Saturday, May 27 was a perfect day for metal fans in Orange County, California. It was Day 2 of Glen Danzig’s “Blackest of the Black” festival at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado Canyon. While this location may sound remote, it’s next to Irvine Lake and right around the corner from the City of Orange. The weather was beautiful, there were grassy, shady areas to sit, and two stages of non-stop crushing metal. There was a great mix of musical styles to offer something for everyone and each band was in top form.
It would seem that Southern California is getting a bit of Halloween in May this year at the “Blackest of the Black” festival. Glen Danzig is bringing his vision of darkness to Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California over Memorial Day weekend. While this location may sound remote, it’s next to Irvine Lake and right around the corner from the City of Orange. DANZIG and MINISTRY are confirmed to perform on Saturday, May 27 of the “Blackest Of The Black” festival. The two-day event will feature over 20 artists as seen below and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will headline Friday, May 26. read more
With over 35 years in the music business, over some of the most exciting eras in rock music, Eerie Von is a man who is near and dear to fans of punk, goth, metal, and horror-inspired music. What fans may not know is that Eerie Von is also an accomplished photographer. Through his new book, Misery Obscura: The Photography of Eerie Von (1981-2009), Eerie has given fans a back stage pass into the origins of the Misfits, the rise of Samhain, and the formation and world-wide success of Danzig. The Horror News Network was lucky enough to get a chance to talk to Eerie about the origins of the book, his musical journey, and of course, horror films. read more