Danzig Take Hold of NYC Crowd With Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain
Danzig rolled through New York City at the PlayStation Theater in the heart of Times Square. Stellar supporting acts included the almighty Superjoint as well as Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain.
Glenn Danzig and his gang are touring in support of his forthcoming covers album Skeletons. The frontman performed a handful of covers such as Black Sabbath’s “N.I.B.,” Elvis Presley’s “Let Yourself Go” and The Litter’s “Action Woman.”
There was absolutely no photography and video allowed for Danzig’s set. Despite the constant scolding from security every time a fan put up his or her phone to snap a quick photo or video, the crowd still had a good time. Danzig diehards sang out to favorites “SkinCarver,” “Twist of Cain,” “Am I Demon” and, of course, “Mother.” Before the show, Glenn Danzig told us that the current tor would be his last (watch the video interview below), and that he would only play festivals and one-off gigs in the future. So if you do have the opportunity to see him in concert, just make sure you put away your camera and phone.
When Philip H. Anselmo hits the stage, it’s always a good time. Superjoint performed beforehand and unleashed “Oblivious Maximum,” “Waiting for a Turning Point” and the aptly titled “The Alcoholik” as Anselmo graced the stage with a bottle in hand. Superjoint fans were wildly passionate and it’s easy to see why as the band completely dominated onstage. Anselmo is hilarious and forceful all at once, and the energy of the band as a whole is completely infectious. Their set (which was far too short) ended with “F--- Your Enemy” and included comedian Dave Hill on guitar.
Veil of Maya or “Veil of Mayonnaise,” as Anselmo put it, took the stage beforehand and although the band may not have “fit” in for older music fans, the band gave an enthusiastic performance. Half of their setlist included brand new tracks off of their latest release Martiarch.
The hometown New York boys of Prong unraveled their memorable set earlier in the night. Frontman Tommy Victor belted out notable tracks “Unconditional,” “Ultimate Authority” and “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck.” Prong have had their share of lineup changes over the years but this trio of Victor on guitar and vocals, Jason Christopher on bass and backing vocals and Art Cruz on drums prove to be a powerful force onstage.
Witch Mountain hailing from Oregon delighted fans with their doom, metal bluesy sound to kick off the night. Frontwoman Kayla Dixon is fearless and fierce onstage and the band as a whole is heavy, groovy and captivated the New York crowd.
Check out our gallery of Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain above!
Editor’s Note: Not only were fans not allowed to take photos of Danzig but the media wasn’t allowed either, which is why photos of the headliner are missing from our gallery.
Check Out Our Exclusive Interview With Glenn Danzig: