[OMFG] Marilyn Manson’s NSFW New Video, ‘Born Villain’, Suspends Online

Before America learned the name “Marilyn Manson,” my friends and myself were obsessed with the shock rocker and his [Portrait of an] “American Family.” Having caught the world premiere of “Lunchbox” on MTV, I was at the record store as the doors opened picking up a copy. Next thing you know, I’m a 14-year-old walking around singing “Cake and Sodomy” (probably not the best thing to sing at the dinner table). To say I’m one of the first fans is an understatement; being scoffed at walking around wearing his shirt stating “this is your world in which we grow, and we will grow to hate you” was daily routine. Being asked, “who is she?” became a nuisance on its own. He was my shock rocker, the musician who defined by youth.

While I still get excited for each and every new album, it’s hard to not feel like he’s trying just a bit too hard. He’s not shocking anymore, he’s not scary, he’s not mysterious, and more importantly, he’s OLD. He’s just “not cool.” It’s sad, being that I listened to his albums so much that I actually found a way to damage them, but alas, it’s the truth.

Battling for fresh attention, Manson is back again with the first single off his upcoming studio album, “Born Villain,” which was directed by Shia LaBeouf, who states: “The song has all these references to ‘Macbeth’ and all this Shakespeare and heavy theology, so we tried to make Manson’s ‘Un Chien Andalou’ macabre ‘Macbeth’ — that’s sort of what that became.

You can watch the NSFW video inside that carries obvious inspirations from Takashi Miike, David Cronenberg and more importantly, old school Nine Inch Nails (“Happiness in Slavery”). It’s pretty good stuff, if you’re a Manson fan.

WARNING: NSFW

Source: YouTube, StereoGum