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Music Review: Marilyn Manson – Smells Like Children

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What can you say about this early Marilyn Manson release? It’s quite bizarre and angry. In the style of a mash-up of weird sound FX segments and garbled voce tracks, “Smells Like Children” uses the art of segueing from one piece of garbage gargle into the next with what sounds like a way to experiment with different off-beat ideas and recordings (I’m really tempted at this point to add the obvious “Smells like crap” … Continue reading

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Music Review: Alice Cooper – From the Inside

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Alice Cooper’s release titled “From the Inside” stands as one of my favorite release from the Cooper camp. This particular theme-centered release depicts Alice’s life as he imagined it during his alcoholism stay at the New York sanitarium . The release also managed to earn him a billboard hit with the love ballad “How You Gonna See Me Now”. The album later was realized in the form of a Marvel comic single 1 off … Continue reading

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Music Video: Marilyn Manson – Slo-Mo-Tion

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Music Video: Marilyn Manson – Slo-Mo-Tion

Official new music video for Marilyn Manson “Slo-Mo-Tion”

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Music Video: Dimmu Borgir – Gateways

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Music Video: Dimmu Borgir – Gateways

New Music video Dimmu Borgir – “Gateways”

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Music Review: Alice Cooper – Goes to Hell

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Released in 1976, this album was intended as a sequel follow up to “Welcome to My Nightmare”, taking on the idea of a theme album again. The release went gold with a few successful tunes coming off its debut. A planned tour though ended up being canceled due to Alice’s bout with anemia. The release featured producer Bob Ezrin providing his handy work to a more polished studio release for the Alice Cooper band. … Continue reading

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Music Review: Alice Cooper – Welcome 2 My Nightmare (2011)

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I’ve always been a pretty solid Alice Cooper fan. Though I will confess that my loyalty lies more in the earlier edgier releases of the 70’s. They were inventive, strange, and melodically creepy. A perfect union of horror and music. Alice has always been the iconic superhero of horror rock. In later years, I lost my rush as he became closer to 80’s metal, with cheesy lyrics and a band who seemed more like … Continue reading

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Music Review: Aesthetic Perfection – All Beauty Destroyed

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Given that A Violent Emotion quickly became a staple and almost immediate classic of the aggrotech scene, AP has a high bar to step up to. Overall, I think All Beauty Destroyed is an okay followup, but is too focused on playing it safe vocally while buying into worn out tropes of the genre.

The music is about what you’d expect: distorted beats and blaring synths. Graves keeps a nice balance between dancability … Continue reading

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Music Review: Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals

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Taking an inspiration road turn, Marilyn Manson arrives with a new conceptual album in the form of “Mechanical Animals“. It’s cover features the lead singer MM showcased in an androgynous genital-less pose. In some respect it reminds me of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)”, though I believe that conceptually it was the early 70s album “Ziggy Stardust” that inspired this release.

While clearly a tribute to his influences, “Mechanical Animals” … Continue reading

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Music Review: Marilyn Manson – AntiChrist Superstar

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The world was taken by a storm of raw energy and trendy sounds that can only be defined as Marilyn Manson. “AntiChrist Superstar” was more than just a game changer, it was a formal introduction into the man, his music, and his band’s dark aura of energy rock. This record-breaking album was soon playing on the players of every Goth, rock fan and industrial nut across the board proclaiming MM as the anti-hero for … Continue reading

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Music Review: Marilyn Manson – Born Villian

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It appears the angry, in your face gothic hard rock master has returned. Yes, none other than our dearly beloved Marilyn Manson. I say that because his last couple of releases were easily forgettable and void of the kind of material that drew me to his music in the first place. The new album is called “Born Villain” and it’s been long overdue.

“Born Villain” takes the odd road with some of the inventive … Continue reading

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Motionless in White – Exclusive Details on New Release

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The band recently completed the first round of recording with legendary producer Tim Skold (Marilyn Manson), and will finish recording in Orlando, FL this April with Jason Suecof (Trivium, August Burns Red, All That Remains) for their highly-anticipated upcoming second album, slated for release in fall of 2012. The follow-up to their acclaimed debut album Creatures, the upcoming full-length has already been tipped by Alternative Press as one of their Most Anticipated Albums of 2012. … Continue reading

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Music Video: Mina Fedora – Nightwatch

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Music Video: Mina Fedora – Nightwatch

Mina Fedora’s creepy music video for her song “NightWatch”

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Music Review: Grown Below – The Long Now

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Genre-defining albums have sprinkled metal’s history with those few releases that transcend what’s been done before. Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All taught us metal could be heavy and still be rock and roll, Quiot Riot’s Metal Health ushered in a decade of hair bands, and Nirvana’s Nevermind killed that decade with a single song. More recently, Amorphis gave us Skyforger and showed us that metal didn’t have to be formulaic and boring. Post-metal needs such … Continue reading

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Music Review: Hull – Beyond the Lightless Sky

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It took weeks to figure out what I liked about Beyond the Lightless Sky. I enjoyed the album from first listen, then played it over and over, enjoying it more each time. But what defines Hull? What makes them unique? They’re certainly talented and excellent songwriters, but there are tons of talented bands who write good songs. That isn’t enough to stand out. It hit me while listening in the car that in a … Continue reading

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Music Video: Wickerman – Larusso

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New Trailer by Larusso based on the film “The Wicker Man”

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Music Review: Novembers Doom – Aphotic

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The 2000s should be known as the decade of boring metal. More passionless music poured out of those ten years than any other I can remember. In purging the flamboyancy of the 80s and early 90s, metal bands lost their passion and originality. That’s why I’m so excited about albums like Aphotic. In a subtle direction shift, Novembers Doom adds a dose of creativity to its latest release.

The members of Novembers Doom have … Continue reading

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Music Video: Sutter Kain & Darko – The Darko Effect

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Music Video: Sutter Kain & Darko – The Darko Effect

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The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall coming to Blu-ray and DVD

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The Longest-Running Broadway Musical of All Time Celebrates 25 years of Romance with a Spectacular Live Production on One of the World’s Most Legendary Stages

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience Available on
Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand from
Universal Studios Home Entertainment on February 7, 2012

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Music Review: Product Of Hate – The Unholy Manipulator

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Metal is rife with various genres and subgenres today. From doom to death, symphonic to folkloric, progressive to rapcore, everyone needs to classify themselves into a comfortable definition. Product of Hate isn’t having any of it. According to the genre tag on their debut EP The Unholy Manipulator, they’re just “Fucking METAL!” There are no ballads, symphonic melodies, flutes, synthesizers, Norse mythology or opera singers on this album. Instead, we get heavy metal with … Continue reading

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Motionless In White “Creatures” Giveaway!

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Horrornews.net and Fearless Records want to put Creatures in your house. It’s time for another terrifying giveaway and this time we’re bringing the heavy metal! You have a chance to win some great prizes from Motionless in White. Here’s what you need to do: Email joyhorror@horrornews.net and put “Motionless in White” in the subject line. In the body of the email, I want you to list at least one song off the … Continue reading

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Music Review: The Morningside – TreeLogia (The Album as It Is Not)

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Concept albums came into prominence with The Who’s Tommy back in the 60s, and continue a rich tradition of storytelling in music to this day. In TreeLogia (The Album as It Is Not), The Morningside gives us a new twist on the concept album; a fifty-minute single. TreeLogia is an exposition of the song The Trees from previous album The Wind, the Trees and the Shadows of the Past, and tells the story of … Continue reading

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