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Danzig

Band, *1987 US, Lodi, New Jersey
Rock

Danzig is an American heavy metal band from Lodi, New Jersey, formed in 1987, morphing out of the goth/punk/metal band Samhain. The band was conceived after vocalist Glenn Danzig was introduced to producer Rick Rubin following a Samhain show. Rubin was interested in working with Glenn but not Samhain so the duo set about forming a new group. Glenn insisted upon retaining the services of Samhain bassist Eerie Von. Guitarist John Christ, who had briefly served as Samhain's final guitarist, was also brought on board and, at Danzig's request, Rubin secured the services of veteran punk rock drummer Chuck Biscuits. The first three Danzig albums displayed a heavy, blues-influenced heavy metal sound and were well-received by fans and critics. In 1993, the band scored a major hit with the release of the single for the song "Mother", which initially appeared their 1988 debut. The band's fourth release, 1994's "4p", showed the band moving away from their bluesier roots and adding more electronic elements. Biscuits left the band prior to its release and Von and Christ departed after the tour for the album. Danzig later claimed that it had been his intent from the beginning to work with different musicians in a style similar to Ozzy Osbourne, although some of the other original members have contended that Danzig was started as a band and not a solo vehicle for Glenn. Now also at odds with Rubin and his label, Danzig departed for Hollywood Records. With a new band and a new label, Danzig released "Danzig 5: Blackaciddevil" in 1996. The album featured a heavy industrial sound that was not received well by fans or critics. The situation was further complicated as Hollywood's parent company, Disney, was uncomfortable with their association with Danzig and pulled all support for the release. The label and band severed ties shortly afterwards. Danzig continued with a revolving door of backing players joining Glenn. After the release of "Danzig 6:66 Satan's Child" in 1999, the band abandoned the industrial influences and began to return to a more hard rock/heavy metal sound, although they have not recaptured the same commercial and critical acclaim that the early Danzig records have had. In recent years, Glenn has voiced his dissatisfaction with long tours and has mentioned the possibility of retiring the Danzig band if he cannot pursue music the way he wants to. In 1996, Glenn Danzig created the Evilive label to distribute his music. Current line up: Glenn Danzig - Vocals (1987- ) Tommy Victor - Guitar (1996-1997, 2002-2005, 2008- ) Johnny Kelly - Drums (2002-2003, 2005- ) Steve Zing - Bass (2006- )

        
Members
PortraitTommy Victor
g, voc *1966 US
PortraitEerie Von
b *1964 US
PortraitJohn Christ
g *1965 US
PortraitBevan
dr US
PortraitJerry Montano
b
PortraitJoey Castillo
dr *1966 US
PortraitJohnny Kelly
dr, voc *1968 US
PortraitDave Kushner
g *1966 US
PortraitSteve Zing
dr *1964 US
PortraitRob Nicholson
b, bvoc *1969 US
Josh Lazie
b
Jeff Chambers
g
PortraitTodd Schofield
g *1971 US
PortraitGlenn Anzalone
voc US
Howie Kusten
b
Charles Montgomery
Popular Tracks   
Mother on Danzig by Danzig
Am I Demon on Danzig by Danzig
Twist Of Cain on Danzig by Danzig
Blood And Tears on Danzig II: Lucifuge by Danzig
Devil's Plaything on Danzig II: Lucifuge by Danzig
She Rides on Danzig by Danzig
How The Gods Kill on Danzig III: How The Gods Kill by Danzig
Long Way Back From Hell on Danzig II: Lucifuge by Danzig
Her Black Wings on Danzig II: Lucifuge by Danzig
Soul On Fire on Danzig by Danzig

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Life Without A Net Demo 1987Danzig2018Compil.
Black Laden CrownDanzig2017Album
Last RideDanzig2017Single
Play MisfitsDanzig & Doyle2016Album
Devils WhorehouseDanzig2016Album
Devils AngelsDanzig2015Single
SkeletonsDanzig2015Album
Electric FactoryDanzig2012Album
Her Black WingsDanzig2012Album
Ju Ju BoneDanzig2011Single
On A Wicked NightDanzig2010Single
Deth Red SabaothDanzig2010Album
The Lost Tracks Of DanzigDanzig2007Album
The Lost Tracks Of Danzig 2Danzig2007Compil.
The Lost Tracks Of Danzig 1Danzig2007Compil.
Misfits RevengeDanzig & Doyle2005Album
Il Demonio NeraDanzig2005Album
Circle Of SnakesDanzig2004Album
Archive De La MorteDanzig2003Album
Selections From 777: I LuciferiDanzig2002Album
Danzig 777: I LuciferiDanzig2002Album
Wicked PussycatDanzig2002Single
3 Song SamplerDanzig2002Album
Live On The Black Hand SideDanzig2001Album
The Glorious Past Of Glenn DanzigDanzig / Misfits / Samhain2001Single
UnspeakableDanzig2000Single
In Concert: High VoltageMisfits / Danzig1999Album
Danzig 6:66: Satans ChildDanzig1999Album
Danzig 5: BlackacidevilDanzig1996Album
SacrificeDanzig1996Single
7th HouseDanzig1996Single
Life Without A NetDanzig1995Album
Going Down To DieDanzig1995Album
CantspeakDanzig1995Single
Until You Call On The DarkDanzig1995Single
I Don't Mind The PainDanzig1995Single
Lucifer LiveDanzig1995Album
Brand New GodDanzig1994Album
Live & AliveDanzig1994Album
Brand New GodDanzig1994Album
Los Angeles 1993Danzig1994Album
The Power Of The Dark SideDanzig1994Album
Black BoxDanzig1994Album
GodlessDanzig1994Album
Danzig 4PDanzig1994Album
23 Juni 1991 • Hamburg • Grosse FreiheitBad Brains / Danzig1994Single
Live USADanzig1993Album
Back From HellDanzig1993Album
TroubleDanzig1993Album
The Dark Side Of...Danzig1993Album
Danzig III 1/2 Dirty Black NightDanzig1993Album
Thrall-DemonsweatliveDanzig1993Album
Pandora's BoxDanzig1993Album
Skulls And BonesDanzig1993Album
How The Gods PlayDanzig1993Album
AstharotDanzig1993Album
The Glorious PastDanzig1992Album
GodlessDanzig1992Album
It's A Long Way Back From HellDanzig1992Album
Back In BlackDanzig1992Album
Dirty Black SummerDanzig1992Single
Danzig III: How The Gods KillDanzig1992Album
How The Gods KillDanzig1992Single
Devil SongsDanzig1992Album
A Taste Of Danzig III - How The Gods KillDanzig1992Album
Not Of This WorldDanzig1991Album
You And Me / TroubleDanzig1991Single
Death Had No NameDanzig1991Single
Lucifuge The VideoDanzig1991Album
Demon DanzDanzig1991Album
From Beyond 7/7/89Danzig1991Album
The Dark Days Of DanzigDanzig1991Album
Danzig II - LucifugeDanzig1990Album
Danzig (Home Video)Danzig1990Album
Killer WolfDanzig1990Single
Her Black WingsDanzig1990Single
Her Black WingsDanzig1990Compil.
Unnatural CausesDanzig1990Album
One Night In HellDanzig1989Single
Dance Of DeathDanzig1989Single
Live @ The Stone S.F. 1989Danzig1989Single
Fresh FleshDanzig1989Single
Live In New YorkDanzig1989Album
Dance Of DeathDanzig1989Single
DanzigDanzig1988Album
First Show 4-9-88Danzig1988Single
Vampira's ChildrenDanzig1988Single
MotherDanzig1988Single
Kiss The Skull / CraveDanzig / Ted NugentSingle
LiveImpaled Nazarene / Grave / Morgoth / Danzig / Bolt Thrower / BeheritAlbum
Evil Trax LiveDanzigAlbum
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