This US heavy metal band is largely a vehicle for the lyrical and musical talents of Glenn Danzig (Glenn Allen Anzalone, 23 June 1955, Lodi, New Jersey, USA). Using musicians from his previous bands, the Misfits and Samhain - guitarist John Christ (b. 19 February 1965, Baltimore, Maryland, USA) and bass player Eerie Von (b. 25 August 1964, Lodi, New Jersey, USA) - plus stylish hardcore veteran Chuck Biscuits on drums (b. Charles Montgomery, 17 April 1965, USA; ex-D.O.A. , Black Flag, Circle Jerks), he founded Danzig in 1987 and sold the concept to Rick Rubins Def American label the following year. The resultant album realized all of the promise shown in Glenns former projects, producing work with a soulful profundity at which he had previously only hinted. While satanically inclined, Danzig has managed to avoid most of the pitfalls that have plagued other bands that court a devilish image. Younger, more overtly aggressive acts such as Deicide and...
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