One of the best things about music is its unpredictability. Sometimes, those moments can cause true horror but the best moments are just ace. That’s why we spend so much time caring so much – for those moments. It’s worth the risk. Most of the time. Here are all of the Thrash Hits contributors’ biggest surprises of 2013. They’re mainly bad, actually, but whatever…
Danzig is a heavy metal band from the United States, formed in 1987, in Lodi, New Jersey. The band serves as a musical outlet for singer/composer Glenn Danzig, and their music fuses dark lyrics and imagery with blues influenced music. Danzig can be seen as the third stage in Glenn Danzig's musical career, preceded by the punk band The Misfits and the deathrock band Samhain.
On July 14, 1986, Samhain performed what was to be their final show, at The Ritz in New York City. Read more on Last.fm
Danzig on Thrash Hits
June 25th, 2013
Oh, Glenn. We’ve longed for you to come over here and do a combined Danzig/Misfits set in London for years. You burned us so badly with your awful sound and onstage petulance at Download Festival 2011, but we’re willing to give you one last chance. Hugh Platt went to Camden with all his fingers crossed for this one.
6 things we learned watching Danzig in London…
December 24th, 2011
In short: Yes, yes it is. We’re not entirely sure why Dez Fafara (DevilDriver, Coal Chamber), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Prong, Rob Zombie, Danzig, Ozzy Osbourne), and John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament, The Cult) decided it would be a good idea to team up and cover ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ (for the Metal Christmas album, We Wish You A Merry Xmas and a Headbanging New Year). Neither are we quite sure whether or not the beyond OTT nature of the result in any way justifies the idea’s inherent stupidity. In either case, we’ll be damned if we have to suffer the knowledge of this song’s existence alone.
November 7th, 2011
Oh Danzig. As much as we love you, we also know that you’re a massive berk. This past weekend, Danzig was due to perform at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas, and had promised a set full of Misfits classics. Instead, it was an unmitigated disaster, with the band going on over an hour late, and nearly causing a riot among punters thanks to Danzig repeatedly informing them that all the problems were the fault of the festival’s promoters. Well, as The PRP has reported this morning, the promoters have a very different view of what went down – specifically the ever-more-ridiculous series of rock star tantrums thrown by Danzig himself.
“So far, so what?”, right? Well, we’d just chalk this up as another one of Glenn’s childish little incidents, if it weren’t for the involvement of Slayer in proceedings.
October 31st, 2011
We make no secret of our absurb love for Glenn Danzig here at Thrash Hits, but we’re definitely not the only ones. In anticipation of Danzig’s Halloween show in Los Angles, LA Weekly has been running an entire week of Danzig-related content over on their site under the moniker of “Danzig-palooza“. And yes, it was their blog where they ludicrously photoshop Danzig’s head onto the bodies of famous movie characters that caught our attention.
January 25th, 2011
Hugh Platt loves Danzig a bit too much. Okay, he loves Danzig far too much. That Glenn’s playing Download Festival 2011 has gotten Hugh far too excited.
Of all the line-up additions announced for Download Festival 2011 last night, it was the confirmation that Glenn frickin’ Danzig was finally coming back to the UK that gave us the biggest festival hard-on. If you don’t know who Danzig is, well, you’re an idiot or a child. Go over to YouTube or Spotify or anywhere and check out some of his music.
Glenn Danzig might be a musical hero of ours, but we’d be lying if we said we thought his greatness was entirely down to his musical back catalogue. Other than the fact that he’s got some clearly batshit insane opinions about cancer, goes shopping for kitty litter wearing his own band t-shirts, he’s also the inspiration for countless amounts of video LOLs across the interweb.
December 13th, 2010
Ever wondered what would happen if Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins were….ahem….”very special friends”, and shared a house together, next door to their Satan-worshipping neighbours, Hall & Oates? And wouldn’t a cartoon of their (anti-)Christmas horseplay be just the thing to get you going on a brisk Monday morning in December?