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DANZIG – Releases Vampire Film Trailer

Glenn Danzig has released a trailer for his latest film, Death Rider in the House of Vampires. According to The Wrap, the Vampire-Western feature “follows the Death Rider, who travels to the desert Vampire Sanctuary, ruled by Count Holliday.”

Written and directed by Danzig, the movie features Devon Sawa, Julian Sands, Kim Director, and Danny Trejo, among others, including Danzig himself. You can check out the trailer HERE.

“Glenn Danzig, born Glenn Anzalone in 1955, grew up in New Jersey as a comic book junkie and self-described outsider. After starting off as a drum roadie and then bass player in some local bands in the early 1970’s, young Anzalone became enamored of the rising punk sound, and started The Misfits in 1977, changing his name to Glenn Danzig, and starting his own sub-genre of punk many have come to call horror-punk, which brought in camp elements of imagery and lyrics from old horror movies and television shows. In 1983, Danzig broke up The Misfits due to constant band in-fighting and his dissatisfaction with the members’ commitment to the band and their lack of musical ability. Danzig then formed the group Samhain with bassist Eerie Von, and where The Misfits were much more camp in their embrace of horror, Samhain was much darker, and Danzig and Von brought in more elements of gothic rock and heavy metal into the sound of the band. The group went through several membership changes, and by 1986 were running out of steam as a band. At what would turn out to be their final show in July of 1986, one of the members of the audience was producer Rick Rubin, who was looking for more metal and punk-influenced bands to sign to his record label, Def Jam. Rubin knew about Danzig and his career, but was blown away by how powerful a live performer he was, and after the show, offered to sign Danzig to a recording contract, initially just by himself with the intention of building a “supergroup” around him. Danzig, though, insisted that bassist Von be involved. Von and Danzig soon recruited guitarist John Christ and ex-Black Flag and D.O.A. drummer Chuck Biscuits to form a new line-up of Samhain, but once the group started writing songs, both Danzig and Rubin realized they were forging something different, and so the band took on the name Danzig. (Reportedly this was also done as to avoid any legal difficulties with Samhain’s former record label.)” – Amoeba Music