One of metal’s most enduring and iconic images is the white demon skull from the album cover of the first self titled Danzig album from 1988, which in turn was “borrowed” from the Marvel comic Crystar #8. published in 1984. Not a surprise as the Misfits skull logo was also “borrowed” as was their font. The album wasn’t exactly a success as it reached number 125 on the Billboard album chart despite uncredited vocal contributions from Metallica’s James Hetfield on Twist of Cain and Possession but Danzig retained a cult following which grew far larger when standout song Mother was re-released in 1993 and gained heavy radio and MTV play. Mother‘s later inclusion in 2005’s Grand Theft Auto San Andreas helped expose the song and Danzig to a new, larger audience.
- Mother and Twist of Cain continue to be staples of Danzig’s live set list.
- Mike Golden didn’t receive a penny for the skull design.
- Danzig went on to exploit his contract with HR Geiger for artwork used on the Danzig III: How the God’s Kill album, except Geiger sued him by having someone crowd surf onto the stage and hand Danzig legal papers at a show.
Still though, a ridiculously cool shirt from one of the most influential albums of all time – ranked 23rd of the 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time in 2017 by Rolling Stone magazine.
Black Gildan Heavy Cotton 100% cotton t-shirt.
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