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Band Photo: Danzig (?)

Formed: 1987
From: NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Danzig News

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.

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Danzig Announces In-Store Appearances

Glenn Danzig recently announced a special nine-city concert trek that kicked off in Norfolk, VA. The dates, played to usher in the release of "Deth Red Sabaoth," which is Danzig's first new studio album in six years, will feature long-time Danzig cohort, guitarist Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry), drummer Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative), and former Samhaim band mate, bassist Steve Zing. Support for the east coast dates will be Gorgeous Frankenstein, the band of original Misfits member Doyle, and Seventh Void, the band that includes of Danzig/Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly and Type O guitarist Kenny Hickey.

Fans can also meet Glenn Danzig at three in-store autograph signings to be held around the tour, included Saturday June 19th at Vintage Vinyl in NJ, Monday, June 21st at Newbury Comics in Boston, MA, and Thursday, June 24th at Record Exchange in Boise, Idaho. Amazon is also currently offering a free MP3 download of "On A Wicked Night," which can be found at this location.

Danzig's upcoming appearances are as follows:

6/18 Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
6/19 Vintage Vinyl In-Store Signing, Fords, NJ, 2:30 - 4:30 PM
6/19 Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
6/21 Newbury Comics In-Store Signing, Boston, MA, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
6/21 House of Blues, Boston, MA
6/24 Record Exchange In-Store Signing, Boise, ID, 6 - 7:30pm
6/24 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
6/25 Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
6/26 Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
6/27 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

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Toxic Holocaust Announces Shows With Danzig

Toxic Holocaust will support Danzig during several dates of the band's upcoming "Deth Red Saboath" tour. Toxic Holocaust have just returned from Chaos In Tejas, a four-day festival held every year in Austin, TX. The band has also recently debuted a video for the “Lord Of The Wasteland” track, which can be viewed below. “Lord Of The Wasteland” was shot at various live gigs during the band’s 2009 tour schedule. Toxic Holocaust is currently writing a new album, with plans to begin recording this summer. The upcoming Toxic Holocaust tour dates are as follows:

6/24 2010 Knitting Factory Concert House w/ Danzig Boise, ID
6/25 2010 Knitting Factory Concert House w/ Danzig Reno, Nevada
6/26 2010 NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE w/ Danzig Los Angeles, CA
6/27 2010 Regency Ballroom w/ Danzig San Francisco, California
9/10 2010 The Morgue Seattle, WA
9/11 2010 Satyricon Portland, OR More...

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Watch Glenn Danzig's "Red Eye" Appearance Online

Glenn Danzig appeared on Fox News Network's "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld" this past Friday, June 4. If you missed it, you can check it out here or below:

"Deth Red Sabaoth," Danzig's first studio album (reviewed here) in six years, will be released on June 22, and the band - Glenn Danzig/vocals, long-time Danzig cohort guitarist Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry), drummer Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative), and former Samhaim bandmate, bassist Steve Zing - kicks off a special, nine-city tour to usher in the CD's release. Tour dates are below.

JUNE 15 Norva, Norfolk, VA
JUNE 16 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
JUNE 18 Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
JUNE 19 Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
JUNE 21 House of Blues, Boston, MA
JUNE 24 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
JUNE 25 Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
JUNE 26 Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
JUNE 27 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

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Danzig To Appear on "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld"

Glenn Danzig will be tonight's guest on the Fox News Network's "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld." The show airs on the west coast at 12 Midnight and on the east coast at 3:00AM (Saturday morning). Danzig's new album "Deth Red Sabaoth," the band's June U.S. tour dates, and Glenn's new book "Hidden Lyrics of the Left Hand," will be just some of the topics on the table to discuss.

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Glenn Danzig Announces New Tour Dates

Glenn Danzig has announced a special nine city concert trek that will kick off in Norfolk, VA on June 15th. The dates will be performed to usher in the release of "Deth Red Sabaoth," Danzig's first new studio album in six years. The tour will also feature long-time Danzig cohort guitar Tommy Victor, drummer Johnny Kelly, and former Samhaim band mate, bassist Steve Zing. Support for the east coast dates will be Gorgeous Frankenstein, the band of original Misfits member Doyle, and Seventh Void, the band that includes of Danzig/Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly and Type O guitarist Kenny Hickey.

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

6/15 Norva - Norfolk, VA
6/16 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
6/18 Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
6/19 Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
6/21 House of Blues, Boston, MA
6/24 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
6/25 Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
6/26 Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
6/27 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

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Headline News

Danzig Signs To The End Records

Glenn Danzig is set to unleash his first new Danzig studio album in six years. "Deth Red Sabaoth," produced by Glenn and recorded in Los Angeles over the course of 2009, will be released on June 22, 2010 through Evilive and The End Records. The cover artwork will be done by artist Joe Chiodo.

The 11-track collection, penned by Danzig, includes tracks like "Black Candy," "The Revengeful," and the first single, "On A Wicked Night." Part 1 of the exquisite two-part "Pyre of Souls" opens with acoustic guitar, haunting piano, Glenn's plainsong vocal, and an almost dirge-like feel; Part II explodes with electric guitars and a driving, mesmerizing cadence. More...

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Chuck Biscuits Is (Probably) Alive And Well

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.

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Former Danzig Drummer NOT Dead

Update: Chuck Biscuits is apparently alive and well.

Chuck Biscuits, who was perhaps best known as the former drummer of Danzig, passed away recently after a prolonged battle with throat cancer is alive and well. His death was all a hoax.. He was is 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...

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The Sword Added To 2009 Fun Fun Fun Fest

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.

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Cyanotic's Sean Payne Featured In 16volt's Album

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.

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Throne Of Malediction Posts Live Danzig Cover

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...

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Danzig Working On New Album

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"

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Danzig's "Satanika" To Be Made Into A Movie

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."

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Metallica And Slayer Featured In Rick Rubin Book

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.

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Golden Gods Awards USA Show Announced

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.

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Ex-Hellyeah Bassist Suing Country Singer

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.

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Ex-Hellyeah/Danzig Bassist Involved In Hotel Brawl

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.

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Danzig Plans 20th Anniversary Tour

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.

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Dimmu Borgir Announces Mexican Tour Dates

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

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Skeltonwitch Comments On Tour Plans

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...

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