Horror-punk icon Glenn Danzig has revealed to Bad Feeling Magazine that his new full-length album of all-original DANZIG material is "80 percent done." He stated about the record's musical direction: "I think DANZIG fans will dig it a lot. It's heavy, sometimes it's bluesy and swampy, dark. And then other times I'm doing a couple of different things here and there that they might not have heard me do before, all within the whole DANZIG context. So, I think they'll like it."
Danzig also revealed that his previously announced collection of Elvis Presley covers has "turned into a full album." He explained: "I was also working on the new DANZIG record, so every time I had downtime, I would just go, 'Let's do another Elvis track.' It's done."
Danzig previously told Rolling Stone magazine about his Elvis collection: "I'm making it a little different. Some of the stuff I'm stripping down, bare bones, very old-school fifties echoey slap-back vocals, piano, guitar." Songs that may end up on the effort include "Home Is Where the Heart Is" and the Faron Young–composed tune "Is It So Strange", which Presley recorded in 1957.
Glenn will release his long-awaited covers record, "Skeletons", on November 27 in North America via Nuclear Blast Entertainment/Evilive Music. The record can now be pre-ordered at this location.
A labor of love that dates back to 1979, "Skeletons" sees Danzig pulling back the curtain behind his influences with a collection of ten covers spanning artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, ZZ TOP, and AEROSMITH to BLACK SABBATH, THE TROGGS, THE EVERLY BROTHERS, and more.