Marilyn Manson, who last fall promised a new album dubbed Say10 to release via his own Hell Inc. Records, saw the supposed Valentine’s Day release date come and go with no album available via any digital service provider or physical pre-order sale. Angry and confused fans swarmed social media, lamenting the tease of a new album that apparently is not ready for release yet.
Manson himself has been quiet with very sparse news beyond a post to Instagram a few days ago teasing new music, and possibly another new video. His website at www.marilynmanson.com yet to be updated since the 2015 release of The Pale Emperor.
In November of 2016, Manson released the ‘Say10’ single and video, featuring him decapitating what appears to be then president-elect Donald Trump. The NFSW video, directed and conceptualized by Tyler Shields, shows Manson seated on his throne, and then in a lightning-fast montage, he starts tearing out pages of The Bible, and then beheads a man in a dark suit that strongly resembles Trump.
Manson commented at the time
“It’s about the desperate acts of people who believe something that is preached by an unbeliever. Right now we’re in such a state of confusion when it comes to religion, politics, sexuality, and how they all tie together, and it’s being turned into a circus and a sideshow—and that’s something that I’ve been described as a ringleader of. It seems like a time for me as an artist, and as an American artist, to make something that causes a new set of questions to arise that aren’t simply statements.”