Before the 2016 election was decided in a shocking upset on Tuesday night (November 8th), Marilyn Manson managed to get a shot in at Republican nominee and now president-elect Donald Trump just as Americans were going to the polls. Manson released a preview video on Election Day (November 8th) for the title track of his upcoming album, Say10, and the clip shows the shock rocker first tearing pages out of the Bible before beheading a man who looks suspiciously like Trump.

Manson told The Daily Beast that the video is open to different interpretations, saying, “Either way (Election Day) goes, the visuals are meant to create contemplation. Because it’s obviously bigger than just (this election). It’s about the desperate acts of people who believe something that is preached by an unbeliever.”

  • Manson continued, “Right now we’re in such a state of confusion when it comes to religion, politics, sexuality, and how they all tie together, and it’s being turned into a circus . . . It seems like a time for me as an artist, and as an American artist, to make something that causes a new set of questions to arise that aren’t simply statements.”
  • Manson told us a while back that being an American and living in this country has always inspired him: [“Well, I’m definitely an American artist. I’m inspired by my surroundings. A lot of people always ask me if I would leave America. Europeans, you know, think that they can relate to me, that maybe I belong more in Europe. A lot of my inspirations are European. But I think that I probably wouldn’t be as inspired if I didn’t live here.”]
  • The singer recently revealed that he planned on skipping one American privilege, however, by not voting. He told Rolling Stone, “I don’t find either candidate to my liking, so I choose to stand out of this one . . . I just don’t really want to be a part of this piece of history.”
  • Manson plans to release Say10 next February. The follow-up to his 2015 effort The Pale Emperor once again finds Manson working with composer Tyler Bates.