Shock rock fans pay attention: Marilyn Manson’s 11th studio album We Are Chaos will be released on September 11 via Loma Vista. The LP is co-produced by Manson and Shooter Jennings and Manson himself drew the cover art for the album.
In a press release, Manson describes the album as a concept 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,” he said.
“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,” Manson continued. “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.”
Manson also shared the video of the title track, We are Chaos. You can watch it below. The video was directed, photographed, and edited by Matt Mahurin.