Marilyn Manson: ‘Say10′ Is the ‘Most Thematic and Over-Complicated Thing That I’ve Done’
In an interview with Dazeddigital.com, Manson says of the Say10 disc, "It is, I would say, the last thing people would expect after hearing the previous album, The Pale Emperor. And it’s also, coming from the people who I’ve played it to, a combination of Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals in feeling."
Manson continues, "It wasn’t my intent to go backwards. Everything goes in a full circle and it just becomes, without cannibalizing work from the past, the same thing, which is ultimately you. I’m a little over-anxious to release it, so it was done very quickly, but it is by far the most thematic and over-complicated thing that I’ve done. In a way, it’s deceptively delightful to strangers. It’s sort of like the old saying that the devil’s greatest secret is that people don’t believe he exists."
2016 is the 20th anniversary of Manson's second album Antichrist Superstar. He says a reissue coming next month will include a previously unreleased video. "We’re putting out a box set on Oct. 20, and it has a legendary video that I had to put into a safe for the past 15 years, for reasons that will be revealed when you watch it," Manson says.
He continues, "I had innocently thought that it was acceptable to use it as sort of a bonus feature on my 'Dead to the World' video for the Antichrist Superstar tour. However, the legal department and my management informed me otherwise. But now it is going to be seen by all. I won’t say anything else to spoil it, just that it captured a moment in time, after I had just moved to Los Angeles."
Manson has been in the public eye for a quarter century now, but don't call him a celebrity. "I really despise when people refer to me as a celebrity, because anyone can be a celebrity in this era," he states. "It’s the very definition of the name Marilyn Manson, so this isn’t new – anyone can be famous at any point by dying and being in an obituary or by killing someone and being on the front page. So I hate that term."
You can see Manson in the upcoming third season of the TV show Salem, which debuts Nov. 3 on WGN America.
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