No, we're not joking - but be warned, it's pretty grim...

A film in which the corpse of MARILYN MANSON is the subject of an autopsy has been posted on his UK website, [url=]

The three-minute film is shot in black and white, and loosely based on the classic, and fake ‘Roswell Autopsy’ film, in which an ‘alien’ receives an autopsy. The footage shows in detail the corpse of Manson being operated upon, and is likely to cause controversy due to its graphic nature. It was only previously available on a special edition of Manson’s recent album ‘Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)’.

As exclusively revealed on NME.COM, Marilyn Manson is to do an instore signing at the Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street in London on January 23. The instore will coincide with his UK tour, which calls at:

Birmingham NEC (January 21)

Manchester Evening News Arena (22)

London Docklands Arena (24)

His new single, ‘The Fight Song’ is released on February 12 via Nothing/Interscope.