Glenn Danzig’s long, dark journey into music began in the mid-1970s with the New Jersey horror-punk band The Misfits, crooning his menacing, evil-Elvis baritone melodies over a slop-storm of three-chord, abrasive pop songs. In 1983, Danzig disbanded The Misfits and started Samhain, which took one step further into the realm of metal. Upon signing with Rick Rubin’s Def American label in 1987, the band switched its name to Danzig and dived horns-first into dark, head-banging infamy. —Jeff Royer
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