Marilyn Manson is still on track to release a new album this year and he's just offered an update, confirming that six tracks are ready to roll.
Speaking with Revolver, Manson said: “Last night, I was working pretty late in the studio, and we finished the sixth song. So, it'll be out before the end of the year, definitely.
Manson describes the new album as a transitional record, helped with the addition of a new drummer and guitarists.
"It's kind of like hitting the reset button... hitting it a couple times, like when you're drunkenly trying to change channels with the remote control, and your patience runs out. Which is a good metaphor for my life."
While it's still a work in progress, Mason already has a title for the new album.
“I think it's the album that should be called Marilyn Manson," he said. "I'm in a mode in life where I wanted to tell stories with this record, and it's sort of like a wax museum of my thoughts, a study of the chamber of horrors in my head... I tried to paint it with words, and Shooter with sounds, so you can see and hear all of your longing, your passion and despair. That's sort of a dramatic explanation of it... But it is full of drama."
I wouldn't compare it to any of my other records, but you hear a bit of everything — it's like I've focused everything into one spot, finally.
“I feel in fighting mode, ready to take it all on, and make a record, and keep that flag a-flying, and to make sure people know that this isn't just sort of tapering off — this is hitting hard right now. And I think that's why I think Marilyn Manson, self-titled, is probably the most descriptive album title, considering it's the stories of what put me here.”
This should be bloody good!