Punk rock isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when hearing about a new Marilyn Manson album, but don’t count it out in the near future. The Florida-based rockers have been known more for their shock rock antics and industrial-tinged music since their formation in 1989. With the disappointing sales of 2009’s The High End of Low, an edgier sound could be what Manson and company need to move forward. Bassist Twiggy Ramirez, who rejoined the band in 2008 after a stint with A Perfect Circle, confirms the upcoming album’s direction in a recent interview with Eric Blair of The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show. “It’s kind of like a little more of a punk rock Mechanical Animals.”
“It’s fantastic,” he added. “It’s our best record yet, I think. I mean, everyone always says that, but I think this is our best work so far.”
According to Ramirez, the as-yet untitled album will most likely be ready for a 2011 release, so keep checking back with CoS for more information as it comes. To hold you over, check out Twiggy’s full interview below (via Spin).