Marilyn Manson - Born Villain
Having already sold over 50 million records worldwide, Cooking Vinyl overcame fierce competition from several labels in the US and UK, both major and independent, to release Marilyn Manson's eighth studio album, 'Born Villain'.
Parting ways with Interscope Records, the new partnership with Cooking Vinyl gives Marilyn Manson an unprecedented degree of creative control. The new set up sees the artist take charge of delivering the completed, mastered album and Cooking Vinyl handling worldwide distribution, marketing and promotion.
Famed for his originality and style, not only in the studio and on stage but also in his elaborate video and thought-provoking film-making, the latest studio instalment again pairs up Manson and Twiggy Ramirez.
Manson had this to say: "We will always be our worst audience, until we stop being an audience and start being an artist. Any art is flesh and blood, no matter how you perform, decorate or display it. But we all want the passionate horror of that blood. And blood is what I am here to bring."
Marilyn Manson has had astounding success across the globe with numerous sales awards, including three albums being certified platinum and three more certified gold in the USA, in addition to three top ten albums and two number-one albums ('Mechanical Animals' and 'The Golden Age of Grotesque').
While looking to experiment in unlikely collaborations, Manson met Shia Labeouf, and spent a long night at Manson's studio. After seeing 'Maniac', Shia's short film, somewhat inspired by 'Man Bites Dog', Manson was astonished by his directing ability.
Impressed with how Shia digested his world, they ended up writing a short film, the score being from Manson's new album.
Release Date : 30 Apr 2012