Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Saturday 23 June

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2009 / 2015 / 2018
Genre

Nu Metal

Country

United States

Biography

"A bit of controversy can’t hurt and that’s something Marilyn Manson has been proving for twenty years now. The four-time Grammy nominee shot to fame with the hit albums ‘Antichrist Superstar’ (1996) and ‘Mechanical Animals’ (1998). Lyrically, the shock rocker’s pet topics are sex & power, drugs & addiction, violence & torture. Quintessential Manson, 2015’s ‘The Pale Emperor’ oozes glam rock from every pore whereas follow-up ‘Heaven Upside Down’ (2017) recaptures the industrial grandeur of his early years. Love him or hate him, Manson merely mirrors society in all of its ugly facets and confronts us with the flaws we’d love to hide. Apart from being the author of such classics as ‘The ‘Beautiful People’, Manson is successful as a painter and he has appeared in both feature films and TV series, e.g. the last season of ‘Sons of Anarchy’, where he portrays a white supremacist inmate. " (#GMM2018)