Fred Sablan

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Fred Sablan
Fred is on fire. And an internet sensation-in-the- making. photo by the icon (MM)
Fred is on fire. And an internet sensation-in-the- making. photo by the icon (MM)
Background information
Birth name Fred Sablan
Born April 28, 1970 (age 54)
Origin Cupertino, California
Genre(s) Punk rock, experimental, hard rock, alternative metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s) Guitar, bass
Years active 1989–present
Label(s) Ipecac
Associated acts Marilyn Manson, Birthday Twin, Goon Moon, Butcher Holler, Crack
Notable instrument(s)
Bass, guitar, vocals

Fred Sablan (born April 28, 1970) is a multi-talented musician currently serving as bassist for Marilyn Manson. Prior to joining the band in the summer of 2010, Sablan had previously worked with Marilyn Manson's Twiggy for the alternative project Goon Moon.


Born in Santa Clara, California and raised in Cupertino, California, Fred Sablan (pronounced suhBlon) began gaining recognition as a musician in the late 1990s while playing guitar in Crack, a group once described as "Cupertino's punk-noise surrealists."[1] Sablan next took the role of bassist for Butcher Holler. After the release of one album, I Heart Rock, and opening for Foo Fighters however, the group disbanded. Sablan and Twiggy were eventually introduced by former Nine Inch Nails guitarist Aaron North. Sablan joined Goon Moon as live bassist in 2006 after Twiggy and Chris Goss decided to play live shows for their Licker's Last Leg tour. During Twiggy's departure from Marilyn Manson, Goon Moon recorded and toured in support of two releases, however the project entered a hiatus when Twiggy and Marilyn Manson announced their reunion in 2008. Marilyn Manson revealed in July 2010 via Facebook, that Fred was the latest addition to the band line-up. Sablan made his Marilyn Manson debut on February 24, 2012.

Outside of rock groups, Sablan works alone on the "punk-experimental-blues" effort Birthday Twin, which he describes as "born out of all kinds of music [...] I record whatever I feel like with the emphasis being on film score and live mood creating." Groups Sablan has been influenced by include Morricone, Spacemen 3, Mogwai, NEU!, David Axelrod, Primal Scream, Harry Partch, Terry Riley, Slayer, Silver Apples, UNKLE, Bert Jansch, Bad Brains, Iggy Pop, CAN and Sonic Youth.



  • Manson painted Sablan as a man-tree hybrid, similar to Manson's own appearance in the music video for "The Nobodies". This painting has yet to be given a title, however the painting has now been confirmed as completed by Fred Sablan in his interview with Provider Module.



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