| November 2, 1999|
2 November 1999
| September 15, 1998–January 1999|
NRG Studios, A&M Recording Studios, Big Love Studios
Glenn Danzig, Pete Lorimer
Live on the Black Hand Side
Heavy metal, Doom metal, Industrial metal
Danzig albums, Heavy metal albums
6:66 Satan's Child is the sixth studio album from Danzig. It was released in 1999 on E-Magine Records.
6:66 Satan's Child has a mostly industrial metal sound. As with its predecessor Blackacidevil, several songs include effects-treated vocals. It was the first Danzig album to be produced using digital recording methods, as Glenn Danzig explained: “This record is the first time I've ever recorded my vocals digitally. I recorded with a mic and in a booth, but through a computer, and that's how the overdubs were done on this record as well. What I tried to do with this record is take all my favorite elements from Danzig 1 through 5, and the Thrall EP, put it all together and add a couple of new flavors.”
The lyrical themes on the album include pain, evil and death. "East Indian Devil (Kali's Song)" was written about the goddess Kali.
Glenn Danzig originally wrote "Thirteen" for Johnny Cash, whose acoustic version appears on his 1994 American Recordings album. Danzig recalled writing the song: "Suddenly one day in 1993 I was called and asked if I wanted to write a song for Johnny Cash. Of course! The original Man in Black! It was an honor. It took me about twenty minutes to write "Thirteen", which is my understanding of Cash and his career. Then I actually went down to him on his farm in Tennessee to teach him the song. He turned out to be a really nice man". The song is a mournful dialogue of a life blighted by bad luck and misery. Danzig's own version of "Thirteen" is gothic blues in style, and is featured as the opening song in the 2009 film The Hangover. "Thirteen" was covered by Mark Kozelek on his 2013 covers album Like Rats.
A remixed version of "Belly of the Beast", called "underBelly of the Beast", appeared on the soundtrack to The Crow: Salvation in 2000. A remix of "Unspeakable" appeared on the soundtrack to the Grub Girl pornographic movie.
"Five Finger Crawl" has appeared on the Nuclear Blast compilation albums Death Is Just the Beginning, Vol. 6 and Beauty in Darkness, Vol. 4, both released in 2000. It was also used for the opening theme of Xtreme Pro Wrestling's TV show, where Danzig bassist Josh Lazie was working at the time. Lazie most notably managed the wrestler Sabu, who used the song "Firemass" as his entrance theme in XPW.
Glenn Danzig has said of the album title: “This is Danzig's sixth, and the title was too great to resist”, in reference to the Number of the Beast, with the colon added to give the title a biblical spin. Danzig has stated that the album title caused some controversy, with several retailers refusing to carry, promote or display it.
The regular album cover is by Simon Bisley. The limited edition cover is by Martin Emond and was initially only available via internet orders.
A special edition of the album, distributed in Europe by Nuclear Blast, came with a Satan's Child cover art sticker and was packaged in a black jewel case.College Music Journal – "On his sixth album 6:66 Satan's Child, Mr. Danzig keeps moving forward with his signature ideas. The album has belligerent riffage, effects-treated vocals, and doom 'n' gloom lyrics...Satan's Child is like a midnight ride in a hearse through a cemetery."
Blistering – "A tightly-alloyed descent into the miasmic world below built on Glenn Danzig’s post-industrial musings, evil-dead harmony and plenty of aggression...Ultimately, 6:66 Satan’s Child is well written and convincingly delivered."
A music video was released for the song "Five Finger Crawl".
All tracks written by Glenn Danzig.Danzig
Glenn Danzig – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Josh Lazie – Bass
Jeff Chambers – Guitar
Joey Castillo – Drums
Producers: Glenn Danzig, Peter Lorimer
Engineers: Josh Abraham
Mixing: Jay Gordon, Amir Derakh, Glenn Danzig, Peter Lorimer, John X, Cameron Webb
1Five Finger Crawl3:396:66 Satan's Child Wikipedia
2Belly of the Beast4:29