Marilyn Manson might still be the music industry’s most prominent exhibitionist, having managed to maintain his branded, performative facade for over 20 years. Manson is still riding on the same shock-goth sensibility that he introduced way back in 1994, when Portrait Of An American Family dropped and Manson made himself known as a force to be reckoned with, or at least, someone to be scared of. “The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles” is a track off of Manson’s latest offering, The Pale Emperor, and the video for the song shows the singer evangelizing his demonic ways amidst a gloomy, black and white warehouse district in L.A. The song and storyline alludes to Mephistopheles, a satanic, Germanic demon who first appeared in a Faustian legend. Directed by Francesco Carrozzini, this video is a creepy homage to cult icons. Watch below.
The Pale Emperor is out now via Loma Vista.