Metal Edge June 1997 ---------------------- Extreme Danzig By Paul Gargano "I really wanted to make an extreme record - I really hate bands like Pearl Jam and all those other bands that are just doing corporate arena rock and pretending that they're doing something revolutionary," said Glenn Danzig of reactions to his latest release, Blackacidevil. "To me, music should be exciting and it should be pushing the edges, and that's what I wanted to do. I really wanted to make a statement with the record, and I did. People are going to have different views about it, my favorite is when people are shocked." To longtime fans of Danzig, there may be nothing shocking about his latest canon, but to the uninitiated, the abrasive, techno-charged presentation may be too much of a leap from the Elvis-meets-Black Sabbath days of "Mother" and "Dirty Black Summer." Danzig doesn't stop with music, pushing the creative envelope with his adult-oriented line of graphic comics. "Censorship right now is really bad. Not just for comic books, but records and everything. This country is becoming more and more conservative - or at least the people in office would like to see it more conservative - what we're probably going to see is a big kind of cultural revolution." More on the cultural revolution - and Danzig's contributions to music, film and literature - in next month's Metal Edge.