Born Villain is the eighth full-length studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It is set to be released jointly in the Autum n of 2011 by Cooking Vinyl Records and Manson's own vanity label Hell, etc.
The album will be Marilyn Manson's first since their contract with Interscope Records expired in late 2009. It entered the writing phase during The High End of Low Tour in 2009. Marilyn Manson attested that the lyrical content of the album will be "more romantic" yet "self-abusive," and described the sonic elements of the record as "suicide death metal."
In November of 2010,Twiggy Ramirez was quoted as saying "We've got a new album [that we're working on]. It's almost done. It'll probably be out next year. [...] It's our best record yet, I think. I mean, everyone always says that, but I think this is our best work so far... It's kind of like a little more of a punk rock Mechanical Animals without sounding too pretentious."
‘Born Villain’ is the title of the new Marilyn Manson album. While looking to experiment in unlikely collaborations, I met Shia, and we spent a long night at my studio. After seeing ‘Maniac,’ his short film, which is somewhat inspired by ‘Man Bites Dog,’ I was astonished by his directing ability. So I shared quite a few of my favorite inspirations in art, literature, and obviously…film. I was impressed with how Shia digested my world, and made what I’d like to think, is both an homage and a mockery of the history of Cinema. We ended up writing a short film, and just recently released a trailer. The score is from my new album, and is, in the words of Macbeth, “full of sound and fury.”
I find the idea of a yawning MGM lion far more interesting than a roaring one.
You ask why we did this?