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Pig Destroyer's fifth album "Book Burner" sold over 4400 copies in its first week of release. This accolade saw the band coming in at #102 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Heatseekers Chart, #11 on the Hard Music Chart, and #20 on The Independent Chart.
AbsolutePunk.net is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire bonus disc from the deluxe edition of "Book Burner." The disc contains Pig Destroyer's take on seven punk tracks including songs from: Black Flag, Misfits, Angry Samoans, Negative Approach, Circle Jerks, Minor Threat and Void. Stream the bonus disc right here.
You can also check out the recently posted music video for "The Diplomat" in the player below. More...
Footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user Livebands2010, of Randy Blythe from Lamb of God joining Prong for a cover of the Misfits track "London Dungeon." The video, available below, was recorded at the Knotfest in Somerset, Wisconsin. As Randy Blythe puts it, "this song is about being in prison in a foreign country."
Blythe was recently released from the Czech Republic after being held for over a month due to charges of manslaughter. The charges stem from a 2010 incident when a 19 year old fan was allegedly pushed off the stage and subsequently died several weeks later. At this point it is not yet clear if Randy will have to stand trail and when that trial might be held.
Glenn Danzig’s recent comments and alleged behavior at Fun Fun Fun Fest provoked much talk among the heavy metal community. Mainstream publications such as Rolling Stone brought this conversation to a much larger audience. Besides trying to instigate a riot, Danzig bemoaned playing the Black Stage. He said he is as big as Slayer, so he should be on the larger Orange stage. The Slayer comment sparked a debate among Metal Underground’s readers. Who is bigger and more popular—Slayer or Danzig? Now that the question has been asked, I’ve done some searching to determine who has a larger fan base.
In addition to providing album sales numbers, I will look at some of the factors that contribute to the popularity of both bands. On one side, we have the blues-laden doom metal of Danzig. Often characterized as the Satanic Elvis, Danzig possesses unmistakable, deep vocal tones and lupine howls. Short but muscular, his mic-whipping, air-grabbing stage antics convey a barbaric image. On the other side, we have thrash metal legends, Slayer. In addition to being part of the Big 4 thrash acts of the 80s, they pushed the boundaries of speed, and broke ground for thrash, death and black metal. Kerry King's whammy bar solos perfectly relate the wicked vibe of each song. The battle cry of “SLAYEEEER” is as common at a metal concert as a Marshall half-stack.
Danzig showcased material as Danzig Legacy at Fun Fun Fun Fest, so Slayer is butting heads against not one band but three. The Misfits and Samhain portions of his set added a crossover appeal, which proved perfect for a fest that catered to punk and metal. Still, I’m going to assume that many of the Fiend Club members also listen to Danzig.
Besides Dave Lombardo, Slayer has boasted a stable lineup, without bringing over fans from previous bands. Kerry King spent time in Megadeth, but he doesn’t appear on any Megadeth albums, so he obviously didn’t pull fans from Megadeth. Fans will always recognize Dave Lombardo as Slayer’s drummer, even though he has commanded the beat for other bands such as Philm, Grip Inc. and Fantomas. More...
Wolfchant is one of the latest bands to be confirmed to perform at Germany's Rock In Concert Open Air festival, whichl takes place in Lichtenfels, Germany on both the 17th and 18th. The currently announced running order is as follows:
Friday, June 17, 2011
11:15 pm Motörhead
09:15 pm Alice Cooper
07:25 pm Broilers
05:55 pm Danko Jones
04:25 pm Misfits
03:10 pm D-A-D
01:50 pm The Bones
12:45 pm 9mm - Assi Rock'n'Roll
11:50 am Andy Brings
11:00 am Guns Of Moropolis More...
Hallows Eve is the latest act to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of the TMT Metal Fest, which is schedule to take placed from September 24th through 26th in Middletown, NY. Other confirmed acts for the festival include The Misfits, Scum of the Earth, Greene Jelly, Omen, Vicious Rumors, Deathriders, Diecast, Texas Hippie Coalition, Forever in Terror, Stemm, and Caustic Method. The festival will also feature special guest Metal Sanaz. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am exploring the New Jersey extreme metal scene.
The extreme metal scene in New Jersey is hard to find, but it's there. I find that most of them like to hide under the radar and remain underground. the bands I'm featuring here aren't that kind. these are the ones looking to make their foot print in the scene by doing something a little different in their own way. There are too many bands around that do the same song over and over again with different lyrics and in a different key or tempo. More...
Brian "Damage" Keats, the former drummer for such legendary American punk bands as Verbal Abuse, Misfits and Genocide, has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was fourty six years old and is survived by his wife and child. Keats was born in Brooklyn, New York and performed in the last incantation of Misfits to feature frontman Glen Danzig. After The Misfits finished, he racked up an impressive resume of bands by joining the likes of Hellbound, The Skulls, Angels In Vain and Wink, amongst many others.
Screaming Crow Records has released the following statement via their Myspace:
"The 'American Psycho' line-up of the Resurrected Misfits, (minus Jerry Only of course), will be reuniting for a one time performance at the Starland Ballroom in Sayersville, NJ on Saturday, December 26th.
"The reunited Misfits will include vocalist Michale Graves, guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and drummer Dr. Chud. Bassist Jerry Only will not be participating, but Argyle Goolsby of Blitzkid/Georgeous Frankenstein fame will there to add the low end.
"Vocalist Michale Graves has been busy touring with Marky Ramone's Blitzgrieg as well as supporting his recent live acoustic album “Illusions Live/Viretta Park” which is available via Screaming Crow Records.
"'This is more of the Misfits then anyone has ever seen in almost 10 years,' says Graves. “75% of the band reunited on stage in New Jersey opening for the man truly responsible for all this horror business?! I am confident that this will provide fans a real taste of what the Misfits truly were and could have been!'
"Gorgeous Frankenstein featuring Dr. Chud, Goolsby, Doyle and Doyle's wife Gorgeous George of WCW fame will be performing tracks from their last self-titled CD on Danzig's record label, Evilive Records.
"Also performing that night will be Danzig's side project, Seventh Void, which also features Samhain/Son of Sam guitarist, Steve Zing."
Live Nation announced a 2-for-1 club concert ticket deal on 200,000 tickets to over 350 concerts in 29 of its club venues across the country. Available only at LiveNation.com for TODAY ONLY (Wednesday, October 7th), fans will get two tickets for the price of one, a 50% savings, to see any of a wide variety of artists across genres.
This 2-for-1 concert ticket experience is only available at Live Nation clubs in the U.S. including House of Blues and The Fillmore venues. Relevant (to Metalunderground.com readers) artists from their list include but aren’t limited to Dethklok, and possibly The Used, Saosin, and the Misfits.
Promotion will execute via a 50% discount off the total price and fees of tickets in multiples of two. Lawn, general admission or reserved tickets subject to availability at participating venues and select shows. Parking and shipping fees may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis and California frontman Ahhnold are back for round two with the release of AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE’s "Double Brutal," the follow up to 2008’s highly successful release, "Total Brutal." This two-disc set features one disc of all new heavy tracks in the tradition of all of Ahhnold’s greatest cinematic moments and a second disc of cover songs including songs originally performed by METALLICA, MEGADETH, MISFITS, JUDAS PRIEST and more, with cover art once again being tackled by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, NOFX, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, etc), and is set for a North American release on September 29, 2009. The album also features guest performances by BUZ MCGRATH (UNEARTH), ANDREW TAPLEY (THE HUMAN ABSTRACT), JAMES GERICKE (DEATH BY STEREO), MARK MACDONAL (MERCURY SWITCH), ROCKY GRAY (LIVING SACRIFICE), RUSTY COOLEY and more.
A new audio clip featuring sneak peeks at tracks taken from Double Brutal is currently available on Austrian Death Machine's MySpace page.
“Sometimes being stereotypically metal is fitting. I'm not trying to break new ground; I just want to break people's necks... and have fun doing it,” comments AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE creator Tim Lambesis.
Here is the complete "Double Brutal" track listing: More...
Hardcore metal act Hatebreed has announced that their forthcoming new covers album, "For The Lions" will be released in North America on May 5th in North America via E1 Music (formerly known as Koch Records) and will appear on the shelves on Europe on May 11th through Century Media.
The covers appearing on "For The Lions" are as follows:
Slayer - "Ghosts of War"
Cro-Mags - "It's The Limit"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Suicidal Maniac"
Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist"
Metallica - "Escape"
Bad Brains - "Supertouch/Shitfit"
Misfits - "Hatebreeders"
D.R.I. - "Evil Minds"
Madball - "Set It Off"
Sick Of It All - "Shut Me Out"
Black Flag - "Thirsty"
Negative Approach - "Sick Of Talk"
Crowbar - "All I Had I Gave"
Merauder - "Life Is Pain"
Agnostic Front - "Your Mistake"
Judge - "Hear Me"
Obituary - "I'm In Pain
Subzero - "Boxed In"
HATEBREED has revealed the release date and tracklisting of their new covers album, "For The Lions." The album is set for release on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). This new release is the follow-up to the band’s #1 Billboard charting DVD, LIVE DOMINANCE (released September of 2008).
The songs on "For The Lions" were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The four new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has yet to record. These include, “Ghosts Of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit (Bad Brains), “Thirsty” (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).
FOR THE LIONS was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris.
You can preview of “Suicidal Maniac” on the band's MySpace page.
In additional HATEBREED news, the band announced the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin, welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak.
Front man Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean's decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you'll probably see him hanging on stage at some of our local shows. We're family and he will be missed but HATEBREED will forge on.” More...
Just days after Aussie rockers Airbourne dropped off the forthcoming "Volcom Tour", The Misfits have announced that they too will not be taking part in the tour.
A statement from band leader Jerry Only reads:
"For the sake of our loyalty and dedication to all our fiends, the Misfits have chosen to withdraw from the lineup of Volcom’s 2008 tour. The Misfits have always held an incredibly high standard of performance and quality in everything we do. Our fans expect this and deserve it. I will not compromise their expectations for any amount of money, prestige or fame. I apologize for the inconvenience and will reschedule performances wherever possible throughout our upcoming tour this Oct.
- Jerry Only"
Jason Price of Live-Metal.Net recently sat down with Michale Graves where he discusses his upcoming release of Illusions Live/Viretta Park, making the jump to the silver screen with his role in Perkins 14, the possibilites of Misfit's reunion, and much more.
MICHALE GRAVES ON DOYLE'S RECENT COMMENTS AND A MISFITS REUNION:
Live-Metal.net: How did your departure from the Misfits come about?
Michale Graves: My departure came about from a series of events that took about a year or two. The first sign, if you go back into the Misfits history, the first sign of trouble was when I left when the band went to South America. I left mostly because I was championing the causes of Dr. Chud and Doyle (Wolfgang von Frankenstein). My problem with the situation was that I wasn't being given the respect that I felt that I deserved, nor the ability to have the input on decisions involving art or direction. I was always told, just as all of us were, that "If you don't like the way things were, you can go home and we will find somebody better." My answer was always, "You can't." The planets aligned when we all came together and I was a major part of why the Misfits resurrected from where they were. It went from this underground thing, to this then relevant, powerful musical force. I wrote the majority of those songs that are one those records. I wrote the songs that you most associate with those records. "Dig Up Her Bones," "Crying On A Saturday Night," "Scream!," "American Psycho," and "Shining," those came out of me.
I was always vocal. Jerry and I, the same problems exist today as they did back then. Jerry knows that if Chud and Doyle would pull there heads out of their asses, we could get the Misfits back together. It's not on me and it is certainly not Jerry. It has always been mostly Doyle and then Chud. I left because there was just so much disfunction, so much unhappiness, and so much stupid shit.
Live-Metal.net: I think the main thing that many of your fans are interested in is whether or not the door is closed for good on a Misfits reunion.
Michale Graves: Jerry and I do not have a dysfunctional working relationship. Him and I both know and I know he knows that I am on board. It is a phone call away. I won't step back into what I walked away from, but the problem isn't with Jerry and I. The problem is with Doyle and with Chud. I just read an interview with Doyle where he is bashing Jerry about some type of Misfits reunion with Danzig, basically saying how Jerry threw a monkey wrench into it. (Read the interview at this location: http://clevescene.com/stories/15/70/your-weekly-concert-previews)
Live-Metal.net: I saw that.
Michale Graves: Well, what fans don't know is how close a Misfits reunion came because he was having talks about that. After the first situation fell through, the next round of talks that was happening was "Hey, let's get Jerry, Michale, Doyle..." Jerry didn't want Chud, but I was fighting for Chud. The plan was to get us four back together. Like I said before, I was on board. The sticking point on why that fell apart was that Doyle wanted to bring his wife out on tour and wouldn't bend from it because Gorgeous George or Gorgeous Frankenstein or whatever she is called had to be a part of the Misfits. Jerry didn't even want Chud in the band. Chud is a waste of human life, BUT, he certainly deserved to be a part of situation that was being put together. I was the one that was sticking up for him even though he really doesn't deserved to be stuck up for. Doyle says, "So let all the Misfits fans put that in their pipe and smoke it." Well, you guys have to tell the whole story. They only give you half-truths and they don't want to talk about me. You're not allowed to bring up my name in front of them because they can't hash their stories because they are on the fuckin' losing end of it.
Live-Metal.Net: Looking back on that period, is there anything you would do again differently if you had the chance?
Michale Graves: I wouldn't have championed Chud and Doyle's causes if I knew then what I know now. I wouldn't have stuck up for them the way that I did, always more so than helping myself. But that is the way that I am and that is the way I treat people and the way that I conduct business. Those guys are different or at least they have changed a lot.
MICHALE GRAVES ON HIS ROLE IN PERKINS 14:
Live-Metal.Net: You also have another exciting project in the works right now. What can you tell us about Perkins 14 and how that came about?
Michale Graves: It's a great story! There are no coincidences in life and karma is real! The Misfits and I, when I first got into the band back in 1995, somehow got hooked up with Craig Singer. Craig Singer wrote and directed a movie that is being re-released on DVD very soon that is called Animal Room. It has Matthew Lillard in it and I wanna call him "Doogie Howser." [laughs] That's terrible!
Live-Metal.Net: Neil Patrick Harris.
Michale Graves: Yeah! Neil Patrick Harris and Amanda Peete. The Misfits were in a scene in that movie. Craig and I hit it off and we had fun. He is a really cool guy. Shoot to 2007, last Fall I guess it was, and I was doing the Chiller Theater convention in Secaucus, New Jersey. Craig Singer rolls up to the booth. He is like "Hey, do you remember me?" and I was like "Of course I remember you, you're Craig fucking Singer!" So, I started telling him about how I remembered the scene and how I remembered the line like it was yesterday. It blew his mind! So, we talked about that for a little while. I gave him a copy of some stuff that I was working on and a copy of "The Blackness and The Forest". I told him that I was still very interested in doing some acting work. I never really had an opportunity to do any of that, although I have always wanted to and spent lots of time preparing for it. It just never worked out. I told him to keep me in mind and that if he heard of anything that might be good for me, to give me a call. Months go by and J.V. (Bastard) and I are out on the road, somewhere in the middle of nowhere, probably in crisis and something was probably breaking! [laughs] Craig Singer calls me up and says to get in touch with the people who were doing casting for Perkins 14. There was a part that he thought I would be pretty good at and that he could see me doing. So I auditioned for the part via video and they gave it to me. The next thing that I know, I am in Bucharest, Romania shooting a movie called Perkins 14! In the film, I play a character called Eric Ross.
Live-Metal.Net: You did some demos there that ended up being on your upcoming release Illusions Live / Viretta Park.
Michale Graves: Yeah. In the first scene that I am introduced in, I am playing "Blackbird" on an acoustic guitar. Having the guitar in my hands, being on set, playing for everybody, and the whole experience that I was having in Europe really triggered this whole chain of events that lead to a huge creative outburst. Being in that country, where their revolution took place in 1989 was an amazing experience. Actually, the guy who owned the studio was the only person in Romania who had film footage of the leader that was overthrown, Ceau?escu. He was the only person with footage of his trial and execution. He sold the footage to the media and got millions of dollars and then bought the film studio. The whole experience over there was very inspirational.
ON HIS UPCOMING RELEASE ILLUSIONS LIVE/VIRETTA PARK:
Live-Metal.Net: Let's talk about Illusions Live / Viretta Park, which you will be releasing in October. It is a great recording and it really captures the essence of your live show.
Michale Graves: Thank you. The sound was taken directly from the board. When I listen to it, it is like I am sitting in the audience as well. It was a very cool and special night. It was the same night that I got the new "stitches" tattoo that I got down in Port Richie. The last time I got the stitches on my left arm, it was 2000 in Atlanta at the Dragon*Con Festival, which was a turning point for a lot of us in the Misfits. It stirred up a lot of memories and feelings. It definitely came out on stage that night.
Live-Metal.Net: I was most curious about the second part of the title "Viretta Park." I would assume that is a reference to Kurt Cobain?
Michale Graves: Yes.
Live-Metal.Net: How did that song come about?
Michale Graves: I was a huge Nirvana fan. A HUGE Kurt Cobain fan. One of my dreams was to be able to collaborate with him. I always wanted to jam with him. Along the way, J.V. and I started to talk about tragic heroes and talking about whether or not or why Kurt Cobain would have killed himself or he didn't kill himself. Regardless of the fact, he is dead. We talked about how tragic that was and the effect that it had on us. When we were on the West Coast, we sought out Viretta Park, when we made it to Seattle. It became this big, huge adventure. [laughs] I was in high school when Nirvana came out, so when I listen to those songs, I am seventeen again. So being there in Viretta Park, there was so much nostalgia, sadness, and happiness that it had a huge effect on both of us. That day in Viretta Park, the weather was so typically Seattle! It was rainy, misty, and miserable. We were sitting there and for a minute it was like the whole world just kinda paused in my life. It felt very much like nothing would ever really be the same again after this. It was almost the feeling of when you are almost at the top of a roller coaster. It was very calm, but very anxious and it had a huge effect on us. Especially me.
Read the full article at Live-Metal.net.
Aussie rockers Airbourne has posted the following message online:
"After 200+ shows this year, Joel's suffering from strained vocal chords and is being forced under doctor's orders to cancel the current USA dates with MOTÖRHEAD. All that is needed is a couple of weeks rest and then the band will be back on the road in Japan this October, and then taking on a UK / Europe tour for the third time in ten months. The band is gutted that they can not play these shows with Motorhead & hope to see you all at a show soon."
Rock on & see you soon.
The tour dates in question (now only Motorhead, Misfits, Valient Thorr and Year Long Disaster) are as follows: More...
Former Misfits frontman Michale Graves will launch an acoustic tour in support of his upcoming new live album on October 21st titled "Illusions Live 2008/Viretta Park." More tour dates are to be announced in the coming days via MySpace.
Tour dates are as follows:
Aug 16 2008 - THE JUNKYARD - Rochelle Park, NJ
Aug 21 2008 - NORTHERN LIGHTS - Clifton Park, NY
Sep 6 2008 - School of Rock - South Hackensack, NY
Sep 11 2008 - CAFE 9 - New Haven, CT (Tickets available through www.inticketing.com)
Sep 12 2008 - THE HAUNT - Yonkers, NY (Tickets available through Ticketmaster.com)
Sep 13 2008 - BELMAR FIRE HALL - Belmar, NJ
Sep 17 2008 - COFFEE EAST - Easton, MD (Tickets available through www.annapolistickets.com)
Sep 18 2008 - Green Acres Flea Market - Louisville, TN
Sep 19 2008 - CLUB ECHO - Huntington, WV
Sep 20 2008 - LUCKY DEVIL - Wilmington, NC
Sep 21 2008 - ROCK SHOP - Fayetteville, NC
Sep 24 2008 - CHURCHILLS - Miami, FL
Sep 25 2008 - FRANKS FRONT ROW - Daytona, FL
Sep 26 2008 - AKA LOUNGE - Orlando, FL (Tickets available through Ticketmaster.com)
Sep 27 2008 - LUB BOURBON - New Port Richey, FL
Sep 28 2008 - PASTIMES PUB - Sarasota, FL
Sep 29 2008 - DOOZERS - Jacksonville, FL
Sep 30 2008 - ZYDECO - Birmingham, AL (Tickets available through www.ticketbiscuit.com)
Oct 1 2008 - BOBARINOS - Farmington, MI
Oct 2 2008 - JUANITA’S - Little Rock, AK
Oct 3 2008 - CHOPPERS - Spring, TX
Oct 5 2008 - ROCK BOTTOM - San Antonio, TX
Oct 6 2008 - 7 DAYS TAVERN - Laredo, TX
Oct 7 2008 - Cameron Park Pavillion - WACO, TX
Oct 9 2008 - JONI’S CLUB - Wichita, KA
Oct 10 2008 - FUSION AFFECT - Shawnee, OK (Tickets available through www.okctickets.com)
Oct 13 2008 - WOWIES - Gallup, NM
Oct 17 2008 - JUMPING TURTLE - San Marcos, CA
Oct 18 2008 - KNITTING FACTORY - Hollywood, CA (Tickets available through Ticketweb.com)
Oct 19 2008 - WHEEL HOUSE - Hemet, CA
Oct 21 2008- Heroes Sport Lounge - Modesto, CA
Oct 23 2008- MUSICHEAD - Medford, OR
Oct 24 2008- ASH STREET - Portland, OR
Oct 25 2008- The Bit Saloon - Seattle, WA
Oct 26 2008- Rays Golden Lion - Richland, WA
Oct 27 2008- BOUQUET - Boise, ID
Oct 28 2008- Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 29 2008- 3 KINGS TAVERN - Denver, CO (Tickets available through www.holdmyticket.com)
Oct 31 2008- NESTORS TAVERN - Fargo, ND
Nov 1 2008 - The Rock - Maplewood, MN
Nov 2 2008 - Buzzbomb - Chicago, IL (Tickets available through IndieTickets.com)
Nov 4 2008 - Perry Middle School - Indianapolis, IN
Nov 5 2008 - Mac’s Bar - Lansing, MI
Nov 8 2008 - Brewery - Penn State, PA
Nov 22 2008 - The Cup - Staten Island, NY
Motorhead have added some more dates to their Fall North American run which also includes Misfits, Airbourne, Valient Thorr and Year Long Disaster.
Motorhead will be releasing their brand new album "Motorizer" on August 26th in North America and September 1st in Europe.
The updated tour schedule is as follows:
Dates are as follows:
2 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
3 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
4 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
6 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
7 - N. Kansas City, MO - Harrah's Voodoo
9 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
10 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
12 - St. Paul, MN - Myth
13 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room
14 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
16 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
18 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
19 - Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
20 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
21 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Parking Lot
Rock legends Motorhead have announced a huge headlining U.S. tour scheduled to kick off in September. The rock gods will be joinined by a host of support acts including Misfits, Airbourne, Valient Thorr and Year Long Disaster.
The tour dates are as follows:
September 3 - San Diego, California @ House of Blues
September 4 - Las Vegas, Nevada @ House of Blues
September 6 - Denver, Colorado @ The Fillmore Auditorium
September 7 - Kansas City, Missouri @ Harrah’s
September 9 - St. Louis, Missouri @ The Pageant
September 10 - Madison, Wisconsin @ Orpheum Theatre
September 12 - St. Paul, Minnesota @ Myth
September 13 - Grand Rapids, Michigan @ The Orbit Room
September 18 - Baltimore, Maryland @ Rams Head Live
September 19 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ The Electric Factory
September 20 - New York, New York @ Roseland Ballroom
September 21 - Asbury Park, New Jersey @ Stone Pony Parking Lot
Michael Christopher of DelcoTimes.com recently conducted an interview with Glenn Danzig. A few excerpts from the chat follow:
On "The Lost Tracks":
"It'’s all unreleased stuff from the third DANZIG record up until now. There's also a SAMHAIN song that we did with (producer) Rick Rubin when DANZIG first got together that never was released."
"'When Death Had No Name' is a track that has long been kicking around the band’s earliest sessions. Two versions show up on the set, a late '80s and early '90s version both stark in contrast but representative of the singer’s sonic evolution, something that was difficult to capture with the condition of the masters.
"We had to bake them, because they spin on the reel and start flaking off and it won't play. There are people out there that actually bake old tapes so you can transfer them to a hard drive or whatever you want to do."
On his rumored collaboration with ALICE IN CHAINS' Jerry Cantrell:
"I don't know if that’s going to actually happen or not, because right now he's busy with this ALICE IN CHAINS thing. It's going to be a blues record, but it's not going to be new blues, it's going to be old, dark, creepy acoustic blues; guitars and vocals."
On teaming up with MISFITS' guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein for a quick set of classic tracks on DANZIG's most recent tour:
"People wanted to see it — I'm not stupid. And obviously it's never going to happen otherwise. People dug it; I never thought I needed to validate it. We always had a pact that we were never going to do it unless we were all going to do it; and someone broke that pact [referring to Jerry Only — Ed.]."
On bass player Jerry Only, who still tours under the MISFITS banner with a group of old-school punkers questionably trying to fill out the ranks:
"I just think it’s sad that Jerry doesn't have the confidence to call it 'THE JERRY ONLY BAND.' I did SAMHAIN, I did DANZIG, I never had to do that and I never would — it was something special."
On being a horror film buff:
"I'm happy that people are discovering Japanese horror; I've loved it for decades. It's really funny when people are like, 'Hey, have you seen 'The Ring'?' and I'm like, 'Yeah — 10 years ago!'"
"There are so many good horror movies, and I tell people a lot of it is based on real [life] and they're like, 'Oh — OK.' A lot of people don’t know 'The Hills Have Eyes' is based on a real story or that 'Psycho' was based on a real story. Some people don't even realize that there are actually crazy people out there waiting to kill you, they're so insulated."
Glenn Danzig will hit the road beginning in late October for a handful of live concert dates on both the East and West coasts. Joining Glenn on these dates will be bassist Steve Zing (SAMHAIN) and guitarist Todd Youth (DANZIG, MURPHY'S LAW); former MISFITS axe man Doyle Von Frankenstein and his new band GORGEOUS FRANKENSTEIN, will support on all dates.
Glenn and Doyle have been in the studio recording Doyle's first solo album, "Gorgeous Frankenstein", which Danzig produced and will release on October 16 on his label, Evilive. According to Glenn, he and Doyle recorded "eight blood-curdling tracks" that include "Man or Monster", "Devilgirl", "Reverse of God", and "Made In Hell". The two played all instruments on the album.
These DANZIG dates are also in support of "The Lost Tracks of Danzig", the two-CD set that was released May 29, as well as Glenn's limited-edition book "Drukija, Contessa of Blood", loosely based on the legend of 17th century vampire Countess Elizabeth Bathory, and illustrated by long time collaborator Simon Bisley. More...