And then proceeds to talk nonsense - what are 'bangsters' exactly?...

MARILYN MANSON has titled his new album ‘THE GOLDEN AGE OF GROTESQUE’, NME.COM can confirm.

The goth rocker has announced the title of the record today (March 21) via his official website, . Previews from the record are likely to feature on his website at a later date.

The record is nearing completion, and set for release in the autumn.

Speaking about the project, Manson said: “These snot-nose stompalongs will convince the finger-waving, faithless bangsters one thing for sure. We can only become what we really are when we no longer believe what others have convinced us to be. We won’t follow religion, we are one. And the understanding of my art is only the sad product of journalism. Fuck art. I am art.

“My inspiration for this record came from historic parallels to my own present position in popular culture. Most notably, I found myself fascinated with the overwhelming imaginative, sexually-depraved artistic chaos that just bled from some of history’s greatest minds as Berlin reached its creative extreme peak. The unfortunate onset of rigid control and conformity that brought Berlin to its fiery end seemed to almost mirror today’s less violent, but equally ignorant censorship and fear of ‘dangerous’ art.

Manson concluded: “So stand up dopplegangers, we are on a leave of Absinthe! Our lives are theatre, we are the art and the world will now become the beautifully grotesque stage it was always meant to be. Am I just an innocuous entertainer or am I the destructive force and the terrible reality you’ve suspected all along? The simple answer is, I am Marilyn Manson.”