Manson, Reznor Score with Video Games

By | November 10, 2003 at 12:00 AM

A track from Marilyn Manson’s recent Nothing/Interscope album, “The Golden Age of Grotesque,” will be featured on the new “Spawn Armageddon” videogame, Billboard has learned exclusively.

“Use Your Fist, Not Your Mouth” will be included in the game, which arrives in stores Nov. 26.

“If any artist epitomizes my antihero Spawn, it’s Marilyn Manson,” says Todd McFarlane, creator of the noir comic character and head of McFarlane Enterprises. Manson previously contributed “Long Hard Road out of Hell” with the Sneaker Pimps to the 1997 “Spawn: The Movie” soundtrack.

Software company Namco Hometek is using one minute of the song in a demo trailer that is being offered for kiosk and monitor play in such chains as GameStop and FYE.

Nine Inch Nails principal Trent Reznor, owner of the Nothing label, sees only positive returns from the Manson track on the game, noting that he and Manson are very “game on games.” Reznor has contributed to the original Id Software “Quake” PC hit and is creating an original score for the publisher’s eagerly anticipated “Doom III.”

“I agreed to do something like mainly because it’s a hobby of mine,” Reznor says. “I appreciate the technology, and it’s fun to work outside Nine Inch Nails once in a while.”