Having teased new music for almost a year now, big Brian’s arrival in Britain is good news for those who’ve been impatiently waiting for his latest album - rumoured to be called Heaven Upside Down. Still no firm release date but presumably before the first of his U.S tour dates in July. Manson has confessed his latest offering is similar in style to some of his older, most celebrated work AntiChrist Superstar or Mechanical Animals. ‘I can’t wait for people to hear it – I think they’re going to be quite surprised.’ It’s hard to keep surprising people when you are as unpredictable as M.M.
King of controversy, Manson has copped the wrath of countless conventional organisations. His live shows and videos are demonised with a fervour reserved for nobody but himself. His subversive sets are seldom routine and his new material is sure to be a spectacle.
Eligible for the Hall of Fame in two years, not many people have done more to alter the image of metal in the past 25 years. As well-informed and contentious as ever, Marilyn Manson plays every show like he’s still got a point to prove, and what more could you ask for.
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