"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," Marilyn Manson told Revolver Magazine last summer when they asked him about his forthcoming new album.
"All the romance and hope you can have in the world, here in the End Times where it can be a different kind of apocalypse for each person listening to the record."
Manson has finally officially announced the album, titled WE ARE CHAOS, and unleashed its haunting, soulful lead single and title track. (You can pre-order the album now via Loma Vista.) The 10-track LP, which is due out on September 11th, was jointly produced by Manson and outlaw country star Shooter Jennings, and features one of the shock-rock icon's paintings, "Infinite Darkness," on its cover.
"This concept album is the mirror Shooter and I built for the listener — it's the one we won't stare into. There are so many rooms, closets, safes and drawers. But in the soul or your museum of memories, the worst are always the mirrors. Shards and slivers of ghosts haunted my hands when I wrote most of these lyrics" Manson explains.