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MARILYN MANSON has promised fans that his new single will be like a “really hard kick in the balls” with a ”gigantic brick” tied to his shoe.

As previously reported on NME.COM, the first single from his forthcoming album ‘The Golden Age Of The Grotesque’, which is released on May 12 through Interscope, will be ‘mOBSCENE’.

And the goth star said the video for the single will be “everything that people have always liked about me, and then some”. Speaking on, the star said: “I need to come back and remind people that I have a gigantic brick tied to my shoe and I am going to kick you in the balls really hard. And then I am going to kiss you and look really good while I do it.”

The video will feature black-painted elephants, girls singing, Rockettes high-kicking, vintage Victrola record machines, “all of the things that you need”.

And he added that the live show to accompany the album, which starts with a ten-date tour before joining the Ozzfest carnival, will be a visual feast. “We’re gonna travel with art, making it not just about a concert. ‘The Golden Age of Grotesque’ is exactly what it says it is. It’s an age. It’s about entertainment. Ozzfest is a perfect forum for me to break the idea of the stage down and make everyone part of the performance.

“Art always sounds like some painful thing that you have to do in school. It’s not. It’s imagination. It’s creativity. It’s imagery. It’s performance.”

As well as Marilyn Manson‘s own art, he also dubiously claimed on that the show will include everything from Siamese twins to child wrestlers, and said there will be a lot of nudity. “But time I’m going to keep my clothes on because I got in too much trouble last time. Everyone else is going to be naked, including the audience.”

Manson will play at the ‘Download’ festival at Donington Park over the weekend of May 31-June 1. Other bands on the bill include [a][/a], Limp Bizkit and Deftones.

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