Danzig

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Danzig is an American heavy metal band from Lodi, New Jersey, 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 three 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 (1987- )
Tommy Victor - Guitar (1996-1997, 2002-2005, 2008- )
Johnny Kelly - Drums (2002-2003, 2005- )
Steve Zing - Bass (2006- )
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92 42084 Danzig — Danzig Danzig Danzig (Album) Def American Recordings 92 42084 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
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PHCR-1036 Danzig II - Lucifuge — Danzig Danzig Danzig II - Lucifuge (Album) American Recordings PHCR-1036 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
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9 26914-2 Danzig III: How The Gods Kill — Danzig Danzig Danzig III: How The Gods Kill (Album) Def American Recordings 9 26914-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
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9 45647-2 Danzig 4P — Danzig Danzig Danzig 4P (Album) American Recordings 9 45647-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
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162 084-4 Danzig 5: Blackacidevil — Danzig Danzig Danzig 5: Blackacidevil (Album) Hollywood Records, Hollywood Records 162 084-4 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
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NB 449-2, 27361 6449-2 Danzig 6:66: Satans Child — Danzig Danzig Danzig 6:66: Satans Child (Album) E-Magine Entertainment, Evilive NB 449-2, 27361 6449-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
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73750-2 Live On The Black Hand Side — Danzig Danzig Live On The Black Hand Side (Album) Restless Records, Evilive 73750-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
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CDM 0504-1845 Danzig 777: I Luciferi — Danzig Danzig Danzig 777: I Luciferi (Album) Spitfire Records, Evilive CDM 0504-1845 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
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RRPLP 046 Circle Of Snakes — Danzig Danzig Circle Of Snakes (Album) Evilive RRPLP 046 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
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none The Lost Tracks Of Danzig — Danzig Danzig The Lost Tracks Of Danzig Evilive, Megaforce Records none US 2007 Sell This Version
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AFM 335-6 Deth Red Sabaoth — Danzig Danzig Deth Red Sabaoth (Album) Evilive, The End Records AFM 335-6 US 2010 Sell This Version
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none Skeletons — Danzig Danzig Skeletons (Album) Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Evilive, Evilive none US 2015 Sell This Version
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NE 3654, 3654 Black Laden Crown — Danzig Danzig Black Laden Crown (Album) Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Evilive, Evilive NE 3654, 3654 US 2017 Sell This Version
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CLO1718 Sings Elvis — Danzig Danzig Sings Elvis (Album) Cleopatra, Evilive CLO1718 US 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

PRO-CD-3264 Mother — Danzig Danzig Mother (Single) Def American Recordings PRO-CD-3264 US 1988 Sell This Version
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PRO-CD-4121, PRO-CD 4121 Her Black Wings — Danzig Danzig Her Black Wings (Single) Def American Recordings, Def American Recordings PRO-CD-4121, PRO-CD 4121 US 1990 Sell This Version
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PRO-CD-4152 Killer Wolf — Danzig Danzig Killer Wolf (Single) Def American Recordings PRO-CD-4152 US 1990 Sell This Version
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DEFA 1712, 866 903-1 Dirty Black Summer — Danzig Danzig Dirty Black Summer (Maxi, Single) Def American Recordings DEFA 1712, 866 903-1 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
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none How The Gods Kill — Danzig Danzig How The Gods Kill(CD, Single, Promo) Def American Recordings none US 1992 Sell This Version
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514 876-4 Thrall-Demonsweatlive — Danzig Danzig Thrall-Demonsweatlive (EP, Single, Album) Def American Recordings 514 876-4 Indonesia 1993 Sell This Version
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ALABAMA 1 Brand New God — Danzig Danzig Brand New God(12", Promo) American Recordings ALABAMA 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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PRO-CD-7083 Until You Call On The Dark — Danzig Danzig Until You Call On The Dark (Single) American Recordings PRO-CD-7083 US 1994 Sell This Version
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PRO-CD-7159 Cantspeak — Danzig Danzig Cantspeak (Single) American Recordings PRO-CD-7159 US 1994 Sell This Version
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PRO-CD-7494 I Don't Mind The Pain — Danzig Danzig I Don't Mind The Pain (Single) American Recordings PRO-CD-7494 US 1994 Sell This Version
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5730402 Sacrifice — Danzig Danzig Sacrifice (Maxi, Single) Hollywood Records 5730402 Germany 1996 Sell This Version

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AmateurRockGuitarist

AmateurRockGuitarist

October 26, 2021
DANZIG is one of my favorite bands, I like all of their first 4 albums (which were recorded by the original 4-piece band lineup) from 1988-1994 era (I call this style "rock music with heavy guitars" because it's not "metal" but it's not "hard rock" either) and their 7th album from 2002 (the band recorded and released 10 studio albums with their own songs so far)!

I also like a lot of their songs from their albums number 8 (from 2004), 6 (from 1999), 9 (from 2010), 10 (from 2017) and 5 (from 1996)!
poolguy34

poolguy34

April 27, 2020
Just stop already. I’m a Danzig fan for life but can say he should of stopped after Deth Red Sabaoth
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Brian666

Brian666

July 20, 2019
How old is Glenn Danzig? I'm betting on 75 years...
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sklerici

sklerici

September 3, 2018
I think first hard rock records were moving from old blues riffs.. rick Rubin loved stuff like this and Glenn had this incredible voice (..gothic Elvis yeah!). It's not a problem to consider Danzig not enough modern, it's clear they come from punk. But music history is full of "hard&bluesy" great bands.
Take a look on The Groundhogs from uk..
PhoenixRex

PhoenixRex

March 24, 2018
Danzig is not, was not, and never will be "Blues Rock"
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