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Marilyn Manson is on the “Third Day of a Seven Day Binge”

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marilyn manson new logo 2014On Friday night, a friend and I went to see John Wick, the new movie where Keanu Reeves plays a total badass who violently slaughters rooms and rooms and rooms full of Russian mobsters in order to extract revenge for the murder of his puppy, Daisy. That is the actual plot of the movie. It was awesome.

ANYWAY, I mention it because at one point this song started playing on the soundtrack, and once the vocals kicked in, I was like, “Wait a minute, is this Marilyn Manson”? Which, it turned out, it was. Mr. Manson contributed a new song, “Killing Strangers,” to the film, and while it hasn’t officially been released yet, apparently someone recorded the audio in the theater, so you can now listen to a medium-quality bootleg:

And in case this wasn’t enough to sate his accolytes, yesterday he officially released not just his new logo (that thing at the top of this post which doesn’t look at all like two Ms) a completely different new song, “Third Day of a Seven Day Binge,” which you can stream below:

“Killing Strangers” is as boring as anything Manson has released since bassist Jeordie “Twiggy Ramirez” White returned to the band; “Binge” isn’t bad, but it also doesn’t make me desperate to hear Manson’s new album, either. The problem with both songs is really the problem Manson has had consistently since he reunited with Twiggy: they are SUPER low-energy, and mostly bass-driven, not guitar-driven. If the Marilyn Manson of the pre-Twiggy-reunion era made cocaine music, the Marilyn Manson of the post-Twiggy-reunion era makes barbiturate music. It’s the exact opposite of what one woulda thought would happen once Twiggy returned to the fold — remember, he’s the dude who wrote or co-wrote most of Manson’s most famous high octane hits (“The Beautiful People,” “Rock is Dead,” “Disposable Teens,” etc.). Blurgh.

In any case, if you do dig these tracks, they should both appear on Manson’s new album, which will be out sometime next year.

[via Metal Insider]

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