September 15, 2016


Marilyn Manson's 'Pretty Violent' New Album Inspired by His '90s Classics

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Mario Carlini/Iguana Press/Getty Images

Back in July, Marilyn Manson made the preposterously early announcement that his new album SAY10 was just around the corner...and another corner, and another, and another, with a Valentine's Day 2017 release date. Now the world's most famous goth has spoken to Rolling Stone about the project, saying he thinks fans are "going to be quite surprised." He went on:

"It's not very much in any way like [January 2015's] The Pale Emperor. The people who have heard the new songs said it reminded them of their favorite parts of Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals—but with a new, different approach."

Manson was recently in New Orleans for his role on the TV show Salem, which brought him back to earlier songwriting days in NOLA and perhaps "kickstarted my mojo into making a new album." He also noted that Antichrist Superstar sees its 20th anniversary next month, the type of factoid journalists are typically reminding artists of.

So if the celebrated Pale Emperor vibe is out the window, what's SAY10 like? "It's pretty violent in its nature for some reason," Manson said. "And it's not emotional in the same way. It's got a chip on its shoulder."

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