Continuing the trend of big music acts leaving Universal-affiliated labels for a more independent route, after 15 years at Interscope, Marilyn Manson has signed to Cooking Vinyl, a U.K.-based indie label.
The shock rocker has teamed up with the company to form a new label called Hell, etc., which will release his new album in 2011. In a statement about the move, Manson writes: “We will always be our worst audience, until we stop being an audience and start being an artist,” he said. “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.”
The album will be Manson’s first with guitarist Twiggy Ramirez in eight years. Ramirez recently said that the project will have a punk rock feel to it.