Published Jul 29, 2020Marilyn Manson has finally announced his much-anticipated new album. Called We Are Chaos, his 11th studio effort arrives on September 11 via Loma Vista. To get us going right now, though, he's shared a video for the album's title track.
We Are Chaos follows Manson's 2017 album Heaven Upside Down, and the upcoming record was produced by regular collaborator Shooter Jennings. A painting done by Manson himself called "Infinite Darkness" serves as the album cover.
In a statement, Manson said the following of the new album:
When I listen to We Are Chaos now, it seems like just yesterday or as if the world repeated itself, as it always does, making the title track and the stories seem as if we wrote them today. This was recorded to its completion without anyone hearing it until it was finished. There is most definitely a side A and side B in the traditional sense. But just like an LP, it is a flat circle and it's up to the listener to put the last piece of the puzzle into the picture of songs.
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.
Making this record, I had to think to myself: 'Tame your crazy, stitch your suit. And try to pretend that you are not an animal' but I knew that mankind is the worst of them all. Making mercy is like making murder. Tears are the human body's largest export.
For now, watch the "We Are Chaos" video below. It was directed, photographed and edited by Matt Mahurin.
We Are Chaos:
1. Red Black And Blue
2. We Are Chaos
3. Don't Chase The Dead
4. Paint You With My Love
5. Half-Way & One Step Forward
6. Infinite Darkness
8. Keep My Head Together
9. Solve Coagula
10. Broken Needle
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