Marilyn Manson Talks Eat Me, Drink Me

Stereogum | March 27, 2007 - 1:26 pm

Last we checked in with the Antichrist Superstar, he was parting ways with burlesque babe Dita Von Teese, for reasons then unknown. Since, Manson’s announced his plan to release Eat Me, Drink Me, and the latest Rolling Stone features an interview about the record with Marilyn’s old friend Austin Scaggs, which has the goth singer wallowing in self-pity and describing a song as “a romantic-misogynistic-cannibal-gothic-vampire ballad.” Bust out yer black, the kid is back! Austin explored the inspiration for the record:

The songs, [Manson] says, “are clearly written to seduce somebody,” though he is hesitant to divulge whom.

People is not so hesitant. Marilyn goes on about the act that precipitated this special someone’s impact.

Manson says he was finally uplifted by a close friend’s morbid gesture of devotion. “She picked up a butcher’s knife and said, ‘Here, you can stab me,'” he says. “When someone was willing to drown with me, I really didn’t want to drown anymore.” This theme is depicted in the six-minute epic “If I Was Your Vampire,” which Manson wrote on Christmas. “That song is the new ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead,'” says Manson. “It’s the all-time gothic anthem.”

So there you have it, Bauhaus fans. A new goth standard to replace your beloved, inspired by a starlet’s blade-brandishing gesture of love. Isn’t it romantic?

RELATED: Marilyn will co-headline a North American tour this summer with Slayer. Hide your children.