The Misfits frontman turned filmmaker spoke with Rolling Stone about his upcoming film “Dying Rider within the Home of Vampires,” a horror Western completed within the bloody, violent fashion that Danzig is understood for.
Within the interview, the singer is requested about his propensity to get artistic inspiration from horror films. The punk band was typically recognized for its gory and, at occasions controversial, music movies and accompanying lyrics. The interviewer introduced up the track “Final Caress,” which comprises some purposely stunning lyrics that the singer famous is just not a songwriting technique that may go over nicely at this time.
“It’s only a loopy a– track,” he defined. “We’d do issues simply to piss individuals off.”
He added: “It was identical to, “F— your system, f— all this bullsh–.’ It was one thing else. I don’t suppose individuals will ever see something prefer it once more. There received’t be any new bands popping out like that. Now, they are going to instantly get canceled.”
When requested to elaborate on his ideas about cancel tradition and its affect on his specific model of music, the filmmaker and musician pulled no punches in his rebuke.
“Folks don’t perceive, as a result of all the things’s so cancel-culture, woke bullsh– these days, however you possibly can by no means have the punk explosion these days, due to cancel tradition and woke bullsh–. You might by no means have it,” he defined. “It might by no means have occurred. We’re fortunate it occurred when it did, as a result of it’ll by no means occur once more. You received’t have any of these sorts of bands ever once more. Everybody’s so uptight and P.C., it’s identical to, ‘OK, no matter.’”
No matter his ideas on the present state of the music viewers, Danzig’s focus is just not essentially on creating new albums, though he isn’t ruling out a reunion of the unique Misfits. Nonetheless, he’s rather more centered on his comedian ebook writer and budding directorial profession.
Now that “Dying Rider” can come out amid loosening coronavirus restrictions, he’s hoping to get it in entrance of as many eyes as potential with the intention to create much more horror.
“It’s an homage to traditional vampire films and, in fact, traditional Italian spaghetti Westerns. I simply combined the 2 genres. I didn’t suppose anybody would have completed it earlier than,” he says of the movie. “Mainly [the character] Dying Rider travels to the vampire sanctuary out in the course of the desert, after which all of it goes loopy after that.”