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Rock on the Range 2012. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

By Greg Maki
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My introduction to Marilyn Manson came Dec. 6, 1994. About two months past my 15th birthday, I was in the company of my dad and older brother Jeff to see Nine Inch Nails at the Baltimore Arena. Remember, this was the year of The Downward Spiral and “Closer,” the year a mud-covered performance stole the show at Woodstock. The fervor surrounding Trent Reznor was never greater—before or after this period. I had no clue who the opening acts were to be that night, and I didn’t care. I was there to see Nine Inch Nails, which had become something of an obsession to me in the months prior. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
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I can tell you the exact day I became a Marilyn Manson fan: Dec. 6, 1994. I was at the Baltimore Arena with my dad and brother to see Nine Inch Nails at the height of its popularity. But first, I was introduced to “Satan’s favorite band,” Marilyn Manson. I quickly added Manson’s debut album, Portrait of an American Family, to my CD collection. His full-length follow-up, Antichrist Superstar, released two years later, still occupies a high spot on my all-time favorite albums list. I have been a Manson fan for almost 15 years now (roughly half my life) and have seen nearly every tour that has come through the Maryland/D.C. area.

I tell you all of this so that it means something when I say that The High End of Low, Manson’s seventh studio effort, represents the first time he has disappointed me. (more…)