“Salem” Episode 1.02 Clip; Marilyn Manson’s New Theme Song

April 25, 20140 Comments

Salem had a huge debut last Sunday and now we have a clip from the second episode. The episode, titled “The Stone Child,” airs on WGN America, April 27th at 10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT.

Episode 1.02: “With witch fears rising, Alden seeks the truth of what’s really going on in Salem while Cotton continues to wrestle with his guilt and Mary looks to execute a plan. The witches get closer to finding out who interrupted the ceremony, but Mary continues to find her emotions for Alden affecting her focus. A clue in the woods leads Cotton and Isaac to find more evidence that the witches may indeed be real.”

In other news, shock rocker Marilyn Manson has teamed up with composer Tyler Bates to create the theme song for Salem. The track, entitled “Cupid Carries A Gun”, will take over as the opening title sequence from the second episode on.

Manson explains, “The song “Cupid Carries a Gun” was the last track we just finished for my new album. 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 adds, “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.”

Check out the new opening below.

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