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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.
Canada's very own Kataklysm are among the nominees in the category for "Favorite Metal Artist/Group" at the Canadian Independent Music Awards ("The Indies"), which will be held at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON on Wednesday, March 2 at 9 PM. "The Indies" will serve as the official Canadian Music Week 2005 Opening Night party, kicking off the festivities for the CMW Music Festival, running from March 2-5.
The nominees are chosen by committees of industry professionals from all areas of the music scene, and the winners will be chosen by fans through online voting. Nominated in the same category as Kataklysm are The End, Malefaction, The Reason and 3 Inches of Blood.
This year's awards ceremony will also include the presentation of the Galaxie Rising Stars Award of the CBC, which helps new artists make a name for themselves in the Canadian music industry.
Online voting at CMW.net begins at 9 AM ET on Tuesday, February 1 and closes at 12 Midnight on Tuesday, February 15.
Kataklysm will be kicking off a U.S. tour with Danzig next month. Here are the confirmed dates: More...
GLENN DANZIG and his band DANZIG will kick off a month-long North American tour on February 18 in St. Louis, MO wrapping up in Anaheim, CA on March 15 (full itinerary below). The 19-date trek will feature Glenn Danzig/vocals, Tommy Victor/guitars, Jerry Montano/bass, and Johnny Kelly/drums, and is in support of Danzig's latest album, "Circle of Snakes," released in September 2004. Type O Negative's Kelly drummed for Danzig on previous European tours, but this will be his first full U.S. tour with the band.
"Circle of Snakes," Danzig's ninth album, features several cryptic tunes that are psychological in nature, tunes that allude to the struggle between the good and evil within us all, and is a return to the simplistic brutality of the group's 1988 self-titled debut. "Circle of Snakes" Is introspective and challenges the listener to bring a part of himself to it, to interpret its meaning. As Danzig said, "Life is a constant battle, surviving daily life and the battle within yourself."
In addition to the release of "Circle of Snakes" and the winter U.S. Tour dates, Danzig has completed "Black Aria II," the follow up to 1993's "Black Aria" which reached the #1 position on Billboard's Classical chart. "Black Aria II" focuses on Lilith, a mythical figure and Eve's predecessor as the first wife of Adam who has come to symbolize female independence and rebellion. It is said that Lilith was banished to the desert, had sex with demons, brought plagues to the Earth, and, taking on the form of a serpent, seduced Eve to eat the fateful apple. "Black Aria II" was produced by Danzig. An early summer 2005 release on Danzig's Evilive label is expected.
Danzig is also 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; the film will mark his feature film directorial debut. "Gerouge" takes place in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th Century, and word is that it will be "full of zombies, snake rituals, and some of the most gruesome scenes ever put on film." Rainstorm Productions is producing the feature, no release date has been set.
Confirmed "Circle of Snakes" tour dates are as follows: More...
According to a posting on DANZIG's official web site, TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly will once again be filling in on drums for DANZIG on their upcoming tour. Kelly had previously played with DANZIG on their 2002 European trek for "I Luciferi" and two "Blackest of the Black" West Coast shows in May 2003.
In other news, DANZIG have announced that they will be scheduling several European dates beginning in late March. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
Also on the DANZIG-related front, Glenn Danzig has completed work on his "Black Aria II" project, the material for which had apparently been written for five years. The album is expected to be released in late spring. A video shoot for one of the tracks may precede the album's release.
Dates continue to be released for the upcoming Danzig tour, which will feature support by Kataklysm, Trivium, and Eyes Of Fire. Here's the latest:
2/18 Sauget IL @ Pop's
2/19 Detroit MI @ Harpo's
2/21 Chicago IL @ House Of Blues
2/22 Minneapolis MN @ First Avenue
2/24 Toronto ONT @ Guvernment
2/25 Cleveland OH @ Agora Ballroom
2/26 Covington KY @ Madison Theatre
2/28 Boston MA @ The Roxy
3/1 New York NY @ Spirit Performance Center
3/2 Philadelphia PA @ Electric Factory
3/4 Norfolk VA @ Norva Theatre
3/5 Atlanta GA @ Roxy Theatre
More tour dates have been announced for the forthcoming tour including DANZIG, KATAKLYSM and TRIVIUM. Confirmed dates are now as follows:
February 18 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
February 19 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
February 21 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
February 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
February 24 - Toronto, ON @ The Guvernment
February 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
March 1 - New York, NY @ The Spirit Performance Center
March 4 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
DANZIG will be embarking on a month-long North American tour beginning in late February. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Feb. 18 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop's
Feb. 19 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Feb. 21 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Feb. 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ 1st Avbenue
Feb. 24 - Toronto, ONT @ Guvernment
Feb. 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
As previously reported, DANZIG and DOYLE (featuring ex-MISFITS guitarist Doyle) will be teaming up for three shows at the end of this month. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Dec. 28 ? Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (Hard Rock Casino) (sold out)
Dec. 29 ? Hollywood, CA @ Key Club (sold out)
Dec. 30 ? Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theatre
Glenn Danzig and Doyle are expected to perform a special MISFITS set at the shows, which will mark their first joint appearance in 20 years. "It's the closest thing to a MISFITS reunion anyone is ever going to see!" Danzig had previously said.
An 18-inch autographed Joey Jordison (Slipknot) doll, created as a fund-raiser for Raven Nicole Robinson, a four-month-old girl born with a hole in her heart, is currently being auctioned via eBay.
This collectible doll is a miniature replica of the "Vol. 3" tour suit, which includes cargo shorts (with actual pockets) with elastic waistband and miniature jacket with elastic cuffs and velcro closure as well as the correct insignia on jacket. Suit is made from the same material (100% polyester) as the ones worn by the band. Patches are made by a combination of hand and machine embroidery. Left front leg of shorts is a piece from Joey's *ACTUAL* stage costume.
To view pictures of the doll and to get more information or place a bid, click here.
Members of Iron Maiden, Andrew W.K., Murderdolls, Type O Negative, Disturbed, Poison, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Orgy, Danzig, Fear Factory, W.A.S.P., Bang Tango, Quiet Riot, Beautiful Creatures, Cinderella, Lynch Mob, Danger Danger, Ministry, Misfits and Great White will all participate in an all-star concert at the Beverly Hills Hard Rock Café on Jan. 20 to raise money for Robinson. For more information on the show or on Raven's situation, go to RavensHeart.org.
Members of Iron Maiden, Andrew WK, Murderdolls, Type O Negative, Disturbed, Poison, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Orgy, Danzig, Fear Factory, W.A.S.P., Bang Tango, Quiet Riot, Beautiful Creatures, Cinderella, Lynch Mob, Danger Danger, Ministry, Misfits and Great White are among the musicians that have reportedly been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at the Hard Rock Café in Beverly Hills, California to raise funds to pay for the surgery and medical treatment of Raven Nicole Robinson, a two-month-old girl born with a very large hole in between the right and left pumping chambers of her heart.
According to a posting at RavensHeart.org, "[Raven's] condition is called Ventricular Septal Defect. Large ventricular septal defects cause problems, as the pressure in the right side of the heart decreases, blood will start to flow to the path of least resistance. This leads to congestive heart failure and must be treated. The most important sign of congestive heart failure is the baby's growth.
"Babies who have significant congestive heart failure will have failure to thrive and will have difficulty maintaining a normal weight gain in the first few months of life. Such is Raven's case, at birth she weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. She is now [four] months old and struggles with every swallow; [Mother] Misse often feeds her with a medicine dropper and anticipates the usual vomiting that follows. Raven has just reached 8 lbs. She is on numerous medications to try and prolong her life until surgery."
Read the full article at RavensHeart.org.
All That Remains are playing a show with Danzig and Eyes of Fire at The Key Club in West Hollywood, CA on December 29th. They come on at 8PM.
Other upcoming All That Remains shows: More...
Bleeding Through and As I Lay Dying will be the support bands for the two special Danzig shows in Las Vegas on December 28th and Los Angeles on December 30th. For each show, Danzig will be performing a special Misfits set with Doyle for each show.
Although there's no official word as yet, it looks likely that one time Fight man Mark Chaussee will be the new guitarist in Marilyn Manson's touring band. Chaussee also had a stint with Danzig.
Britain's Metal Hammer magazine is reporting that Glenn Danzig (DANZIG, ex-MISFITS) is working on a concept album with ex-ALICE IN CHAINS axeman Jerry Cantrell.
The record, which Danzig describes as "death blues," will double up as the soundtrack to a movie adaptation of Danzig's Verotik comic.
DANZIG released their new album, "Circle of Snakes", in August through Danzig's Evilive label (Regain Records in Europe). Cantrell is writing his third solo album while continuing to play select gigs with his "jam" band CARDBOARD VAMPYRES (which also features ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and former MOTLEY CRUE frontman John Corabi).
The much-anticipated "Blackest of the Black" U.S. Tour, which was set to feature headliners Danzing alongside Doyle (ex-Misfits), Mayhem, Death Angel, Devildriver and Eyes Of Fire, has been cancelled. "We are extremely upset by this news as the band has prepared for months and are in top shape to conquer the country!" Mayhem guitarist Blapshemer said in a statement. "Unfortunately, this decision was not made by us and beyond our control. From our side, everything was planned, confirmed, taken care of and verbally agreed with the management of and Danzig himself. If it was up to us, we would be on your shores within days! The fate of the tour was not in our hands, and I can't elaborate beyond that statement. However, don't get too comfortable. In the midst of winter, 2005, we shall return with the 'Rape Humanity with Pride Tour' complete a horrific stage presentation. So, to all our fans, stay Black and we will see you all early next year. The beast of Mayhem cannot be stopped!!"
Danzig frontman Glenn Danzig has spoken out about the infamous video tape of him getting punched by North Side Kings member Danny Marianinho following a dispute at a show in Tuba City, Arizona, in early July. Asked by Argus Leader what happened in Tuba City when he got "knocked out," Danzig said, "I don't want to give those guys [North Side Kings] press. That was just a setup for me to punch him and them to sue me for a bunch of money. If I wanted to kill that guy, he'd be dead in two seconds."
Read the full article at Argus Leader.
According to a posting on U.D.O.'s official website, the band will co-headline the main stage of the Summer Breeze 2004 Festival in Abtsgemünd Germany this coming weekend on August 21 at 8:50 PM CET, together with Danzig. The organizers are expecting an estimated 15,000 fans to show up for the festival.
The Swedish company Festivalbussen.com will arrange busses to the Metalcamp festival in Slovenia. Some Swedish metal bands will be playing at the festival: Hypocrisy, Dark Funeral, Katatonia and Vintersorg. There will also be other bands like Danzig, Apocalyptica, Sentenced, Primal Fear, Destruction, Dew Scented, Fleshcrawl, Finntroll and more.
The location is situated in the Julijske Alp National park, in the city Tolmin, close to the beautiful surroundings of the Soèa river. The possibility to chill out on a sand beach or to swim in one of the purest rivers in Europe is unique in the European Festival history.
There will be 2 outdoor stages, camping ground inside the festival area, low-priced beer (1,5€), cheap food (hamburger about 2€), and of course some of the best metal bands on earth! So just everything what a Metalhead needs for the party of the year!
The festival take place August 20-21 and Festivalbussen.com will probably arrange buses if there is enough folks interested in this journey. Visit www.festivalbussen.com and www.metalcamp.com for more info!
The price will probably be 1495 SEK exkl entrance ticket (€49)
The following routing has been released for the forthcoming Blackest of The Black tour featuring Danzig with Doyle, Mayhem, Death Angel, High on Fire and Devildriver:
September 29 - Las Vegas, NV
September 30 - Denver, CO
October 1 - Kansas City, KS
October 2 - St Louis, MO
October 3 - Omaha, NE
October 5 - Minneapolis, MN
October 7 - Milwaukee, WI
October 8 - Detriot, MI
October 9 - Cleveland, OH
October 10 - Chicago, IL
October 12 - Pittsburgh, PA
October 14 - New York, NY
October 15 - Philadelphia, PA
October 16 - Washington DC
October 17 - Atlanta, GA
October 19 - Orlando, FL
October 21 - Corpus Christi, TX
October 22 - San Antonio, TX
October 23 - Dallas, TX
October 24 - Oklahoma City, OK
October 27 - Spokane, WA
October 28 - Seattle, WA
October 29 - Portland, OR
October 30 - San Francisco, CA
October 31 - Los Angeles, CA
North Side Kings singer Danny Marianinho recently spoke to Unboundzine.com about his altercation (video) with Danzig frontman Glenn Danzig following Danzig's performance in Tuba City, Arizona on July 3. Asked how North Side Kings got on the same bill as Danzig in the first place, Danny said, "We have played in Tuba City a few times with Soulfly and became friendly with the promoter. We figured it would be a fun show. The kids up there go crazy, and it's fun to play for different crowds. I grew up with his music so I was real excited to play, and would never thought it would end up the way it did. I don't know what he was thinking when he threw me back. Did he expect me to have a jock shoving match or did he expect me to start yelling for it to be broke up?? He should know being from NJ — you lay your hands on someone, you better expect to get hit. I got a good lucky jab that shut him down. If I didn't, I am not so sure I would have been able to go the distance with him. But I was real fucking mad, and I forgot to take my blood pressure medicine that morning..."
The following is an excerpt from Muck Raker's "Losers of the Week" column in the Arizona Republic:
"On July 3, Tuba City became the site where the name of the former lead singer of The Misfits was officially synonymous with mud. After bumping several opening bands in order to play his set two hours earlier, Danny Marianino, lead singer of Arizona hardcore band the North Side Kings, had a word with Danzig about this slight, which turned into a word and a knockdown punch.
"Fortunately for Loser watchers, cameras were rolling and video of the six-second bout spread like wildfire through metal Web rings. The video, which lasts all of 20 seconds, shows Danzig with his bald spot facing the camera listening calmly to Marianino before shoving Marianino and being felled like a sack of Satan-worshipping potatoes.
"Normally, this bit of news would just peter out in the ether but since Danzig is such a renowned jerk, everyone has come out of the woodwork to dis him. Everything from humiliating PhotoShop doctored photos of Danzig and cutting remarks from martial artists who studied the video frame-by-frame since Danzig has said in interviews he trained under Jeet Kune Do master Jerry Poteet. 'Maybe Danzig only trains to defend against groupies?' snickered one post while another wondered more philosophically whether it was the fat guy or Danzig's ego that knocked him to the floor. Just when it looked like this story was dying down, Danzig announced that this will be his last tour. Final score: Ego 2, Danzig 0."
The Fall bill for "Blackest Of The Black" 2004 Tour has been announced. It will be " DANZIG" w/X-Misfits Band-mate "DOYLE" in a guest set, original Black Metal Legends MAYHEM, DEVILDRIVER featuring former Coal Chamber front-man Dez Farfara, DEATH ANGEL Reunion (S.F. Death Metal Legends) and dark newcomers EYES OF FIRE.
"Blackest of the Black” organizer Glenn Danzig had this comment: "At least in the foreseeable future... this will be my last tour. It seems like I have been touring my whole life and I want to take some time for myself and do many of the things I've always wanted to do, like direct my first feature film, which I will be doing this next year.”
As this may be the last show for Glenn Danzig to tour as DANZIG , he explains about the show and line-up with former band-mate Doyle. “So, to do this right, I invited DOYLE to join DANZIG on Stage at "Blackest Of The Black" for a ‘Special Guest’ MISFITS set. This is the first time we will be performing on stage together in 20 years. It's the closest thing to a MISFITS Reunion anyone is ever going to see!”
DANZIG will be supporting their new album “Circle Of Snakes” on sale August 31st , 2004. Tickets will go on sale July 25.