This is a brand new, weekly feature here at Bloody-Disgusting Music. It is a review, or roundup if you will, of the week’s new singles. On this week’s agenda, we have new music from Marilyn Manson, Slash, The Pretty Reckless, Brad, Norah Jones, ALX, and Cavo, as well as the latest from Korn, and Adelitas Way. Each song enters and gets a review but only one will emerge as the clear winner!
Rejoice Marilyn Manson fans! The controversial rocker has announced via Facebook that he is going to be hitting the road in spring for a US tour and he has stated that this is just the first run of 2012 dates. Check out the dates below and let me know where you plan on seeing him!
YouTube user Hatinhand decided one night that he needed to make a “horror portfolio”, a video that shows scenes from 64 horror movies over the past half century. He split the video into three sections: the first entitled “Haunted Houses And Ghost Stories” which uses the music from John Carpenter’s The Ward, composed by Mark Kilian. The second section is called “Angels And Demons” and uses an instrumental version of If I Was Your Vampire by Marilyn Manson. The final section is entitled Killers And Slashers and uses the now infamous Hello Zepp theme from Saw, composed by Charlie Clouser.
The first time I saw Marilyn Manson was in May of 1994 in Houston, TX. He was opening up for Nine Inch Nails at the International Ballroom on the outskirts of town and I caught the last song of the set, “Misery Machine”. I wasn’t all that impressed.
Later that summer I picked up “Portrait Of An American Family” and fell in love with the record, trying to convert all of my friends to no avail. Sure it had some dated samples the group would later outgrow, but it was catchy as hell. And his message, though yet to be fully refined, was loud and clear.
On Halloween 1994 Nine Inch Nails came back in town with Manson still opening. Now familiar with the record I was stoked to see them, but was again let down. Daisy Berkowitz flubbed his parts and Sara Lee Lucas somehow kept the tempo lower than the album. I kind of even stopped listening to “Portrait” after that.
I’m not totally a metal guy, in fact I lean more towards singer/songwriter stuff and in the early years of college I was obsessed with noise rock. So when “Antichrist Superstar” came out I kind of let it pass me by. Years went by without me listening to a note of his music.
But in September of 1998, when I heard “The Dope Show” and saw his VMA performance, I decided to give Manson another try. Even though it borrowed heavily thematically from “Ziggy Stardust” I loved the music, message and vibe of “Mechanical Animals”. In April of 1999 I made the trek from Austin to San Antonio with some friends to check out Manson at the Alamodome.
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Marilyn Manson has dubbed his upcoming album Born Villain. Considering that was the name of the song released yesterday, I don’t think many people are surprised by this. He also posted on his official website a short blurb detailing the work that he has done with actor Shia LaBeouf:
While it’s been out for a while that Shia LaBeouf would be directing a documentary following Marilyn Manson during the recording of the upcoming new album, I didn’t realize that LaBeouf would be handling other aspects as well. After the jump, you can watch a video for Born Villain, which LaBeouf says draws heavily from Shakespeare’s Macbeth as well as the famous short film by Salvador Dali, Un Chien Andalou (courtesy MTV.com).
Before America learned the name “Marilyn Manson,” my friends and myself were obsessed with the shock rocker and his [Portrait of an] “American Family.” Having caught the world premiere of “Lunchbox” on MTV, I was at the record store as the doors opened picking up a copy. Next thing you know, I’m a 14-year-old walking around singing “Cake and Sodomy” (probably not the best thing to sing at the dinner table). To say I’m one of the first fans is an understatement; being scoffed at walking around wearing his shirt stating “this is your world in which we grow, and we will grow to hate you” was daily routine. Being asked, “who is she?” became a nuisance on its own. He was my shock rocker, the musician who defined by youth.
While I still get excited for each and every new album, it’s hard to not feel like he’s trying just a bit too hard. He’s not shocking anymore, he’s not scary, he’s not mysterious, and more importantly, he’s OLD. He’s just “not cool.” It’s sad, being that I listened to his albums so much that I actually found a way to damage them, but alas, it’s the truth.
Battling for fresh attention, Manson is back again with the first single off his upcoming studio album, “Born Villain,” which was directed by Shia LaBeouf, who states: “The song has all these references to ‘Macbeth’ and all this Shakespeare and heavy theology, so we tried to make Manson’s ‘Un Chien Andalou’ macabre ‘Macbeth’ — that’s sort of what that became.”
You can watch the NSFW video inside that carries obvious inspirations from Takashi Miike, David Cronenberg and more importantly, old school Nine Inch Nails (“Happiness in Slavery”). It’s pretty good stuff, if you’re a Manson fan.
Like ‘em or not, Black Veil Brides are getting bigger and bigger. Personally, I’m not a fan but I can see how they fit into the Hot Topic scene (which is f*cking enormous). Honestly, they’re not too shabby when it comes to hard rock. Nothing to write home about but nothing that makes me want to shoot a baby panda in the face. However, what is the need for their look? Is all that make-up and leather really necessary? It’s like Marilyn Manson and Rob Halford popped out some children and BVB was born.
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
Several weeks ago, drummer Ginger Fish quit Marilyn Manson, which wasn’t much of a surprise since not much was going on in the MM camp that I’ve heard of. Well, it turns out that he has joined up with Rob Zombie as the new touring drummer. Joey Jordison had to leave the band due to scheduling conflicts with Slipknot, who will be doing some festival tour dates this summer. Who else saw this coming a mile away? Anyways, check after the jump for a video of the new line-up rocking out the ever awesome ‘Superbeast’.
Television shows are an amazing thing, if you find a good one that is. We find a series we enjoy and it becomes a part of our lives. We connect with the characters, we hope our fears don’t come true and we follow the story closely. Just look at the people who followed Lost to a near religious craze. Or what about todays ‘Gleeks’? There is something about a well made TV show that lures people in and becomes something we talk about with our friends for hours.
All That Remains have released a video for ‘The Last Time‘, which comes off their latest album, ‘For We Are Many‘. The video was shot and directed by Nathan Cox (Marilyn Manson, Linkin Park, Disturbed). Singer Phil Labonte had this to say: ”I’ve seen some footage and without a doubt this thing looks GREAT! It’s got…some killer acting, and our dumb asses jumping around like mad.”
BD Music has scored an exclusive interview with photographer/director/artist/all around awesome guy Chad Michael Ward. The interview goes over his artistic history, what it was like to work with some of todays hottest bands, and who some of his biggest inspirations are. While you’re checking out the interview, make sure to check out Ward’s Top 10 Horror WTF Moments. WARNING: Images after the jump are NSFW.
It’s been a bit since we’ve heard any news from Marilyn Manson. The last I heard was the shocking news that drummer Ginger Fish left the band after for 15 years of dedication. Well, to quell the dry spell a bit more, Marilyn Manson was a special model for Yoshiki’s (X Japan) fashion show, ‘Asia Girl Explosion’ (sounds like the title to a really bad porn OR yet another over-the-top awesome gore flick).
Music video director, short film creator, photographer and artist Chad Michael Ward has given Bloody-Disgusting his Top 10 Horror WTF Moments! WARNING: The list contains a bunch of spoilers, so keep that in mind. Ward has directed videos for Aiden, Derek Sherinian feat. Billy Idol and Slash, D’Amato and has done work with Marilyn Manson, Soil, Trust Company, Static-X and others. His work captures horror and grotesque scenarios in truly beautiful and arresting ways. Just check out my personal favorite, ‘The Hierophant’, to see a perfect example of this (image is NSFW).
Undoubtedly one of the most visually stunning and musically exciting bands to grace the scene in a long time, THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE have unleashed the video for the first single “In The Dark” from their upcoming album Pins And Needles (release date: September 14, 2010 via Metropolis Records). Independently produced, directed, filmed and everything else needed to bring their unique, singular vision to the screen by the band, members of Rue Morgue, and their friends, the epically arresting video premiered at Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear that took place last weekend in Toronto.
Marilyn Manson co-founder and original guitarist Scott Putesky, aka Daisy Berkowitz, has teamed up with Florida’s electro-punk darlings Kill Miss Pretty to write and record a new album for release this summer.
The new CD will include their recently released single collaboration “Judy Garland”, as well as new KMP songs and a remake of the early Marilyn Manson & Spooky Kids track “She’s not My Girlfriend”.
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