Sea of Tranquility's Ken Pierce was on hand for Metal Icon Glen Danzig's return to New York for a show at the Spirit Entertainment Center.
Read on for Ken's full review!
Metal Icon Glen Danzig returned to New York for a show at the Spirit
Entertainment Center, a totally cool club in New York that I have not
attended until this particular show. The show would prove to be chock full
of surprises to say the least. For not only was Type-O-Negative drummer
Johnny Kelly handling the chores on the drum kit but it was also disclosed
that the show would feature another very special and historic musical guest.
Kicking off the evening was Trivium, a Roadrunner Records act who were promoting
their latest piece of metal. I enjoyed them more this time around than when
I first saw them opening for Iced Earth last year. Lots of old school feel
in the Nu-Metal styling of these guys. Worthy of a look- see. Just before
Danzig was the band Kataclysm, who while proclaiming themselves a Death
Metal band did not impress me as much as the previous weeks show of
Behemoth/Suffocation. They did everything right in the Death Metal sense,
however, there was not as much presence as I had recently absorbed.
Glen was in good form and really got people going. The hulking bassist
Jimmy Montano scowling menacingly at the crowd just made the frenzy even wilder.
He was into spewing water out to the crowd, which while looking cool from
afar was not a lot of fun for the photographers trying to cover the show. I
jumped like a rabbit since I was with brand new gear myself. On guitar was
Tommy Victor of Prong yet I could not confirm it 100%. It was also very
cool to see Mister Kelly on the drums. As a fan of Type-O-Negative, it was
interesting to see him playing a slightly different style of metal. John
uses a very minimal kit (bass drum, snare, tom and floor with cymbals) and
its jet black color fit right in with the Danzig decor, the lights
reflecting off his chrome trucker stickers of girls. The Danzig stage décor
was cool as well, as he has the skull from Lucifuge as a backdrop and
several other statuettes of demonic heads around the place.
After several numbers from his set, Danzig laid the ultimate surprise on the
audience. He was speaking about being from the area or something (I could
not make it out all that much from my vantage point), yet when he was done
speaking out came Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein of the one and only
Misfits. From there the group slammed through about 30 minutes of Misfits
classics. The set list for that part of the show ran like this: "20 Eyes",
"Skulls", "Mommy", "Earth A.D.", "Hatebreeders", "Die, Die", "138". It was
funny to hear Glen announce before "Die, Die" that "this is the song that
I have to wonder about what Glen could be thinking after seeing the
reception of Doyle and the playing of those classic tunes. Can he possibly
be entertaining the idea of a full blown Misfits reunion with him leading
the charge? One can only hope, as this chance to see one of only a choice
few shows featuring the Misfits music was a rare treat and I think others
would take to this without question. We music fans can only hope.
1. Skin Carver
2. Satan's Child
3. I Luciferi
4. Black Mass
5. Circle Of Snakes
6. 1000 Devil's Reign
7. It's Coming Down
8. How The Gods Kill
9. Her Black Wings
10. Until You Call On The Dark
11. Bringer Of Death
12. Twist Of Cain
Official Website- http://www.danzig-verotik.com/