Saturday, August 21, 2010

Danzig: DoTM

Danzig is a band, formed by former Misfits/Samhain vocalist, Glenn Danzig. They formed in 1987 from the ashes of Samhain in Lodi, New Jersey.

Musically, I really like this band's stuff. If you can get past the whole pretending to be a devil worshipper thing, they really are worth a listen....although I actually stopped listening to their music after their 5th album.

You can read more about this band at the following websites:

Danzig's Official Website
Danzig's MySpace page
Danzig's Wiki article
Danzig Fan Page

Danzig
Released in August 1988 by Def American Records.
Produced by Rick Rubin.
Band lineup:
Glenn Danzig - vocals; Eerie Von - bass; John Christ - guitar; Chuck Biscuits - drums.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Mother"
Other highlights:
"Twist of Cain" "Not of this World" and "Am I Demon"
Charts:
#125 on the Billboard 200.

Danzig 2: Lucifuge
Released in June 1990 by Def American Recordings.
Produced by Rick Rubin.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Highlights:
"Snakes of Christ" "Tired of Being Alive" and "Her Black Wings"
Charts:
#45 on the Billboard 200.

Danzig 3: How the Gods Kill
Released in July 1992 by Def American.
Produced by Glenn Danzig and Rick Rubin.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Highlights:
"How the Gods Kill" "Dirty Black Summer" and "Sistinas"
Charts:
#24 on the Billboard 200.

Thrall: Demonsweatlive
Live album released in May 1993 by Def American.
Produced by Glenn Danzig and Rick Rubin.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 8

Danzig 4
Released in October 1994 by American Recordings.
Produced by Glenn Danzig and Rick Rubin.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
"Cantspeak"
Other highlights:
"Until You Call on the Dark" and "Going Down to Die"
Charts:
#29 on the Billboard 200.

Blackacidevil
Released in October 1996 by Hollywood Records. It was re-released in 2000 by E-Magine Music.
Produced by Glenn Danzig.
New band lineup:
Glenn Danzig - vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards; Joey Castillo - drums; Joseph Bishara - keyboards, programming.
Guest musicians:
Jerry Cantrell played guitar on 3 songs; Mark Chaussee played guitar on 2 songs; Josh Lazie played bass on 1 song.
Tracks: 10 (14 on the re-release)
Highlights:
"Sacrifice" and "Serpentia"
Notes:
This album was quite a departure from the normal stuff that Danzig usually did in that it was less heavy metal and more industrial rock in nature. I, personally, loved this album but the Danzig purists were up in arms about it.
This album did not chart in the United States but reached #49 on the Swedish Albums Chart.

6:66 Satan's Child
Released in November 1999 by E-Magine.
Produced by Glenn Danzig and Pete Lorimer.
New band lineup:
Glenn Danzig - vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards; Josh Lazie - bass; Jeff Chambers - guitar; Joey Castillo - drums.
Tracks: 12
Notes:
I have no idea about any highlights from this album because I have never listened to it.
This album did not chart in the United States but reached #59 on the Swedish Albums Chart.

Live on the Black Hand Side
Live album released in May 2001 by Evillive Records.
Produced by Glenn Danzig.
Various lineups.
Tracks: 28

Danzig 777: I Luciferi
Released in May 2002 by Spitfire Records.
Produced by Glenn Danzig.
Line up changes:
Jeff Chambers was replaced on guitar by Todd Youth and Josh Lazie was replaced on bass by Howie Pyro.
Tracks: 13
Charts:
This album did not chart in the United States but reached #33 on the Swedish Albums Chart.

Circle of Snakes
Released in August 2004 by Evillive Records.
Produced by Glenn Danzig.
New lineup:
Glenn Danzig - vocals, guitar, keyboards; Bevan Davies - drums; Jerry Montano - bass; Tommy Victor - guitar.
Tracks: 11
Charts:
None in the United States. #18 on the Swedish Albums Chart.

The Lost Tracks of Danzig
Compilation album released in July 2007 by Megaforce Records.
Various producers.
Tracks: 26
Notes:
This is a compilation of previously unreleased songs by Danzig.

Deth Red Sabaoth
Released in June 2010 by Evillive.
Produced by Glenn Danzig.
Lineup changes:
Jerry Montano was not with the band so bass duties were handled by both Glenn and Tommy. Johnny Kelly replaced Bevan Davies on drums.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"On a Wicked Night"
Charts:
#35 on the Billboard 200. #45 on the Swedish Albums Charts (in keeping with that theme - lol!)


Here are some videos of the band:











2 comments:

  1. Wow…Danzig is HUGE in Sweden.

    I got a Samhain CD once and man was it terrible!

    Have you seen that video where Danzig shoves that guy backstage and then gets laid out in one punch? It's pretty darned funny.

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  2. Yeah, I'm not sure if Samhain and Danzig would really be your thing. I like their stuff though. Actually, I like the stuff released by Danzig better than Samhain though.

    In fact, I have seen Danzig in concert probably 3 times.

    I have never seen that video but it surprises me that Glenn could get taken out like that. He is (or was) a pretty big dude. He is starting to look a little chubby in the mid-section.

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