Danzig Breaks From Legal Limbo With New Album, Re-Releases, Tour

After seeing his music career hung up in legal limbo for almost three years, Glenn Danzig is free at last and plans to make up for lost time.

Danzig and the band that bears his name spent the last few years tussling with two different record labels, so perhaps it’s not surprising that the group is looking to an unconventional outlet for its upcoming album. The metal mainstay is teaming with emaginemusic.com to release “6:66 Satan’s Child,” the band’s first album since 1996’s “Blackacidevil.” Users can now head to the site to pre-order the album, which arrives on November 2.

The group headed to Simi Valley, California last weekend to shoot two videos for the album, lensing clips for “Five Finger Crawl” and “Unspeakable.” The band will push the album even further with a tour that kicks off on October 19.

Danzig had been wrestling with his former record label home, Hollywood Records, in attempt to leave the label and take with him all the material he had recorded for
it. While dealing with Hollywood, Danzig was also taking on American Records (the band’s label prior to its deal with Hollywood) in an attempt to wrestle back material that has never seen the light of day.

“Part of all this legal stuff I went through is I got everything back from Hollywood: all the music videos, any footage they shot, any live recordings they did, I got ’Danzig 5: Blackacidevil,'” Danzig explained to MTV News. “I [also] got a ton of stuff back from Rick Rubin [and American Records]. All the material he’s never released came back to me so any unreleased tracks… all the live recordings, all the home videos and the MTV-style videos we did, there’s a documentary movie that we did which was supposed to come out, but never came out. Just lots and lots and lots of stuff.” [RealVideo]

As a result of these moves and the band’s deal with emagine, fans who have been looking
for “Blackacidevil” (which went out of print shortly after its 1996 release) will soon be able to snag the album courtesy of the Web site.

The venture will also see the reissue of Danzig’s “Black Aria” as well as the complete catalog of Samhain, Glenn’s short-lived pre-Danzig outfit. Danzig said that a long-awaited Samhain box set should arrive before the end of the year, and he has lined up a Samhain reunion outing to trumpet the effort. When Danzig heads out this fall, he plans to play a 45-50 minute set with Samhain, and then headline with a full Danzig set.

If you want to catch the show, here’s where to look:

  • 10/19 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • 10/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
  • 10/21 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
  • 10/23 – Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
  • 10/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
  • 10/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Ballroom
  • 10/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Air Palace
  • 10/31 – Boston, MA @ The Roxy Danzig &
    • 11/1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
    • 11/2 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
    • 11/3 – San Francisco, CA @ TBA
    • 11/4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
    • 11/6 – San Antonio, TX @ Live Oak Civic Center (November To Dismember)
    • 11/7 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Center Theatre
    • 11/9 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre
    • 11/10 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
    • 11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory