A household name in the world of music and entertainment, Marilyn Manson is a multi-talented artist, known for his theatrical stage performances, powerful vocals, and controversial lyrics. He has been active in the industry for over 25 years, leaving a lasting impact on the music scene.
Marilyn Manson, born January 5, 1969 as Brian Hugh Warner, was raised in Canton, Ohio. Growing up, he was heavily influenced by music and began performing in local bands. He later attended college where he studied journalism and theater. After college, he moved to Florida where he began working as a music journalist for local publications. It was during this time that he adopted the persona of Marilyn Manson, drawing inspiration from the actress Marilyn Monroe and the criminal Charles Manson.
In the early 90s, he formed the band Marilyn Manson and started playing at local clubs and venues. The band quickly gained a cult following with their unique style of industrial rock and shock rock. In 1994, they released their debut album, “Portrait of an American Family” which was followed by an EP, “Smells Like Children” (1995), and “Antichrist Superstar” (1996). These releases brought the band mainstream success and helped establish them as one of the most controversial and provocative bands of the time.
Manson continued to release successful albums with the band, including “Mechanical Animals” (1998) and “Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)” (2000). He also began releasing solo albums throughout his career, including “Eat Me, Drink Me” (2007) and “Heaven Upside Down” (2017).
Marilyn Manson Timeline
July 19, 1994
Debut album release
The band Marilyn Manson releases their debut album, “Portrait of an American Family,” which quickly gains a cult following with its unique style of industrial rock and shock rock.
October 8, 1996
Controversial hit album
The band releases their third studio album “Antichrist Superstar,” which becomes a commercial success and is considered as one of their most controversial and provocative albums. The album features songs like “The Beautiful People” and “Tourniquet”
September 15, 1998
Experimentation with new sound
The band releases their fourth studio album “Mechanical Animals,” which sees them experimenting with a new sound and style.
November 11, 2000
The concept album
The band releases their fifth studio album “Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death),” which is a concept album that explores themes of celebrity worship and the role of the media in society.
June 5, 2007
Solo album release
Manson releases his sixth studio album, “Eat Me, Drink Me,” which is his first album released under his own name rather than the band name.
Manson’s fame stems from his ability to push boundaries and challenge societal norms through his music, lyrics, and image. He is also known for his elaborate stage performances and music videos, which often include heavy use of makeup, costumes, and special effects. Despite his controversial image and lyrics, Manson’s music continues to be well-received by audiences around the world.