**UPDATE**: A video clip from C-Lebrity has been added showing footage of "religious fanatics" assaulting members of the MARILYN MANSON entourage outside the band's hotel in Moscow earlier today, as well as a clip of concert organizers making the announcement that Manson's show in the city was being canceled after a bomb threat was called in.
The original article follows below.
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson was forced to cancel his show in Moscow due to a bomb threat while another concert in Russia was scrapped over fears his performance would insult Orthodox believers and promote sadomasochism.
Manson was scheduled to perform at the Park Live festival in Moscow earlier tonight (Friday, June 27), but he tweeted that the show was called off just as he was about to take the stage with his bandmates. He added in a separate tweet: "Why are the people that proclaim that music inspires violence, the ones that create such entropy?"
The Moscow concert cancelation follows reports that Manson's June 29 show in Novosibirsk, Russia's third largest city, was pulled after hundreds of religious activists protested against the rocker's plans to perform in the city, accusing Manson of insulting Russian Orthodox believers, according to the AAP.
"Authorities of all levels have denied us permission to hold the concert on June 29," the Novosibirsk concert organizers said in a statement posted on Russia's social network VKontakte. "We've fought until the end but the situation has proved stronger than us, unfortunately."
One of the activists arguing against Manson's performance in Novosibirsk appeared on a local radio station to discuss the cancelation, explaining: "Manson's live performances look like an amusement park with a sadomasochistic slant. Sadomasochism is a mental disorder. What does Novosibirsk need this show for?"
Manson has a long history of generating controvery with his live performances. Back in 2001, the singer, who was cited as an inspiration to Columbine High School killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, was asked by a church group not to appear in a Denver concert.
A 2009 Manson performance in Pomona, California saw a number of Christian demonstrators gathered outside waiving placards and chanting pro-Christian messages.
Despite the protests, the show went ahead as scheduled and featured a surprise appearance by SLAYER's Kerry King.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, shock rocker Marilyn Manson will make his TV scoring debut with composer Tyler Bates on the song "Cupid Carries A Gun", to be featured in the April 27 episode of WGN America's period drama "Salem".
"The song 'Cupid Carries a Gun' was the last track we just finished for my new album," says Manson. "The occult and witchcraft [are] so often used in cinema with a heinous disregard for even researching its origins. However, I liked the themes of 'Salem'. It looks at the witch trials without being cliche like most modern films."
Bates, who has a variety of credits to his name, including movies, TV and videogames, explains: "Manson and I wrote a draft of 'Cupid Carries A Gun' shortly before I began working on the score for 'Salem'. A couple weeks later I saw the title sequence and the song immediately came to mind. I showed it to Manson for fun more than anything, and it inspired us to finish the song that night. The next day I played it for Brannon Braga and he said that 'Cupid Carries A Gun' was the perfect tone and attitude for the show's main titles."
A preview of "Cupid Carries A Gun" is available at HollywoodReporter.com.
On April 8, Kurt Sutter, creator of the American television drama series "Sons Of Anarchy", tweeted that he has been listening to one of the new songs from Marilyn Manson. He described the track as "potent," "creepy" and "cool."
Sutter previously revealed that he had written some lyrics for Manson and that he wanted to feature some of Manson's new music in the seventh and final season of "Sons Of Anarchy".
Sutter tweeted: "Look for [Manson] in season 7. He'll be the guy riding the dragon."
Manson has appeared in a handful of movies and TV shows before, most recently on the Showtime series "Californication" — where he played himself — and the Sundance Channel program "Wrong Cops".
He spent most of last year touring behind his 2012 album, "Born Villain".