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Johnny Main
22nd March 2017


AFM Records have announced the return of Glenn Danzig with 'Black Laden Crown', his first album of new material in over seven years, which is due for release on Friday 12th May 2017.

Following on his historic reunion with the classic Misfits line-up, attended by record numbers at last year's Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago, it has been announced that Danzig will be headlining the Blackest of the Black Festival - two days of non-stop music and mayhem taking place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th May.

Danzig will close the festivities on Saturday 27th May, headlining a bill featuring more than twenty artists playing amidst a full scale takeover and transformation of the Oak Canyon Park grounds, featuring literally dozens of attractions, vendors, performers and other surprises musical and otherwise.

Blackest Of The Black promises to create a site-wide atmosphere like no festival before or since. A full rundown of performers and attractions will be announced shortly.

Additionally, this summer marks the 25th Anniversary of the classic 'Danzig III: How The Gods Kill' album which was produced by Danzig himself and featured the unforgettable cover adorned by HR Giger's 'Meister und Margeritha' (The Master and Margarita). 'How The Gods Kill' was the first Danzig album to crack Billboard's Top 30 and inspired Rolling Stone to rave in its review at the time: "Rock is alarmingly short of visionaries these days; Danzig is the genuine article."

Danzig will be performing a limited number of shows this summer, commemorating the occasion with live performances of numerous songs from 'How The Gods Kill'.

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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