Danzig discography

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Danzig discography

Photograph of frontman Glenn Danzig, the founder of the band.
Releases
Studio albums 9
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 1
EPs 2
Singles 23

This is a comprehensive discography of Danzig, an American heavy metal band, started in 1987 by former Misfits and Samhain vocalist Glenn Danzig. The band has released nine studio albums, one live album, one compilation album, two EPs and twenty-four singles.

History[edit]

Danzig traces its beginnings back to July 14, 1986, when Samhain performed at The Ritz in New York City. In attendance was Rick Rubin, who was scouting for potential bands to sign to his record label, Def Jam. Upon viewing Samhain's performance, Rubin was impressed with Glenn Danzig's powerful stage persona and vocal abilities. He met him after the show and propositioned him. At first, he wished only to sign Danzig, with the intent of making him the vocalist for a hard rock supergroup that Rubin envisioned. However, Danzig refused to sign to Rubin's label without Samhain's bassist, Eerie Von, with whom Danzig had become great friends. Rubin agreed to sign Samhain, and he began making suggestions for the new direction he felt the band should take. Rubin felt the music should be stripped down, and that Danzig's vocal talents should become the focal point for the band.

In 1987, the band evolved into a solid hard rock act, with the addition of John Christ on guitar and Chuck Biscuits on drums. To reflect the change in musical direction, and to avoid having to ever start anew in the event of future lineup changes, Danzig decided to change the name of Samhain to his own surname, Danzig. In 1988, the band issued its eponymous first album on Rubin's then-new label Def American (later renamed to American Recordings). The album featured polished production by Rubin, with heavy, blues-based guitar riffs and Danzig's powerful and melodic vocal performance—a harsh contrast to the gritty, raw-sounding production of Samhain's albums. Two years later, Danzig released their second album Lucifuge.

By 1992, Rubin's involvement with the band had waned and Danzig himself took credit for co-producing the third album, Danzig III: How the Gods Kill. In May 1993, the band released the Thrall: Demonsweatlive EP, which contained several live tracks from the band's 1992 Halloween show, as well as three new studio tracks. The EP provided a hit for the band when the live version of "Mother" (a song from the first Danzig album) became popular on hard rock radio stations. A new version of the "Mother" music video was created using live footage, and the video became a hit on MTV as well, pushing Danzig into the mainstream. In the fall of 1994, Danzig issued their fourth album, which was also successful and spawned the singles "Until You Call on the Dark" and "Cantspeak". However, shortly before the release of that album, Biscuits left the band and was replaced by future Queens of the Stone Age drummer Joey Castillo.

In 1995, Danzig began to fall apart when Christ and Eerie Von decided to quit the group, leaving Glenn the only remaining original member. Many lineup changes happened since and Danzig released six more albums albums: Blackacidevil (1996), Satan's Child (1999), I Luciferi (2002), Circle of Snakes (2004) and Deth Red Sabaoth (2010). As of February 2014, Danzig is working on a new album.[1]

Danzig also recorded the song "Black Hell" for the soundtrack to the 2011 film The Hangover Part II.

Danzig's commented on record singles and the band's approach to releasing singles in America: "Singles? We don't do that in America. Maybe there will be for the European market. In America only people like Madonna and N’Sync record singles."[2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions US Sales[3]
US
[4]
AUT
[5]
FIN
[6]
SWE
[7]
SWI
[8]
1988 Danzig 125

Gold +*

1990 Lucifuge
  • Released: June 26, 1990
  • Label: Def American
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS, DD
74

329,000 +*

1992 How the Gods Kill
  • Released: July 14, 1992
  • Label: Def American
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS, DD
24 39 29

422,000 +

1994 Danzig 4 29 36

274,000 +

1996 Blackacidevil 41 23 49

124,000 +

1999 Satan's Child 149 32 59

71,000 +

2002 I Luciferi 158 33

45,000 +

2004 Circle of Snakes 183 18

38,000 +

2010 Deth Red Sabaoth 35 75 26 36

11,700+[10]

"—" denotes a release that did not chart.
  • The * marks indicate all sales from June 2007. Danzig and Danzig II: Lucifuge sales are only from May 1991 until June 2007.

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions US Sales
(sales thresholds)
US
[4]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[4]
FIN
[6]
NL
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWE
[7]
SWI
[8]
UK
[14]
2001 Live on the Black Hand Side
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions US Sales
US
[4]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[4]
FIN
[6]
NL
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWE
[7]
SWI
[8]
UK
[14]
2007 The Lost Tracks of Danzig 164
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions US Sales
US
[4]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[4]
FIN
[6]
NL
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWE
[7]
SWI
[8]
UK
[14]
1993 Thrall: Demonsweatlive 54
1996 Sacrifice
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Songs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year
[15]
Title Chart positions Album
US
[16]
US Mod.
[16]
US Main.
[16]
UK
[17]
1988 "Mother" Danzig
"Am I Demon"
1989 "Twist of Cain"
"She Rides"
1990 "Her Black Wings" Lucifuge
"Killer Wolf"
"Devil's Plaything"
1991 "I'm the One"
1992 "Dirty Black Summer" How the Gods Kill
"How the Gods Kill"
1993 "Bodies"
"Sistinas"
"It's Coming Down" Thrall: Demonsweatlive
"Mother '93" 43 17 62
1994 "Until You Call on the Dark" Danzig 4p
"Cantspeak" 40 39
"Brand New God"
1995 "I Don't Mind the Pain"
1996 "7th House" Blackacidevil
"Sacrifice"
1997 "Serpentia"
2000 "Unspeakable" Satan's Child
2002 "Wicked Pussycat" I Luciferi
2010 "On A Wicked Night" Deth Red Sabaoth
2011 "Ju Ju Bone"

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Metal Sludge Gossip Board ::
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  6. ^ a b c d "Finnish Album Charts Search for Danzig" FinnishCharts.com. Retrieved on January 5, 2009.
  7. ^ a b c d "Swedish Album Charts Search for Danzig" SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved on January 5, 2009.
  8. ^ a b c d "Swiss Album Charts Search for Danzig" HitParade.ch. Retrieved on January 5, 2009.
  9. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DANZIG: New Album Title Announced". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  10. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DANZIG's 'Deth Red Sabaoth' Lands In U.S. Top 40". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  11. ^ a b c "Australian Album Charts Search for Danzig" Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved on January 5, 2009.
  12. ^ a b c "Dutch Album Charts Search for Danzig" DutchCharts.nl. Retrieved on January 5, 2009.
  13. ^ a b c "New Zealand Album Charts Search for Danzig" Charts.org.nz. Retrieved on January 5, 2009.
  14. ^ a b c "Chart Log UK (1994–2006) The O – Ozric Tentacles" Zobbel. Retrieved on January 5, 2009.
  15. ^ "Discography of Official Danzig Releases". MisfitsCentral.com. Retrieved March 20, 2007. 
  16. ^ a b c "Artist Chart History - Danzig". Billboard.com. Retrieved March 20, 2007. 
  17. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 140. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.