Marilyn Manson’s Grotesque Return

02-20-03 antiGUY
It looks like Marilyn Manson will be battling Limp Bizkit and Motley Crue for fans' CD buying dollars as he has set May 13th for the release of his forthcoming studio album, “The Golden Art of Grotesque”. Bizkit and the Crue will also be dropping albums on that day.

In this his fifth studio album, Manson tells fans to expect a return to his roots and describes the new music as sounding like "licking the floor of a men's bathroom," "getting kicked in the balls with a brick on a shoe" countered by "a beautiful woman caressing your private parts." 

"Grotesque is the core of everyone's imagination," Manson is quoted as saying in an article on RollingStone.com. "It's what you're afraid to think about. And it shouldn't be. You shouldn't be afraid to think about anything, you shouldn't be afraid to say anything."

Manson is set to hit the road this summer as part of Ozzfest but he also plans on launching a ten-date outing before then that will include a "Grotesque Burlesque."

"It'll be a chance for people to get a taste of what I'm about," says Manson. "I'm gonna pick these venues that people can come to, and they're gonna see things that they're not supposed to see. They're gonna see art, they're gonna see naked women, they're gonna see music. It's going to be decadent and entertaining and I like that."

Look for that this spring. 

The Golden Age of Grotesque track listing:

This Is the New s***
Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag
Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth
The Golden Age of Grotesque
Ka-Boom Ka-Boom
The Bright Young Things
Better of Two Evils
Obsequy (The Death of Art)

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