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Conjured from a seance into a true renaissance. This is, without a doubt, bonafide Marilyn Manson.

It is all swagger and does not miss a beat on his ninth, newest studio album, THE PALE EMPEROR. The seer, scribe, painter, actor, criminal, panderer of chaos, live performer...oh, and rock and roll demagogue, thee Marilyn Manson roars back above the froth of mass-media and ass mediocrity to deliver a set of soul-stripping, kiss-smearing, church floor-burning songs that stand, unequivocally, his most fully-wrought album since 1998’s epochal Mechanical Animals.

If that's a mouthful, grab a drink brothers and sisters!

THE PALE EMPEROR does not just capture our cultural moment, but sinks swamp-deep into equally red-neck, snake-handling Baptist-revival-tent terror. He shape-shifts vocally from preacher man to the fangs and venom of the serpent that he holds. (And, just to be clear, while more badass than bitch, he looks better in ruby lipstick than most ingénues.)

Marilyn Manson has long had his hand on the pulse; now the pulse again moves to the ministrations of his hand. Since he created a 'band' in the early '90s bearing his namesake in the mangroves of southern Florida, Marilyn Manson has utilized a rotating cast of cohorts to deliver his music and message.

With THE PALE EMPEROR, Manson introduces his newest foil, Tyler Bates. Manson and Bates first met on the set of CALIFORNICATION. Although they did not work together musically on that show, recently their song “Cupid Carries a Gun,” was used in the opening titles to the hit series, Salem, that was also scored by Bates.

Sounding like a conflicted black and blues combination of a life-lived,
THE PALE EMPEROR is a nod to Manson favourites like Tom Waits, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Joy Division and T. Rex. In its use of space and texture, The Pale Emperor evokes shades of PJ Harvey, The Birthday Party and Bauhaus.
Intimate yet epic; this Emperor embodies a purposeful paradox.
Wide-screen sonic storytelling is the essence of The Pale Emperor.

In Bates, Manson has found an ideal co-conspirator. Followers of the nexus where music meets film will recognize Tyler Bates’ name. He is, by far, the brightest talent working in film and television today. Obviously, his record-setting success with the score for "300", "The Watchmen" and also cult favourite "Killer Joe" were enough reasons for MANSON to feel honoured and excited to collaborate.

The duo worked around each other's schedules. While Manson was acting on Sons of Anarchy, Bates just happened to also be scoring the highest grossing film of 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy!

And so it begins.

"Killing Strangers” is in its simplicity and darkness a Marilyn Manson classic. Pills and bone percussion with a slanky guitar riff is the foot that kicks in the door.

Then there he is.

No one has a voice like Marilyn Manson. His tone seems to change depending on the sins of the listener. Diagnosed with 5 notes simultaneously emitted from the gravel of his neck, by a genuine astro physicist. It is intimate in a way that scars you.

With the song’s chorus – “We’re killing strangers, we're killing strangers, so we don’t kill the ones that we love!” – Manson makes "Apocalypse Now" and "Last Tango in Paris" become a chain gang chant. “Blow us a kiss,” invites Manson, “and we’ll blow you to pieces.”

“The Devil Beneath My Feet” is a glam-rock stomper ready to resonate in sweaty arenas, as Manson twists Biblical verses into curses with the line: "I don't need a motherfucker looking down on me, no motherfucker looking down on me."

The first track that slipped into the mainstream, "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge" was preformed recently with the Smashing Pumpkins in London, and was number one on Rolling Stones picks; and described as "both equally catchy and depressing".

"The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles" is a meat beat manifesto which defines the Faustian theme of the record. With the heart-bashing chorus, "Are we fated, faithful or fatal?" and the massive cocksure guitar riff of Bates and filthy drums played by Gil Sharone... This ain't no genocide, this is rock and roll.

The undulating and white-knuckled beat of “Deep Six” has enough gleaming metallic riffage to keep a nation of headbangers and strippers in business, as Manson asks, “You wanna know what Zeus said to Narcissus? You better watch yourself!” – Be assured that when Manson is clever every punchline packs a punch.

The music has such an enigmatic colour palette, that black, white and even grey are very hard to define. As always with Marilyn Manson, visuals are, in his words, "a silent film for the blind folk”.

He recruited the renowned creative director/collaborator Willo Perron and has worked with unconventional visual artists on both the album and motion pictures.

Fashion has always continued to pursue Manson. Recently, Francois Nars, Ellen Von Unwerth, Steven Klein, Miles Aldridge, Francesco Carrozzini, and Terry Richardson all collaborated with him.

Visionary Hedi Slimane recently used Manson as the face for Saint Laurent.

Besides being a renowned museum artist, he was officially inducted into the art movement known as DADA, at the CABARET VOLTAIRE .Despite Manson's declaration, "That in and of itself is very anti-dada." He concluded, "I accept that"

Besides the numerous, erroneous school-shootings Manson has been blamed for, he also made music that consumers (in his case, devourers), sold over 50 million records worldwide. This is a figure that leaves a shell-shocked industry shaking its collective coffers in disbelief.

And the wheel comes around again. There’s a sense that with THE PALE EMPEROR this is once again Manson’s moment that he is astride the roiling beast of art, indivisible from society. Marilyn Manson has delivered a set of scabrously witty songs whose stomp and pomp deserve – excuse me...demand – the world’s attention.

Fuck y'all.
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New Marilyn Manson video for "Deep Six"

Marilyn Manson has released a brand new video for his newest single, "Deep Six". Check it out www.youtube.com here.

geni.us Click here to pre-order Manson's new album, THE PALE EMPEROR, via iTunes.
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Pre-order Marilyn Manson's THE PALE EMPEROR

Marilyn Manson has announced his 9th full-length album The Pale Emperor will be released on January 20, 2015 in Canada on Dine Alone Records and in the U.S. on Cooking Vinyl and Manson's own label Hell, Etc. Last month, Manson premiered "Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge", the first taste from the new record. The track is available to listen and download now here along with a teaser pack shot video. The Deluxe version of the LP comes with three additional tracks – "Day 3," "Fated, Faithful, Fatal" and "Fall of the House of Death."

To preorder The Pale Emperor via iTunes, geni.us click here.

To preorder the album on CD via the Dine Alone webstore, bit.ly click here.

TRACK LISTING:

Killing Strangers
Deep Six
Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge
The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles
Warship My Wreck
Slave Only Dreams To Be King
The Devil Beneath My Feet
Birds Of Hell Awaiting
Cupid Carries A Gun
Odds Of Even
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New Marilyn Manson track, "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge"

The unstoppable Marilyn Manson just dropped a new track. Download "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge" here.
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Marilyn Manson to play Amnesia Rockfest

The illustrious shock-rocker has announced another massive return to Canada in the form of Amnesia Rockfest, June 14-15 in Montebello, QC. The two-day festival will see Marilyn Manson on the marquee of a beefed up bill featuring Rise Against, Alice Cooper, Deftones and over 150 acts.

Limited pre-sale weekend passes are available now through the fest's Facebook page www.facebook.com target="_blank">HERE, while general ticket sales begin on Saturday, March 23.

Read more about Amnesiafest www.pnrockfest.com target="_blank">HERE.
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Marilyn Manson's Slo-Mo-Tion Remix EP out now

The illustrious shock-rocker's Slo-Mo-Tion Remix EP is now available. “Slo-Mo-Tion” is the second single from Manson’s latest album Born Villain available via Dine Alone Records.

itunes.apple.com target="_blank">Click to grab your copy of Marilyn Manson's Slo-Mo-Tion Remix EP

The six song EP features mixes from hardcore electro artist PROXY, who is known for producing “massive, dirty techno and chunky electro”. The Russian born trailblazer has become a phenom in his own right and has done remixes for such legendary artists in the field such as Moby, The Prodigy, Peaches, Digitalism, and Boys Noize.

Sandwell District, which has earned the distinction of being “The underground Techno label of the moment…”, brings its own unique take on Manson’s track featuring a fun and trippy, "junglesque" Dub remix.

Also included is a remix from French innovators Dirtyphonics, recognized for their energetic blend of genres crossing over Electro, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Dub Step and Hip Hop.

Manson will be touring with Rob Zombie in the UK this November as part of the ‘Twins Of Evil’ tour. For all tour dates, click www.dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.
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