Marilyn Manson Responds To Abuse Allegations, Dropped By Label

Yesterday, the allegations of abuse against Marilyn Manson surfaced online, which include those by actress and ex-fiancée of Manson, Evan Rachel Wood.

In 2019, Wood gave testimony in front of a House Judiciary Subcommittee on behalf of The Phoenix Act that she allegedly suffered at the bands of an unifentified individual.

In the details of the testimony, Wood states that her relationship with the individual began was she was 18-years-old, and with this timeline it had been suspected though never confirmed that Wood was referring to Manson. The two reportedly began dating in 2007 and became engaged in January 2010 before separating later that year.

Wood posted a statement via her Instagram account, naming Manson as her abuser.

“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail.

I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”

More abuse allegations against Manson also came to light shortly after Wood posted her statement including Sarah McNeilly, Ashley Morgan and Gabriella.

Not long after the allegations surfaced, label Loma Vista Recordings confirmed that they had dropped Manson from the labels and will now cease to promote his current record, ‘We Are Chaos’.

“In light of today’s disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women naming Marilyn Manson as their abuser, Loma Vista will cease to further promote his current album effective immediately. Due to these concerning developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects.”

Manson had now since posted a statement of his own addressing the allegations leveled against him, describing them as “horrible distortions of reality”.

“Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality. My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how – and why – others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”

Earlier today which is February 2nd 2021, Wood posted an image to her Instagram account of a document from the California State Senator, Susan Rubio, which calls for the US Department of Justice to meet with the alleged victims to conduct an investigation.

For those who are facing or are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct, links for help and support can be found below.

A Voice For The Innocent:
The Survivors Trust:
Citizens Advice:

Evan Rachel Wood & Others Accuse Marilyn Manson Of Abuse

Following a 2019 testimony on behalf of The Phoenix Act in which Evan Rachel Wood detailed an abusive relationship, the American actress, model and musician has come forward to ​“expose” Brian Warner – aka Marilyn Manson – as her abuser.

Taking to Instagram, Evan writes that Manson ​“started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years”, writing that she was ​“brainwashed and manipulated into submission”. Along with four other women sharing their own allegations against him, Evan continues that, ​“I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”

The actress also posted four other women’s experiences on her Instagram stories from Ashley Walters, Sarah McNeilly, Ashley Lindsay Morgan and Gabriella. In those posts, all victims state that they are suffering from PTSD following their respective experiences with Manson.

“It became clear the abuse he’s caused; he continues to inflict on so many and I cannot stand by and let this happen to others,” says Ashley Walters. ​“Brian Warner needs to be held accountable.”

“I believe he gets off on ruining people’s lives,” writes Sarah McNeilly. ​“I stand in support of all that have and all will come forward. I want to see Brian held accountable for his evil.”

“The reason I’m finally sharing this traumatic experience is for my healing and because I’m done being silent,” says Gabriella. ​“I don’t believe it’s fair for someone to not be held accountable for their horrific actions. I’m not a victim. I’m a survivor.”

Previously, his team have denied allegations against him.

You can read Wood’s full statement below.

New Music Roundup 07/08/20

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the new music roundup. We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!

First up this week is that one who keeps delivering amazing riffs and fantastic tracks, Machine Gun Kelly. His latest release, ‘Concert For Aliens’ sees him team up with Travis Barker (Blink-182) for a piece which just channels classic Pop-Punk in th ebest ways and if you’re wondering…. yes. It’s stuck in my head.

Seconds on this week is the Rockers from down south in As It Is.

The band recently released a reworked version of their track, ‘Soap’ which featured on their 2017 record, ‘Okay’.

The band performed the re-imagining of the track during their Fearless Records virtual music festival, ‘Fearless At Home’ set, which originally took place back in May.

The studio version, titled as ‘Soap 2020’ is available to listen to below.

Keeping in the realm of Pop-Punk right now, Knuckle Puck are gearing towards their upcoming record, ’20/20′ which is set to be released on the 18th September 2020.

The band have released their fourth track from the upcoming release in the form of ‘What Took You So Long?’ which is another brilliant evocative form of Pop-Punk.

Now, get ready to discover one of your next favourite bands.

For the penultimate pick this week, I’ve selected Honey Joy whom released a new song from their forthcoming second album ‘II’, which is set for release 04 Sept via London indie punk label Everything Sucks. The song ‘Pain’ is about a patient vocalist Meg Tinsley was tending to (in her role as a nurse) who was in a lot of pain. 

‘Pain’ exemplifies Honey Joy’s ability to draw upon their punk rock and indie pop influences in a cathartic swirl of sound and spirit. It’s also representative of the album’s split inspiration. ‘II’ is a journey between the dark and the light. Meg wrote half the songs whilst signed-off sick from work due to her mental health and the other half when she was out the other side and on a mission of self love. It’s “an exploration of the places your mind can go and a narrative of my experiences during those times,” she says. 

Matt, Jay (drums), Giles (guitar) and Joe (bass) grew up together and have been playing music in bands with each other since they were 16 years old. As Honey Joy, the band have played shows across the UK and in Europe and the US. They released their self-titled debut album in 2017. 

And lastly for this week we had to go with this artist. For the last few weeks Marilyn Manson has been getting fans ready to ‘prepare’ for an announcement and for good reason.

‘We Are Chaos’ is the first new music off his upcoming eleventh studio record set to be released on 11th September 2020.

On the record, Manson explains:

“When I listen to We Are Chaos now, it seems like just yesterday or as if the world repeated itself, as it always does, making the title-track and the stories seem as if we wrote them today. This was recorded to its completion without anyone hearing it until it was finished. There is most definitely a side A and side B in the traditional sense. But just like an LP, it is a flat circle and it’s up to the listener to put the last piece of the puzzle into the picture of songs.”

He continues: “This concept album is the mirror Shooter [Jennings] and I built for the listener – it’s the one we won’t stare into. There are so many rooms, closets, safes and drawers. But in the soul or your museum of memories, the worst are always the mirrors. Shards and slivers of ghosts haunted my hands when I wrote most of these lyrics.

“Making this record, I had to think to myself: ‘Tame your crazy, stitch your suit. And try to pretend that you are not an animal,’ but I knew that mankind is the worst of them all. Making mercy is like making murder. Tears are the human body’s largest export.”

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!

Marilyn Manson’s Upcoming Record Is Done

Everyone gearing up for Marilyn Manson’s upcoming record, good news! It’s a step closer to being released as the record is now finished!

Posting to Instagram to share the news in a comment on Shooter Jenning’s post: “Just waiting for this finished masterpiece to be released”, to which Manson put: “Love my Shooter, Misty & Pancake. Finished masterpiece album. And Matt Mahurin. Shit is gonna get real.”

The release will mark Manson’s first since 2017’s Heaven Upside Down’  and will follow the single, ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’ which you can listen to below.

In addition, Manson released a teaser back in February, which you can see below.

The Latin ‘Omnes surdus es et nunc audite me…’ roughly translates as ‘All deaf and now you hear me’

Eight people were tagged in the post.

  1. Photographer Lindsay Usich
  2. Shooter Jennings
  3. ‘Marilyn Manson Resource & Community’ Provider Module
  4. Black Sabbath
  5. Director Paolo Sorrentino, Creator of The New Pope
  6. Director Gaspar Noe
  7. Tv Sho American Gods which Manson is expected to appear in the upcoming Third Series.
  8. Tv Show The New Pope, which Manson also features.


Brandon Pertzborn (Ho99o9) Joins Marilyn Manson As His Drummer

Marilyn Manson has confirmed someone has joined his band’s lineup and that person is Ho99o9 drummer Brandon Pertzborn.

Manson confirmed this via an Instagram post, which you can see below.

Pertzborn comes into the band as a replacement for Gil Sharone who stepped down to pursue “other current and future projects”.

At the time of writing is it not known if Pertzborn will be performing on Marilyn Manson’s eleventh record, the follow up to 2017’s ‘Heaven Upside Down’.


Marilyn Manson Gave Machine Gun Kelly A Dildo For His Birthday

Now, this is a birthday present!

Recently, Machine Gun Kelly was celebrating his 29th birthday in style with a lavish party in West Hollywood and there were attendee’s in the form of Marilyn Manson, actor Michael B. Jordan, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and a whole lot more people.

Now, MGK got some gifts which seem unreal but what did Manson get him? Just a £125 eight-inch dildo of himself.

Safe to say the man of the hour’s impressed if this image is to go by.

Now I have only one question, is MGK going to get Manson a dildo of himself for his birthday now? I guess we’ll find out next year.

Gl Sharone Parts Ways With Marilyn Manson’s Band

After around half a decade as part of the touring band for Marilyn Manson, drummer Gil Sharone has stepped down to “pursue other current and future projects.”

Sharone announced the departure from the group via a short statement from his Instagram account.

“After five amazing years playing drums for Marilyn Manson, I’ve decided to leave the band. It’s been one of the highlights of my career but it’s time for me to pursue other current and future projects. Much love to Marilyn Manson and the homies I shared the stage with; Jeordie White, Tyler Bates, Paul Wiley, Juan Alderete, and to the fans. It’s been a blast.”


Marilyn Manson Posts Update On New Record

It’s that man Marilyn Manson in the music news again, this time concerning an update on his new record, a follow up to the 2017 release of ‘Heaven Upside Down’.

In a short post to Instagram, the vocalist shared he’s on the way finishing the record, working with Shooter Jennings.

Marilyn Manson Forced To Cancel His Set In Houston After Collapsing On Stage

Over the weekend in Houston, Texas Marilyn Manson collapsed on stage during his shos.

He was forced to cut his set short after performing only songs, due to illness which caused him to collapse on stage during his performance of ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).

The Houston Press reported that he was suffering from food poisoning and that Mandons’s tour manager escorted all photographers from the photo pit just before the show started due to Manson feeling unwell and now wanting to have his photo taken.

Music Video’s 06/04/18

And we’re back, this time on time! That’s right, it’s time for another round of music videos every Friday. This is what happens on this list. I search for some of the latest and greatest videos for your viewing pleasure from all over the place. Kicking us off on this week’s list is Eva Plays Dead. We’ve missed this band on the scene in the UK but have no fear as the female-fronted foursome are well and truly back with their video for ‘Get Back. The band are currently crowdfunding an EP release so have your ears peeled for new music in the near future.


Next, we go the band Atilla.They’ve just left their label, SharpTone to go independent and now have recently released their second single since doing so. Check out the video for ‘Blackout’ below.



Now, going with the release of their new EP, ‘Lifestyle’, their first release since their 2013 record, ‘Nation’ and now London hardcore group TRC have dropped a video for their newest single, ‘London’s Greatest Love Story, Part II’. (Bit of a mouthful that one isn’t it? but be sure to check it out below.


Going to the Easter theme, it’s a time when people buy a ton of chocolate or wait…. that’s just passed. Anyways, this video is from Manchester heavy hitters Heritage with their new track ‘Born Again(st).


Now, Queens Of The Stone Age are getting ready for their biggest UK show to date later this summer in Finsbury Park, but it hasn’t stopped them from releasing their latest video for ‘Head Like A Haunted House’.


Now, I love our British bands. This next video is from rising metalcore group Shields as the band will be releasing their debut full-length record, ‘Life In Exile’ next month and ahead of the release they’ve dedicated the next video as well as the track to George Christie, the band’s guitarist who tragically took his own life earlier this year.


Now we go to Ohio for our next band in the form of Hawthorne Heights. They’re gearing up to release their new record, ‘Bad Frequencies’, their first record in half a decade and now they’ve debuted their single, ‘Just Another Ghost’ which you can watch below.


Underoath’s new record ‘Erase Me’ just dropped today but the track in question is called Rapture. It dropped last week in music video form and it’s just amazing to watch!


Now, this legend in the field is currently touring his tenth record, ‘Say10’ with a co-headlining run with Rob Zombie coming this summer in America but it still hasn’t stopped Marilyn Manson releasing a new video for ‘Tattooed In Reverse’ from his latest record.


Now I’ve saved the best for last. The other week, Panic! At The Disco dropped not one but two tracks. I’m only giving you the one, ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night) because it’s bloody, it pacing is fantastic and is a great spectacle to enjoy! This also acts as the first single for their upcoming record, ‘Pray For The Wicked’ available to buy from June 22nd later this year. Check out the video below.


And that’s it for another round of music video’s this week! We’ve had absolutely fantastic picks this week and I can’t wait to feat my eyes and ears on what’s to come next week.



Music Video’s 27/03/18

Hey everyone, apologies that this post is coming late at the moment. Things are crazy on my course and everything in between at the moment so I haven’t had the time to do this post but it’s here now. Let’s get the music posts going but first, if you’re new, the list is ten of the best recently released music video’s from around the world and it ranges from the Pop-Punk, Rock, Metal, Heavy genres so first up is I Don’t Know How But They Found Me. It’s the creation of Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman’s delight of a project and here is their latest video.


Now, this next video is from Best Ex. Formally known as Candy Hearts, the band changed their name but still going in that rocking direction for the music. Here is their latest video for Jellyfish.


Back in January, Modern Error were the ones to keep an eye on and with Blackout Poetry their first offering for music in 2018, it’s evident that this is true.


Next, this band are due to set off on a huge 22 date headline tour of the UK which is rumoured to end the cycle of their sixth record, ‘Safe In Sound’ and ahead of this trek, dropped a video for ‘I Would’. IT showcases achieved footage of the band’s time on the road since dropping their latest album.


The next band in question The Bunny The Bear released their latest record less than a year ago but now they’re working on the follow up at the moment. For now, though, we do have their lead single, ‘Let Go’. It’s also the first to feature their new vocalist, known only for now as The Bear replacing Joseph Garcia who stepped down from vocal duties last year.


Up And Comers from Birmingham, UK are Layover. They’ve just recently dropped a video for the track ‘Slumber’ of their soon to be released EP, ‘Your Laughter Never Leaves’.


Currently touring off his tenth studio record, Say10 and with an upcoming co-headline run of shows with Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson has now released a video for the track, ‘Tattooed In Reverse’.


Next, is Queens Of The Stone Age. They’re preparing for their biggest UK to date this summer at Finsbury Park but until then, they have released the video for ‘Head Like A Haunted House’. It’s taken from their seventh record, ‘Villains’ which was released last year.


Going to the metalcore genre for the penultimate video is the band Shields. They’re gearing up to drop their full-length record ‘Life In Exile’, next month and ahead of its release they’ve released a video for it’s second single, ‘Black Dog’.

They’ve dedicated the track and video to George Christie, the band’s guitarist who tragically took his own life earlier this year.


Now here we are at the last video. They only released their brand new EP ‘All The Things I Never Said’ a few weeks ago and now Pale Waves have dropped a brand new video for their stunning track, ‘Heavenly’.


And that’s it for another round of music videos. I am doing my best to keep up with these posts but life sometimes just gets in the way and you have to prioritise things in your life. I am going to continue this but the next music video post will be coming back to the usual Friday upload from next week!


Download Announce Second Wave Of Bands

Announcement season is in full swing as the second round of bands for next years Download Festival has been announced.

Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses and Ozzy Osbourne have all been announced as the headliners for the Donnington Festival but joining them are:

Bullet For My Valentine

Marilyn Manson

Parkway Drive

Rise Against



Black Veil Brides

Asking Alexandria

Neck Deep


In This Moment

The Hives

Body Count FT. Ice T

Mayday Parade

Dream State


The Pink Slips

Download Festival 2018 takes place 8th -10th June 2018 at Donnington Park, Derby.

Tickets are available now, including camping and non-camping options with the option to pay via installments from the festival’s official website.