Danzig Cruises Past the ‘Devil on Hwy 9′ in New Song

It’s been seven years since Danzig last delivered a new studio album, tiding fans over with the long-promised Skeletons covers album last year. With Black Laden Crown on the horizon, the first song off the new record, “Devil on Hwy 9,” has emerged!
The song opens with familiar, rhythmically-minded riffing and those cherished pinch harmonics that are the cornerstones of the Danzig sound. A searing solo sends “Devil on Hwy 9″ on its way and when the energy finally subsides, giving way to a rock-steady verse, the icon’s snarling croon comes in, painting visuals of a long night traveling on a never-ending highway.
“This is a cool song. I wanted to do a driving song, just crazy driving, pedal to the metal song. And this is it,” Danzig initially commented when speaking with Full Metal Jackie. When asked if the road was Highway Nine in New Jersey, the singer said, “It’s a highway on the East Coast. Yeah. It’s a pretty long highway.”
Black Laden Crown is set for release on May 26 through Evilive Records and Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders can be placed here with CD and vinyl options available and digital purchases can be made through iTunes or Amazon.
Danzig’s Blackest of the Black festival is set to take place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, Calif., on May 26 and 27. Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Atreyu, Corrosion of Conformity, Vamps, Marduk, Suicide Silence, Venom Inc., and a lot more are all set to perform over the weekend with other attractions including a Castle Danzig, a bondage stage, a sacrifice altar and still more. 

Clutch will play at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2017

Earth rockers Clutch will join Orange Goblin and Avatar at the 15th Metal Hammer Golden Gods with Orange Amplification in June

Clutch will play at this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods with Orange Amplification.


Neil Fallon, Tim Sult, Dan Maines and Jean-Paul Gaster will join Orange Goblin and Avatar at the 15th annual event at London’s IndigO2 at The O2 on Monday, June 12, which will be hosted by Fozzy frontman and WWE megastar Chris Jericho.
Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade says: “Ladies and gentlemen, please allow us to adjust our pants! To say we’re stoked to have one of the single greatest, most party-est live rock bands on the planet playing our awards for the very first time is the understatement of the century.
“Coupled with the building-shaking riffage of Orange Goblin and the certified freak show that is Avatar, this is already shaping up to be one of the funnest nights in Golden Gods history. And you just wait until you see who else we have playing!”
A limited number of tickets for the 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods in association with Orange Amplification will be on sale on Friday, April 28 – when we will also announce the headliner for this year’s show. You don’t want to miss this!
Voting is now underway with fans able to register their favourites by visiting the Metal Hammer Golden Gods website. See the full list of nominations below.
Editorial-chosen awards include Riff Lord presented by Century Media, Defender Of The Faith presented by Orange Amplification, Album Of The Year, Icon, Inspiration, Spirit Of Hammer and The Golden God.
Metal Hammer Golden Gods full list of nominees

Best New Band
Zeal & Ardor

Venom Prison

Brutai

Puppy

Ocean Grove
Best Underground Band
Perturbator

Neurosis

Royal Thunder

Pallbearer

Anaal Nathrakh
Best UK Band
Bury Tomorrow

Architects

While She Sleeps

Tesseract

Orange Goblin
Best International Band presented by Nuclear Blast
Metallica

Opeth

Alter Bridge

Avenged Sevenfold

Korn
Breakthrough
Code Orange

Creeper

Oathbreaker

Ho99o9

Avatar
Best Live Band
Steel Panther

Letlive

Killswitch Engage

Mastodon

Ghost
Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’
Joel O’ Keeffe (Airbourne)

Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)

Phil Manansala (Of Mice & Men)

Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Best Independent Label
Nuclear Blast

Cooking Vinyl

Deathwish

Season Of Mist

Basick
Game Of The Year
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Overwatch

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Iron Maiden: The Legacy Of The Beast

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Avatar confirmed for Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2017

Swedish outfit Avatar will join Orange Goblin at the 15th Metal Hammer Golden Gods with Orange Amplification in June

Avatar will play at this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods with Orange Amplification.


The Swedish outfit will perform at the 15th annual event at London’s IndigO2 at The O2 on Monday, June 12, which will be hosted by Fozzy frontman and WWE megastar Chris Jericho.
Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade says: “When we confirmed that the Metal Hammer Golden Gods were back, we promised you a show – and few modern bands know how put on a show like Avatar.
“We can promise you won’t have seen anything quite like this. It’s gonna be wild!”
Earlier this week it was confirmed that Orange Goblin would kick-off the Golden Gods, which will be the biggest metal event of the year.