Unknown Source Summer 1990 ---------------------------- DANZIG RETURNS By Marina Zogbi "I think this will show more people that there's nothing to be afraid of," laughs Glenn Danzig, regarding his band's new LP, Danzig II - Lucifuge. The records fuller-sounding production and impressive diversity of songs will no doubt appeal to a wider audience than its predecessor, Danzig's self-titled debut. However, still present are Glenn's passionate vocals and dark lyrical visions, as well as John Christ's powerful and slightly ominous guitarwork. One song that may surprise those who view Danzig as glacial types is "Blood & Tears," a moving ballad and one of Glenn's personal favorite cuts: "It's a pretty emotional song, pretty powerful, I love it," he admits. "Her Black Wings," the LP's first single/video, was accepted immediately and in it's entirety by MTV, which came as something of a shock to Glenn. He'd been frustrated earlier by wranglings with the video channel over censorship of clips from the first album. Glenn believes their cooperation this year is "partly due to the success of the home video... probably people calling MTV requesting Danzig helped a lot also." Glenn's understandably pleased with the popularity of Danzig, the video, which features backstage and interview footage in addition to several uncensored clips. Of "Her Black Wings," which he co-directed with Vincent Giordano, Glenn says, "It came out really good, very dark and moody." He's always put a lot of thought into the medium: "I don't like to think of them from concept as promo videos, but as little movies or featurettes." Danzig live has traditionally been quite a pulverizing experience and the Lucifuge tour should prove no exception. Interestingly, Danzig shows always draw a large number of women, unusual for such a heavy band. Explains Glenn, "We come from a different vibe than a lot of people; a lot of songs are very emotional, very moody and I think women like that." The band will play "major cities across America" this month with Soundgarden before heading to Japan ad Australia, a first for Glenn, John, bassist Eerie Von and drummer Chuck Biscuits. The singer looks forward to performing the new stuff. "Just from rehearsal, I think it's going to be pretty wild," he predicts.