Electronic rock artist WVM has released a 5-track EP entitled The End Is Only The Beginning, which features Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails, American McGee’s Alice) and Josh Freese (Queens Of The Stone Age, A Perfect Circle). Mixing of the EP was done by Sean Beavan (8MM, Marilyn Manson), who called the album an, “…electronic masterpiece.” You can snag the EP on iTunes. A full LP version of the album will be released on June 7th and can be pre-ordered here.
Sean Beavan also says “WVM has all the warm, yummy, electronic goodness of vintage Gary Numan, with instant melodic hookery and a real artist’s vision; unique, original, and accessible.”
Bloody-Disgusting is offering a limited stream/download of the track “When Universes Collide”, which features drummer Josh Freese. You can listen to the song below and we’re offering the track for you to download for the next 48 hours, so make sure to get it while you can! READ MORE
Industrial act Tweaker has released a video for “Getting Through Many A Bad Night”, which comes off their latest album Call The Time Eternity (review). the video uses vintage footage of various robots and other “future and beyond” style images and products to create this odd past-yet-future-at-once feeling. Check it out below.
Make sure to check out our interview with Chris about his compositions for American McGee’s Alice here. READ MORE
It’s nearly Halloween. Outside, the wind is howling. The trees are bare, the branches looking like skeleton limbs crudely stuck together. Leaves cover the ground, causing each step to elicit a satisfying crunch. The sky is steel grey, threatening rain, thunder, and lightning. In a simpler way of putting it, it’s the best time of the year.
For me, one of the best ways to celebrate this time of year is by putting on some of the creepiest, eeriest, scariest music that I can get my hands on. There is something deliciously fun about scaring myself with shrieking violins, out-of-tune pianos, otherworldly choirs, and bizarre ambient tones.
And since this time of year is something special to a great many people, I wanted to share some of my favorite horror soundtracks, the ones that make me want to curl up under a blanket and play one horror movie after another, until the saving grace of the sunrise saves me. Join me below for 9 Great Horror Soundtracks! READ MORE
When I was in high school, I remember cutting out during lunch, hopping into my car, and driving to the local shopping mall to pick up my copy of American McGee’s Alice the day it came out. I already could tell that I would love the game simply on the visuals and my love of the books. But what I would never have guessed is how much I would fall in love with the soundtrack, which was composed by Chris Vrenna (of Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson fame). Full of rich, haunting cues that perfectly used the themes of the game, story, and level design, it’s one of those rare albums whose music never seems to leave the mind, always lurking in the dark recesses, the melodies creeping forth when you least expect it.
And so, when I was given the chance to speak with Chris Vrenna, I couldn’t help but ask him about his work on Alice. Read on below for the full interview as we revisit Wonderland!
Chris Vrenna just released a new Tweaker album entitled Call The Time Eternity. Check out our review here. READ MORE
When I first heard the band name Tweaker many years ago, I didn’t have much association to work with. But then, upon learning that it is a project from Chris Vrenna, who was a member of Nine Inch Nails as well as the composer of American McGee’s Alice, my ears perked up and my radar was set abuzz.
Now, years later, Tweaker is back with a third album, Call The Time Eternity. It’s been eight years since 2a.m. Wakeup Call, so has time treated this group well or should they have stayed in the shadows? Find out below. READ MORE
Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) has announced the return of Tweaker! It’s been eight years since 2 a.m. Wake Up Call and now he’s back with Call The Time Eternity, which will come out Oct. 23rd via Metropolis Records. The album will feature a guest appearance from Collide‘s kaRIN.
Vrenna describes, “Every tweaker record is a mix of instrumental music and vocal songs. During the writing and recording process, tracks will naturally evolve into one or the other.”
Vrenna explains his decision to record a cover of Phil Collins‘ “I Don’t Care Anymore” for the album, “I do love Phil’s drumming! He really broke new ground both in the grooves he created, but also in the way his drums were recorded and sounded. I especially loved the darkness and sadness he explored lyrically in his solo records. While working on tweaker, ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’ began haunting me. For a few weeks every time I got in the car, it came on the radio. It happened so many times that I took it as a sign.”
Check below for the album artwork. READ MORE
Review written by Chris Lockett: It’s been almost a decade since Marilyn Manson made a good album. The fantastic, The Golden Age of Grotesque came out in 2003, followed by the mediocre Eat Me, Drink Me in 2007, and finally, the mixed bag that was The High End of Low in 2009. Now Manson is at it again with his new album Born Villain, which he deems as his “comeback album”. A lot of hype has been surrounding the release, but is it deserving of it? And more importantly, does it hold a candle to Manson’s early albums? READ MORE
Lately, what we’ve been hearing from the Marilyn Manson camp is basically news about how Ginger Fish left and replaced Joey Jordison in Rob Zombie. Just so you know, Chris Vrenna (ex-Nine Inch Nails, composer of American McGee’s Alice) is now the drummer for Marilyn Manson. Okay, back to the topic at hand. Marilyn Manson posted on his Facebook a short video entitled “I Am Among No One (excerpt from an undisclosed song with an unreleased title)”. It’s a bit of a mouthful, eh? Check out the snippet after the jump and let me know what you think. READ MORE