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

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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 Says Ozzfest Is 'A Corporate Buy-On'

DANZIG mainman/namesake Glenn Danzig recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's current "Blackest of the Black" tour, which features a lineup handpicked by Glenn himself: CHIMAIRA, BEHEMOTH, HIMSA, MORTIIS and THE AGONY SCENE, with DANZIG headlining. Former MISFITS guitarist Doyle Von Frankenstein is joining him onstage each night for a special 30-minute set of MISFITS classics. The 22-date trek runs through October 29 in Los Angeles.

"It's something I've been working on for a long time, and we're finally getting to take it all over the place," Danzig said. "But I don't want it to be like Ozzfest. It's for bands that get ignored by radio and television but sell out venues that are either the same size or bigger than venues that, say, bands that get played a lot on the radio can't sell a ticket to save their lives. It's exactly like when DANZIG and SLAYER came up. No one would play us, but we would go in and sell out venues, to everyone's shock. The Ozzfest is a corporate buy-on, and this is my answer to it.

"The first year we did Blackest, it was SUPERJOINT RITUAL, OPETH, NILE, BEHEMOTH, LACUNA COIL," he continued. "The next year on Ozzfest, a bunch of those bands were on the bill — that's no coincidence. I'm hoping [Blackest] will maybe expose these bands and help them get on some of those other mainstream festivals. But, again, it's not going to be like Ozzfest. I'm not going to be on it every year."

Danzig also addressed reports that "Blackest of the Black" will be his last tour.

"I'm done after this tour," he said. "Maybe I'll change my mind and do some local shows. I don't want to tour anymore. Unless I change my mind — I might just take a break for two or three years. I'm just burned out on it. I don't enjoy it anymore. I love being onstage. But the other 22 hours of the day, spent bouncing around on a bus — I don't know anymore. I'll still be doing music, because that's my first love. But no more tours. This is it."

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Danzig Taps Deconstruct Guitarist For Tour

Glenn Danzig announces that Joe Fraulob, guitarist for the Sacramento-based band Deconstruct, has joined the Danzig lineup for the "Blackest of the Black" tour that kicks off in San Diego on September 30 and wraps in Los Angeles on October 29.

"Joe really wanted to play with us, so he came to L.A. and auditioned," said Glenn Danzig. "He knew every song, knew all the leads note for note, he knew songs we didn¹t even tell him to learn. This guy is really, really good, he sounds incredible, and the fans are going to be blown away by him."

Danzig's performance on all dates of the "Blackest of the Black" tour will feature former Misfits' guitarist Doyle Von Frankenstein for a special 30-minute set of Misfits classics. Doyle joined Danzig on a handful of tour dates last winter (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) for "the closest thing to a Misfits reunion you're going to see."

The line-up for "The Blackest of the Black" tour is Danzig, Chimaira, Behemoth, Himsa, Mortiis (ex-Emperor) and The Agony Scene. Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Danzig Announce Guitarist, Cancel New Orleans Gig

Danzig has confirmed that the addition of their new guitarist Joe Fraulob (Deconstruct). After his audition, Jerry, Johnny and Danzig all agreed Joe was the man for the job.

In other Danzig news, the band regrets to announce that due to the disaster inflicted on the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina, their New Orleans live date has been cancelled as the city slowly tries to recover from all the damage.

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Final Schedule For Blackest of Black Tour

The finalized schedule has been released for the upcoming "Blackest of the Black" tour, which features DANZIG w/ DOYLE, CHIMAIRA, BEHEMOTH, HIMSA, MORTIIS, and THE AGONY SCENE: More...

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Nokia Theatre Release Initial Show Lineup

New York City's newest venue the Nokia Theatre, a midsize theater located in Times Square, has released it's initial lineup of shows, which includes the following:

October 17 - DANZIG, CHIMAIRA, BEHEMOTH, HIMSA, MORTIIS, THE AGONY SCENE
October 21 - LES CLAYPOOL
October 26 - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
October 30 - SLIPKNOT
October 31 - SLIPKNOT
November 1 - SLIPKNOT

The following is an excerpt from a Billboard.com article:

"New York's 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Square, AEG's newest concert venue, will open in September, with tickets for many shows set to go on sale Aug. 12. The venue is being developed and operated by AEG subsidiary AEG Live, who spent nearly $21 million renovating the old Loews Theatre at 1515 Broadway in Times Square.

Designer David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group are the architects and designers of Nokia Theatre Times Square. The auditorium will feature two VIP mezzanines with lounge seating, a state of the art in-house lighting system and an in-house sound system by JBL.

The Nokia Theatre Times Square marquee is an 85 foot long LED, high definition screen, capable of displaying both live and digital video. It is one of the largest marquees on Broadway, directly connected to the MTV marquee and is manufactured by Mitsubishi. It will have interactive text messaging capabilities with the fans and live events will be able to be broadcast from the stage directly to the marquee in real time."

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Blackest Of Black Tour Dates

The first dates have been announced for the 2005 "Blackest of the Black" tour, which will kick off in San Diego at the end of September and end on the West Coast on Halloween. Joining headliners DANZIG will be the crème de la crème of the hardcore/dark/black metal bands — CHIMAIRA, BEHEMOTH, HIMSA, MORTIIS and THE AGONY SCENE.

DANZIG's performance on all dates of the "Blackest of the Black" tour will feature former MISFITS' guitarist Doyle Von Frankenstein for a special 30-minute set of MISFITS classics. Doyle joined DANZIG on a handful of tour dates last winter (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) for "the closest thing to a MISFITS reunion you're going to see."

"'The Blackest of the Black' tour is for extreme bands that sell out venues across the country, that sell records, but don't get radio play or get on MTV," said Glenn Danzig. "It's anti the corporate crap nu-rap-metal that gets shoved down fans' throats at other concerts." The "Blackest of the Black" festival was organized by Danzig and debuted in the summer of 2003 with DANZIG, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, OPETH, NILE, LACUNA COIL and BEHEMOTH on the bill. "I'd like to see this being an on-going event," Danzig added.
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Behemoth's Nergal Reacts To Blackest of the Black

With the recent announcement of the second Blackest of teh Black Tour, including Danzig, Chimaira, Behemoth, Himsa, Mortiis and The Agony Scene, BEHEMOTH mainman Nergal has posted his reaction to the tour and announcement:

"We were honored to be a part of the first edition of 'Blackest of the Black' festivals in 2003. But back then we opened for the whole festival package and this time we will play a 30 minute long set right before Chimaira and Danzig. It's very exciting to be back to US again, I can tell you. But what thrills me the most is the fact that BEHEMOTH is going to share the stage with one of my all time favorite artists, Glenn Danzig. This tour is going to be HUGE, I can assure you!"

Shortly before joining the "Blackest of the Black" in the U.S., BEHEMOTH will start the fall leg of their European Demigod tour. The madness starts on the 2nd of September in Milton Keynes, England and will be spreading through most of Europe. Released in January of 2005, Demigod quickly surpassed what its predecessor did in two years in just two months. Heralded as "metal's best live band" by BW&BK, BEHEMOTH have toured with the likes of heavyweights Suffocation, Nile, King Diamond, Black Dahlia Murder, Halford, Testament, Opeth, Superjoint Ritual and Danzig. The band has been featured on the covers of BW&BK, Pit, Metal Bite, Metal Hammer and Metal Maniacs and has received regular airplay of "Conquer All" on "Headbangers Ball."

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Danzig Announces Blackest of the Black Tour

Glenn Danzig, at the forefront of the hardcore/dark metal movement for more than 25 years, announces that the 2005 "Blackest of the Black" tour will kick off in San Diego at the end of September and end on the west coast on Halloween. For the sophomore year of this Fall traveling festival, Danzig has assembled a line-up of the crème de la crème of the hardcore/dark/black metal bands - Chimaira, Behemoth, Himsa, Mortiis (ex-Emperor), and The Agony Scene. Danzig will headline, of course.

Danzig's performance on all dates of the "Blackest of the Black" tour will feature former Misfits' guitarist Doyle Von Frankenstein for a special 30-minute set of Misfits classics. Doyle joined Danzig on a handful of tour dates last winter (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) for "the closest thing to a Misfits reunion you're going to see."

"'The Blackest of the Black' tour is for extreme bands that sell out venues across the country, that sell records, but don't get radio play or get on MTV," said Danzig. "It's anti the corporate crap nu-rap-metal that gets shoved down fans' throats at other concerts." The "Blackest of the Black" festival was organized by Danzig and debuted in the Summer of 2003 with Danzig, Superjoint Ritual, Opeth, Nile, Lacuna Coil and Behemoth on the
bill. "I'd like to see this being an on-going event," Danzig added.

In addition to organizing and headlining the "Blackest of the Black" tour, Glenn Danzig will see the release of the DVD "Il Demonio Nera" (evilive) on July 12. "Il Demonio Nera" is a collection of videos, video outtakes, alternative versions and previously unreleased music videos from the band's "Danzig 4" and "Danzig 5" CDs. His new CD, "Black Aria II," the follow up to 1993's "Black Aria," has been completed and will be released later this year, and Glenn is in the process of shooting his first feature film, "Gerouge," which he has written and will direct. "Gerouge" is based on one of the comic book titles distributed by his Verotik publishing company, and concerns Turn of the Century New Orleans Voodoo.

Confirmed dates for the "Blackest of the Black" will be announced shortly.

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Danzig's DVD Gets Firm Release Date

"Il Demonio Nera" (The Black Demon), a brand-new DVD collection of videos, video outtakes, alternative versions and previously unreleased material from DANZIG's Danzig 4 (2000) and Danzig 5 (2002) projects, will be in-stores on Tuesday, July 12.

Personally combing through the Danzig vaults, Glenn Danzig chose the tracks for the "Il Demonio Nera" DVD which offer a variety of versions of Danzig classics such as "I Don't Mind The Pain," "Serpentia," "Cantspeak" and "Until You Call on the Dark." Danzig's choice of directors for these videos was certainly inspired: Dean Karr, who directed the video for "Until You Call on the Dark," went on to direct Marilyn Manson's "Sweet Dreams" video and Iron Maiden "Rock in Rio" concert full-length; and the never-before-released video for "Serpentia" from Danzig 5, was directed by E. Elias Merhige who helmed the feature film "Shadow of the Vampire starring John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe. More...

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Danzig Parts With Tommy Victor

According to Blabbermouth.net, Guitarist Tommy Victor has left DANZIG. "Things just didn't work out," the source added. "No replacement has been named."

Victor is currently focusing on writing the follow-up to PRONG's 2004 album "Scorpio Rising", tentatively due next year via Locomotive Music.

Tommy originally joined DANZIG in 1996 prior to the band's tour with OZZY OSBOURNE.

DANZIG have just issued a DVD, "Il Demonio Nera: (The Black Demon)", containing videos, video outtakes, alternative versions and previously unreleased material from DANZIG's "Danzig 4" (2000) and "Danzig 5" (2002) projects.

"Il Demonio Nera" is DANZIG's second DVD collection of vintage videos; "Danzig ­ Archive De La Morte", which features videos from "Danzig 3" and "Thralldemonsweatlive", was released in 2003.

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Glenn Danzig Organizing Summer Metal Festival

Glenn Danzig is organizing his own summer metal festival (think of it as Ozzfest lite). At this point, it appears that all Danzig's solidified is the name: the Blackest of the Black. All-important details like the lineup and dates are still being ironed out.

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Details on Danzig's Upcoming DVD

"Il Demonio Nera" (The Black Demon), a brand-new DVD collection of videos, video outtakes, alternative versions and previously unreleased material from DANZIG's Danzig 4 (2000) and Danzig 5 (2002) projects, will be in-stores on Tuesday, June 14.

Personally combing through the Danzig vaults, Glenn Danzig chose the tracks for the "Il Demonio Nera" DVD which offer a variety of versions of Danzig classics such as "I Don¹t Mind The Pain," "Serpentia," "Cantspeak" and "Until You Call on the Dark." Danzig¹s choice of directors for these videos was certainly inspired: Dean Karr, who directed the video for "Until You Call on the Dark," went on to direct Marilyn Manson¹s "Sweet Dreams" video and Iron Maiden "Rock in Rio" concert full-length; and the never-before-released video for "Serpentia" from Danzig 5, was directed by E. Elias Merhige who helmed the feature film "Shadow of the Vampire" starring John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe.

"Il Demonio Nera" is just the latest project from Glenn Danzig, whose "Circle of Snakes," was released last fall; his "Black Aria 2" CD will be released later this year, and he is getting ready to direct "Gerouge," his first feature film for Rainstrom Productions.

"Il Demonio Nera" will be Danzig¹s second DVD collection of vintage videos ­ "Danzig ­ Archive De La Morte," which features videos from "Danzig 3" and "Thralldemonsweatlive" was released in 2003.

A complete track listing and details for "Il Demonio Nera" is as follows:

1. Until You Call on the Dark ­ MTV Version (Danzig 4)
2. Until You Call on the Dark ­ Glenn Danzig Performance (directed by Peter Christopherson)
3. Cantspeak ­ Clean Version (Danzig 4)
4. Canspeak ­ Filter Pass Version (directed by Fred Stohr)
5. I Don¹t Mind the Pain ­ MTV Version (Danzig 4)
6. I Don¹t Mind the Pain ­ Glenn Danzig Perfrmance
7. I Don¹t Mind the Pain ­ Band Performance (directed by Dean Karr)
8. Sadistikal ­ B/W Version ­ Unreleased (Danzig 4)
9. Sadistikal ­ Color and B/W Version ­ Unreleased (directed by Glenn Danzig)
10. Sacrifice ­ Director¹s Cut ­ Letterboxes (Danzig 5) (directed by Glenn Danzig)
11. Serpentia ­ Regular Verson ­ Unreleased (Danzig 5)
12. Serpentia ­ Alt. Verson ­ Unreleased (directed by Elias Merhige)

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Into Eternity Confirmed For Monterrey Metal Fest

Canada's Into Eternity has been confirmed as the latest band added to the line-up of the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest to be held on Saturday May 28, 2005 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Main Stage

Motorhead (Headliner)
Danzig (Co-Headliner)
Mago de Oz
W.A.S.P.
Hammerfall
Into Eternity
Metal Church

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Schedule For NEMHF 2005 Announced

The 7th Annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival is set to take place April 22-24 in Worcester, MA. As previously announced, this year's festival features stellar headlining acts such as KING DIAMOND, HATEBREED, DANZIG, OBITUARY, NILE, HYPOCRISY, DARK TRANQUILLITY and BEHEMOTH among others.

The following set times have been posted ( subject to change):

Main Stage Friday, April 22:

3:00 - 3:20- Winter Solstice
3:30 - 3:50- Kylesa
4:00 - 4:20- The Esoteric
4:30 - 4:50- Nora
5:00 - 5:20- Since the flood
5:30 - 5:50- Haste The Day
6:00 - 6:20- Premonitions Of War
6:30 - 7:00- All That Remains
7:15 - 7:45- Throwdown
8:00 - 8:30- As I lay dying
9:00 - 10:00- Obituary
10:30 - 11:30- Unearth
12:00 - 1:00- Hatebreed

Second Stage, Friday:

3:10 - 3:30- Ion Disonanance
3:40 - 4:00- Catastrophic
4:10 - 4:30- Scurvy
4:40 - 5:00- T.B.A.
5:10 - 5:30- The Minor Times
5:40 - 6:10- With Honor More...

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Danzig Confirmed To Headline NEMHF

Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.

In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.

Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.

Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.

Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.

Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.

Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

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Ignitor Confirmed For Monterrey Metal Fest

The 2005 edition of the Monterrey Metal Fest is to be held on Saturday, May 28th at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

The latest act confirmed for the festival is Ignitor.

Acts confirmed for the festival now include: Danzig, Ignitor, Jag Panzer, Lupara, Motorhead, MSG, Shadowkeep, Neil Turbin (ex-Anthrax), Warcry.

More acts will be announced soon.

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Danzig Walks Off Into The Sunset

Chart Attack reports that Danzig may quit touring forever in the following article:

Say goodbye to Glenn Danzig. Currently on tour in support of his eighth studio effort, "Circle Of Snakes," and gearing up for the release of his second instrumental album "Black Aria II," this very well could be the last time you ever see the stocky crooner in your town.

And unlike the majority of aging rockers (looking at you, Ozzy), when Danzig says something, he sticks with it. Vowing to never play with The Misfits again (over a decade and still no reunion) and standing his ground despite many dust-ups — fights with various other rockers have become infamous — he has yet to go back on his word.

Not that he’s entirely committed to the idea of quitting yet. It’s still just a very strong feeling, but the fact that he’s talking about it is enough to make us blues-metal goons shake in our boots.

"I’m not really having fun [touring] anymore," he admits. "If I could magically appear onstage, do the show and then magically appear back home, I’d do it forever. You’re stuck on a bus and in some weird hotel for a month or two… it’s not the two hours onstage that are a drag, it’s the 22 hours between. But people only see the two hours so they have this idea of it. That’s not what it’s like."

Read the full article at Chart Attack.

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Closest Thing To a Misfits Reunion

Glenn Danzig and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will indeed be on stage together making Misfits music on three of the East Coast tour dates. On Monday, February 28 at the Roxy Theatre in Boston, Wednesday, March 1 at the Spirit Performance Center in New York, and Thursday, March 2 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, Doyle will join his former Misfits bandmate Glenn Danzig for a special 30-minute set of Misfits classics. Two west coast cities witnessed a Glenn and Doyle reunion late last year, marking the first time the two had shared a stage in some 20 years.

Danzig's U.S. tour, which features Kataklysm, Trivium, and Eyes of Fire on various dates, kicked off last week, and is in support of the band's latest album, "Circle of Snakes." In addition, Danzig has completed "Black Aria II," the follow up to 1993's "Black Aria" which reached the #1 position on Billboard's Classical chart, and is in the process of writing the screenplay for a film adaptation of "Gerouge," one of the comic book titles distributed by his Verotik publishing company.

Remaining Danzig tour dates are as follows: More...

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Jag Panzer Added To Monterrey Metal Fest

Legendary American power metal band Jag Panzer and the new up and coming American death metal band Lupara have been confirmed as the latest acts to take part in the line-up of the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest to be held on Saturday May 28, 2005 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Jag Panzer will be playing their 1st ever show in Mexico. They will make the trip south of the border in support of their latest cd "Casting The Stones" released via Century Media in October 2004.

Lupara is the new band fronted by guitarist Jeremy Wagner (Ex-Broken Hope) who will be releasing their new 3 song self titled EP in March 2005.

The festival line-up to date is the following, with more bands to be announced in the coming days: More...

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Danzig Confirmed For Monterrey Metal Fest

DANZIG has been confirmed as the co-headliner alongside MOTORHEAD on the Main Stage of the 2005 MONTERREY METAL FEST to be held on Saturday May 28, 2005 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. NEIL TURBIN (original ANTHRAX vocalist) is the confirmed headliner on the 2nd Stage.

The remaining festival line-up will be confirmed next week. You can visit the official festival website here

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