Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)

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Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)
Studio album by Marilyn Manson
Released November 13, 2000 (United Kingdom)
November 14, 2000 (Australia and United States)
December 5, 2000 (Japan)
Recorded 1999–2000 at Death Valley, California
Genre Industrial metal, alternative metal
Length 68:19
Label Nothing, Interscope
Producer Marilyn Manson, Dave Sardy
Marilyn Manson chronology
The Last Tour on Earth
(1999)
Holy Wood
(2000)
The Golden Age of Grotesque
(2003)
Singles from Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)
  1. "Disposable Teens"
    Released: November 7, 2000
  2. "The Fight Song"
    Released: February 2, 2001
  3. "The Nobodies"
    Released: October 6, 2001

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Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) is the fourth studio album by American rock band, Marilyn Manson. It came out on November 13, 2000 in the United Kingdom, November 14, 2000 in Australia and United States and on Decmeber 5, 2000 in Japan. The producers of the album were Marilyn Manson and Dave Sardy. The album was the first album that Marilyn Manson released after the Columbine High School massacre that took place on April 20, 1999.

Reception[change | change source]

Critical reception[change | change source]

 Professional ratings
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 starsStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [1]
Entertainment Weekly B [2]
Robert Christgau (dud) [3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 starsStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [4]
Drowned in Sound 10/10 [5]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 starsStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg[6]
PopMatters (favorable)[7]
Metacritic (generally favorable)[8]

Track listing[change | change source]

All lyrics written by Manson[9]

A: In the Shadow
No. Title Music Length
1. "GodEatGod"   Manson 2:34
2. "The Love Song"   Ramirez, 5 3:16
3. "The Fight Song"   5 2:55
4. "Disposable Teens"   5, Ramirez 3:01
D: The Androgyne
No. Title Music Length
5. "Target Audience (Narcissus Narcosis)"   Ramirez, 5 4:18
6. ""President Dead""   Ramirez, 5, Gacy 3:13
7. "In the Shadow of the Valley of Death"   Ramirez, 5 4:09
8. "Cruci-Fiction in Space"   Ramirez, 5, Gacy 4:56
9. "A Place in the Dirt"   5 3:37
A: Of Red Earth
No. Title Music Length
10. "The Nobodies"   5, Manson 3:35
11. "The Death Song"   5, Manson 3:29
12. "Lamb of God"   Ramirez 4:39
13. "Born Again"   Ramirez, 5 3:20
14. "Burning Flag"   Ramirez, 5 3:21
M: The Fallen
No. Title Music Length
15. "Coma Black: a. Eden Eye b. The Apple of Discord"   Manson, 5, Ramirez 5:58
16. "Valentine's Day"   Ramirez, Manson 3:31
17. "The Fall of Adam"   Ramirez, 5 2:34
18. "King Kill 33º"   Ramirez 2:18
19. "Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing)"   5 3:24
Bonus tracks[10]
No. Title Length
20. "The Nobodies (Acoustic Version)" (Japan/UK editions only) 3:35
21. "Mechanical Animals (Live)" (Japan edition only) 4:41
Notes
  • The disc contains a data track which leads to a video no longer hosted by Interscope's website.[9] This video was later included as a secret track on the companion DVD of Lest We Forget.[11]

Charts, certifications and procession[change | change source]

Album charts[change | change source]

Charts (2000) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 8
Austria (Ö3)[12] 6
Belgium (Flanders) (Ultratop 50)[12][13] 34
Belgium (Wallonia) (Ultratop)[12] 29
Canada (CANOE)[14][15] 13
Finland (Mitä Hitti)[12] 25
France (SNEP)[12] 12
Germany (Media Control)[16] 11
Ireland (IRMA)[17] 21
Italy (FIMI)[12] 7
Netherlands (MegaCharts)[12] 53
Norway (VG-Lista)[12] 12
New Zealand (RIANZ)[12] 18
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 7
Switzerland (Hitparade)[12] 20
United Kingdom (OCC)[18] 23
United States Billboard 200[14][15] 13
Billboard Top Internet Albums[14][15] 10

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Provider Certification Shipment Actual Sales
Canada CRIA Gold[19] 50,000+
Switzerland IFPI Gold[20] 20,000+
United States RIAA Gold[21] 500,000+

Singles[change | change source]

Year Single Chart Position
2000 "Disposable Teens" Australia (ARIA)[22] 24
France (SNEP)[22] 67
Italy (FIMI)[22] 7
Netherlands (MegaCharts)[22] 99
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 52
Switzerland (Hitparade)[22] 73
United Kingdom (OCC)[18] 12
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[23] 22
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[23] 24
2001 "The Fight Song" Austria (Ö3)[24] 59
Finland (Mitä Hitti)[24] 19
United Kingdom (OCC)[18] 24
"The Nobodies" Austria (Ö3)[25] 56
France (SNEP)[25] 94
Italy (FIMI)[25] 17
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[25] 8
Switzerland (Hitparade)[25] 96
United Kingdom (OCC)[18] 34

Credits and personnel[change | change source]

Marilyn Manson[26]
  • Marilyn Manson — arranger, vocals, producer, art direction, concept, syncussion, optigan, mellotron, distorted flute, synth bass, keyboards, piano, pianette, ambiance, electric harpsichord, rhythm guitar
  • Twiggy Ramirez — bass, guitar (rhythm, lead, Leslie, warped), keyboards
  • John 5 — guitar (lead, rhythm, acoustic, synth, electric, slide, phase)
  • Madonna Wayne Gacy — synths, ambiance, keyboards, samples, bass synth, synth strings, mellotron, "Children's choir and canned laughter of dead people unsure of why they are laughing"
  • Ginger Fish — drums (live, drum machine), death & siren loops, keyboards
Production[26]
  • Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb — synthesizers, programming, pre-production editing, organic drum programming, bass, keyboard, "Insect hi-hat", sleigh bells, (destructive) manipulation, electronics, piano
  • Paulie Northfield — additional engineering
  • D. Sardy (Dave Sardy) —- producer, synths, (organic) drum programming, mixing, noise rhythm guitar, "pills"
  • P.R. Brown — art direction, design, photography
  • Greg Fidelman — engineer, all Pro-Tools
  • Nick Raskulinecz — assistant engineer
  • Joe Zook — assistant engineer
  • Kevin Guarnieri — assistant engineer
  • Danny Saber — additional loops
  • Alex Suttle — backing vocals

References[change | change source]

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