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imageMARILYN MANSON
VOCALS - LYRICIST - DIRECTOR - PRODUCER - PERCUSSION - ETC.

imageTWIGGY RAMIREZ
SONG WRITER - GUITARIST - BASSIST

imageTYLER BATES
SONG WRITER - GUITARIST - KEYBOARDIST - PROGRAMMER - PRODUCER

imageGIL SHARONE
DRUMS

imagePAUL WILEY
LIVE GUITARIST

imageDANIEL FOX
LIVE KEYBOARDS & PERCUSSION

CHRIS VRENNA

Chris Vrenna is a career musician, multi-instrumentalist and current drummer, keyboardist and producer for Marilyn Manson.

Vrenna has worked in the studio with Marilyn Manson since 1994, but didn't join as a member until 2004 for touring purposes [through to 2005]. He later became part of the line-up full time in 2007, following the departure of former keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy.

Vrenna has been a long term contributor to Marilyn Manson since they were first signed to Interscope, both behind the scenes and in his current role as album songwriter and onstage keyboardist/programmer. He was credited most evidently as part of the recording team for Antichrist Superstar, on which he contributed to several tracks. His musical career started in Chicago, during the 1980s, where he played with numerous already established bands such as Stabbing Westward.

Despite Marilyn Manson’s dalliance with Industrial Metal being fused with a variety of other genres, Vrenna’s teeth were always cut in the genre, as many of the acts he has been associated with find their basis in electronica, programmed beats and digital soundscapes, mixed with crushing, Industrial guitars. That said, Vrenna has equally proven himself as a live/studio drummer, even replacing Ginger Fish on the tour for Lest We Forget when Fish was absent due to injuries.

Vrenna was previously most well known for his time playing with Nine Inch Nails, having known frontman Trent Reznor since the two attended the same High School. Association with familiar faces has helped secure general perception of Vrenna’s as a competent, inventive figure, his talents having been employed with, or alongside artists cited as contemporaries of Marilyn Manson, such as KMFDM, the aforementioned Nine Inch Nails, and Skinny Puppy.

Initially, in terms of official membership, Vrenna was a replacement for long term keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy, who left Marilyn Manson following a legal dispute. Becoming a recognised fixture throughout the band’s 2007/2008 world tour, The Rape of the World, Vrenna has since become a fully established member, and is generally regarded as equal in contribution to the band's seventh studio album The High End Of Low.

Though still a touring and writing member of Marilyn Manson, Vrenna also conducted his personal project, Tweaker, an electronic based partnership between he and Clint Walsh, who have produced critically acclaimed soundtrack work for various computer games and television shows.

On November 22 2011 Chris Vrenna announced that he had left Marilyn Manson to focus on film and video game scores, as well as the upcoming 2012 Tweaker release. The following announcement was released to various news sources online.

"I'm incredibly proud of the work I did with Manson and look forward to the release of Born Villain. I wish my brothers well but with the recording largely completed I felt it was time to return to other facets of my career which involves production work, film scoring, and future musical collaborations,"

MEMBER DETAILS

Birth Date. 23.02.1967 [USA]
Birth Place. Erie, Pennsylvania

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MUSICAL ROLE

Position.
Producer • Programmer • Studio Drummer • Studio Keyboardist • Live Drummer • Live Keyboardist

Instruments.
Drums • Keyboards

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RELATED PROJECTS

Nine Inch Nails • Tweaker •