List of Danzig band members

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Danzig
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Photograph of frontman Glenn Danzig, who has remained constant since the band's formation.
Background information
Origin Lodi, New Jersey, United States
Genres Heavy metal
Years active 1987–present
Associated acts Misfits, Samhain
Website Official site
Members Glenn Danzig
Tommy Victor
Johnny Kelly
Steve Zing
Past members see Former members

Danzig is an American rock band, formed in 1987 in Lodi, New Jersey. The band serves as a musical outlet for singer/composer Glenn Danzig (formerly of Misfits and Samhain), who is the only member to have been in every incarnation of the band since its formation.

The original lineup, consisting of Glenn Danzig (vocals), John Christ (guitar), Eerie Von (bass) and Chuck Biscuits (drums), spanned seven years and four albums. Danzig experienced its first lineup changed in 1994, when Biscuits was ultimately fired from the band due to royalty disagreements. After he was rejected upon asking to return, and - according to a special issue of Kerrang! magazine, former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl turned down an approach from them, he was replaced by Joey Castillo, who made his first public appearance as a member of Danzig at an in-store signing the day of the fourth album's release.

After promoting the fourth Danzig album, John Christ and Eerie Von both left the band in July 1995, leaving Glenn Danzig as the only remaining original member of the band. Many lineup changes happened since; guitarists included Dave Kushner, Jeff Chambers, Todd Youth, Joe Fraulob and Kenny Hickey, bassists included Josh Lazie, Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, Howie Pyro and Jerry Montano and drummers included Bevan Davies and Karl Rosqvist. The current Danzig line-up consists of Glenn Danzig on vocals, Tommy Victor on guitar, Steve Zing on bass and Johnny Kelly on drums.

Current members[edit]

Glenn Danzig
Active: 1987–present
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: all Danzig releases
Other projects: Misfits, Samhain, solo career
Tommy Victor
Active: 1996–1997, 2002–2005, 2008–present
Instruments: lead guitar, backing vocals
Release contributions: Circle of Snakes (2004), The Lost Tracks of Danzig (2007), Deth Red Sabaoth (2010)
Other projects: Prong, Ministry
Johnny Kelly
Active: 2002–2003, 2005–present
Instruments: drums, percussion
Release contributions: Deth Red Sabaoth (2010)
Other projects: Type O Negative, Seventh Void, A Pale Horse Named Death
Steve Zing
Active: 2006–present
Instruments: bass, backing vocals
Other projects: Samhain, Son of Sam, Marra's Drug (formerly Doomtree), The Undead, Mourning Noise

Former members[edit]

Eerie Von
Active: 1987–1995
Instruments: bass, vocals
Release contributions: Danzig (1988), Lucifuge (1990), How the Gods Kill (1992), Thrall: Demonsweatlive (1993), 4 (1994), Live on the Black Hand Side (2001), The Lost Tracks of Danzig (2007)
Other projects: Samhain, solo career
John Christ
Active: 1987–1995
Instruments: guitar, backing vocals
Release contributions: Danzig (1988), Lucifuge (1990), How the Gods Kill (1992), Thrall: Demonsweatlive (1993), 4 (1994), Live on the Black Hand Side (2001), The Lost Tracks of Danzig (2007)
Other projects: Samhain, solo career
Chuck Biscuits
Active: 1987–1994
Instruments: drums, percussion
Release contributions: Danzig (1988), Lucifuge (1990), How the Gods Kill (1992), Thrall: Demonsweatlive (1993), 4 (1994), Live on the Black Hand Side (2001), The Lost Tracks of Danzig (2007)
Other projects: Social Distortion, D.O.A., Circle Jerks, Black Flag
Joey Castillo
Active: 1994–2002
Instruments: drums, percussion
Release contributions: Blackacidevil (1996), Satan's Child (1999), Live on the Black Hand Side (2001), I Luciferi (2002), The Lost Tracks of Danzig (2007)
Other projects: Queens of the Stone Age, Sugartooth, Wasted Youth
Josh "Lazie" Resnik
Active: 1996–1997, 1998–2000
Instruments: bass
Release contributions: Blackacidevil (1996), Satan's Child (1999), The Lost Tracks of Danzig (2007)
Tom Orio-Nist
Active: 1996
Instruments: guitar
Rob "Blasko" Nicholson
Active: 1997–1998
Instruments: bass, vocals
Other projects: Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, Prong
Dave Kushner
Active: 1997
Instruments: guitar
Other projects: Velvet Revolver, Wasted Youth, Electric Love Hogs, Loaded, Sugartooth, Zilch, DKFXP
Jeff Chambers
Active: 1998–1999
Instruments: guitar
Release contributions: Satan's Child (1999), The Lost Tracks of Danzig (2007)
Todd Youth
Active: 1999–2002, 2007
Instruments: guitar
Release contributions: I Luciferi (2002), Live on the Black Hand Side (2001), The Lost Tracks of Danzig (2007)
Other projects: Son of Sam, Murphy's Law, D Generation
Howie Pyro
Active: 2000–2002
Instruments: bass, vocals
Release contributions: I Luciferi (2002), Live on the Black Hand Side (2001), The Lost Tracks of Danzig (2007)
Other projects: D Generation
Charlee Johnson
Active: 2002
Instruments: drums, percussion
Jerry Montano
Active: 2002–2006
Instruments: bass, vocals
Release contributions: Circle of Snakes (2004), The Lost Tracks of Danzig (2007)
Other projects: Hellyeah, Nothingface
Bevan Davies
Active: 2003–2005, 2010
Instruments: drums, percussion
Release contributions: Circle of Snakes (2004), The Lost Tracks of Danzig (2007)
Other projects: Jerry Cantrell, Comes with the Fall
Joe Fraulob
Active: 2005–2006
Instruments: guitar
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
Active: 2006
Instruments: guitar
Other projects: Misfits, Gorgeous Frankenstein
Kenny Hickey
Active: 2006–2007
Instruments: guitar
Other projects: Type O Negative, Seventh Void
Karl Rosqvist
Active: 2007
Instruments: drums, percussion
Other projects: Son of Sam


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