Danzig is an American heavy metal band, founded in 1987 by former Misfits and Samhain vocalist, Glenn Danzig. Known for their darkly themed music that fuses elements of punk, blues, and heavy metal, the band has become a major influence in the development of several rock and metal sub-genres.
Glenn Danzig, the band’s namesake and creative driving force, is known for his distinctive baritone voice and dark, occult-themed lyrics. Over the years, the band has had several line-up changes but Glenn has remained at its helm, contributing vocals and instruments, as well as taking up songwriting and production duties.
Danzig’s self-titled debut album, released in 1988, achieved significant success and is often considered a classic in the heavy metal genre. Its most recognizable song, “Mother,” reached widespread popularity, especially after a live version of the song released in 1993 became a hit.
Over the course of their career, Danzig has released several albums, each showcasing their evolution and continual exploration of dark themes and heavy sounds. Despite lineup changes and shifts in the musical landscape, Danzig has remained a constant force in the heavy metal scene, demonstrating their enduring influence and Glenn Danzig’s indomitable creative spirit.