Danzig’s Self-Titled Album Turns 30

By the time 1988 rolled around, Glenn Danzig was already a music legend with over a decade-long career under his ghoulish belt. He had already left his imprint on two influential punk bands. Although much more underground at the time than today, The Misfits was one of the preeminent hardcore punk bands to ever come into being. The were innovated, copied and had a huge mythos since they were relatively short-lived. Samhain was even more underground, playing up the splatter and gore theme of the horror punk angle, and had several influential releases. Moving on to a solo project, and partnering with mega-producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Run D.M.C. LL Cool J) the Def American label honcho seemed like a calculated risk at the time. The results were explosive and arguably produced the best, most endearing music of Glenn’s career with his new band Danzig and his eponymous debut, which was released thirty years ago today. Continue reading

Danzig Announces 30th Anniversary Halloween Tour Dates

Danzig is gearing up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his solo debut album with a special tour. In addition to summer festivals in Europe such as Wacken Open Air and Brutal Assault, he has already announced a full-album performance of Danzig III: How The Gods Kill“, live in its entirety exclusively at this year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival, set to take place August 17-19 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fall tour dates are listed below. Continue reading