MARILYN MANSON has set The Golden Age of Grotesque as the title to his fifth studio album, which is currently being recorded at a Los Angeles studio under the guidance of MANSON, Tim Skold (i.e. KMFDM) and Ben Gross (i.e. FILTER, SEVENDUST). The result is what MARILYN MANSON describes as his “most genius deluge of hardcore guitar-drum violence and reckless electronic-punk vaudeville mixed with 30s cabaret decadence and Arch-dandy dada. These snot-nose stomp-alongs will convince the finger-waving, faithless bangsters one thing for sure. We can only become what we really are when we no longer believe what others have convinced us to be. We won't follow religion, we are one. And the understanding of my art is only the sad product of journalism. F.ck art. I am art.”On his influences for the new album, MANSON had this to say, “My inspiration for this record came from historic parallels to my own present position in popular culture. Most notably, I found myself fascinated with the overwhelming imaginative, sexually-depraved artistic chaos that just bled from some of history's greatest minds as Berlin reached its creative extreme peak. The unfortunate onset of rigid control and conformity that brought Berlin to its fiery end seemed to almost mirror today's less violent, but equally ignorant censorship and fear of 'dangerous' art. “So stand up dopplegangers, we are on a leave of Absinthe! Our lives are theatre, we are the art and the world will now become the beautifully grotesque stage it was always meant to be. Am I just an innocuous entertainer or am I the destructive force and the terrible reality you've suspected all along? The simple answer is, I am MARILYN MANSON.”
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