At the beginning of his music career, the vocalist Glenn Danzig worked with the punk band Misfits. When the group fell apart, the musician formed a new team called Samhain. The band played a mix of metal and punk. In 1987, Glenn decided to switch to another project and created Danzig.
The original lineup of the band featured a drummer Chuck Biscuits, a guitar player John Christ (who used to work with Samhain), and a drummer-turned-guitar player Eerie Von (who used to work with Misfits).
The band’s debut single was “You and Me (Less Than Zero)". The musicians recorded it with the assistance of Def American label. After the second single “You Are My Woman” came out, the group gave a series of concerts in New Jersey.
The band’s debut album, Danzig, appeared in 1988. It was recorded with Def American, which was later renamed to American Recordings. The leading producer was Rick Rubin. The songs featured in the album were a mix of blues and metal. Danzig’s powerful vocal skills are what made them special. The new tracks were different from what Danzig recorded with Samhain. They were softer and lighter. The album earned a gold status from RIAA. Many fans wanted to book Danzig for private events.