Glenn Danzig’s long-awaited Elvis Presley covers album finally has a release date. Danzig Sings Elvis is set to hit shelves on April 17.
Danzig has been working on this album for a while, putting down vocals for songs any time he had the chance. He told Full Metal Jackie in a 2018 interview:
“Every time I’d have downtime, or if I was working on soundtrack stuff, I would just record another Elvis track or two. So what started out as an EP, I now have more than enough for a full album; I have extra songs that won’t even make it on the record. So I’m really gonna have to sit down and pick the songs that I really want on the record.”
“But it came out really good. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
This isn’t the first time Danzig has covered the “King.” A version of “Trouble” appeared on his namesake band’s 1993 debut Thrall-Demonsweatlive, while his take on “Let Yourself Go” was released on 2015’s Skeletons.
Danzig released his band’s latest album, Black Laden Crown, in 2017. His film directorial debut, 2019’s Verotika,’ will be released on Blu-Ray March 17. The film’s soundtrack is out now.
Fans in California will be getting the chance to hear Danzig play Presley’s songs live soon enough. He is expected to announce shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco next week, both slated to take place in April around the album’s release. With these small, intimate seated shows, Danzig hopes to capture the “old Las Vegas nightclub atmosphere.”
Over the last few years, Danzig has played several reunion shows with Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein as the Original Misfits. The band has one planned appearance for 2020 so far, headlining Domination Fest in Mexico City, Mexico on May 2.