Danzig Announces Blackest Of The Black Festival Signing Session

Blackest Of The Black Festival will be taking over Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA in Orange County this Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th.

The brainchild of Glenn Danzig, the event not only serves as a music festival, but as a cultural experience. The festival will be hosted by Full Metal Jackie and will feature camping, along with a number of sinister attractions, and two music stages curated by Danzig.

Glenn Danzig’s comic book company Verotik will be hosting a few special booth signings during the festival. To commemorate the release date of his new album, “Black Laden Crown,” Danzig has confirmed a rare and exclusive autograph signing session for the first day of the festival only, on Friday, May 26th.

Additionally, award-winning comic book artist Simon Bisley will be signing on both nights of the festival. Bisley has contributed to a number of comics including Verotik, DC, Fleetway, Full Circle, Marvel, and more, as well as Danzig album covers. His work has also influenced Beast in the 2006 Doctor Who episode “The Satan Pit,” and Simon Pegg’s character Tim Bisley on the U.K.’s Channel 4 sitcom, Spaced.

The Verotik area is only one of a slew of dark attractions to be featured at Blackest Of The Black. The festival will also feature a roaming freak show filled with contortionists, demons, and more, thrill rides, and a Sugar Skull Contest. The main attraction, Castle Danzig, is a fully immersive walkthrough experience of agony and ecstasy, all based on the music and graphic novels of Glenn Danzig. Within the vicinity of the eerie castle and courtyard, attendees will find a sacrifice altar, bondage stage, suspension stage, electro stage, blood bath, a padded cell, stocks, cage dancers, and more!

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Danzig Announces New Album “Black Laden Crown”

In addition to curating the Blackest Of The Black festival, Danzig is gearing up to release new album “Black Laden Crown” on May 26th.

Following his historic reunion with the classic Misfits lineup attended by record numbers at last year’s Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago, this will be the first Danzig album of all new material since 2010’s “Death Red Sabaoth.”

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Bloodclot Signs With Metal Blade Records

Bloodclot (featuring current and former members of the Cro-Mags, Queens of the Stone Age, Danzig) just signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records.

While being the leader of one of the most influential hardcore bands of all time – the Cro-Mags – John Joseph is also an author, an outspoken advocate of plant-based nutrition, and a competitive Ironman tri-athlete.

Todd Youth – who played in Agnostic Front at the age of 12 – has played guitar with a myriad of artists, including Danzig, Glen Campbell, Motorhead, Ace Frehley, and many more. Additionally, Nick Oliveri has played bass in Queens of the Stone Age, alongside one of the most sought-after drummers in the scene, Joey Castillo – who has also sat behind the kit for Danzig and Eagles Of Death Metal.

These four renowned musicians came together when Cro-Mags guitarist AJ Novello was unable to play a show, and John Joseph called Todd Youth to fill-in for him. The two rekindled their friendship and enjoyed playing together so much that a decision was made to re-form Bloodclot (whose origins date back to a 1981 Bad Brains tour). Todd began the songwriting process, and soon after, Joey Castillo and Nick Oliveri were recruited to join the band.

With the new line-up in place, and songs to record, Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel offered Bloodclot a worldwide deal. In regards to the signing, Brian Slagel comments: “Super excited to be working with these legends! The material is fresh and what you would expect from such an amazing group! Thanks to Tal Ronnen of Crossroads Kitchen for his help on this too!”

Bloodclot plans to release upcoming album, “Up In Arms,” in the spring of 2017, with worldwide touring to follow. Stay tuned for more details coming soon. The band’s lineup consists of:

John Joseph (Cro-Mags) – Vocals
Todd Youth (ex-Danzig) – Guitars
Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age) – Bass
Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, ex-Danzig) – Drums

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Katla Streaming New Track “Dómadalur”

Katla – the Icelandic band featuring Einar Eldur Thorberg (Curse, Fortid) and Gummi (ex-Solstafir) – has a new track online titled “Dómadalur,” which can be heard below and will be included on the forthcoming “Ferðalok” release.

The band comments: “It is a somber song, initially called our Danzig-song, as it is partially inspired by his spectacular ‘Crawl Across Your Killing Floor.’ ‘Ferðalok’ is almost upon us. All those sweet little vinyl platters, and T-shirts that defy the laws of sexuality. Now available digitally, and physically.”

Ferðalok 7″ by Katla

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Danzig Posts New Video For Black Sabbath Cover, “N.I.B.” Online

Heavy metal veterans Danzig has posted their new music video online for their cover of the Black Sabbath cover, “N.I.B.” You can check it out below. The video includes adult movie stars such as Chanell Heart and is probably best watched when the children (and your wife) is out of the room due to it’s graphic content, featuring both nudity and blood.

The song comes from Danzig’s latest album, “Skeletons,” which is a covers album including performances of such other artists as Aerosmith, Elvis Presley and The Everly Brothers amongst others.

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Danzig Reveals New Album “Skeletons”

On November 27, the new Danzig album “Skeletons” with cover versions of ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Elvis Presley and many more.

Pre-orders for CD and various color vinyl editions are now online through AFM Records here. The full track listing is:

1. Devil’s Angels
2. Satan (From Satan’s Sadists)
3. Let Yourself Go
4. N.I.B.
5. Lord Of The Thighs
6. Action Woman
7. Rough Boy
8. With A Girl Like You
9. Find Somebody
10. Crying In The Rain

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Danzig Releasing New Single “Devil’s Angels”

AFM Records just issued the following announcement about gearing up to release a new vinyl single from Danzig:

“Attention vinyl lovers: The first single ‘Devil’s Angels’ (from the album ‘Skeletons’ to be released in autumn) will be out on September 4th as vinyl 7”, strictly limited to 500 units! The B-side of the single will be a vocal & keyboard version of Satan (from Satan’s Sadists).”

Its been five years since Danzig’s latest studio album “Deth Red Sabaoth” was released The band finally returns in autumn 2015 with cover album “Skeletons,” which is a collection of Glenn’s renditions of some of his favorite classic songs from ZZ Top and many more.

An upcoming new studio album is also due in early 2016, with further details forthcoming.

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Danzig Releasing Covers Album “Skeletons”

June 2015: It’s exactly 5 years ago when Danzig’s latest studio album “Deth Red Sabaoth” was released.

Now Danzig and AFM Records both agreed to continue their successful collaboration, which already started in 2007 with “The Lost Tracks.”

The band finally returns in autumn 2015 with cover album “Skeletons,” which is a collection of Glenn’s renditions of some of his favorite classic songs from ZZ Top and many more. A new studio album is also due in early 2016, with further details forthcoming.

If you missed it, also take a look at our retrospective on Danzig for the Sunday Old School column right here.

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CANCER BATS Releases “Beelzebub” Video; Tour With Danzig To Commence Next Month

CANCER BATS has released a brand new video for “Beelzebub” from their Searching For Zero full-length. View the video now HERE. The video comes as a precursor to the band’s North American dates set to commence next week including a run with Danzig and Pennywise.   Vocalist Liam Cormier comments: “We’re so excited to be […]

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Slipknot’s KNOTFEST Adds Another Stage & 10 More Bands To 3-Day Festival Bill‏

Slipknot’s very own KNOTFEST–the most cutting edge heavy music festival in America–has revealed additional bands for the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. Already featuring some of the biggest names in metal – Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and […]

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