Marilyn Manson debuts new track ‘Born Villain’ in Shia LaBeouf-directed short film – video

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Marilyn Manson has debuted the first new music from his eighth studio album in a short film directed by Transformers star Shia LaBeouf, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch the film.

The track, which is titled ‘Born Villain’, is the first to emerge from the God of Fuck‘s follow-up to ‘The High End Of Low’. It is built around a gloomy synth, reminiscent of the material Manson released at the time of his ‘Holy Wood’ album.

LaBeouf‘s short film, which is not suitable for work, contains Manson speaking passages from Shakespeare‘s Macbeth along what appears to be scenes from a travelling freak show.

The track is taken from the singer’s as-ye-untitled new album, which will be Manson‘s first for 15 years without drummer Ginger Fish, who left the band in February and has since joined Rob Zombie‘s backing band. He has been replaced by former Nine Inch Nails sticksman Chris Vrenna.