Hide the children, Marilyn Manson is back

28 03 2007

03112007_1.jpgThe Antichrist Superstar exorcises some demons – including his divorce – on new album
Marilyn Manson sits in the front room of his home in San Fernando Valley, drinking from a bottle of rose-tinted absinthe. The house feels dark and unwelcoming – his estranged wife, model Dita Von Teese, has recently moved out – and Manson apologizes for the disarray. Without the makeup that he usually wears in public, and dressed casually in black, Manson pours himself into a couch and explains the turmoil that’s plagued him for much of the past year – and ultimately led him to restart his musical career with a new album, EAT ME, DRINK ME (referring to the last supper), due in June. The songs, he says, “are clearly written to seduce somebody,” though he is hesitant to divulge whom. “I don’t want people to think the record is some kind of exploitation of my personal life,” says Manson. “At the same time, it also represents exactly who I am and what I feel.”
phantasmagoria.jpgFor the next few hours, Manson plays unmastered cuts from EAT ME, DRINK ME and describes his year in hell. “Halfway through last year I was in such a black hole of depression,” he says. “I couldn’t make anything, I couldn’t do anything. I lost hope.” At the time, Manson’s mother was diagnosed with a mental illness and, he says, “I got trapped in one of the classic rock & roll cliches of having people that work for me rob me behind my back.” He had no interest in making music, and the film project he was focused on – Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll based on the twisted life of Lewis Carroll – became a psychological burden.
Manson says he was finally uplifted by a close friend’s morbid gesture of devotion. “She picked up a butcher’s knife and said, ‘Here, you can stab me,'” he says. “When someone was willing to drown with me, I really didn’t want to drown anymore.” This theme is depicted in the six-minute epic “If I Was Your Vampire,” which Manson wrote on Christmas. “That song is the new ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead,'” says Manson. “It’s the all-time gothic anthem.”
The album’s lyrics were written after last Halloween. That night, Manson presided over the opening of his Los Angeles art gallery. The next morning he left his home in the Valley and set up temporary digs at a studio-equipped house in the Hollywood Hills. “Suddenly,” he says, “I felt liberated. I’d write a song, walk two doors down the hall and record it right then.” Manson’s lyrics, which were recorded over tracks by Tim Skold (who joined Manson’s band in 2002 as bassist), came quickly. “I was writing out of desperation and hope,” he says. “The record came out in a rush – like an open wound – and I went with it.”
“Just A Car Crash Away” is a Bic-waving ballad, a death march punctuated by Skold’s searing guitar solo. “The Red Carpet Grave” is classic Manson, echoing with buzz saws and primitive percussion. (In fact, on “You, Me and the Devil Makes 3″ they beat on a metal skunk trap they found outside the house.) Manson wrote the album’s first single, “Putting Holes in Happiness,” on his birthday, and describes it as “a romantic-misogynistic-cannibal-gothic-vampire ballad.”
Manson hopes to release a film in conjunction with the disc that he claims “is nothing short of the most horrifying horror that you could ever experience.” He will also tour this summer, debuting live versions of the new songs at European festivals. “I really wanted to be a singer on this album,” he says. “This is very earnest and uncalculated and raw, in the sense that I know I’m fucked up, and I’m really not ashamed of it.” (Rolling Stone)
Here is a taste of Manson artwork:
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The video for Manson’s last single, “(s)AINT”

More news
Manson will be touring this summer with Slayer. The tour will begin in July, but exact dates and venues have not been announced.


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9 responses

29 03 2007
thebrideofthemonster

The painting is interesting.

31 07 2007
GALI GUION BAJO RIC ARROBA HOTMAIL PUNTO COM

nice painting…
i’m agree with “thebrideofthemonster”
i like the style of marilyn manson
i’m not always dressed in black hahaha
but is nice… really nice
i like him very much

6 08 2007
Miss Rimes

Mansons paintings should be more recognised by the public. they are really somthing awesome. no, i take that back. everything about manson is awesome and IM GOING TO HIS CONCERT IN PERTH IN OCTOBER!!!!!! i cant wait!!!

6 08 2007
MR Ivoryo

i agree with Miss Rimes, too many ppl dont understand the brilliance of Manson, hes a pure GOD, and atleast his lyrics have some kind of meaning, instead of a bunch of homies singing about busting caps and ‘this is why im hot”… Oh and im also a Perthie and am going in OCT to scream and cry and piss my pants and tear off my clothes and beat myself in the face and carve my satisfaction into my unholy canvas of a chest…

and if you like his art then go to his official site where you can see them all, brilliant stuff…

18 08 2007
666Mansons future wife666

Marilyn is one of the best artist at everything exspecially when it comes 2 music. He has basically taken my heart.. I love him, his music, and his art work. He should be considered the sexiest man alive.
*Ciara*

7 11 2007
Joe Bruno

i just want to no how he be came famouse

p.s i am the only one in my school that is like a marilyn manson person and i allways get mad fun of listening to hime but i would be cool to no how he became this way !!!
i allways want to be like him well i cant relly be like him but in ways i wish i was famouse and do what he does but one thing i would like the most is to talk to him and be famoues for the way he dresses and sings and stuff

10 07 2008
fred

you guys are seriously out of your mind, its sad
come back to reality

31 01 2010
iRanna

I don’t agree with alot of shit manson says and does, but i think it’s awesome that he has the guts to say and do what he wants and not give two shits what society thinks. i mean, people diss him everyday and he keeps on truckin. pretty nifty guy. we have totally different views on life and the world, but i respect his thought and opinions.

i’d prolly fuck him. 40 years old or not.
lmao :P

2 12 2011
babiiegurl420

i feel ya there girl. lol! he’s sexyy as fuckk in his own creepish way. :)

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