MARILYN MANSON spoke to Revolver magazine about his forthcoming album "Eat Me, Drink Me".
"This is the record I've worked all my life to get to," Manson said. "You always have to transform, or you can't continue as an artist, and this record has been the biggest transformation for me."
"Eat Me, Drink Me" — his first disc since 2003's "The Golden Age Of Grotesque" — was co produced by Manson and bassist/aide de camp Tim Skold, and is being mixed by Sean Beavan, who has worked on several other Manson projects, including 1996's "Antichrist Superstar", and 1998's "Mechanical Animals". According to the frontman, "Eat Me, Drink Me" "takes a totally different approach musically." While some sources have likened his new sound to QUEEN, Manson will only say "It's better heard than described." Still, he reveals, "On this record I really wanted to sing, and that has to come from a naked, emotional place.
"It's not a record about me crying, or songs about my woes, but I think this record will probably speak to more people in different ways, because of its total human element."
"Eat Me, Drink Me" is tentatively scheduled for a May release, after which Manson and his band (Skold, drummer Ginger Fish, keyboardist M.W. Gacy, and a guitarist to be named later) will hit the road for the first time since his "Against All Gods" tour in late 2004. "I've been laying dormant, but it's not going to be just a gradual sneaking back into society," Manson promised. "It's going to be a very large swarm of pestilence."
Source Revolver Magazine