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MARILYN MANSON HIDDEN & "SISTER" WEBSITES | 'Mechanical Animals' and 'Holy Wood' "sister sites" to MarilynManson.com which gave song and imagery previews of both albums and complimented the themes of each album. All archived in their original entirety exclusively by The NACHTKABARETT, and the meanings contained within each revealed.
Archived are ComaWhite.com, revealed within the 'Mechanical Animals' album artwork; TheLambOfGod.com, which revealed the influences of 'Holy Wood', originally linked from the (then) official MarilynManson.com messageboard; Celebritarian.com; ThisAsValentinesDay.com, which revealed Chapter 10 of Manson's 'Holy Wood' novel; and all song preview sites released throughout 'Holy Wood'.
HOLY WOOD ERA MARILYNMANSON.COM | Alchemy, Kabbalah, the occult, transformation, mankind devouring its own young and much more was interlaced within MarilynManson.com throughout the 'Holy Wood' era. Archived within are various aspects all three incarnations of the site during the era, the imageries and their original sources & meanings.
TAROT FLASHCARDS & MASTERBOARD | Along with the song preview websites, from 1999 to 2003 Manson released six flashcard previews from The Last Tour On Earth, Holy Wood & The Golden Age Of Grotesque. Many of these flashcards contain hidden images & symbols which relate to the imagery of each era they are a part of.
Additionally to all Marilyn Manson flashcards offered for download is the Tarot Masterboard which one uses to unlock the codes contained within the cards. History, downloads and further details within.
GOLDEN AGE OF GROTESQUE ERA MARILYNMANSON.COM | MarilynManson.com was very complimental to the themes and imagery which influence the album throughout this era. Though The Golden Age of Grotesque gave birth to no hidden "sister" sites it did however intricately chronicle Manson's transformation into the debauched, absinthe-infused Weimar era "Arch Dandy" artíste whom he evolved into on the album and during the Grotesk Burlesk.
Contained within are the various imageries and intricacies of the site between 2002 to 2004 which paralleled the time period to the creativity and artistic reckless abandon of 1930's Weimar Germany that Manson sought out to recapture with the album and era. (Complete archive).
MARILYN MANSON'S ONLINE JOURNAL | The complete audio / visual archive of Marilyn Manson online journal between 2002 - 2004. First hand chronicling Manson's thoughts, the creation of 'The Golden Age of Grotesque' and Manson's own artwork. Now defunct and exclusively archived in complete form by The NACHTKABARETT of this former staple of MarilynManson.com.
THE ORACLE - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | The complete archive of Marilyn Manson's Q&A board, The Oracle (February/March 2003). "This 'Oracle' will be one of many AKTIONS created to prevent any prostitution of our collective mind. I believe it will provide immediate communication that respects the value of our love affair between danger/chaos and reality without the middle (meddle, mid-ill) man. I will tell my tales as they plummet faster, from floor to floor, like a broken elevator with its door cracked open for you to see. That is the sole purpose of my journal and the finished album's obligation as we set foot into this GOLDEN AGE. However, this "Oracle" is for you, dedicated spectators, that I invite to join in this spectacle... This is the beginning and everyone should know that I love you and thank you for your devotion.
LEST WE FORGET ERA MARILYNMANSON.COM | After a 3-day "coming soon" screen MarilynManson.com is updated on September 26, 2004 with a new skin and imagery corresponding to Lest We Forget's material and the subsequent tour. The new site, adorned with Manson's face from Personal Jesus, has a very active news section as its main page, to which the flash introductions archived in the article below were redirecting to until January 2006, a presentation of the band's discography, a gallery of photos from Personal Jesus, the Against All Gods tour dates, and a re-cut version of Manson's Journal. The art and merch sites also underwent signicant changes to adopt Manson's new imagery. Also features an official Lest We Forget mini-site which surfaced September 9th, 2004. (Features a complete archive).
MARILYNMANSON.COM - v1.0 : CELEBRITARIAN RESURRECTION | January to March 2006. The first new signs of a thematic direction emerged from Manson in January 2006, following by the 'Against All Gods Tour', the resurrection of Celebritarian.com and the announcement of the Phantasmagoria film project.
Subtly contained within a changing flash introduction to MarilynManson.com were three brand new images hinting at his new direction and the first stages of a cryptic number code which would be present within the site for another year.
All original elements are archived and hosted here by The NACHTKABARETT.
MARILYNMANSON.COM - v2.0 : PHANTASMAGORIC INTRODUCTION | April 21st, 2006 to 2009. Seven years had passed since the tragedy that took place in Colorado which Manson was virtually solely scapegoated for allegedly inspiring, the subject of Celebritarianism was again revisited, marking the new evolution of MarilynManson.com. As a litteral illustration of the word 'phantasmagoria', the website was now an instantaneously flashing of 26 cryptic and disturbing images with a superimposed MM atop : elements of Manson's film project, images which reflect the concept of Celebritarianism further discussed below, and images hinting at the original concept of Marilyn Manson.
MARILYNMANSON.COM - v2.1 : CELEBRITARIAN FLASH EMBLEM | April 25th to November, 2006. Following the teaser introduction of the number cypher and two following introductions showing new imagery for Manson's Phantasmagoria film, more of the website was launched in a slightly more "complete" form. Or at least inasmuch as showcasing many numerous new images and the number code evolving into an interactive puzzle to be entered into the site itself.
All original elements archived here by The NACHTKABARETT.
MARILYNMANSON.COM - v3.0 : FULL CELEBRITARIAN SITE LAUNCH | Heralding in Celebritarianism, the allusions to the Victorian Era and a prelude to Phantasmagoria which lasted from November 2006 to April 2007. After long stagnation of nearly six months, the brand new Celebritarian themed MarilynManson.com was launched on November 6, 2006.
Though this site incarnation would be short lived, and very soon discarded altogether in favour of the 'Eat Me, Drink Me' themed official site, several cryptic new elements were revealed as to Manson's direction with Celebritarianism. Details within the following article is a breakdown and decryption of many of the symbols and hints which were included in this now "lost" era in Marilyn Manson history.
MARILYNMANSON.COM - EAT ME, DRINK ME ERA | 'The Eat Me, Drink Me' incarnation of MarilynManson.com illustrates likewise as representative of Manson's personal and romantic (in the true sense of the world) impetus in crafting the dawn of the new era, via subtle and rather esoteric symbolism. Albeit grotesque and morbid in certain respects, the imagery conjures the renewed excitement and love life Manson has spoken of since the album's inception as being recent inspiration.
THE HIGH END OF LOW MARILYNMANSON.COM, MYSPACE & MINISITES | All archived, housed and documented exclusively by The NACHTKABARETT, are all incarnations of The High End of Low era official sites, Manson's personal MySpace postings, minisites of the era and all imagery contained within each.
THE HIGH END OF LOW MARILYNMANSON.COM, v2 : FULL LAUNCH | On the evening of Sunday October 4th 2009, at approximately 6pm MarilynManson.com was relaunched with its most dramatic and intricate incarnation to date. Significantly to note, this coincided with Manson's tour embarkment in Australia, which is a minimum of 12 hours ahead of all US time zones. Meaning, to all extents and purposes, and for Manson, the new site was launched October 5 aka 10/5 aka 10 + 5 = 15. The site was laden with symbolism and intricacies much more in-depth than any previous incarnation, embodying the symbolism and ethos representing Marilyn Manson since he unleashed his vision unto the world in 1989...