Danzig to Release New Album “Deth Red Sabaoth” in June
Hard rockers Danzig will release their first album in six years, Deth Red Sabaoth (the End), on June 22. Glenn Danzig himself produced and recorded it in Los Angeles over the course of 2009. Song titles include “Black Candy,” “The Revengeful,” “On a Wicked Night” and a two-part song called “Pyre of Souls.”
“I think that fans will really dig this new album,” Glenn said in a statement. “I’ve been told several times that the album has a cool vitality to it, that it sounds energized, and I got that feeling when I was recording it. I wanted to have an organic sound, bigger and thicker, so I went out and bought some 1970s Kustom tuck ’n’ roll bass amps to play some of the guitar parts through. You’ll hear real reverb, real tremolo on this album, which sounds completely different than the stuff that's done with computer chips."
The Danzig band on this record includes guitarist Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry), a Danzig cohort on and off since 1996, and drummer Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Seventh Void). While Kelly has toured with Glenn intermittently since 2002, this is the first time he has recorded with the band. Glenn played bass on most of the album, and played drums on "Black Candy."
The album art (below) is by award-winning artist Joe Chiodo, whose work has graced not only Danzig’s Verotik publishing line but also the covers of numerous graphic novels and comic books, including X-Men Unlimited. Chiodos previously painted a “good girl” pinup that was included in 2007’s The Lost Tracks of Danzig.
The recording group, joined by bassist Steve Zing—also an original member of Samhain with Glenn—plan to tour extensively to support Deth Red Sabaoth. Dates will be announced shortly.