CONFESSIONS OF THE ANTICHRIST SUPERSTAR
METAL HAMMER - 1997
"The symbol for the album is the universal symbol for 'shock hazard', which I thought was ironic. That was why I chose it. It has a very powerful, totalitarian element to it, which is very rock 'n' roll. But I think it described perfectly what I set out to do. And what I predicted I would have done was to become a superstar by going against the mainstream to become part of the mainstream, by opposing it, by accepting the paradox of that."
ROLLING STONE - 1997
"A few years ago I started having dreams and visions of the world being destroyed, and me being the only one left. It was like an ultimate retribution for all of the things that have happened to me growing up. One dream took place sometime in the future - it may even have been in Fort Lauderdale. Entertainment had gone to such an extreme that they had taken people and made them into zombies almost just for entertainment's sake..."
METAL EDGE - 1997
"The idea of the end of the world was something that's always fascinated me since I was 13 because I was told that it was coming. I kept staying up every night being terrified about the end of the world and at some point when I finally realized that it wasn't happening I guess I almost became what I was afraid of. When there was no Antichrist I sort of decided to assume that role."
SECONDS MAGAZINE - 1996
"I'm really into the idea that the Antichrist Christianity has worried about for so many years is really man's unconscious disbelief of God. The Antichrist is a collective mindset of people who don't believe in God. I may be the person who awakens that idea in people. The thing they're afraid of is themselves."
AXCESS MAGAZINE - 1996
"I used the metaphor of a worm to represent the more vulnerable period of growing up and the transformation into this more realized winged metaphor of an angel - much like the caterpillar into a butterfly, but that not being the final process. Antichrist Superstar (is) the third and final cycle that really devours everything before it."
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