A few weeks back, Marilyn Manson dropped some "goth-thrash awesomeness" on us with "No Reflection," the first single from his upcoming album Born Villain. Now, we got the full Villain track listing, cover art (our black-lipsticked friend above) and a potential answer to, "What do Dita Von Teese, Evan Rachel Wood and Lana Del Rey have in common besides three names?"
Facts first, though: Born Villain comes out May 1 on Cooking Vinyl/Downtown Records and His Gothness will be kicking off a tour at Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Awards on April 11 in Los Angeles. Villain will feature 13 songs (not counting his cover of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" with Johnny Depp), whose predictably charming titles you can see below.
1. Hey, Cruel World…
2. No Reflection
3. Pistol Whipped
4. Overneath the Path of Misery
6. The Gardener
7. The Flowers of Evil
8. Children of Cain
10. Lay Down Your Goddamn Arms
11. Murderers Are Getting Prettier Every Day
12. Born Villain
13. Breaking the Same Old Ground
Bonus Track: You're So Vain
Now it's rumor time. Seriously. Not facts. Not yet. Oh No They Didn't (jokingly?) referred to this series of Manson photos with Lana Del Rey (via Buzzfeed) as "New Couple Alert." Here's one:
There are more, but I will reserve judgment until all the facts are in.
Actually, no, f**k that. I will speculate wildly. If this is true, this is amazing for both people. For Manson, who's living in a world where shocking the average person is getting increasingly difficult, what's a bigger "F**k you" to society than dating one of music's most polarizing singers? For Del Rey, the image of a little girl lost/coquettish rebel is cemented by going arm in arm with rock's most bizarre figure. Now we just need a name. Man Rey? (Too close to the photographer). Del Manson? (Too '50s teenage heartthrob-sounding). Let's just go with MarLan and never speak of this again.