Marilyn Manson names eighth studio album ‘Born Villain’

Singer also speaks about his collaboration with Shia LaBeouf

Marilyn Manson has revealed that his eighth studio album will be titled ‘Born Villain’.

The singer previewed the album yesterday (September 1) with the release of new music in a short film (NFSW) directed by Transformers star Shia LaBeouf, which you can watch by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking. The LP’s full release is set to occur at some point during the autumn.

The record is the follow-up to Manson‘s 2009 album ‘The High End Of Low’, which was his last for longtime record label Interscope Records. He has since signed a new deal with Cooking Vinyl.


Marilyn Manson has also posted an update about both the album and the film on his official website

The update reads:

‘Born Villain’ is the title of the new Marilyn Manson album. While looking to experiment in unlikely collaborations, I met Shia, and we spent a long night at my studio. After seeing ‘Maniac’, his short film, which is somewhat inspired by ‘Man Bites Dog’, I was astonished by his directing ability. So I shared quite a few of my favorite inspirations in art, literature, and obviously film. I was impressed with how Shia digested my world, and made what I’d like to think, is both an homage and a mockery of the history of cinema. We ended up writing a short film. The score is from my new album, and is, in the words of Macbeth, ‘Full of sound and fury.’