According to TMZ.com, Marilyn Manson was suffering from the flu when he collapsed and vomited onstage near the end of his set in concert in Saskatchewan, Canada this past Wednesday night (Feb. 6). The singer was apparently “feeling like crap” all day, but still wanted to go on with the show. After hitting the stage, Manson started feeling worse and vomited several times before collapsing in the middle of the song “Beautiful People”. He fell backward onto the stage, at which point members of his road crew came out to carry him off. The 44-year-old rocker — whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner — decided not to go a hospital, choosing instead to rest up in his hotel room.
Newly released close-up video footage of Manson collapsing onstage can be seen below.
Manson and his band are scheduled to perform tonight (Friday, February 8) in Calgary.
The group’s North American tour with the BUTCHER BABIES will wrap on February 23 in Las Vegas.
British black metal pioneers VENOM will make their first Canadian appearance in 27 years as the headliners of the Noctis V metal festival, set to take place over three days (September 27-29) at the University of Calgary’s MacEwan Hall Ballroom, the Distillery Nightclub and Vern’s Bar in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Support acts will include the post-rock group AGALLOCH (USA, as well as grindcore outfit PIG DESTROYER (USA). Old-school heavy metallers will be satisfied as veteran heavy/power-metal combo MANILLA ROAD (USA) is set to play in its first Canadian appearance, along with Swedish heavy/doom trio GRAND MAGUS. American satanic death metal band NUNSLAUGHTER occult black-metal group BLACK WITCHERY (USA) and German festival favorites EXREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS will also perform, along with popular black/speed-metal band MIDNIGHT (USA) who will be making their third Noctis appearance this year. Additional support acts will include “humor-core” band PSYCHOSTICK (USA) and tech-death act ARCHSPIRE (CAN). Female-fronted doom metallers BLOOD CEREMONY (CAN) and thrashers SPEEDWOLF (USA) will play at the Noctis launch party, along with progressive death metallers THE CONTORTIONIST (USA).
As for accompanying Canadian talent, the bill includes Edmonton-based female fronted heavy metal act THE ORDER OF CHAOS, thrash group EPI-DEMIC, tech-death outfit KATAPLEXIS, and prog metallers PHANTOM LIMB, all from Calgary. Heavy-metal band ANCIIENTS folk-metal act SCYTHIA, and doomsters HOOPSNAKE, all from British Columbia, have recently been added to the bill.
To help Noctis patrons unwind after what is sure to be an epic set by VENOM, the official after party at Vern’s Bar will include a metal and punk set by BLOATED PIG and OH SHIT!
For more information, visit www.noctisvalkyries.com.
CRADLE OF FILTH will take part in a meet-and-greet at Scrape Records in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — located at 323 East Broadway — on Sunday, February 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. prior to the band’s concert that same night at The Commodore Ballroom with guests NACHTMYSTIUM, TURISAS and DANIEL LIONEYE.
CRADLE OF FILTH was scheduled to return to the studio last month to resume work on its next project, an orchestral album titled “Midnight In The Labyrinth”, which, according to Davey, will “reinvent” tracks from the band’s first four albums and include “full soundtrack-quality stuff… with choirs, strings and some narration.” Filth wrote in his online update, “All songs will be fully orchestrated akin to a horror movie soundtrack (think Danny Elfman, John Williams, Christopher Young, etc.) and are comprised solely of tracks from our first four releases” — 1996 EP “Vempire Or Dark Faerytales In Phallustein”, 1994’s “The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh”, 1996’s “Dusk… And Her Embrace” and 1998’s “Cruelty And The Beast” — “‘Funeral In Carpathia’ being my favorite conversion thus far.”
CRADLE OF FILTH will embark on its first North American tour since 2009, a headlining run dubbed “FEARnet and Decibel Presents: Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour”, in February. Support on the trek will come from NACHTMYSTIUM, TURISAS and DANIEL LIONEYE.
To read our recent interview with Paul Allender, please go to: Cradle Of Filth, As A Darkly Erotic Nightmare