Danzig To Release New Album In May, Announces 2017 “Blackest Of The Black” Festival

Danzig has revealed that his new album will be released in mid-May. With this news, he also announced that the 2017 Blackest Of The Black festival will be held at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA on May 26-27. That event will feature over 20 bands including Ministry. Furthermore, Danzig is also planning some “How The Gods Kill” 25th anniversary shows.

The following statement was issued:

“DANZIG will release his new album in mid-May. This is the 1st DANZIG album of all new material in 7 years, since 2010’s critically acclaimed ‘Deth Red Sabaoth‘.Title will be announced shortly.

This June also marks the 25th Anniversary of DANZIG III HOW THE GODS KILL. HOW THE GODS KILL was the 1st DANZIG album to crack Billboards Top 30 & the 1st DANZIG album produced by Mr. DANZIG himself.

In Honor of this momentous occasion, DANZIG will be doing a select handful of shows this summer & will perform many songs from HOW THE GODS KILL.

You shouldn’t miss it !!!”

Danzig On Possibility Of Making A New Misfits Album: “I Don’t Know”

Glenn Danzig, recently reunited with Jerry Only and Doyle, for Misfits’ Riot Fest performances, but it doesn’t seem like he is interested in recording new material with the group. He told The New York Times the following:

“If there’s going to be another Misfits record, I’d probably have to write the stuff. And I’ve got a full plate, so I don’t know.”

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Jerry Only Says Misfits Hope Their Reunion Will Continue

Jerry Only and Doyle recently spoke with Rolling Stone to discuss reuniting with Glenn Danzig for their Misfits reunion shows. So far, the three classic members, along with guest drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), and guest guitarist Acey Slade (ex-Dope/Murderdolls), have performed one show at the 2016 Denver Riot Fest, but they hope to keep things going beyond their Riot Fest performances.

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Jerry Only said the following:

“I want it to continue. I know Doyle wants it to continue. I know Glenn wants it to continue. We just have to be big enough people to make it continue. And that’s where we’re at. Whatever it takes. We’re going into our 40th anniversary so the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Eventually, Doyle‘s got to write a new album; I’ve got to write a new album; Glenn‘s got to write a new album.

Why don’t we work together and make the greatest album ever? Now we’ve got different elements. We’ve got Doyle playing more of a metal kind of thing. We’ve got Dave who we’re trying to figure out what the fuck he’s doing. And Glenn‘s got his own thing. And Acey [Slade, second guitar] fills in good too. And I’ve got the band where it is today. So it’s a matter of remolding and using all the different elements that I’ve got.”

He also added the following, when asked if Danzig was approached about writing a new album:

“I think it’s got to evolve naturally. The thing is we’ve tried to plan things and then we stand there and wait and as it comes we’ll just do it. When we go back – I don’t know about Glenn – but I canceled our touring and everything for this so I’m going to go home and write and lift.”

The band’s next show is set for September 18 at the Chicago Riot Fest.

Classic Misfits Lineup Performs At Denver Riot Fest

Misfits, featuring Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle, along with guest drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), played their first “reunion” show at the 2016 Denver Riot Fest tonight (September 14). You can see footage of that below. The band will perform again at the Chicago Riot Fest on September 18.

Setlist:

“Death Comes Ripping”
“20 Eyes”
“I Turned Into A Martian”
“Where Eagles Dare”
“Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?”
“Vampira”
“All Hell Breaks Loose”
“Hybrid Moments”
“Teenagers From Mars”
“London Dungeon”
“Earth A.D.”
“Green Hell”
“Devilock”
“Horror Business”
“We Are 138”
“Hollywood Babylon”
“Who Killed Marilyn”
“Halloween”
“Die, Die My Darling”
“Astro Zombies”
“Skulls”
“Last Caress”
“Bullet”
“Night Of The Living Dead”
“She”
“Attitude”

Dave Lombardo (Ex-Slayer) Officially Recruited For Misfits Reunion Shows

It’s official. Dave Lombardo (ex- Slayer) will be handling the drumming duties for the upcoming Misfits reunion shows. The classic era members, Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle, will take the stage together on September 4 at the Denver Riot Fest, and on September 18 at the Chicago Riot Fest.

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Lombardo told Rolling Stone the following:

“The Misfits created the horror punk attitude and had a massive influence on modern rock, punk and metal. It was an easy decision for me to join them for these monumental shows. I was honored to be asked, and am very excited to be playing with the band.”

Danzig added:

“I first met Dave back in 1988 when Danzig did four shows with Slayer in the U.S., before the first Danzig album was released. Dave is one of the best drummers around, and I can’t wait for everyone to see him pounding Misfits songs live for these special shows.”

Danzig Releases Limited Edition “Skeletons” Picture Disc

Danzig’s covers album, “Skeletons,” is now available on limited edition picture disc via NuclearBlast.com. The release, which is limited to 1030 copies, will also be available in stores on August 26.

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Skeletons Track Listing:

01. “Devil’s Angels” (Davie Allan and the Arrows cover)
02. “Satan” (from ‘Satan’s Sadists‘)
03. “Let Yourself Go” (Elvis Presley cover)
04. “N.I.B.” (Black Sabbath cover)
05. “Lord Of The Thighs” (Aerosmith cover)
06. “Action Woman” (The Litter cover)
07. “Rough Boy” (ZZ Top cover)
08. “With A Girl Like You” (The Troggs cover)
09. “Find Somebody” (The Rascals cover)
10. “Crying In The Rain” (The Everly Brothers cover)