Updated: GLENN DANZIG Fan Site Shut Down On Eve Of MISFITS 'Reunion'

The7thHouse.com, one of the oldest, largest and best DANZIG/SAMHAIN/MISFITS sites run by longtime fan, Devilman138, was allegedly ordered taken offline by Glenn Danzig on the eve of DANZIG's hotly anticipated dates with Glenn's former MISFITS bandmate Doyle. Purportedly Mr. Danzig wanted to be able to exercise more control over the information that was being disseminated over the web site and wanted to have the traffic directed to his rarely updated Danzig-Verotik.com web site, the official Internet home of the DANZIG band. The7thHouse.com message board members were reportedly shocked and left scrambling to find alternative means to remain in contact with one another after the sudden and unexpected demise of the eight-year-old fan-run and -supported web site. Unconfirmed rumor has it that this was related to the events of earlier this year in Tuba City, Arizona where Glenn Danzig was punched out by NORTH SIDE KINGS singer Danny Marianinho and an amateur video of the altercation was widely distributed over the Internet.

Two makeshift fan sites have sprung up in order to keep the message board community together: The New 7th House and The House That Screams!

UPDATE: Another The7thHouse.com message board member has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to offer a different explanation as to why the web site might have been shut down:

"As far as I understand, there were money issues involved in running the site and the webmaster voluntarily took down the site because of the money / time commitments. However, I believe he may have intended to allow the message board to remain functional, which may have been against the wishes of Danzig because it would be less moderated because it would no longer be associated with the official fansite. As for the board, it is been the hotbed of many rumors (especially concerning MISFITS reunions), so it seems plausible that Danzig would not want an unmoderated board running. All of this is based primarily on the webmaster's posts, some other posts, and my previous experiences with dealing with Danzig and the webmaster in the past. I wanted to send this because I believe that it is not accurate to report that Danzig 'ordered' the site shut down, especially due to any relation with the NORTHSIDE KINGS incident. Thanks."

Villnave, a moderator on the The7thHouse.com web site has also contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET with the following explanation:

"I'm a mod on The7thHouse DANZIG site I can tell you that Glenn Danzig DID NOT contact Devilman138 and have him shut down any part of his site. Devilman138 had been considering shutting the site down for a while now, and in weighing all of the factors, he decided this was the right time. People on the board might have other theories and assumptions, but this was simply a site owner deciding to call it quits. Devilman138 has spent many years promoting DANZIG and creating what is probably the best fansite around. I am happy I was part of it, but given the circumstances, I agree that this is the time to call it quits. It's a personal decision and a tough one."

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