Marilyn Manson has offered up a new dance-floor stomper, “Deep Six,” from his upcoming record, The Pale Emperor. The track pulsates with a four-on-the-floor disco beat, complemented with depressive, gothy post-punk guitar textures. The Antichrist Superstar sings about how love is evil and makes subtextual puns out of Greek mythology, singing, “You wanna know what Zeus said to Narcissus/’You better watch yourself.'” The song is available as an instant-gratification download for those who pre-order the album, which comes out January 20th.
As previously reported, the iTunes edition of the 10-track LP will contain three bonus tracks. The singer first offered up a taste of the album in October with the release of the comparatively slower and darker “Third Day of a Seven Day Binge.” That track, too, is available with pre-orders.
The singer recently commented on the post-punkish direction of The Pale Emperor‘s music in an interview with The Fader, citing a salacious scene in the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me as an oblique inspiration. “[It’s] the overall vibe of the scene, when they’re in the Pink Room and Laura Palmer and her friend are getting oral sex from someone and there’s a band playing in the background that’s sort of like the Cramps,” he said.
He also cited a specific genre as a new influence. “What I hadn’t ever found, ’til now, is the blues,” Manson said. “The blues changed the way that I sang. And the music has a melody and a language in and of itself.”
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The day after the album comes out, Manson will hit the road on the Hell Not Hallelujah Tour. Ticket purchases for most North American dates include a digital download of The Pale Emperor, which will be redeemable on the album’s release day.
Marilyn Manson North American Tour Dates:
1/21 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore
1/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
1/24 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
1/26 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
1/27 – Long Island, NY @ Paramount
1/28 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
1/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
1/31 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem
2/2 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
2/3 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
2/5 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
2/6 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino
2/7 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
2/9 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
2/11 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore
2/13 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
2/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues