love for Danzig’s comic book music never really faded away,
especially not with killer releases like “Lucifuge” (1990), “How
the Gods Kill” (1992), “4” and then again, after the mishap
called “blackacidevil” (1996) and a break of a couple of years,
“Satan’s Child” (1999). The penchant for dark rock is consistent
in Evil Elvis’ music, and I can’t help loving it. After all these
years, I finally get to see the man in action, and it is therefore
with great anxiety I get in the car and take my friend Jesper to
Aalborg to see Danzig’s only appearance in Denmark on this tour (and
I believe in a long, long while).
the hymn of “Wotans Procession” from latest offering “Circle of
Snakes” (2004) begins, my expectations have reached the boiling
is finally it!
great is my disappointment when the sound turns out to be really bad.
It is hardly possible to tell what Evil Elvis sings – and this is
fairly important when we’re talking
the soundman soon gets to grips with Studenterhuset’s acoustics and
even though Glenn is not the greatest singer in the world, the sheer
joy of hearing classics like “Twist of Cain”, “Bringer of Death”,
“Snakes of Christ”, “How the Gods Kill”, “Her Black
Wings”, “Satan’s Child”, “Mother” and newie “Black
Angel, White Angel” makes the whole dang thing worth our while.
Glenn himself is a comic book character made flesh (and even a fairly
old one at that…), his backing band (consisting of Tommy Victor of
Prong fame and Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative ditto) are there to
kill and bounce around constantly. Victor is used to be on the stage,
and there’s little doubt that he enjoys every second of it. I have
no idea who the bass player is, but he seems amiable and is doing a
fab job as well.
“Dirty Black Summer”, the band retires and leaves a happy crowd
who just had their share of dark rock classics. Not necessarily
perfectly executed but, damn, the level of nostalgia shouldn’t be
Attending: Thomas & Jesper