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Danzig - II - Lucifuge (1990) (American Recordings Edition 1998)

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Danzig - II - Lucifuge (1990) (American Recordings Edition 1998)







Year : 1990 (American Recordings Edition 1998)
Style : Hard Rock , Heavy Metal
Country : United States
Audio : 320 kbps + all scans + Video
Size : 130 mb


Danzig is an American band, formed in 1987 in Lodi, New Jersey, United States. The band is the musical outlet for singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig, preceded by the horror punk bands the Misfits and Samhain. They play in a bluesy doom-driven heavy metal style influenced by the early sound of Black Sabbath.On July 14, 1986, Samhain performed at The Ritz in New York in what was to be their final show. In attendance was Rick Rubin, who was scouting for potential bands to sign to his record label, Def American. Rubin at first wished only to sign Danzig, with the intent of making him the vocalist for a hard rock supergroup that Rubin envisioned. However, Danzig refused to sign to Rubin's label without Samhain's bassist Eerie Von. In 1987, he added John Christ on guitar and Chuck Biscuits (ex-Black Flag) on drums.To reflect the change in musical direction and avoid having to start anew after future lineup changes, Glenn, on Rubin's advice, changed the name of Samhain to his surname, Danzig.Glenn Danzig was the original vocalist and songwriter for the legendary horror punk band the Misfits. He formed Samhain after leaving the Misfits in the early 80s before forming Danzig in 1987 and forging ahead into the metallic realm. To reflect the change in musical direction and avoid lineup changes, Rick Rubin had asked Glenn to change Samhain's name to Danzig, so technically this band is still Samhain.The first (and some say the classic) Danzig line-up consisted of Glenn Danzig, John Christ (guitar), Eerie Von (bass) and Chuck Biscuits (drums). The aforementioned lineup lasted for 4 albums. Ironically, despite the illusion of being a real band, Danzig has always been more of a solo project for Glenn, who has remained constant for over a decade.Contrary to popular opinion, Danzig's Circle of Snakes is not "Danzig 8", as people tend to believe it is part of the numbered Danzig albums. Glenn claims that the album isn't a part of the numbered Danzig albums because of the different approach used on the album with it being more personal. Beside that, he claims the anthology reaches 7:77 only, which was I Luciferi.Glenn Danzig is a huge fan of comic book art and cartooning. He's made an appearance on the Adult Swim cartoon on Cartoon Network called Aqua Teen Hunger Force.


Danzig II: Lucifuge is the second album by American heavy metal band Danzig. It was released in 1990 on Def American Recordings and was reissued in the USA and UK in 1998 by Def American's successor, American Recordings.Lucifuge has a pronounced blues influence that adds a sinister edge akin to records by Howlin' Wolf or Robert Johnson,who have both been accused of playing the "Devil's music". Thematically, a number of songs throughout the album ask questions about the concept of evil.Glenn Danzig said that the song "Killer Wolf" is “my version of an old blues song about a guy who wolfs around the door of every girl in town.”Glenn Danzig has described "I'm the One" as “another blues song...about a guy realizing his destiny.” "I'm the One" was originally recorded for Danzig's debut album, as John Christ explained: “We actually recorded "I'm the One" for the first record, but we decided to save it for this record. It fit the mood of the second album much better. Glenn wanted to do that song for a long time – he even knew what kind of video he wanted it to have long before we did it. It's a cool song: just some guitar and vocals and a little hi-hat in the background.”The introduction to "Long Way Back from Hell" begins with the use of the dive bomb guitar technique.Guitarist John Christ explained: “We worked on the beginning of that song for a long time before we finally got it right – it always sounded too empty. But when Eerie came in with that galloping bass-line, it all kind of fell into place. It has a lot of energy to it and was probably one of the best songs on that album.”Glenn Danzig spoke about the challenge of writing the song "Her Black Wings": “I always know beforehand what kind of record I want to make. Those ideas dictate how the songs will sound. And sometimes it's not always easy to execute the ideas. For example, writing "Her Black Wings" was a laborious and tedious experience – but that's the way it had to be for the song to come out right.”"777" is a song about "Armageddon" and includes the use of slide guitar."Blood and Tears" is a Roy Orbison-like ballad about “a girl's failed relationship and her subsequent torment”,and is one of Glenn Danzig's personal favorites from the album.The lyrics to "Snakes of Christ" tell of Glenn Danzig's view that the teachings of Christ have been perverted by religious groups.Glenn Danzig has mentioned in interviews the very noticeable similarity between the main riff from "Snakes of Christ" and that of the later Stone Temple Pilots song "Sex Type Thing".Regarding the song "Tired of Being Alive", John Christ has suggested that “Lyrically, I think the words are about the way Glenn was feeling at the time.”The remaining songs feature subjects including love, sex and religious themes.A song titled "The Other Side" was finished but not released on the album.Prior to the album release, Glenn Danzig noted how the band had improved in the interim between the debut recording and the recording of Lucifuge: “Everybody's much more comfortable with each other now. We've toured with each other, hung with each other. The rhythm section is much tighter. It's just a much better band, and that comes through on the album.”Before its release the album had been tentatively titled "777". The title "Lucifuge" is the imperative form of the Latin compound verb lucifugere, "to flee the light", derived from the noun 'lux' (light) and the verb 'fugere' (to flee). If the title is to be taken literally, "Lucifuge" is thus a command: "flee the light", a phrase included in the lyrics to the song "Girl". It could also be a reference to the Grand Grimoire demon Lucifuge Rofocale.Most formats feature the original full-color "faces" album cover, composed of portrait photographs of the four band members: these include the 12" vinyl LP, the audio cassette, and the original pressings of the European and Japanese CDs. The most widely distributed format, the North American CD, features the alternate "chest/cross" album cover, a cropped black-and-white close-up of the photograph of Glenn Danzig found on the back of the LP sleeve and on the interior of all formats. All CD releases feature the "faces" picture on the rear of the CD tray.Early pressings of the CD include a booklet that unfolds into an inverted cross.The booklet features the passage "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do", the King James translation of John 8:44.Newer American Recordings pressings have a "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content" label printed on the booklet artwork; previously this had been a sticker on the outer cellophane wrapping. Like Danzig, this album was issued a Parental Advisory label despite the only instances of profanity being mild and infrequent (in this case, one use each of the word "bastard" in "Long Way Back From Hell" and "Pain in the World", and use of the word "bitch" twice in "Her Black Wings").As with the debut album, Lucifuge was distributed by Geffen Records, but due to the nature of Danzig's music, the company refused to put its name on the packaging.

Line Up:

Glenn Danzig - Vocals, Keyboards, Bass, Guitars, Drums (occasionally) (1987-present) - See also: Glenn Danzig, ex-Glenn Danzig and the Power and Fury Orchestra, ex-Misfits, ex-Samhain, ex-Talus, ex-Whodat and Boojang
Eerie Von - bass
John Christ - guitar
Chuck Biscuits - drums


Producer: Rick Rubin
Engineers: Dave Bianco, Sylvia Massy, Brendon O'Brien, Martin Schmelze, Jim Scott
Mastering: George Marino at Sterling Sound, NYC


01. Long Way Back from Hell 04:23
02. Snakes of Christ 04:34
03. Killer Wolf 03:59
04. Tired of Being Alive 04:03
05. I'm the One 03:21
06. Her Black Wings 04:47
07. Devil's Plaything 04:13
08. 777 05:39
09. Blood and Tears 04:20
10. Girl 04:12
11. Pain in the World 05:52

+ Video "Devil's Plaything" (Official Video)

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