Marilyn Manson has announced a new album titled WE ARE CHAOS. Co-produced by Manson and Shooter Jennings, the LP is set for release on September 11 via Loma Vista. Accompanying the announcement, the shock-rocker has also unveiled the video for the title track, which was directed, photographed, and edited by Matt Mahurin. Check it out below, and scroll for the album’s cover art (painted by Manson) and tracklist.
Manson issued a long statement explaining the concept behind the 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.”
WE ARE THE CHAOS will be Manson’s 11th studio album, following 2017’s Heaven Upside Down.
WE ARE CHAOS Cover Artwork:
WE ARE CHAOS Tracklist:
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