Emilie Autumn, Courtney Love's “anarchy violinist” returns to the stage and is keeping the spotlight all to herself. With appearances on Leno and Letterman, glossy magazine covers, and guest spots on the albums of such artists as Love, Otep, Billy Corgan, and TV’s “Metalocalypse,” under her corset strings, Emilie Autumn’s devilishly dark lyrics, metal–shredding violin solos, and industrial–strength voice reinvent “gothic” for the masses, and goths have never had so much fun.
Chosen by Interview Magazine as one of their “14 Artists to Watch,” the Los Angeles–born starlet’s theatrical stage show is a sexy circus of glam–rock burlesque, backed by a scantily–clad girl band known to EA’s devoted fans as the Bloody Crumpets. Her latest full–length album is the double disc “Opheliac,” of which she is the sole composer, performer, and producer.
Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica RDX keeps their fans and music lovers breathless with their high tempo music and energy filled entertainment. Singer DelomarX (Andre Bedward) and Deejay Renigade (Carlton Williams) exploded on the scene in 2007 with their mega hit “Bend Over.” This year they released JUMP, RDX’s 6th chart topping single and according to several of Jamaica’s entertainment charts, the number one song and video.
RDX are known for their trademark MANIC PANIC® hair color — at left Renigade wears Atomic™ Turquoise and Delomar wears Pillarbox Red™ and Electric Lizard™.
Kerli is a true MANIC PANIC® celebrity Dyehard™! For Kerli’s rainbow hair she used MANIC PANIC®Cotton Candy™ Pink, Electric Lizard™, Electric Lava™, Pillarbox™ Red, Shocking Blue™, Electric Banana® and Electric Amethyst™. This lovely lady uses Virgin Snow™ to achieve her platinum look. Click on her photos for links to her website + facebook.
Give a listen to the wonderful music of DEREK WOODZ, another Los Angeles based artist. Derek is an avid Manic Panic® user and made this awesome video (below) of himself getting his hair colored MANIC PANIC® Rockabilly™ Blue, one of our brand new blues! Some of this footage was shot at the Manic Panic® Venice Beach location which has since moved to 7378 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood.
Thank you Derek for being the very first dude to go Rockabilly™ Blue!
Zoe Ann is an up and coming artist from Dallas, TX who is young, fierce and determined to keep breaking indie rock charts across the globe! Her song “Girlfriend” was produced by DJ Lethal (House of Pain, Limp Bizkit) and is available on iTunes. Zoe's trademark look: a streak of Manic Panic hair color! “I use Hot Hot™ Pink on both sides of my hair. I also do peekaboo highlights through my hair to tie in the color all around. It's so much fun!”
Click on her photos for links to her website & facebook.
IAN DRAKE KEMPER is a pop musician hailing from southern Illinois. Described as a versatile song-writer by many music peers, his sound includes influence from an array of artists. Ian uses MANIC PANIC® Infra™ Red Amplified formula hair color.
Click on his photos for links to his facebook.
Norwegian Aggrotech band COMBICHRIST has logged countless miles, globetrotting on tours of Europe, South America, Australia, the United States and points in–between. With the “Monsters on Tour Part II” they promote their latest release “Making Monsters” COMBICHRIST is touring with German industrial sensations Rammstein at venues that include NYC's Madison Square Garden. COMBICHRIST uses MANIC PANIC® Gothic Glamour Cosmetics.
New Years Day knows that at one time or another, each of us has suffered heartbreak — and each person deals with it in a different way. However, instead of moping around or flirting with illegal substances, New Years Day — vocalist Ash, guitarist Mike, drummer Russell, guitarist Keith and bassist Adam decided to transform their relationship woes into a brand of goth pop that’s as catchy as it is cathartic. New Years Day has been making quite a noise and touching the hearts of many fans with their ultra–catchy, anthemic songs that just happen to be loaded with daggers for lyrics. Ash Costello shines and shows a true star power that will keep you keep you watching and a voice that will stay in your head.
MELISSA MUNSTER is a Mexican rockpopping singer–songwriter. Recently discovered nationally in Mexico as Melissa Menéndez Vallejo (her real name) a contestant in the Mexican version of talent show “The Voice” (La Voz México) in international popstar Alejandro Sanz's team.
She is a proud rocker come from the underground scene of her hometown of Querétaro, Mexico. She named her own genre “rock pop chicloso” which translates to “gummy/sticky rock pop” because of the tendency of her melodies and lyrics to stick to a persons mind on the spot.
THE CASUALTIES are an American street punk band from New York City, formed in 1990. These lads exemplify everything that is NYC Punk. Hair color of choice? MANIC PANIC® of course!
SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK ELECTRONIC is the brainchild of Martin Degville, the original Electronica Master from the 80s! SSSE has a new release entitled “Revisited” that includes Sigue Sigue Sputnik tracks from “way back when.”
Check out their website for music downloads and more info on special run CD/DVD packs of Revisited containing Flaunt It — The Movie, a superb visual explosion put together by BS–films.de.
Photos by Sam Mackenzie Armstrong
Teen Hearts is a fun, energetic, positive DIY band that has achieved numerous accomplishments in their short existence. The bands debut EP “The Heartsbeat EP” was produced by Hellogoodbye front man Forrest Kline. They have just completed their first full–length album “Best Kept Secrets.”
Raquel Reed is one of the leading alternative–scene models in the industry. With light–blue MANIC PANIC® colored hair, big–blinking lashes, and a sassy sense of humor, Reed is best known for images that shockingly incorporate sex with comedy and childhood fantasy. She has been on the cover of Tattoo Life and Alt Magazine, walked runways for Ed Hardy, Patricia Field, Jared Gold, and is a model for Tom Tom Fashions, to name a few.
The fantasy queen is currently working on her debut-studio album, “Reed Between the Lines,” produced by Chris “Cinemax” Pinset. The album will finally give fans the opportunity to hear the voice, message and experiences that pictures can’t tell.
MiltiA is… the matriarch of the NYC based hard rock/heavy metal band, +SWEAR ON YOUR LIFE+ and the lead singer in The all-girl tribute to the metal gods, JUDAS PRIESTESS.
“I play ‘Vita’ in the all female rock opera CHIX 6. I like to sing… LOUD. Most people know me from VJ–ing, hosting shows + guesting on FUSE, Much Music, VH1 and MTV2 — particularly from the tv show ‘HEAVY METAL MAKEOVER.’ I’ve spit out 2 Live Crew covers and jumped around onstage with CX KiDTRONiK and I’ve sung with some of the best in the business: Dee Snider, Cyndi Lauper, Sandra Bernhard, Ana Gasteyer, Taylor Dayne and Nancy Sinatra.”
MilitiA rocks with MANIC PANIC® Hair Colors!
HELLASAKURA is a trio from São Paulo Brazil with Cherry (guitars and vocals of extinct band Okotô and drummer of the band Eletrobillys and Hats) with Napalmer on bass and Pitchu on drums.
Prepare yourselves for destruction! Influences of Punk & Metal, they’ve been performing and releasing new materials since 2007. The HELLSAKURA sound is like an engine without a muffler, a starving stomach, a spiritual hell, a loud distortion screamed at the world, a Sakura storm!
Guitar player and singer Cherry wears MANIC PANIC® Hair Color and Cosmetics. Cherry says, “The MANIC PANIC® Spider Liner™ is the best eye make up that I have used till now! It can stands the sweat of rock very well!”
Rasputina was founded by Melora Creager in 1991 as a way to meet like–minded girls: girls who were interested in rocking the cello and wearing corsets. That was a time when corsetry was quite uncommon, mind you. Rasputina pioneered the use of cello in rock music.
They’ve toured and recorded all these years, including relationships with Marilyn Manson and Siouxsie Sioux, among multitudinous others. Melora played the cello with Nirvana. They’ve made 7 albums and have leagues of passionate fans who follow their unique and evolving looks closely. Podcast pioneer Dawn Miceli joined the group last year as a drummer & singer. Daniel DeJesus on cello & voice is an androgynous wonder–guy.
Rasputina is so talented and funny. There is no one remotely like them. Melora wears MANIC PANIC® Electric Tiger Lily™ hair color. Dawn wears Hot Hot™ Pink and After Midnight®.
MANIC PANIC® posterchild EMILY LAZAR— “M” — has a voracious appetite for performing. Her growling vocals and dynamic stage presence drinks in her audience and devours the stage. Recently, her band September Mourning recorded a demo produced by Carley Coma (ex–Candiria/ Hope Kills Fear) and Mike Barille (Candiria, Dillinger Escape Plan, Lamb of God). Billboard hit songwriter/producer Gardner Cole co–wrote a song with M and the band to be featured in a Draven Shoe Campaign for their new line, Lost Angels.
September Mourning has played with artists like Debbie Harry, Hanzel Und Gretyl, and The Birthday Massacre to rave reviews.
Harpist and composer ATHY hails all the way from Argentina.
This unique and exciting artist is an avid fan of MANIC PANIC®
with a Virgin Snow™ shock lock in the front of his hair.
“My name is Alissa White–Gluz, vegan frontwoman of The AGONIST… I have been using MANIC PANIC® for almost a decade now, and my blue hair has become my signature look. I even appeared on Canadian Idol and was known nationally for my flashy hair. I also was recently dubbed one of Revolver's 20 Hottest Chicks in Metal. I devotedly use (Manic Panic®) Shocking Blue™ and streak it with a little Atomic™ Turquoise.”
It is extremely rare to find an up–and–coming metal band taking strong political stands, much less one that’s led by a dominating, beautiful, edgy female. But it is exactly this unique dynamic that led Century Media Records to sign Montreal’s THE AGONIST to a worldwide deal. This quartet delivers introspective, scathing lyrics, and their debut album “Once Only Imagined,” set for release in Fall 2007, will definitely catch people’s attention.
Vocalist Alissa White–Gluz’s vegan roots fuel her need to promote the protection of the planet and its inhabitants and she does so through this outlet. Along with guitarist Danny Marino, bassist Chris Kells and drummer Simon McKay, each member brings their own rich musical backgrounds to the table, creating the perfect expression of melody and madness. Make no mistake, this is a straight–up metal band that holds nothing back with one goal in mind: to make music that is as catchy as it is heavy, as sweet as it is loud, and as angry as it is melancholy.
KOMMUNITY FK, formed by front man/composer Patrik Mata in 1978, was immediately hailed by local and International press as “The Most Promising Band In Years.” Kommunity FK’s fan base and the press write–ups placed Kommunity FK’s new sound as the Amerikan genesis and predecessor to today’s Gothik/Deathrock/Industrial/Art Punk sound. Patrik Mata has worked with some of the music industry’s top producers, such as, Ken Scott (David Bowie), Joe Chicarelli (Frank Zappa), and more. Mata’s musical anthem “Something Inside Me Has Died” charted in top high rotation on both MTV’s “120 Minutes,” and featured four years in a row on “Elvira’s Halloween Special” along with The Cure, Bauhaus, and other Gothic favorites.
Sherry Rubber (a noted Kerrang Magazine ‘Lady Killer’) has been Kommunity FK’s sole lead guitarist since 1997.
Lead guitarist Sherry Rubber looking super hot - in MANIC PANIC® Vampire™ Red hair color!
London based ANTIPRODUCT combinies elements of punk, arena rock, metal, and hyperbolic radio friendly pop played with a nihilistic contempt for everything safe and average.
ANTIPRODUCT is fast becoming one of the most talked about bands in the rock ‘n’ roll underground worldwide. Guitarist Clare Product was chosen as a model for Gibson guitar strings wearing MANIC PANIC® hair color and cosmetics!
Three-quarters of THE INDECENT made their debut on May 28, 1994 in New York City. It wasn’t long before they each picked up their instrument and formed a band together. By the time Bo, Emily, and Madeline Brout had reached the double digits, they knew what they wanted to play and how they wanted to play it.
The triplets (no, they don’t look that much alike) play serious, toothy, dynamic rock’n’roll, with barely any cute in sight. With Bo on guitar, Maddy on bass and Emily as vocalist, The Indecent are completed by 14 year old drummer Nicholas Burrows. In 2008, they met producers Tim Sommer (a former Senior VP of A&R at Atlantic Records who signed Hootie & The Blowfish and Duncan Sheik, and as a musician and producer worked with Brian Eno, Michael Stipe, and Maroon 5) and Stuart Chatwood (who was one–third of Canadian multi–platinum rock act The Tea Party). They were blown away by the band’s fierce and emotional original music, and were determined to develop the band under a mantra of minimal adult intervention.
THE INDECENT live in New York City.
15 year old triplets Maddy, Emily and Bo Brout with 14 year old drummer Nicholas Burrows(left) — note the Sic F*cks tee on Bo! At right: Emily Brout sports a MANIC PANIC® "Bitch" wig with Glam™ Strips.
Maddy Brout in a MANIC PANIC® cosmetics & Glam Doll™ wig.