After the first breakup of The Misfits
in 1983, Glenn Danzig continued making music in the proto-horrorpunk vein with the band Samhain, which in turn evolved into the band Danzig by 1987. Initially playing blues-based metal, Danzig has gone from doom metal (How The Gods Kill
) to industrial ('Blackacidevil
) and back again (I Luciferi
onward), all the while keeping Glenn's phlegmatic howl and lyrical obsession with the occult at the forefront.
- Glenn Danzig (vocals)
- John Christ (guitar, 1988-1995)
- Eerie Von (bass, 1988-1995)
- Chuck Biscuits (drums, 1988-1994)
Tropes involving this band:
- Danzig (1988)
- Danzig II: Lucifuge (1990)
- Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (1992)
- Thrall: Demonsweatlive (1993)
- Danzig 4p (1994)
- Blackacidevil (1996)
- 6:66 Satan's Child (1999)
- Live on the Black Hand Side (2001)
- I luciferi (2002)
- Circle of Snakes (2004)
- The Lost Tracks of Danzig (2007)
- Deth Red Sabaoth (2010)
- Berserk Button: He pressed that of a North Side Kings member and got kayo'd for the effort.
- Also, yelling while carrying a hot bowl of soup backstage on a festival led to someone from Def Leppard sneaking behind him and kicking his ass.
- Epic Rocking: "Godless" clocks in at 6:51.
- It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: "Samhain" the band is pronounced "sam-hayne". All other uses of the word are pronounced "sow-win", to the point where Danzig introduces a song using the former pronunciation and, if the word is in the lyrics, sings the latter.
- Jerkass: Danzig is notorious for being one of these. For example, he headlined the first night at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 in Austin, TX. When he arrived, among other things, he demanded the festival to have French Onion soup ready for him, windscreens on the side of the stage so he won't freeze in the 57 degree weather... and he wouldn't go onstage until all this was done for him. The festival complied. Danzig still didn't go onstage. Finally, he was convinced to go on... an hour after he was supposed to. Naturally, the mandatory outdoor curfew kicked in at 10:00 and Danzig tried to blame the festival when they cut him off.
- Metal Scream: Among other songs, "Not of This World", "Long Way Back From Hell", "Godless", and "Brand New God"
- Moral Guardians: "Mother" was inspired by Tipper Gore and her introduction of the Parental Advisory on music albums—including Danzig, which aside from the words "whore" and "hell" was relatively free of profanity.
- Numbered Sequels: As seen above, several of their albums are titled this way. In fact even when it isn't officially part of the title, the albums are usually numbered somewhere in the cover art.
- The first seven full-lengths can be referred to as Danzig X (ex. Blackacidevil is Danzig 5). Starting with Circle of Snakes, this practice is dropped (Circle of Snakes is not Danzig 8).
- Rock Me, Asmodeus!: The music may evoke this feel, but Glenn Danzig himself is a spiritual atheist.
- Shirtless Scene: Glenn Danzig in a lot of their music videos. Even when he's got a shirt on, it tends to be usually mesh or something similar.
- Vaporware: Deth Red Sabaoth,which was finally released June 2010