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Marilyn Manson Set Title For Next LP, Find Inspiration In '30s Berlin

Marilyn Manson have set The Golden Age of Grotesque as the title for their forthcoming album, the band’s namesake singer announced Thursday (March 21). Although the group is still recording, Manson described the album on his official Web site as a “genius deluge of hardcore guitar-drum violence” and “reckless electronic-punk vaudeville mixed with ’30s cabaret decadence.”

Producers Tim Skold (KMFDM) and Ben Gross (Filter) are working with the group on The Golden Age of Grotesque, for which Manson said several songs are finished, including one called “Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth.”

Manson described the album last fall as “Marquis de Sade with a drum machine” and his latest posting expands on that notion.

“My inspiration for this record came from historic parallels to my own present position in popular culture,” Manson said. “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.”

Manson, who recently scored the film “Resident Evil” and sang the Jonathan Davis-penned “Redeemer” for the “Queen of the Damned” soundtrack, also noted on his Web site that he will contribute to Linkin Park’s upcoming remix album.

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