Marilyn Manson has given his website a massive revamp, with a landing page that incorporates a logo of four of the letter ‘M’ which appears to be a rather lame attempt at shocking as it bears more than a passing resemblance to a Nazi swastika. and he’s given a fans a little hint of his latest work, releasing a 26 second video which is evidently designed to be a teaser for is long awaited new album which is due out later this year.
In an accompanying blog post entitled Rapeture, Manson made oblique references to the non-arrival of the much lauded Rapture that didn’t happen over the weekend, saying:
Brave Now World. Don’t ever believe what you read, especially if you are illiterate. Art will be the burning churches, burning beds, burning witches, burning bridges, burning Cadillacs, burning forests, burning flags, and the burning human remains that are the evidence of the burned books, filled with stories of our razor and rope burns.
But we will not be the ashes. We will not be cremated, we will cauterize our wounds. We never wanted our wings anyway.
We are more than the flightless creatures, that are always expected to rise from the bonfire. These are barbecues for trembling, idiot arsons who pretend to be America’s Vatican in whatever ‘ism’ is easiest to swallow. After the horrid blowing jobs, they expect us to fight against each other to obtain the security of willing slaves.
We do not walk among them. I am among no one.
The accompanying video features Manson screeching the words “I am among no one.” The band’s follow up to 2009’s The High End of Low is still largely swathed in mystery, but guitarist Twiggy Ramirez, who returned to the band in 2008 after a seven year break, discussed the forthcoming long player in an interview last year late last year saying “We’ve got a new album [that we’re working on]. It’s almost done. It’ll probably be out next year. It’s fantastic. It’s our best record yet, I think. I mean, everyone always says that, but I think this is our best work so far. . . It’s kind of like a little more of a punk rock Mechanical Animals.
Check out the video here