i am the child of the wasteland....a land of haunted houses and monsters i call father. dark talents run in the family, but i shatter the glass to let the moonlight in, not to destroy something fragile for the feeling of breaking beneath my fists. all i can do is scream, crawl out, and keep screaming. but i can hold the sparrow, mend its wing... i am the spring rain and the hurricane... the monsters cower now, not me, not you. *xn*

Artist description
Hardcore and Ethereal, dark extreme femme vox

Music Style
etherkore, Ethereal and Hardcore

Musical Influences
What the world has done to you

Group Members

**~CHRISTIAN MERRY~** Vocals, lyrics, melodies, co-primary songwriter, co-producer, artist and founder of ACTS MAGDALENA wa s born in Takoma Park Maryland, and raised in va rious towns of the East and Northwest before settling in New York City. Her songwriting style is based not on imitation of otherís music, but on capturing the effect of a great book, a photograph, or a powerful emotional experience. Her voic e cannot be co mpared to any one singer, except to string the extremes together to form combinations such as "a cross between Grace Slick and Rob Zombie," and have it be true....

**~RICK van BENSCHOTEN~** Lead fretless and fretted Bass, co-primary songwriter, producer and engineer of ACTS MAGDALENA's recordings, was born and raised on Long Island. For him the Bass is an instrument of expression and he makes it sing, moan, roar and wail like something both earthbound and unworldly. It is not the traditional background thump, it is a lead presence in the melodic textures woven into their songs both dreamlike and nightmarish.....

**~RAUL VASQUEZ~** Born and raised in New York, brings a formidable sound to his instrument. He makes his drums flow and explode and then drives the songs to heaven or hell. He has the ability to play complex, intricate patter ns within a driving beat, making it his own and giving it a unique voice.

Heavy hardcore and ethereal female vocals, 5-string fretless and fretted Bass, Guitar, Drums





~* Christian's 'Stories and Illustrations' INDEX *~


"Any band brave enough to tag it's first CD with the line "remember when listening to music felt dangerous"
had better have the goods or prepare to be cracked by critics.
Well, Acts Magdalena does - and then some…"
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE, Excerpt, Continental Drift., Larry Flick


* Christian's ART *

on a darkling plain


* click song titles *



Elliptical Mind's Eye





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Morbid Question One, Two below and a story about STAN on ~tornlace~.

REVIEWS, a few we have received. Excerpts.
Shuffle's Cue and Ehh? Interview with us
Grave Concerns Interview with us
Starvox "Women Who Rock" feature with Christian
Red Triptych Part One, "BUTTERFLY"
Brittle Bones.. amazing flash, grotesque beauty
My Pet Skeleton.. stunning artist. Directed Mushroomhead's latest video.
STATIONS from MP3.com that played us and showed their support endlessly.
Jett Black Starvox interview with us
The Art Conspiracy, Christian's Art, check out "eye, word, sound, and physical"
Personal band member's pages and link collections.
GUESTBOOK and a link to our old one (hated the pop-ups). Say hello sometime.
BIOs short sweet band member bios
MUSIC on SOUNDLIFT, free music from my band and the entire world
fatal1ty, the *1 gamer in the world. MTV 's "True Life" featured him.
LYRICS for the songs on our soundlift site
FORUM for future discussion on ACTS MAGDALENA or to just sit there and look pretty.
My friend Jan McLean's dolls of unique sweetness, light and personality- beautiful.. her daughter did make-up on the LOTR films, no she doesn't have Legola's number in grey havens
My friend Ugly Shyla's dolls of the twilight, darkness and hell, and they love it, so do i
My friend Ugly Shyla's band Psychonaut 75
Read foreign diaries and journals- you can translate whole webpages here, many many languages
DOGBITE MUSIC, "Get More Good Stuff", cool music site

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