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Blackest Of The Black West Coast Tour Dates Announced

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Glenn Danzig announced that a special 2006 west coast-only edition of the "Blackest of the Black" tour will kick off on November 17 in Seattle, WA. Headliner Danzig - Glenn Danzig/vocals, former Samhaim bandmate Steve Zing on bass, and Type O Negative's Johnny Kelly/drums and Kenny Hickey/guitar - will be joined by Lacuna Coil, The Haunted, Belphegor, and Asesino.

This is the third year of Danzig's highly successful "Blackest of the Black" tour. The 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. The 2005 edition featured Danzig, Chimaira, Behemoth, Himsa, Mortiis (ex-Emperor), and The Agony Scene.

"'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."

In addition to organizing and headlining the "Blackest of the Black" tour, Glenn Danzig will see the October 17 release of "Black Aria II" (evillive), the follow up to 1993's "Black Aria," which debuted at Number One on the Billboard Classical chart. Produced, written and - with a couple of exceptions - performed by Glenn, "Black Aria II" employs thundering organ, otherworldly chants, operatic lamentations, poignant strings, ominous percussion, ritualistic chimes and other mysterious sounds, to tell the story of a rebel of ancient lore - Lilith, Adam's wife before Eve.

Danzig has also released his "3 Faces of Danzig," a limited edition, fully-articulated toy figure series that highlights different eras of Glenn's career - "Misfits-version" Danzig which wears his classic skull-and-crossbones black T-shirt from the Misfits' "Walk Among Us" album cover; "Samhain-version" Danzig, covered in dripping blood ala the "Initium" LP cover, and "Danzig-version" Danzig, which is shirtless and comes complete with the trademark Danzig belt buckle and upside-down-cross medallion necklace as on the "Lucifuge" album. The figures are made of soft vinyl, stand 10-inches tall and retail for $75.00 each, and are available in stores such as Spencer Gifts, Hot Topic, comic book/specialty stores, and on the Chaser website.

Confirmed dates for the 2006 "Blackest of the Black" tour are as follows:

NOVEMBER
17 The Fenix, Seattle, WA
18 The Big Easy, Spokane, WA
19 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
21 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
22 Soma, San Diego, CA
25 Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
26 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
28 Rainbow Ballroom, Fresno, CA
29 The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
30 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA

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1. HighVoltage13 writes:

I really hope they add east coast dates. Danzig's awesome.

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2. deathbringer writes:

I'm not really such a big Danzig fan, but I wish he'd be more enterprising and have a coheadliner play the east coast if he's not interested in more touring... Those tours generally get a good mix of good bands to see and I've missed the past two :-( .

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3. StabbingTheDrama writes:

I wanna see The Haunted REALLY bad!!! Hope they come to Chicago!

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4. Ron writes:

The Haunted's new album blows goat.

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5. metalthekid writes:

THE HAUNTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im pumped that they are playing in seattle. first show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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6. JoeFazz writes:

Yeh so i heard that in vegas, when danzig comes hes gonna play with Doyle Because he lives out here, i hope this rumor is true, someone give me some insight.

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7. satan loves you all so go to hell..... writes:

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8. ....And Death In My Arms writes:

f*** the people, f*** the world, f*** it all.

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9. Ty-core writes:

The first tour with opeth and superjoint ruled all metal madness swass ass!

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10. DEADKEN writes:

I JUST WON MY TICKETS FOR THE SEATTLE SHOW!!!! ANY DEATH SKULL GIRLS WANNA GO WITH ME??????

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