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Marilyn Manson Names New Album 'Born Villain'

Yesterday, shock rocker Marilyn Manson debuted a new, Shia Lebeouf-directed music video for a tune called "Born Villain." Today, Manson has confirmed that Born Villain will indeed be the title of his upcoming eighth studio album.

The follow-up to 2009's The High End of Low, Born Villain is expected to be released sometime this fall.

Manson posted the following message on his official website earlier:

"Born Villain is the title of the new Marilyn Manson album. While looking to experiment in unlikely collaborations, I met Shia, and we spent a long night at my studio. After seeing Maniac, his short film, which is somewhat inspired by Man Bites Dog, I was astonished by his directing ability. So I shared quite a few of my favorite inspirations in art, literature, and obviously film. I was impressed with how Shia digested my world, and made what I’d like to think, is both an homage and a mockery of the history of cinema. We ended up writing a short film. The score is from my new album, and is, in the words of Macbeth, 'Full of sound and fury.'"

You can check out the video to Born Villain's title track over here.