Danzig -- Toronto, Ontario -- August 9th, 2013
Support: Scar the Martyr, Huntress
Date: Friday August 9th, 2013
Venue: the Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario
T-Shirt worn: Angelcorpse “Exterminate”
I don’t care what people say about Glenn Danzig. Sure, the guy may be a total dick. And sure, his voice may have suffered a lot in the last few years. But I’ve been listening to the guy for a long fucking time. I’ve enjoyed or loved everything he’s ever released, even Danzig’s 5 and 6:66. Even more so I love the Misfits. And for some reason I’ve never seen him live. So this is a dream come true for me. And the fact that Doyle’s along for the ride to play some Misfits tunes? :drool:
I wish I could say the same about the openers. I got to the show fashionably late (around two hours after doors) because I hate Huntress and have no interest in Scar the Martyr. I heard one song by Scar the Martyr on the radio a few days ago and I thought it would be really cool, if it was released in 2001. And if I wanted to see hot girls pretend to sing I'd watch porn. The lady at the doors scared me a bit when she told the guy in line in front of me that whoever was playing when we walked in had been on for about five minutes. It was Scar the Martyr and I thought they were going on stage before Huntress. So I was like, [I]“shit, Danzig’s not going on until midnight at least”[/I]. Thankfully she was wrong and they played for about two more minutes and were done. And even better, Huntress had already played. But on the downside, since they were both done I walked into the show just in time for a forty five minute set-change.
Danzig came on pretty early (9:30) and they/he was pretty good. The sound was absolute garbage for the whole show. Maybe that was just where I was standing? I could barely make out Danzigs vocals. But he was really into it and was giving a great performance, and what I could hear he sounded pretty good. He looks old though. That made me sad. I didn’t even know at first that Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative was drumming. I think I was even more excited to see him on the stage than Glenn. And then I realized that Tommy Victor was playing guitar and the show was a high school wet dream for me. The set they played was good. My favorite album by them is 4p so the fact that nothing got played off that was a little disappointing. I didn’t expect to hear anything from 5 or 6:66. The only song that really shouldn’t have been played was [I]Blood and Tears[/I]; it just killed the momentum of the show. They were going to play [I]Not Of This World[/I] before [I]Mother[/I] but Danzig stopped them after one riff of the intro. I don’t know what happened there. The highlight was probably [I]Her Black Wings[/I]; I forgot how awesome that riff is.
The crowd was really into the Danzig stuff but exploded when Doyle took the stage and joined them for some Misfits songs. That guy is fucking awesome. He has such a cool stage presence and the way he just bashes his guitar is so cool. Danzig should’ve just brought him out at the end because after he left the stage the crowd was a little deflated. It’s too bad that things will never clear up between Danzig and Jerry Only because they would make so much money touring together.
Overall, there is a lot of other Danzig stuff I’d really have preferred to hear but I guess this show and tour is a celebration of the first album so that’s understandable. So aside from the shit sound this was a good show.
2. ? (something from Deth Red Sabaoth)
3. Twist of Cain
4. Am I Demon?
5. Her Black wings
6. Devils Plaything
7. Blood and Tears
8. Dirty Black Summer
9. How the Gods Kill
10. Death Comes Ripping (with Doyle)
11. Vampira (with Doyle)
12. I Turned into a Martian (with Doyle)
13. Skulls (with Doyle)
14. Astro Zombies (with Doyle)
15. Last Caress (with Doyle)
16. Soul On Fire
18. She Rides
19. Die Die My Darling (with Doyle)
This sucks about the sound. Still, I wish I could see him at Heavy MTL, but the other headliners are of no interest to me.
Whenever I read recent Danzig reviews and people mention how nuts everyone goes for the Misfits stuff I keep thinking that i'm the only one who likes Danzig's solo stuff and doesn't give two shits about the Misfits. A lot of good stuff played though Am I Demon, Her Black Wings, Devil's Plaything, Blood And Tears, Dirty Black Summer, How The Gods Kill and Soul On Fire. It would be worth it to go just for those.
That song off Deth Red Sabaoth was probably Hammer Of The Gods.
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