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Below is our complete Danzig news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Contrary to the previous report, Chuck Biscuits, former member of Danzig and hardcore acts such as Black Flag, Social Distortion and Circle Jerks, as well as lending his talents to Hip-Hop legends Run DMC, is apparently still alive. Confirmation that he is, in fact, still alive has yet to come back, but it seems that reports of his death stemmed from an elaborate hoax. With the source of the original report being completely fooled, yet sounding legitimate, news spread across scores of site and even Biscuits' Wikipdia entry was updated to reflect his death. Brooklyn Vegan has an indepth rundown and commentary on the whole thing if you're interested in the details.
Chuck Biscuits, who was perhaps best known as the former drummer of Danzig,
passed away recently after a prolonged battle with throat cancer . He was only fourty four years of age. He had previously played in a number of big name Hardcore acts such as Black Flag, Social Distortion and Circle Jerks, as well as lending his talents to Hip-Hop legends Run DMC. You can view a tribute video below. More...
THE SWORD has announced a special live performance as part of the 2009 "FUN FUN FUN Fest" t to take place November 7-8 at Waterloo Park in the band’s own Austin, Texas. THE SWORD joins a lineup of featured acts set to perform at the event that includes Jesus Lizard, Danzig, Ratatat, Destroyer and Of Montreal among others. Additional details can be found at funfunfunfest.com.
16volt makes a triumphant return with their latest album, American Porn Songs featuring the band's trademark layering of heavy, aggressive guitars over pummeling electronics and beats. This album includes guests Steve White (KMFDM), Joseph Bishara (Rasputina, Danzig), Bildeaux Sarver (OHN, Scum of the Earth), Sean Payne (Cyanotic), Jason Bazinet (Chemlab, SMP), Tim Skold (Marilyn Manson, KMFDM), Jeremy Inkel (Front Line Assembly, Left Spine Down), Scott Robison (Drøne), and 16volt mainstay and Mike Peoples (Skrew, Daniel Ash Band).
More details and ordering can be found here.
Throne of Malediction has posted a live video online of the band performing a cover of the Danzig song "Black Angel, White Angel." The video can be viewed below. More...
Danzig has issued the following update about working on new material:
"We can confirm that Simon Bisley has completed his final Illustration for the DANZIG Lyric Book. We have pictured it here & it is for the Danzig Song 'When Death Had No Name.' Will post an actual Release Date here once we have it.
"Meanwhile DANZIG has been in the Studio, hard at work, on the Next DANZIG Record. We know that both Johnny Kelly & Tommy Victor will be on most of theTracks.
"Although Johnny Kelly has been playing Live in DANZIG off & on since 2002, this will be the 1st time he has recorded with DANZIG. Tommy Victor, of course, played Guitars on 2004's Circle Of Snakes"
It is now official that a live action adaptation of Danzig's "Satanika" will be made. A posting from Glen Danzig reads as follows:
"Didn't want to say anything until it was official but we can announce here that the Satanika live action movie is indeed a go! It will be directed by Thomas Mignone whose critically acclaimed film On The Doll drew rave reactions all over the globe and will be based on the Verotik comic series written by Glenn Danzig."
A new book will soon be released entitled "Rick Rubin:In The Studio" which looks at one of the most celebrated record producers of all time. The book will look at some of the most important and groundbreaking albums of all time which Rubin produced and will contain features on the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, System Of A Down, Audioslave and Danzig amongst others. The book is expected to be released this summer.
This year, the United States will host their own Golden Gods Awards ceremony in an event that will be broadcast on MTV2 on May 2nd. The ceremony itself will take place on April 7th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. It's already shaping up to be quite a show which boasts appearances from Motorhead's iconic mainman Lemmy, Testament members Eric Peterson and Chuck Billy, WWE Superstar CM Punk, rock legend Glen Danzig, Metalocaypse creator Brendon Small and many others plus performances from Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence and a special guest who's yet to be confirmed. To top things off, heavy metal loving comedian Brian Posehn will be hosting the show. One award winner already confirmed is Mr. Ozzy Osbourne who will take home the Lifetime Achievement award.
Jerry Montano, the former bassist of Nothingface, Hellyeah, and Danzig is to sue country singer John Rich after the two had an altercation at a hotel recently. Montano claims that Rich became violent and belligerent over a girl, which led to the incident between the two. Montano claims he is suing for an undisclosed amount relating to cuts, permanent scarring, scrapes, swelling and bruising to his lips, jaw, face, teeth and nose. The bassist had apparently previously been warned of Rich's behaviour when drunk.
Former Nothingface/Hellyeah/Danzig bassist Jerry Montano was reportedly involved in a fight early this morning with country musician John Rich (of Big and Rich fame). Police arrived at the hotel around 4:28 AM and are currently investigating the incident, although no arrests have been made at this time. Neither musician has pressed charges against one another.
This is not the first time Montano has been the source of controversy, he was relieved of his duties from the supergroup Hellyeah last year after becoming drunk and disorderly at the band's album release party and making offensive statements regarding firearms. He was replaced by former Damageplan bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha.
Glenn Danzig recently unveiled some plans for the future. The former Misfits fromtman will take his band Danzig out on a 20th anniversary tour, celebrating the release of their 1988 self titled debut. This will be his first full US tour in three years, with dates also expected in Canada, Mexico and possibly South America. The sets on the tour are expected to start with "Skin Carver" and follow in sequence through Danzig I to III and into the present.
A new album is not yet in the cards:
"...I have been in the studio here and there working on new songs but don't know when they will come out. I was thinking of putting one up on the DANZIG site so the fans could check it out. Even thought about doing one on this tour."
Danzig (the band) last released "Circle of Snakes" in 2004 while Danzig (the man) last put out "Black Aria II" in 2006.
Norwegian symphonic black metallers, DIMMU BORGIR, have scheduled two Mexican concerts in early October to take place before the launch of their co-headlining North American run as part of this year's Blackest of The Black tour (featuring DANZIG, MOONSPELL, WINDS OF PLAGUE, and SKELETONWITCH):
10/04 - Cafe Iguana - Monterrey, MEX
10/05 - Circo Volador - Mexico City, MEX
Athens, Ohio’s SKELETONWITCH are proud to be announced as part of this year’s Blackest of the Black Tour alongside Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell and Winds of Plague. SKELETONWITCH guitarist Scott Hedrick comments: "Cheers and beers, heshers!!! Here's a quick SKELETONWITCH update; proof that we've been doing SOMETHING since returning from Europe (besides gorging on Taco Bell). As you may have read, we're privileged to be a part of this year's Blackest of the Black Tour. We are beyond stoked to be a part of this killer lineup. About six years ago, I can recall [SKELETONWITCH guitarist] Nate one Halloween half shit-canned, with half a 30-pack, and a Marshall half-stack, standing on his roof playing Danzig riffs. Back then we certainly never thought we'd have an opportunity like this!! A huge thanks goes out to Danzig for inviting us to be a part of this tour. Please come out early and check out our set.
"Also, in early August we're hitting the road with Valient Thorr and Early Man, as well as playing several solo dates. Check out our MySpace page for dates, new live footage and video interviews. Hope those dudes are ready to party, and we hope to see you out on the road. As always, thanks to everyone who has supported THE WITCH!”
SKELETONWITCH continues to support the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, "Beyond The Permafrost," which saw an October 2007 release and features artwork from Baroness’ John Baizley and production courtesy of Corey Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR). The record is the follow-up to the band’s self-released EP, "Worship The Witch." Recently returning from a European tour alongside Hate Eternal, Cephalic Carnage, and Deaborn in May and June, having already toured Stateside this year with the likes of Hate Eternal, Soilent Green, Arsis, A Life Once Lost, Job For A Cowboy, The Red Chord, and more, in addition to a busy 2007 on the road.
Here are the latest SKELETONWITCH tour dates: More...
Initial tour dates have now been announced for Danzig's "Blackest Of The Black" tour. As previously reported the "Blackest of the Black" tour will feature Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Skeletonwitch, Winds Of Plague and Moonspell. The initial tour dates are as follows:
OCT 9 Thur. FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. REVOLUTION
OCT 10 Fri. ORLANDO, FL. HARD ROCK LIVE
OCT 11 Sat. ATLANTA, GA. TABERNACLE
OCT 13 Mon. RICHMOND, VA. TOADS PLACE
OCT 14 Tues. PHILADELPHIA, PA. ELECTRIC FACTORY
OCT 15 Wed. NYC, N.Y. ROSELAND
OCT 17 Fri. WORCESTER, MA. PALLADIUM
OCT 18 Sat. MONTREAL, QC METROPOLIS
OCT 19 Sun. TORONTO, ONT. SOUND ACADEMY
OCT 21 Tues. MILWAUKEE, WI. THE RAVE
OCT 22 Wed. MINNEAPLOIS, MN. MYTH
OCT 24 Fri. DETROIT, MI. FILLMORE THEATRE
OCT 25 Sat. CHICAGO, ILL. CONGRESS THEATRE
OCT 26 Sun. ST. LOUIS, MO. PAGEANT
OCT 28 Tues. HOUSTON, TX. HOUSE OF BLUES
OCT 30 Thur. DALLAS, TX. PALLADIUM
OCT 31 Fri. KANSAS CITY, KS. UPTOWN
NOV 1 Sat. DENVER, CO. FILLMORE THEATRE
NOV 3 Mon. LAS VEGAS, NV. THE JOINT
NOV 4 Tues. TBA
NOV 5 Wed. LOS ANGELES, CALIF. GIBSON AMPHITHEATER
NOV 7 Fri. PORTLAND, OR. ROSELAND
NOV 8 Sat. SEATTLE, WA. SHOWBOX at MARKET
NOV 10 Mon. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. THE WARFIELD
As previously reported, Danzig will team up with Dimmu Borgir, Skeletonwitch, Winds Of Plague and Moonspell for the "Blackest of the Black" tour.
Glenn Danzig comments: "It will be nice to get back to many of these cities that I have not been to in some time and do the Live Show for all the People who've followed my music all these years. I'm also very happy to have DIMMU BORGIR sharing the stage this time, as they are one of my favorite bands and always wanted them on Blackest Of The Black. Should be an INCREDIBLE 20th anniversary tour."
Danzig will embark on their "Blackest of the Black" tour this summer and joining them will be Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Skeletonwitch and Winds Of Plague. The tour is set to go all over the United States and will venture into Canada aswell. Stay tuned for tour dates and more information.
Skumlove has made the following blog post about his new involvement with Danzig's Verotik project:
"So I got a phone call from Glenn Danzig tonight. For those that do not know Glenn put out some great erotic comic books called Verotik. Well he has decided to start filming shorts. And the first one will be for my favorite story from Veroik 9 called, "She Only Likes Men." Love the story so much I have a tatoo of the characther on my arm. Anyway he asked me to be in the movie.
"I will be playing the part of a guy tied to a chair wearing a ball gag.......Read the fucking story. LOL!"
In the next few weeks, Glenn Danzig will film the Verotik story "She Only Likes Men" that he wrote for issue #9 of that series. Danzig himself will sit in the director's chair for this one.
Verotik (a portmanteau created by Danzig from the words "violent" and "erotic") is a mature-themed comic book company founded in the early '90s by Danzig. The comics he produces are aimed for adult readers and they often contain imagery of a sexual and/or violent nature.
Glenn Danzig has been a big comic book fan and collector since childhood. Along with being a talented artist himself, he once wanted to become a comic book writer and artist.
For every Danzig fan who was dying to know the lyrics to all the DANZIG, MISFITS and SAMHAIN songs — tracks that never had their "dark verses" printed — well, wait no more. Glenn Danzig's song lyrics, illustrated by longtime Danzig collaborator and friend Simon Bisley, will see the light of day late spring 2008. Each song gets its own illustration by Bisley, who has painted many album covers for Danzig, including the latest CD, "The Lost Tracks of Danzig", and ex-MISFITS member Doyle Von Frankenstein's solo project GORGEOUS FRANKENSTEIN (which Glenn produced).