Follow TV Tropes


Music / Danzig

Go To
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.

'Classic' Lineup

  • Glenn Danzig (vocals)
  • John Christ (guitar, 1988-1995)
  • Eerie Von (bass, 1988-1995)
  • Chuck Biscuits (drums, 1988-1994)


  • 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)
  • Skeletons (2015)
  • Black Laden Crown (2017)
  • Danzig Sings Elvis (2020)

"Mother, Tell Your Children Not To Trope My Way:"

  • Badass Boast: "And Death should know me, my hands are dirty with his blood."
  • The Big Guy: Danzig pulls this off, despite being absolutely tiny in stature (5'3). The man likes to work out, and basically looks like a cube of muscle these days.
  • 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.
  • Cover Album: Skeletons.
  • Epic Rocking: "Godless" clocks in at 6:51.
  • Jerkass: Glen Danzig is notorious for being one of these.
    • When he was set to headline the opening night of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011, he refused to perform unless he had, among other things, French Onion soup ready for him and windscreens on the side of the stage, so he won't freeze in the 57 degree weather. Even when the festival complied, Danzig still didn't go on stage until an hour after they were expected, resulting in their set getting cut short by the mandatory outdoor curfew at 10 PM, which Glen blamed on the festival planners.
    • When asked if he ever wanted to get married, he replied: "No, I'm not stupid!"
  • 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, 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).
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Danzig himself is only 5'4, but makes up for his short stature by being built like a tank.
  • 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.
  • Stopped Numbering Sequels: Circle of Snakes was where the band stopped numbering their albums.
  • Three Chords and the Truth: As hinted in their first album..., or recycled from Glenn's previous band.
  • Vocal Decay: Age hasn't been kind to Glenn Danzig. Whereas Danzig's self-titled debut is considered a masterpiece which showcases then 33-year-old Glenn's distinct baritone vocals, not unlike those heard on his songs with the Misfits, 2017's Black Laden Crown has a raspy 61-year-old Glen struggling to project (so much so that his vocals need to be mixed louder than the instruments).