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.
Bloody Disgusting and Century Media Records have teamed up to bring you the exclusive look at the new 3 Inches of Blood video for ‘Silent Killer’, off their ‘Here Awaits Thy Doom’ album! Banned from MTV for being too graphic, Bloody Disgusting is NEVER afraid to show you the good stuff! Check after the jump for the exclusive video and let us know what you think! You can also check out the video for ‘Battles And Brotherhood’, which BD exclusively debuted HERE!
You can also check out our exclusive interview
with guitarist Shane Clark where he talks all about his love of horror! Also, make sure to check out the MySpace link above to see some Canadian and Australian dates as well as some one off shows in Japan and New Zealand!
Bloody-Disgusting is extremely proud and excited to bring to you the exclusive premiere of the new Finntroll video for ‘Under Bergets Rot’, the new video produced and directed by Finnish film and animation company Animaatiokopla! This is the second single off of the new album, ‘Nifelvind’ (album review HERE) and it ranks as one of the coolest videos that I’ve seen in a LONG time! Watch and enjoy!
Routa, guitarist of Finntroll, says the following about ‘Under Bergets Rot’:
Yes, ‘Under Bergets Rot’ – video is definitely a very special video from Finntroll. We have been thinking of doing an animation video for years actually. But for some reason we never did it, until now. With the release of the Nifelvind, album we were asked to do 2 video. Century Media gave us free hands to choose from which ever songs we wanted. The first video was made for ‘Solsagan’ and was made by Finnish company Vasara Films. As we have always done our music videos by ourselves, as me being a writer and director with the full support of the rest of the band of course, it was very difficult to let someone else do it. Even though the basic concept came from the band, it still didn’t feel right. And after the “Solsagan” video we weren’t 100% convinced about letting someone else do our videos. So we were thinking what to do with the next video…
Hit the jump to read the rest of what Routa has to say as well as a list of tour dates on the upcoming U.S. tour! READ MORE
Metal and horror have always seemed to go hand in hand and that definitely holds true with Suicide Silence and their track “Genocide”. We’re proud to team up with the band to present the worldwide exclusive debut of the video which features footage from Saw VI. “Genocide” can be exclusively found on the Saw VI soundtrack which is out now on Trustkill records and the band hits the road with Megadeth November 14th. Read on for your exclusive look at the video! READ MORE