbourne, although some of the other original members have contended that Danzig was started as a band and not a solo vehicle for Glenn. Now also at odds with Rubin and his label, Danzig departed for Hollywood Records. With a new band and a new label, Danzig released "Danzig 5: Blackaciddevil" in 1996. The album featured a heavy industrial sound that was not received well by fans or critics. The situation was further complicated as Hollywood's parent company, Disney, was uncomfortable with their association with Danzig and pulled all support for the release. The label and band severed ties shortly afterwards.

Danzig continued with a revolving door of backing players joining Glenn. After the release of "Danzig 6:66 Satan's Child" in 1999, the band abandoned the industrial influences and began to return to a more hard rock/heavy metal sound, although they have not recaptured the same commercial and critical acclaim that the early Danzig records have had. In recent years, Glenn has voiced his dissatisfaction with long tours and has mentioned the possibility of retiring the Danzig band if he cannot pursue music the way he wants to.

In 1996, Glenn Danzig created the Evilive label to distribute his music.

Current line up:
Glenn Danzig - Vocals
Scott Saxon- Guitars Live/Studio
Tommy Victor - Guitar
Steve Zing - Bass (live only)
Johnny Kelly - Drums
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Danzig Discography

Albums

Danzig Danzig (Album) Def American Recordings Canada 1988 Sell This Version
Danzig Danzig II - Lucifuge (Album) Def American Recordings Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Danzig Danzig III: How The Gods Kill (Album) Def American Recordings Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Danzig Danzig 4P (Album) American Recordings US 1994 Sell This Version
Danzig Danzig 5: Blackacidevil (Album) Hollywood Records Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
Danzig Danzig 6:66 Satans Child (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Danzig Live On The Black Hand Side (Album) Restless Records, Evilive US 2001 Sell This Version
Danzig Danzig 777: I Luciferi (Album) Spitfire Records, Eagle Rock Entertainment Russia 2002 Sell This Version
Danzig Circle Of Snakes (Album) Regain Records Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
Danzig Deth Red Sabaoth (Album) Evilive, The End Records US 2010 Sell This Version
Danzig Skeletons (Album) AFM Records, AFM Records, Evilive Germany 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Danzig Her Black Wings (Single) Def American Recordings, Def American Recordings US 1990 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4152 Danzig Killer Wolf(CD, Promo, Single) Def American Recordings PRO-CD-4152 US 1990 Sell This Version
Danzig Dirty Black Summer (Maxi, Single) Def American Recordings UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
none Danzig How The Gods Kill(CD, Single, Promo) Def American Recordings none US 1992 Sell This Version
Danzig Thrall-Demonsweatlive (EP, Single, Album) Def American Recordings Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Danzig Mother (Single) Phonogram, American Recordings, Phonogram, American Recordings US 1988 Sell This Version
ALABAMA 1 Danzig Brand New God(12", Promo) American Recordings ALABAMA 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Danzig Until You Call On The Dark (Single) American Recordings US 1994 Sell This Version
Danzig I Don't Mind The Pain (Single) American Recordings US 1994 Sell This Version
Danzig Cantspeak (Single) American Recordings US 1994 Sell This Version
Danzig Sacrifice (Maxi, Single) Hollywood Records Germany 1996 Sell This Version
PRCD-10657-2 Danzig 7th House(CD, Single, Promo) Hollywood Records PRCD-10657-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Danzig Unspeakable(CD, Single, Promo, Car) E-Magine Entertainment none US 2000 Sell This Version
CD-PRO 15204-A Danzig Wicked Pussycat(CD, Promo, Single) Spitfire Records CD-PRO 15204-A US 2002 Sell This Version