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Cooking Vinyl signs Marilyn Manson

By | Published on Monday 8 November 2010

Cooking Vinyl has announced a deal with Marilyn Manson and his newly launched label Hell, Etc. Under the deal, Cooking Vinyl will handle worldwide distribution, marketing and promotion for Manson’s eighth studio album, due for release next year. The deal follows Manson’s departure from Universal’s Interscope Records, through which he has released all previous albums.

Of the new deal, Manson says this: “We will always be our worst audience, until we stop being an audience and start being an artist. Any art is flesh and blood, no matter how you perform, decorate or display it. But we all want the passionate horror of that blood. And blood is what I am here to bring”.

I have no idea what he’s banging on about, but I think he’s pleased.

More coherently, Cooking Vinyl founder Martin Goldschmidt added: “We’re delighted to welcome Marilyn Manson to Cooking Vinyl. Often our ‘relaxed’ approach to A&R brings out killer performances and albums from artists. I can’t wait to hear what Manson comes up with”.

He continued: “This is a landmark signing for us. We shook up folk music in the late 80s/90s with Michelle Shocked, Cowboy Junkies and Billy Bragg, we have shaken up dance in the last couple of years with The Prodigy, Groove Armada and Underworld, and we are ready for a new adventure with Mr Manson”.

More details of the new album are expected in the coming weeks.