Last week rocker Marilyn Manson released a new book titled Born Villain and today we learn from the man himself that he is releasing a new album by year’s end. It may come as no surprise to learn that MM has decided to give his album the same title as his new book. Prepare yourselves, y’all … Marilyn Manson’s new album Born Villain is on the way.
Manson had this to say: “‘Born Villain’ is the title of the new Marilyn Manson album. While looking to experiment in unlikely collaborations, I met Shia, and we spent a long night at my studio. After seeing ‘Maniac,’ his short film, which is somewhat inspired by ‘Man Bites Dog,’ I was astonished by his directing ability. So I shared quite a few of my favorite inspirations in art, literature, and obviously…film. I was impressed with how Shia digested my world, and made what I’d like to think, is both an homage and a mockery of the history of Cinema. We ended up writing a short film, and just recently released a trailer. The score is from my new album, and is, in the words of Macbeth, ‘full of sound and fury.’ I find the idea of a yawning MGM lion far more interesting than a roaring one. You ask why we did this? ‘No reason.’“
No official release date has yet been announced by MM says Born Villain will be out “by year’s end” on the Cooking Vinyl Records label. HMMM. I’m guessing MM is going with an indie label because no major label wants him … so … yeah. Despite the fact that MM’s last few albums have been complete shite, I am hopeful that this new album will be good. He is a talented musician … I just hope we get to hear some of that talent again … soon.