The eighth-studio album from alt-rock firebrand Marilyn Manson
, Born Villain
is the follow-up to the band's 2009 effort The High End of Low
. Described as having a heavier sound than its predecessor, this is also purported to be a concept album of sorts, in the vein of similar works by longtime Manson influence David Bowie. As Manson parted ways with Interscope Records in 2009, he was set to release Born Villain,/i> via his own imprint Hell, as well as his new parent label, Cooking Vinyl. A promotional film in support of the album directed by actor Shia LaBeouf premiered in Los Angeles in 2011. Included on Born Villain is the lead-off single "No Reflection."
The tumultuous relationship Marilyn Manson has cultivated with the public through his genre-defying music and anti-status quo message of thinking for oneself has resulted in sold-out tours, protests, legal battles, adoration, hate, more than 50 million records sales, award-winning distilled spirits, several Grammy nominations and, most importantly, a long list of some of the most enduring and powerful singles ever, such as "Lunchbox," "Get Your Gunn" "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" "The Beautiful People," "Antichrist Superstar," "Tourniquet," "The Dope Show," "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)," "The Fight Song," "Mobscene" "Heart-Shaped Glasses," "Coma White" and "If I Was Your Vampire."
Marilyn Manson has had astounding success across the globe including three albums being certified platinum and three more certified gold in the USA, in addition to three top ten albums and two number-one albums (Mechanical Animals and The Golden Age of Grotesque).