Marilyn Manson continues to upend the mainstream with each new release, and his upcoming album Born Villain is about to take that a bit further on May 1, 2012. Evidence #1, the single, â€œNo Reflectionâ€: http://bit.ly/mansonnoreflectionsoundcloud
KROQ debuted â€œNo Reflectionâ€ yesterday and the lead single will be available exclusively on iTunes this Tuesday, March 13.
“The new record put simply has the ambition and determination of how I started making music in the first place,” Manson says. “It sounds like the first record in that it’s not afraid to do anything. I had to remove myself from my lifestyle and start fresh.â€
“It doesn’t really sound like any of my old records,” Manson says in an upcoming Revolver magazine cover story. “In fact it sort of sounds like what I listened to before I made records â€” Killing Joke, Joy Division, Revolting Cocks, Bauhaus, Birthday Partyâ€¦It’s very rhythm-driven. I think this will probably be the grandest concept record of all.”
The tumultuous relationship Marilyn Manson has cultivated with the public through his genre-defying music and anti-status quo message of thinking for oneself has resulted in sold-out tours, protests, legal battles, adoration, hate, more than 50 million records sales, award-winning distilled spirits, several Grammy nominations and, most importantly, a long list of some of the most enduring and powerful singles ever, such as â€œLunchbox,â€ â€œGet Your Gunnâ€ â€œSweet Dreams (Are Made of This)â€ â€œThe Beautiful People,â€ â€œAntichrist Superstar,â€ â€œTourniquet,â€ â€œThe Dope Show,â€ â€œI Donâ€™t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me),â€ â€œThe Fight Song,â€ â€œmOBSCENE,â€ â€œHeart-Shaped Glasses,â€ â€œComa Whiteâ€ and â€œIf I Was Your Vampire.â€
Born Villain will be released on Cooking Vinyl/Downtown Records and Manson’s own label Hell, Etc. Marilyn Manson has had astounding success across the globe including three albums being certified platinum and three more certified gold in the USA, in addition to three top ten albums and two number-one albums (Mechanical Animals and The Golden Age of Grotesque). Leading up to the release of Born Villain, Marilyn Manson will be touring the United States for the first time since 2009. The first set of confirmed dates for the upcoming Hey Cruel Worldâ€¦ tour are below. He kicks it off by headlining the Revolver â€œGolden Gods Awardsâ€ on April 11th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles â€“ his first U.S. performance in nearly three years.