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.”
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