Marilyn Manson On His New Album: “It’s Sort Of Like A Wax Museum Of My Thoughts, A Study Of The Chamber Of Horrors In My Head”

During a recent interview with Revolver, Marilyn Manson talked a bit about his new album, which he is working on with Shooter Jennings. According to the frontman, the effort is “sort of like a wax museum of [his] thoughts” and “a study of the chamber of horrors in [his] head.”

Manson said the following about the new 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.”

He continued:

“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 added:

“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!”

He also said the following when asked about a title:

“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.”

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Marilyn Manson Officially Introduces New Drummer

Marilyn Manson has officially introduced his new drummer, 24-year-old Brandon Pertzborn. He was previously rumored to have taken on the role and his involvement in the group was later confirmed by his band Ho99o9.

Palaye Royale Added To Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson’s Summer Tour

Palaye Royale have been confirmed as the opening act on Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson’s summer tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/09 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
07/10 Allentown, PA – PPL Center
07/12 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
07/13 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/14 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
07/16 Rockford, IL – BMO Harris Bank Center
07/17 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
07/21 Council Bluffs, IA – WestFair Amphitheatre
07/23 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
07/24 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Event Center
07/25 Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena
07/30 Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewing Amphitheater (no Rob Zombie)
07/31 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory (no Rob Zombie)
08/02 Portland, OR – MODA Center
08/03 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
08/04 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
08/06 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Center
08/07 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
08/09 Fargo, ND – Fargodome
08/10 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
08/11 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County Coliseum
08/13 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
08/14 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
08/16 Ottawa, ON – Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
08/17 Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre
08/18 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

Marilyn Manson To Appear In HBO’s “The New Pope”

According to Variety, Marilyn Manson will be appearing in the HBO series “The New Pope.” The series is a follow-up to “The Young Pope” and it will star John Malkovich and Jude Law. Shooting for the series has already been completed, but the air date has yet to be announced.

Marilyn Manson Rumored To Have Recruited Drummer Brandon Pertzborn

According to Blabbermouth, Marilyn Manson is rumored to have recruited 24-year-old drummer Brandon Pertzborn as a replacement for Gil Sharone, who recently exited the band. Pertzborn has toured with a number of artists including Black Flag, Doyle, and Ho99o9. He also previously filled in for Dave Lombardo in Suicidal Tendencies when they opened for Misfits during their May 2018 show in Newark, New Jersey.

Marilyn Manson Says His New Album Is “More Than Half” Completed

Last month, Marilyn Manson said he was heading to Shooter Jennings‘ studio to “finish [his] new album,” but now it appears the effort is not quite done yet. During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill”, the singer was asked about the album and he said it is “more than half” completed and that it is “a bit of a mixture” between David Bowie’s “Diamond Dogs” and Killing Joke. He also added the following about working with Jennings:

“I felt like it was a good time for a change. And I became friends with Shooter. And he’s a musical genius. Shooter, he kind of reminds me of The Dude from ‘The Big Lebowski’… But we have this different vibe where I don’t have to really tell him what I’m thinking. I didn’t know this, but he was a fan of what I did growing up, also underneath his father, Waylon Jennings. So he adds a completely different element.”

[via Blabbermouth]