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Marilyn Manson Describes New Album As “A Study Of The Chamber Of Horrors In My Head”


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Marilyn Manson is hoping to have his new album out before the year’s end and recently discussed his progress with it in a newly published chat with Revolver. He had the following to say of the record:

“It’s kind of like hitting the reset button. Hitting it a couple times, like when you’re drunkenly trying to change channels with the remote control, and your patience runs out. Which is a good metaphor for my life. Another one would be that, if I was born a gun, the problem that I have in life — or the plus side — is that I don’t know how to put the safety on. Which would be the best way to describe my current state of mind, in general.”

Manson has been working on the effort with Shooter Jennings after the pair previously collaborated together on a  cover of David Bowie‘s “Cat People“. As for his latest progress on this upcoming album, Manson stated:

“Last night, I was working pretty late in the studio, and we finished the sixth song. So, it’ll be out before the end of the year, definitely. I plan on going on the Twins of Evil tour, and I have an art book that I’m going to release, and I’ll probably have a bunch of exhibitions all over to go along with it. And then I’ll release the album after that.”

He also revealed that some musicians more closely associated with Jennings are also involved:

“My guitar player, Paul Wiley, is also working on some stuff for it, as well. And I have a new drummer in my band, Brandon Pertzborn, so he’ll probably be playing on the record. And Jamie Douglass, Shooter‘s drummer, he’s also played on some stuff. Shooter and I also did a cover of ‘The End‘ by The Doors, for a new miniseries of ‘The Stand‘ by Stephen King, which I’m also going to be acting in.

I think that sort of kick-started our process for the album, and started us exploring different things. He’s very talented in so many ways, and working with him is very fluid. We have a totally different collaborative style than I did [with Tyler Bates] on the last two records.

Sometimes Shooter will already be doing something that I was going to suggest. We lock brains a lot together. You know, that could be because of drugs and alcohol, or it could just be because we’re in a small room together. Who knows? [Laughs] Or both!”

As for the tentative title for the outing, he stated:

“It’s still to be determined, but I think it’s the album that should be called Marilyn Manson. I’m in a mode in life where I wanted to tell stories with this record, and it’s sort of like a wax museum of my thoughts, a study of the chamber of horrors in my head.

All the romance and hope you can have in the world, here in the End Times where it can be a different kind of apocalypse for each person listening to the record. I tried to paint it with words, and Shooter with sounds, so you can see and hear all of your longing, your passion and despair.

That’s sort of a dramatic explanation of it. [Laughs] But it is full of drama. I wouldn’t compare it to any of my other records, but you hear a bit of everything — it’s like I’ve focused everything into one spot, finally.”

For more on the album and Manson‘s forthcoming art book, head over to Revolver. You can catch Manson out with Rob Zombie and Palaye Royale starting this week on this summer tour.

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