Marilyn Manson's Album Artwork Banned at Two Major Stores

The same day that Marilyn Manson's January 13th show at the Universal Amphitheater sold out in a record 13 minutes in Los Angeles, word also came that Manson's latest piece of art has been banned from Circuit City and Best Buy. The cover of Holy Wood apparently is too gruesome, or evil, or "bad" for the big electronic distributing outfits to have on their shelves, The stores will continue to sell the album, but will offer an alternative album cover. Manson in his defense told us this,
"The irony is that my point of the photo on the album was to show people that the crucifixion of Christ is, in deed, a violent image.
In fact, the picture itself is composed of a statue of Jesus taken from a place of worship. My jaw is missing as a symbol of this
very kind of censorship. This doesn't piss me off as much as it pleases me, because those offended by my album cover have
successfully proven my point."

Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death) depicts Manson in a
crucifixion pose. The album will drop here in the states tomorrow ( November 14), and Wednesday in UK. If you want to win tickets for a rare acoustic performance featuring Marilyn Manson, Twiggy Ramirez and
John 5, you will read the official rules from Manson's site below. Read them now!!!!

To win invites;

1. You need to send an email to, which needs to include your full name, age, email address, mailing
address including city, state, and zip code. By entering this contest you are consenting to receive news from

2. You have to be 21 or older.

3. You have to live within a 100 mile radius (of NYC) and arrange your own transportation.

Fans can also be one of the first 100 to buy the new record at Tower Records, 692 Broadway in New York, at the stroke of
midnight this Monday, November 13th. Devotees can also get passes into the soiree by listening to K-ROCK (92.3 FM) or right

Source: NME

Marilyn Manson's Album Artwork Banned at Two Major Stores