MARILYN MANSON - Antichrist Superstar

Antichrist Superstar is the second full-length studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson. Released on October 8, 1996 in the US through Nothing and Interscope Records, the album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 which launched the band into mainstream success.[2] This, allied with the band's uncompromisingly anti-Christian
stance and transgressive performances, led to picketing and numerous
protests from religious and civic groups. The album displayed a more
musically cohesive and developed sound than any of their previous
releases. According to Rolling Stone magazine, the album's release marked the end of the grunge era in popular music.

As a rock opera and a concept album, it was the first installment in a trilogy which included succeeding releases 1998's Mechanical Animals and 2000's Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death). After the release of Holy Wood, Manson said that the overarching story within the trilogy is presented in reverse chronological order; Antichrist Superstar, therefore, is the finale despite being the first to be chronologically released.[3] It was recorded at Nothing Studios in New Orleans and produced by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.

The album has sold over 7 million copies worldwide,[4] with 1.9 million of those sold in the United States alone.[5] It spawned two commercial singles ("The Beautiful People" and "Tourniquet"), and an autobiography (The Long Hard Road Out of Hell). The band supported the album with the controversial Dead to the World Tour. In the years since its release, it has been heralded by numerous publications as a modern classic and essential listening.

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