Marilyn Manson was recently interviewed by Dazeddigital.com, and revealed that he will be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of his 1996 album, “Antichrist Superstar“ on October 20. He also offered some more insight into his new album “SAY10,” which is set to be released on Valentine’s Day (February 14) next year. You can read what he had to say about those below.
On 20th anniversary edition of “Antichrist Superstar“ :
“…We’re putting out a box set on October 20th, and it has a legendary video that I had to put into a safe for the past 15 years, for reasons that will be revealed when you watch it. I had innocently thought that it was acceptable to use it as sort of a bonus feature on my ‘Dead to the World‘ video for the ‘Antichrist Superstar‘ tour. However, the legal department and my management informed me otherwise. But now it is going to be seen by all.
I won’t say anything else to spoil it, just that it captured a moment in time, after I had just moved to Los Angeles. I was living with Twiggy [Ramirez] and I had just come off a tour where I got death threats every day. It’s an interesting portrayal of what was happening at the time, but strangely, it doesn’t seem any different than the way I behave now, except that I’m wearing a cowboy hat. That’s about it.”
On his new album “SAY10”:
“Tyler Bates and I did it over the past three months, right before this tour [his summer run with Slipknot] started. It is, I would say, the last thing people would expect after hearing the previous album, ‘The Pale Emperor‘. And it’s also, coming from the people who I’ve played it to, a combination of ‘Antichrist Superstar‘ and ‘Mechanical Animals‘ in feeling. I generally take the opinion of girls over guys, because you usually make songs to make girls like you.
That’s why you start a rock band. It’s inspired by all those things you do to make girls like you, all that passion and melodic pageantry, like Bowie, but also the utter disregard for rules, like Ministry and all the bands that shaped the first album I made. It wasn’t my intent to go backwards. Everything goes in a full circle and it just becomes, without cannibalising work from the past, the same thing, which is ultimately you.
I’m a little over-anxious to release it, so it was done very quickly, but it is by far the most thematic and over-complicated thing that I’ve done. In a way, it’s deceptively delightful to strangers. It’s sort of like the old saying that the devil’s greatest secret is that people don’t believe he exists.”
He also added the following about why he chose to release it on Valentine’s Day:
“Well, I decided on February 14. I’m not really sure what my obsession with Valentine’s Day is, because I never really enjoyed the holiday personally, but for some reason it’s always been part of the fabric of my artistic expression. Maybe someday I’ll figure it out.”
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