Posts Tagged ‘Evilive Records’

Review by Jeff Maki
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The past year has been a celebration of all things Glenn Danzig. Last September, the legendary horror punk band The Misfits—featuring bassist Jerry Only and guitarist Doyle, with help from guitarist Acey Slade and drummer Dave Lombardo—finally reunited live with Danzig on vocals for the first time in 33 years. 2017 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Danzig classic (and my favorite of his albums) Danzig III: How the Gods Kill, and a subsequent celebratory tour also was announced. Finally, Danzig recently hosted a two-day festival version of “Blackest of the Black” (formerly a tour) May 26 and 27 in Silverado, California, that featured Danzig headlining a lineup that featured Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Vamps, Marduk, Suicide Silence and many more. Got all that? Just as the past six months have celebrated the living legend, his 11th studio album, Black Laden Crown, makes the strongest attempt of a Danzig album in years to do the same.

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Danzig-lost-tracksLongtime fans of Danzig, including me, still await the day when this man gets his due. Where’s the respect? The recognition? Of course, there were The Misfits, in which Danzig started the subgenre of horror-punk. Then Samhain, which introduced a dark, yet simplistic style of punk-metal. And ,of course, there is Danzig’s solo career, which made him a household name for metal fans and secured his stature as a living legend with classic albums and numerous hits branded with his dark, bluesy metal. Fans have known for a while that over the years Danzig has stockpiled recorded material that never saw the light of day (with the exception of a few leaked songs). But now these “lost” tracks finally get their official release. (more…)