Marilyn Manson has explained the delay in the release of his new album, “Heaven Upside Down”. The shock rocker’s tenth studio disc and follow-up to 2015’s “The Pale Emperor” were originally supposed to be called “SAY10” and was expected to be released on Valentine’s Day (February 1). However, that release date came and went without any sign of new Manson music, and in May, the 48-year-old singer announced that the LP had a new title.
“If the record came out when I intended it to when I thought it was finished back in February, it would not have ‘Revelation #12’, ‘Heaven Upside Down’ or ‘Saturnalia’. Those are three of the most key songs that really tell the story,” Manson explained. “Those lyrics were all written, but I had not found a home for them. Those three songs take place in the three places where if it were a film, it’s the opening, it’s middle and it’s the ending. Then there’s the song after ‘Heaven Upside Down’, it’s sort of the end title credits where it’s really surmising the story of the record, which is to be interpreted by the listener” he added for Loudwire interview.
He continued: “I wanted to draw people in sonically and lyrically. I’m glad. This record was meant to come out now, for whatever reason. Things had to happen in my life, everything had to happen for a reason for it to come out now.”
Manson performed four new songs during his recently completed European tour. Manson revealed last September that his new album would be “the last thing people would expect after hearing ‘The Pale Emperor’.” He explained: “Coming from the people who I’ve played it to, it’s a combination of ‘Antichrist Superstar’ and ‘Mechanical Animals’ in feeling.”