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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Albums

Danzig - Danzig album art Danzig Danzig (Album) Def American Recordings Canada 1988 Sell This Version
Danzig - Danzig II - Lucifuge album art Danzig Danzig II - Lucifuge (Album) Def American Recordings Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Danzig - Danzig III: How The Gods Kill album art Danzig Danzig III: How The Gods Kill (Album) Def American Recordings Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
Danzig - Danzig 4P album art Danzig Danzig 4P (Album) American Recordings US 1994 Sell This Version
Danzig - Danzig 5: Blackacidevil album art Danzig Danzig 5: Blackacidevil (Album) Hollywood Records Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
Danzig - Danzig 6:66: Satans Child album art Danzig Danzig 6:66: Satans Child (Album) E-Magine Entertainment, Evilive Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Danzig - Live On The Black Hand Side album art Danzig Live On The Black Hand Side (Album) Restless Records, Evilive US 2001 Sell This Version
Danzig - Danzig 777: I Luciferi album art Danzig Danzig 777: I Luciferi (Album) Spitfire Records Russia 2002 Sell This Version
Danzig - Circle Of Snakes album art Danzig Circle Of Snakes (Album) Regain Records Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
Danzig - The Lost Tracks Of Danzig album art Danzig The Lost Tracks Of Danzig Evilive, Megaforce Records US 2007 Sell This Version
Danzig - Deth Red Sabaoth album art Danzig Deth Red Sabaoth (Album) Evilive Records US 2010 Sell This Version
Danzig - Skeletons album art Danzig Skeletons (Album) Nuclear Blast Entertainment US 2015 Sell This Version
Danzig - Black Laden Crown album art Danzig Black Laden Crown (Album) Nuclear Blast Entertainment US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Danzig - Mother album art Danzig Mother (Single) Def American Recordings US 1988 Sell This Version
Danzig - Her Black Wings album art Danzig Her Black Wings (Single) Def American Recordings, Def American Recordings US 1990 Sell This Version
Danzig - Killer Wolf album art Danzig Killer Wolf (Single) Def American Recordings US 1990 Sell This Version
Danzig - Dirty Black Summer album art Danzig Dirty Black Summer (Maxi, Single) Def American Recordings UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
none Danzig - How The Gods Kill album art Danzig How The Gods Kill(CD, Single, Promo) Def American Recordings none US 1992 Sell This Version
Danzig - Thrall-Demonsweatlive album art Danzig Thrall-Demonsweatlive (EP, Single, Album) Def American Recordings Indonesia 1993 Sell This Version
ALABAMA 1 Danzig - Brand New God album art Danzig Brand New God(12", Promo) American Recordings ALABAMA 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Danzig - Until You Call On The Dark album art Danzig Until You Call On The Dark (Single) American Recordings US 1994 Sell This Version
Danzig - I Don't Mind The Pain album art Danzig I Don't Mind The Pain (Single) American Recordings US 1994 Sell This Version
Danzig - Cantspeak album art Danzig Cantspeak (Single) American Recordings US 1994 Sell This Version
Danzig - Sacrifice album art Danzig Sacrifice (Maxi, Single) Hollywood Records Germany 1996 Sell This Version
PRCD-10657-2 Danzig - 7th House album art Danzig 7th House(CD, Single, Promo) Hollywood Records PRCD-10657-2 US 1996 Sell This Version

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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"
iamxaml

iamxaml

October 30, 2015
Welcome back, Glenn. Your undying 'ol Skeleton was missed.

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