Marilyn Manson dropped by his record label

Shock rocker released from Interscope after poor album sales in the US

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Marilyn Manson has been dropped by his record label Interscope after his last album sold poorly in the US.

The shock rocker was released from his contract after 'The High End of Low', which was released in May earlier this year, sold just 121,000 copies in America.

The singer told Metal Hammer: "We've just been released from our record contract with Interscope, so I think a lot of the creative control on which my hands were tied on a lot of choices - the music videos - things like that (has been regained).

"I was so restrained from the music that I wanted to make - what they would allow, they would put out, what ideas they would allow to be conveyed in these videos. At least half of my creative output has been squashed, so now I think people can expect a whole lot more."

Manson also revealed that he's currently working on new material which he described as "a bit like David Bowie's album 'Aladdin Sane'".

"I think it will be more badass," he added. "I think it’s going to be more romantic maybe. Self abusive."
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