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Musicians That Celebrate Halloween All Year Round!
These rock stars sport their Halloween Costumes all year round!
Rock stars that wear make-up or spooky outfits, and musicians that celebrate Halloween the other 364 days of the year! Judging by the way the featured artists look and sound, they most certainly feel right at home during Halloween! Be warned: inside this lens you may find extreme make-up overloads, creepy stage props, and dark and scary musical overtones! Not for the faint hearted...
1. Marilyn Manson
Taking his stage name from an American beauty queen's first name and a serial killer's surname, Marilyn Manson and his band have been shocking audiences since 1989 with songs about drugs, violence, and protesting. Outlandish stage shows and dark, twisted make up is what makes up the bands shocking presence, and Marilyn has even self-harmed on stage in the bands early years. Not the sort of people you want trick-or-treating round your neighbourhood!
2. Rob Zombie
Just the name alone depicts gruesomeness, let alone the music; a dark, heavy blend of horror-influenced brutality. Stage props often include fire, skulls, and Satanic imagery. Outside of his music, Rob has also established himself as a horror director, and his films include House of 1000 Corpses and the remake of the film Halloween
3. GWAR & Lordi
Two similar bands, both dressed as ghastly monsters, each with a very terrifying persona. Lordi are probably most famous for winning the Eurovision Song contest in 2006, but don't let that make you think that they're any less fearsome. Both bands play heavy metal, Lordi are a more Scandinavian metal sound while GWAR are more a thrash/hardcore band. Again, stage shows often feature massive pyrotechnics and sci-fi & horror tones
Nine (now down to 8 after the death of Paul Gray) men, dressed head to toe in boiler suits and rubber masks, causing riot onstage with thrash metal, fire, Satanic undertones, and songs about hatred, anger, and insanity. Their previous back catalogue and chaotic live shows are certainly not for the faint hearted.
5. The Misfits
Often considered as the band to start (and majorly influence) the Horror Punk genre in the 1980s, The Misfits wore face paint onstage and performed songs about horror films and imagery. After various hiatuses and line up changed, they disbanded in 2000. A creepy and noisy punk band who still influence artists today