Marilyn Manson releases his eighth full-length studio LP, Born Villain, on 1 May in the United States. Manson will promote the album by playing shows mainly in the East and Midwest, but also three dates in Texas. In addition, a blood-soaked, Titus Andronicus-indebted video has been produced for the initial single, “No Reflection".
If Eat Me, Drink Me is Manson’s most “personal” album, how precisely will its songs translate in front of a live audience? How will Manson function sans the mask of one of his numerous characters? And most importantly, is Marilyn Manson still relevant at all?