Band: Marilyn Manson
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31 with doors at 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 777 Beach Blvd. (Biloxi), www.hardrockbiloxi.com
Tickets: $39.99-$79.99, available through Ticketmaster
People looking to put a little shock into their Halloween celebration should head to Biloxi to spend an evening with industrial metal’s dark prince. At the height of the ‘90s alt. rock movement, Marilyn Manson startled the public with his debut album, “Portrait of an American Family.”
While the grunge bands lamented, Manson’s band raged through the underground with a crunchy, grinding industrial sound accented with a disturbing stage show. The band entered the mainstream with its cover of the Eurhythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” Their all-out war on everything sacred spread quickly across the world and stirred controversy. Marilyn Manson’s music caused the modern Goth scene to emerge, with a legion of pale faces and dark eyes.
Marilyn Manson will introduce its audience of ghosts and ghouls to “The Pale Emperor,” the band’s ninth studio album. It’s a slight departure from the band’s industrial metal past. Some tracks descend into sporadic industrial mayhem, but overall “The Pale Emperor” could be considered one of the band’s most subdued albums. Even though it is different, open-minded fans will not be disappointed. Marilyn Manson retains the dark vibes throughout.