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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."
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.
"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...
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.
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.
"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)
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.
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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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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
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.