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.

Comments (61)
  1. Jon  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    There’s something about him that’s interesting and cool…but it’s not his image or music. That girl’s smokin hot though!

  2. oh.  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    When a device is invented that allows me to punch Marilyn Manson in the the throat through my computer, I will pay top dollar. Top. Dollar.

    Please contact me directly if you are interested in developing this device, but need to secure funding.

  3. dannygutters  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    is that lea thompson?

  4. pinhouston  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    that’s rachael evan woods, she was in that movie thirteen and most recently in running with scissors.

  5. whoa  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    is she 14 yet?

  6. scott A  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    Manson can be a pretty funny guy. Sucks his personality is weighed by his awful music

  7. I ain’t scared.

  8. I ain’t scared.

  9. Yeah, it might be cliched schtick to say Manson is sooo early 90s, but sho’nuff. Eat Me, Drink Me? More anti-religious boogersnot? A whole career, and this is the best he can do?

    At least the lambasted “Mechanical Animals” tried. Funkyface Warner needs to stop already and try a new idea to death, or get a job at a county fair spook show. Either way is good.


  10. barryo  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    agreed to all above. that is, he’s interesting even if his music mostly sucks, and she is very, very hot.

  11. Bugs Meany  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    I used to love her. She seemed…different. Not your typical young-Hollywood skank.

    Then I saw heard about her and MM and was put off forever. Gross.

  12. KingHater  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    You’ve got to admire the semi-deluded persistence with which he continues to push this tired old shtick so long after everybody’s stopped giving a shit.

  13. bryan  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    Bugs, i doubt your “typical Hollywood skank” would date Marilyn Manson.

  14. matt  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    i’ve always thought manson was a trent reznor with nothing to say. he’s written some pop songs, but i think he’s an empty zilch.

  15. juano  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    i want to see trent reznor punch him in the face.

  16. jane doe  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    the new bela lugosi’s dead? how DARE he. forget trent reznor — peter murphy should be the one to punch him out.

  17. i’m no big fan of his music, don’t own any records, but i got into one of his shows for free a couple of years ago and it was seriously one of the most entertaining things i’ve ever seen.

    and yeah, that girl is crazy hot.

  18. Blu  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2007 0

    He must’ve dusted off his paperback copy of Alice In Wonderland for that album title.
    Or watched the Disney DVD version with his new girlfriend.

  19. “He must’ve dusted off his paperback copy of Alice In Wonderland for that album title.
    Or watched the Disney DVD version with his new girlfriend.”

    Nah. It’s more of the ‘body of Antichrist, blood of Antichrist’ variety than Mad Hatters and March Hares. THAT would have been interesting and, therefore, a foreign concept to old Brian. But his girlfriend might dig it, provided she’s had her first holy communion yet and gets the gaffe.


  20.    |   Posted on Mar 28th, 2007 0

    Her name is Evan Rachel Wood and she’s nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh, nineteen.

  21. Sarah  |   Posted on Mar 28th, 2007 0

    God, what parental figure is nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh, nineteen year old Evan Rachel Wood trying to piss off?

  22. Erin Bodishbaugh  |   Posted on Mar 28th, 2007 0

    Wow. That girl is crazy plain. And probably crazy crazy to boot.

  23. collin  |   Posted on Mar 28th, 2007 0

    maybee if manson would stop ripping off rozz williams and oghr and everyone else who makes better music he would be legit…but for him its not about the music

    and i second the idea of peter murphy punching him in the face…

  24. nancydrew77  |   Posted on Mar 28th, 2007 0

    You guys call her crazy hot? That’s going a bit far.

  25. Bugs Meany  |   Posted on Mar 28th, 2007 0

    >> Bugs, i doubt your “typical Hollywood skank” would date Marilyn Manson.

    Fine. Atypical Hollywood skank.

  26. JoeDilly  |   Posted on Mar 29th, 2007 0

    Originally I thought Manson was retarded cause of the whole image thing. Never had gotten into the music but I never really tried. Then one day, in hope of finding something new I gave all the albums a good listen. I liked Mechanical Animals, Holywood, and Golden Age of Grotesque so much I went out and bought them. The guy can clearly make good music and if you don’t think it’s good that’s simply your opinion. Fact is he still has three platinum albums and sells out with his shows. That says that there are many that like his music. Go ahead and hate him, that’s exactly what he wants you to do! Bad press and negativity = more press and more sales, believe it or not.

  27. Mark  |   Posted on Apr 2nd, 2007 0

    I have been trying to find more information of the new Marilyn Manson album, EAT ME, DRINK ME. (due sometime in June 2007) and I came across the name Sean Beavan, who will be mixing the new Manson album. Sean has worked on other Manson projects including the 1996 Antichrist Superstar album as well as the 1998 Mechanical?s Animals album. He also worked with Trent Renzor (NIN) and help forged the sound of NIN as well as No Doubt and Kill Hannah. With the tremendous success of all these albums Sean has worked on, I am looking forward to see what he has done with Manson?s new album ? looking to be an amazing album collaboration.

    An interesting note about Sean Beavan is he actually has his own band, 8MM with his wife Juliette and her distinctive and seductive voice makes 8MM a definite band to watch in ?07.

    Check out the hypnotic sound of 8MM on their MySpace page at or at their official site, and their cell phone video for Stunning on YouTube and Yahoo! Music that has received so much attention. They have an amazing trip-hop, downtempo sound that is definitely worth checking out.

    I can see why Marilyn Manson called upon Sean once again to create what is looking to be another amazing Manson album in 2007.

  28. ElectricExorcist  |   Posted on Apr 5th, 2007 0

    Actually it IS about Alice in Wonderland, with the eucharist reference just being a kind of side joke. I can let you off not knowing, as you most of you appear not to be the slightest bit interested in the guys work, but he’s spent the last two years working on films based on the life of Lewis Carrol, so the chances of references to that throughout the album are pretty high.

    Hopefully this’ll be good, the last two NIN albums have proven that poor old Trent Reznor needs putting out to pasture, it’s now down to Manson and Rob Zombie to keep the nineties post-industrial flag flying.

    And btw, Bauhaus suck. They have like, two semi-good songs and a whole lot of garbage. Get over it.

  29. drugsareba great  |   Posted on Apr 7th, 2007 0

    Manson is amazing. Too many idiots posts crap about him. listen to holy wood or antichrist and keep your mouth shut. oh.: if i see you ever, i will kill you.
    DwD: clearly you’re illiterate. alice in wonderland.
    go ahead and talk shit and hate him. it only makes him bigger. he still sells out all his shows, and each album still debuts higher than acts like kelly clarkson, and 50cent. face it: he’s got bigger balls than you and he’s here to stay. how is he ripping off oghr? the golden age was close, but thats because of tim skold(former member of oghr) is part of manson now.

  30. 42  |   Posted on Apr 8th, 2007 0

    the only people who put manson down are those who have no clue as to what he has actually been doing/saying in his career. opinions based in ignorance make some feel powerful, i suppose.

  31. No no, the whole eat me drink me thing has everything to do with alice in Wonderland, more so than some sort of last-supper-antichrist-crap. He’s directing a movie on the side, which has some bizarre and really long name that I cannt remember BUT! It’s about the visions of Lewis Carol, Alice and such. Personally I’m looking forward to the new album. Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admit, hes one hell of a showman.

  32. marilyn manson is a god. He’s intelligent, charasmatic, humorous, and beautiful. I’d give anything…

  33. Wow, two of the most beautiful people ever. Evan Rachel Wood is gorgeous. I dont think Manson could have picked a better co-star, unless he cloned himself.

  34. marilyn manson is the bestt.
    but him and dtia made a better couple then him and that skank rachel.

  35. Eduardo  |   Posted on Apr 24th, 2007 0

    i hope he makes a concert for el paso i live here and i will die to see his live performances because i think his music is really interesting and beautiful. i cant qwait for june 5 2007 i will be waiting at the door to buy the cd

  36. i hope he makes a concert for el paso i live here and i will die to see his live performances because i think his music is really interesting and beautiful. i cant qwait for june 5 2007 i will be waiting at the door to buy the cd

  37. Darcy  |   Posted on Apr 26th, 2007 0

    Marilyn Manson ruined my life for 4 years. i was obsessed with him and he was my god. i cut my self constantly and tried to kill my self 3 times. his music made me want to do things i would never even think of now. i plotted ways to kill my mom for gods sake. Dont listen to him. i know. his music will brain wash you. i finally have a hold of my life now, but i heard his new song on the radio yesterday, and it almost made me relaps, like a drug. i can never go back to the way i was before.

    • Michael  |   Posted on Jan 10th, 2010 0

      Then your an idiot because none of his messages have anything to do with that bullshit and it was all a bunch of propaganda you made up in your head.

  38. nasty  |   Posted on May 1st, 2007 0

    I luv him

  39. fucking LOVE him! …..his new girlfriend or whatever is pretty hot, she was in that movie ‘Thirteen’.. pretty good actress .. can’t wait to see Manson in concert.. come to NY/NJ!

  40. Creshita  |   Posted on May 4th, 2007 0

    Omg, you guys are just stupid.

    Plain Stupid.

    Why, why even read about him if you hate him so much?
    I mean, don’t you think your just wasting your time?
    To me, he makes total sense.

    Anyways, whatever.

    He should come to Dallas tho, Aug 26.

  41. To Darcy:

    Get a life, or better yet succeed in taking yours (4th time’s the charm?) and let your family cry at your funeral, giving you pity you don’t deserve.

    Manson made you want to kill your parents, he ruined your life? Grow up and take some responsibility for yourself you fucking child. I’ve never heard anything in any of his songs — or interviews, or anywhere else — where he told people to kill their parents.

    That was all you; you’ve obviously got some issues and are using Mr. Warner as a scapegoat. You are a feeble-minded follower. You did all that stuff back then because you thought it was what Manson wanted you to do (maybe you should have listened more to his music and less to the anti-Manson propaganda coming from people like Pat Robertson).

    You thought he wanted you to kill other people and yourself, but what you didn’t know then — and still don’t, evidently — is that he would have simply laughed at you for being such a prime example of human idiocy.

    I’m not going to speculate about whether or not you’ve found Jesus (and you say Manson brainwashed you?), but I will spend the next few hours hoping you do in fact ‘relapse’ and remove yourself from our gene pool.

  42. white rabbit  |   Posted on May 11th, 2007 0

    download Eat Me, Drink Me
    at for $1.88
    ;) I’m buying it too.

    his art & effort is worth it.

  43. Manson killed his name!  |   Posted on May 14th, 2007 0

    So, i can admit that i own every single Manson cd. I will not by eat me drink me. I only buy albums that i enjoy. And his new cd is the fuel to become a better guitar player. Manson If some how you read this post!! I will play guitar for your band! I don’t want any money!!! I will do it for Free!! You are missing music in the back ground. It sounds like you had a f!ing 9 year old play guitar for you on this cd! I love your voice makes me wet at night. But for GOD and God alone prove that your a smart man. and enclose yourself with a group of talented musicians. its only gonna help! you can have the song about sleeping with dead babies for all i care. but let someone who can play guitar do your guitar work. Not some dude who sucks your a$$ to be your friend! I love you manson. Tim Skold should burn in hell!.. my opinon!

  44. !!!MM!!!  |   Posted on May 26th, 2007 0

    Tim Skold is an **** ****. Bring back John 5 that’s when the band was at it’s best. M.W.Gacy, John 5, Ginger Fish, Twiggy Ramierez and of course Mr Manson.
    Marilyn Manson used to based around the guitar playing quite alot but now he’s got some wannabe! Pity. BRING BACK JOHN 5!!!!!!
    Oh yer and for all you people that like to go on about how Manson is going nowhere and his career sucks. Why are you even looking at Manson stuff if you’re just gonna bad mouth it. Anybody can do that you have to appreciate stuff.
    And i’d love to see how far you’d get if you started writing songs.
    Manson killed his name! has got the right idea.

  45. Mary Green  |   Posted on May 27th, 2007 0


    and i love his new album!!

    so much better then gallows for grace.

    i love marilyn much!!

  46. Dustin  |   Posted on May 30th, 2007 0

    The new album isn’t the same old religion-bashing, so here’s a high middle finger to the ignorant poster who suggested so.

    Also, NIN is as good as ever. If not better. One of the few bands that hasn’t sold out. If it’s up to Rob Zombie to “fly that flag,” we’re ****ed. He never flew it to begin with. No-talent.

    The new Manson album is nothing like before. Manson said himself it was put together rather quickly. It’s got guitar solos and everything (a rarity for Manson). I’ll be interested to see how it’s received. Personally, I like it but I’m not crazy for it. It has a few good songs but nothing I’m going to keep in my CD player for any extended amount of time.

  47. I cant wait for the new album. I am one of those people who actully love Marilyn Manson… Screw off haters!

  48. Andy  |   Posted on Jun 2nd, 2007 0

    i pre-ordered the cd about 3 weeks ago so i cant wait for it to come out. also the Slayer/Manson tour starts it’s tour of North America in July. I hope that Eat Me, Drink Me has some good beats because Manson has not dissapointed me yet.

  49. Mister Modus  |   Posted on Jun 3rd, 2007 0

    I am listening to Eat Me, Drink Me for the first time right thins minute. I’m about half way through it (track 5 is playing) and I have to say that I’m not that impressed so far. It’s too early to judge but I have been hoping for at least a couple tracks that can go on my Essential Manson play list. Over the years he has written some great tunes that have come to mean a lot to me. The Beautiful People. Lunchbox. The New Shit. The Dope Show. And a few others. There just seems to be something missing here on this new LP. Don’t get me wrong, I love Manson. This album just feels really lukewarm so far.

  50. DatNegroe  |   Posted on Jun 3rd, 2007 0

    I am one who listens to many genres of music and after hearing his “Rock is Dead” song at the end of the Matrix movie when I was eight years old I was hooked on his sound. I have Eat me Drink me. I have to say its kinda…lacking. He’s done better. Every song has a different message and in terms of lyrical content its somewhere original, however. I don’t listen to this type of music for the lyrics. It takes you to bad places. The band in this album is just really lacking. The music. That’s what counts and that’s what I can’t find in it. If I was Your Vampire and You Me and the devil are the only ones that do anything for me. His vocals are saying different things, but they don’t sound like different things. It’s the same drawl. One can only endure so much. If you are reading this I suggest you find more notes to hit…better vocals and that you look into that dank soul of yours and find the fire of youth. C’MON! MAN I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!!

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