Danzig Does Detroit
Danzig with Speedball at The State Theatre in Detroit, MI
Halloween - October 31, 1996

by: Alyson Morrow
On October 31, 1996, I had ventured off to the State Theatre in downtown Detroit to see Danzig with local openers, Speedball. Speedball are a cross between Nirvana and White Zombie, and were pretty good. The crowd went nuts though just before Danzig was to take the stage. The crowd of about 6,000 people were all cheering Danzig, all waiting to see the God of Darkness himself, Glenn Danzig.

He had stood on stage wearing his usual tight, black jeans and his black fishnet hole shirt which is like the Danzig trademark fashion. As the lights went down the background of Danzig's latest effort, _blackacidevil_, had been displayed and the crowd went crazy. Danzig chose to open with his classic song, "Mother". The band then proceeded into the long set list of favorable Danzig songs from his first four albums. Songs included "Twist of Cain", "Long Way Back >From Hell", "Her Black Wings", "Dirty Black Summer", and "Until You Call On The Dark".

Danzig played three songs off of his latest album (which had been released a day prior to the show): "Sacrifice", "7th House", and title track "blackacidevil".

The show was incredible due to the fact that everyone was singing all the words to the songs and the fans really got into the new music off _blackacidevil_. There was a lot of moshing and stage diving during the show and the pit was horrible. It had begun at the start of the show and lasted until the bitter end of Danzig's set.

All in all the Danzig show of Halloween '96 will go down in history as being a "treat" and not a "trick." Look out for Danzig's album, it rules!

(article submitted 18/11/1996)


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