Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes

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"Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes"
Single by Marilyn Manson
from the album Celebrity Deathmatch
Released November 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Industrial metal, alternative metal
Length 03:30 (clean edit)
3:59 (original version)
Label Nothing/Interscope
Producer(s) Michael Beinhorn, Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson singles chronology
"Coma White"
(1999)
"Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes"
(1999)
"Disposable Teens"
(2000)
Music sample

"Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes" is a song by Marilyn Manson. It was the only single on the Celebrity Deathmatch soundtrack. It was nominated for the Best Metal Performance Grammy in 2001, but lost to "Elite" by Deftones.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes" (Clean Edit) (a.k.a. Kill Your God) – 3:31
  2. "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes" (Original Version) – 3:59

Song[edit]

Manson, who had guest starred on Celebrity Deathmatch before, was asked by MTV to write a song about the show. Manson composed a song about people's obsession with violence and how they're influenced by TV, which he felt fit the show's satire about society.

Near the end of the song, the lyric "This is what you should fear, you are what you should fear" from Manson's song "Kinderfeld," off their earlier album, Antichrist Superstar is recurred. This song was recorded during the Antichrist Superstar recording sessions, but was not released until several years later.

The song features many stylistic similarities (including vocal delivery and guitar riffs) to the classic Ministry song "Burning Inside", released 10 years earlier, and also the song "Drug" by Killing Joke on the album Mortal Kombat: More Kombat.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Eric Fogel and it featured Marilyn Manson as a Celebrity Deathmatch character performing in the Deathmatch arena. The first part of the video was used in the episode Fandemonium II right before a fight between Manson and Ricky Martin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Grammy Awards". Metrolyrics.com. Retrieved June 23, 2010.