Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Bleeding Through To Join Marilyn Manson & Slayer On Tour, Marta One of "Hottest Chicks of Metal"

Bleeding Through

After reporting the tour dates for Slayer & Marilyn Manson Monday, I learned that Bleeding Through will be joining the tour as an opener.

"I can't say how excited we are about this tour," said singer Brandan
Schieppati."These are two bands that we have all loved for years,
with really diverse fans. Our band certainly draws a little from both
sides of the line."

"Slayer is a huge influence on all of us," commented guitarist Brian
Leppke, who is wearing a Slayer t-shirt in the promo photos for the
band's 2003 breakthrough album, This Is Love, This Is Murderous.

Revolver - Marta - Hottest Chicks in Metal

The band's keyboard player, Marta, will be featured on the cover of
Revolver's next issue, which hits stands later this month. Also featured is Christina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil. I'm a little bit let down with the blatant sexism of a magazine featuring the "hottest chicks" in metal. After many years, women are still being judged by their appearance as well as (and often in spite of) their talent. Would Evanescence be as successful if Amy Lee weren't such a looker? (And would Ms. Lee be able to cause two members to "part ways" without their intending to part?)


Phil Urich said...

Maybe it's the smallish size of the picture, but until I looked really closely it really looked like the same person twice in that cover image.

I guess that's an extra layer of sad on top of the sexism; it's also encouraging the idea that there's one form and look that qualify as attractive, and no other. Even the superficial level is being diluted . . .

Yeah, if Amy Lee didn't look the way she does I doubt we'd be hear much of her.

The Raw & The Cooked said...

I thought it was the same person also. I grow weary of seeing that. It sets us way back when we judge a person by their looks.

Manzara resimleri said...

Metal is Not Death :P