The cover of 'Holy Wood' is inspired by Jesus Christ - but he's looking a bit poorly, as can show you...

Marilyn Manson has unveiled the cover art for new album ‘HOLY WOOD (IN THE SHADOW OF THE VALLEY OF DEATH)’ and, in typical MANSON style, the image seems destined to outrage CHRISTIAN groups both in the UK and the US.

The picture portrays a crucified Manson replete with stigmata holes in his hands and side, and a crown of thorns. The style of the picture refers in part to older Christian art.

Beneath the main image is an obscured copy of what appears to be a coroner’s report with only the words ‘clinical record’ and ‘autopsy’ clearly visible.

The cover art, reproduced as one of Manson’s regular updates on his official website [url=], follows the avowed Satanist‘s remarks last week that the new album was inspired in part by Jesus Christ.

“Throughout the years I wanted to disbelieve [his] story,” he said. “But I thought on this record it would be more interesting to open my mind and believe it on my own terms. He was the first celebrity, the first rock star.”