Glenn Danzig is currently in the studio working on the new DANZIG album, tentatively due before the end of the year. Drummer Johnny Kelly (TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEVENTH VOID) and Tommy Victor (PRONG, MINISTRY) will appear on most of the tracks, according to a posting on DANZIG's official web site.
Although Johnny Kelly has been performing live with DANZIG off and on since 2002, this will mark the first time he has recorded with the band. Tommy Victor, of course, played guitar on 2004's "Circle Of Snakes" album.
The CD will feature a song called "Long Dark Road", which is decribed by Glenn as "very creepy and echo-y. It's like an old kind of '50s-ish kind of song. I've been having in my head probably for about six, seven, eight years. I haven't gotten around to recording it, and I recorded it, so it's pretty cool."
For every Danzig fan who was dying to know the lyrics to all the DANZIG, MISFITS and SAMHAIN songs — tracks that never had their "dark verses" printed — well, wait no more. Glenn Danzig's song lyrics, illustrated by longtime Danzig collaborator and friend Simon Bisley, will see the light of day later in the year. Each song gets its own illustration by Bisley, who has painted many album covers for Danzig, including the latest CD, "The Lost Tracks of Danzig", and ex-MISFITS member Doyle Von Frankenstein's solo project GORGEOUS FRANKENSTEIN (which Glenn produced).
Bisley's final illustration for the book — for the DANZIG song "When Death Had No Name" — can be viewed below.
DANZIG last year toured as part of 2008's "Blackest of the Black" trek which also included DIMMU BORGIR, MOONSPELL, WINDS OF PLAGUE and SKELETONWITCH
DANZIG's lineup for the trek was as follows:
Glenn Danzig - Vocals
Tommy Victor (PRONG) - Guitar
Steve Zing - Bass
Johnny Kelly (TYPE O NEGATIVE) – Drums
Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" conducted an interview with Glenn Danzig at the Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival on February 22, 2009 at the Orange County Fair & Expo Center in Costa Mesa, California. Watch the eight-minute chat below.