Blackest of the Black: May 26th–27th
One of metal's darkest bands will mark the release of new album, Black Laden Crown, this month with its own two-night Blackest of the Black festival in California, alongside Ministry and Suicidal Tendencies and attractions that include a castle, a bondage stage, a "blood bath" and freak show, among others. "I try to make Danzig concerts not just a show but some kind of experience that transcends going to a rock concert," singer Glenn Danzig says. "You've got to get more out of it than just a rock concert, and this is going to take it the next level – or a couple levels." They'll then play a "limited number" of yet-to-be-announced gigs this summer, where they'll celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1992 LP How the Gods Kill.