Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Danzig continues heavy metal tradition of bad spelling


It's been a big month for Glenn Danzig. Not only has his long-rumored (and highly unlikely) duet with Melissa auf der Maur now available, but the date, title and Joe Chiodo-drawn album cover for his first new album in six years has been revealed.
The new disc is titled Deth Red Sabaoth and will be available in June (or May, according to Amazon.com.) The only thing that would make the title more metal would be an umlaut.

It sounds like Danzig might be returning to form. Here's what he has to say at Noisecreep.com:

"I wanted to have an organic sound, bigger and thicker, so I went out and bought some 1970's Kustom tuck 'n' roll bass amps to play some of the guitar parts through. You'll hear real reverb, real tremolo on this album, which sounds completely different than the stuff that's done with computer chips."

It might be a little premature to get excited about a new Danzig album, given that his output over the last decade has been increasingly uneven. It helps, though, that his vocals on the Melissa auf der Maur tune Father's Grave shows him interested in singing again for the first time since 1994's Danzig 4. It's been forever since I've heard him do something other than scream through vocal effects.

Welcome back, GD.

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