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

The Golden Age of Grotesque to be name of band's new album.

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" (see "Marilyn Manson Drawing From Ministry, Marquis De Sade") 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" (see "Slipknot, Manson, Coal

Chamber Wake The Dead With 'Resident Evil' ") and sang the Jonathan

Davis-penned "Redeemer" for the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack (see

"Linkin Park, Manson, Disturbed Members 'Damned' By Korn's Davis"), also noted on his Web site that he will contribute to Linkin Park's upcoming remix album.