Marilyn Manson reveals secrets behind new album

And he's going on tour too

Marilyn Manson has been previewing his new album and forthcoming tour.

Speaking on, the star confirmed he would tour this summer and debut live versions of his songs at European festivals.

Of his forthcoming album ’Eat Me, Drink Me’, he said: “I don’t want people to think the record is some kind of explotation of my personal life. At the same time, it also represents exactly who I am and what I felt (Manson recently split from wife Dita Von Teese).”

Songs on the album include ’If I Was Your Vampire’, which is described as a: “six minutes epic”. Of the song he said: “That song is the new ’Bela Lugosi’s Dead’. It’s the all-time gothic anthem.”

’Just A Car Crash Away’ is said to be a “death march”, while ’The Red Carpet Grave’ is “classic Manson”. Other songs include ’You, Me and the Devil Makes 3’ and the album’s first single ’Putting Holes In Happiness’, which Manson describes as: “A romantic-misogynistic-cannibal-gothic-vampire-ballad”.

Manson also said he lost focus on creating the album for a time. He admitted: “Halfway through last year I was in such a black hole of depression I couldn’t make anything, I couldn’t do anything. I lost hope. I got trapped in one of the classic rock and roll clichés of having people that work for me rob me behind my back.

“I was writing out of desperation and hope. The record came out in a rush, like an open wound – and I went with it.”

A release date for the album has yet to be confirmed, although it is believed it will be sometime in June.

The singer is also set to put on his first exhibition at the Space 39 gallery in [a]Los Angeles which opens on Saturday (March 31) and runs until April 17.