The eighth studio album 의해 Marilyn Manson entered the 글쓰기 phase during The High End of Low Tour in 2009. Bassist Twiggy has projected a release 날짜 of 2011, when the album will be released through Cooking Vinyl Records and Marilyn Manson's own label Hell, etc.. The album will be Marilyn Manson's first since their contract with Interscope Records expired in late 2009. Marilyn Manson attests that the lyrical content of the album will be "more romantic" yet "self-abusive," and describes the sonic elements of the record as "suicide death metal." In November of 2010,Twiggy Ramirez is quoted as saying "We've got a new album [that we're working on]. It's almost done. It'll probably be out 다음 year. It's fantastic. It's our best record yet, I think. I mean, everyone always says that, but I think this is our best work so far. . . It's kind of like a little 더 많이 of a punk rock 'Mechanical Animals' without sounding too pretentious."
The prospect of an eighth studio album 의해 Marilyn Manson was first confirmed 의해 Manson himself in an interview with Metal Hammer on December 3, 2009. Manson elaborated, "We've just been released from our record contract with Interscope so I think a lot of the creative control on which my hands were tied on a lot of choices – the 음악 비디오 – things like that. And the first example is the newest video, they clearly wouldn't have allowed me to make that video. So we started 글쓰기 new songs on the road – a bit like [David Bowie's album] 'Aladdin Sane' – I think people can expect a new record a lot sooner than we [expected]." According to Chris Vrenna, as of January 2010, the band is "just talking and coming up with concepts" for the album. On January 24, 2010, Manson confirmed on the band's official MySpace 프로필 that "the new album is officially in motion."
In April 2010, Manson confirmed during his appearance at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards that the band had recorded 13 songs, one of which failed to appear in a 텔레비전 series about vampires. Manson also referred to the album as "very death metal," and voiced interest in releasing the album differently than 이전 Marilyn Manson records. performances, and also cited his friendship with Slayer as a vague influence on the record. He also mentioned the album in an interview with full Metal Jackie, Manson stated that the album is halfway finished.
On May 7, 2010, both entertainer Rudy Coby and The Nachtkabarett's Nick Kushner were previewed material from the album, the latter describing it on 페이스북 as "fuckin hardcore." Elaborating on the band's musical direction, Manson commented on Twiggy being influenced 의해 his touring experiences in 2009, particulary during the Rockstar Mayhem festival. Hugh Warner has described the album 의해 stating:
" It will make a vagina wet. What can 당신 say after that? If the vagina's wet, all things are good. That's what he told me when I was listening to it. It's very hard, very heavy, very good. Everyone should be extremely excited and happy."
In a recent November interview with Eric Blair, Twiggy speaks about the new album. When asked about what is going on in the world of Marilyn Manson right now, Twiggy replied
We've got a new album that we're working on. It's almost done. It'll probably be out 다음 year. It's fantastic. It's our best record yet, I think. I mean, everyone always says that, but I think this is our best work so far. . . It's kind of like a little 더 많이 of a punk rock 'Mechanical Animals' without sounding too pretentious
On January 14, 2010, Marilyn Manson updated the status of the band's MySpace 프로필 with the announcement "Let the new era begin," seemingly signifying the end of The High End of Low term and the band's foray into their 다음 studio album.
On January 24, 2010, Manson updated the status of the band's MySpace profile, declaring, "I've finished 7 paintings this week and the new album is officially in motion. We begin with a short story captured on pixels."
On April 4, 2010, Perou mentioned a new 사진 shoot with Manson was in the works and that he had the opportunity "to hear a couple of KILLER tracks being put together. dirty HEAVY music. GREAT."
On May 1, 2010, Manson updated the status of the band's MySpace 프로필 to "Writing, breaking."
On May 4, 2010, Manson updated the band's MySpace 프로필 status with "Making death metal" and a mood of "Aids."
On May 6, 2010, Manson updated the band's MySpace 프로필 status to "Sayid played guitar, jamming good with..." and a mood of "Sore throat."
On May 7, 2010, Rudy Coby updated his Twitter feed, reporting, "Still going strong listening to brand-new MM 음악 and watching Art being created Magically in front of our eyes."
On May 10, 2010, Manson updated the status of the band's 페이스북 page, declaring, "There is something coming, that is gonna hurt 당신 더 많이 than it hurts me. 더 많이 than simply an album."
On May 19, 2010, Manson updated the band's MySpace 프로필 status to "carving an album out of stone." and a mood of "electric."
On June 13, 2010, Manson updated the band's MySpace 프로필 status to "All work and no plays" and a mood of "discontent."
On June 30, 2010, Manson updated the status of the band's MySpace 프로필 with "New day, New music, New shit, Knew it was coming..."
On July 1, 2010, Manson updated the status of the band's MySpace 프로필 with "New day, New music, New shit, Knew it was coming..." and a mood of "wanted."
On July 24, 2010, Manson added 프레드 Sablan's name to the band's list of members, and added there would be "info soon" on their 다음 record label.
On July 25, 2010, Manson updated the band's MySpace 프로필 status to "the countdown to unleashing new creations has begun" and a mood of "horny."
On July 28, 2010, Sablan noted "Zaneadu studio all night" on his Twitter feed.
On August 2, 2010, Sablan updated his Twitter feed to "Night time. Studio time," and later, "HTT-M."
On August 10, 2010, Sablan updated his Twitter feed to "Zaneadu. All. Night. New. Songs. Volume. 10."
On August 17, 2010, Manson's 페이스북 revealed "CV" as the record label, however the meaning of this is unknown at this time. This could possibly mean that Chris Vrenna will be producing the album.
On August 31, 2010, Rudy Coby updated his Twitter feed to "Dying here because I can't say anything about the new songs on an upcoming album that will make people's heads explode. But....wow."
On November 8, 2010, it is announced that the new album will be released via Manson's personal record label Hell, etc. through Cooking Vinyl records.