“Here comes the thunder”Tim Skold
Swedish songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Tim Skold is known for his significant contributions to the worlds of metal and industrial music. Skold’s career began as a member of Swedish hard rock bands Kingpin and Shotgun Messiah. After releasing his first self-titled solo album in 1996, followed by a stint with industrial stalwarts KMFDM, Skold joined up with Marilyn Manson for a six year run from 2002 to 2008. During this period, Skold’s musical wizardry, songwriting and production skills are evident on the albums The Golden Age Of Grotesque (2003), which featured the songs “Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag” and mOBSCENE”, and Eat Me Drink Me (2007), which featured “Heart Shaped Glasses” and “If I Was Your Vampire”. Skold left Manson in 2008 to pursue other projects including SKOLD vs. KMFDM (2009) and solo albums Anomie (2011) and The Undoing (2016). Between solo albums Skold found time to produce and co-write a number of songs with Fearless goth-metalcore band Motionless In White for their album Infamous (2012) which hit #5 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Album chart followed by the critically received album Reincarnate (2014) which hit #9 on the Billboard Top 200, while topping at #1 on both the Rock and Metal album charts.