Manson Gives Props To Marquis De Sade On New Album
Manson has been in awe of the (in)famous French novelist for quite some time. The author made his name writing depraved works of fiction that blurred the boundaries between sex and violence, and religiously practised what he preached with his sick behaviour coining the term ‘sadism’.
“The music has a very personal fetish quality to it,” says Manson. “The complete theme is still under wraps, but it definitely lends itself to some of the things that have inspired me over the past year, particularly the life of the Marquis de Sade. I relate to how he was a person who had a very vivid imagination that scared a lot of people and he was punished for the things that were going on in his head. He was using his mind and his art to exorcise his demons, and he was punished for it. And I feel a lot of times I get myself into similar circumstances.”
Manson has penned ten new songs inspired by the exploits of the Marquis, however the lyrics draw strongly on Manson’s own sexual deviance.
“I suppose there’s an element of me having a healthier sexual relationship in my life now,” he continues. “I talk about and try to express musically things that I normally wouldn’t have done in the past. I’ve often put my feelings into personas and different characters on each record to help me talk about what’s inside me. Sometimes it’s easier if you put it into metaphors. I think this one deals with things on a realer and dirtier and rawer level. It’s gonna be the kind you put on when you want to accomplish something, whether it’s to take out all your aggressions or have sex to or be by yourself and consider how you’re going to take out your aggressions sexually somewhere down the road.”
Manson has also hinted that Joey Jordison will also guest on the record after forging a close friendship with the Slipknot drummer at Ozzfest.
“Joey did a remix of ‘Fight Song’ a while back I liked it so much that he and I started talking about doing other music together. He came by, and he worked on a track with me. I’m not sure if it’s gonna end up on the album or not, but he played guitar. Strangely, he didn’t want to be involved in the drum tracks!”