WE ARE CHAOS (album)

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For the song see WE ARE CHAOS (song)
For the single see WE ARE CHAOS (single)


WE ARE CHAOS
WE ARE CHAOS cover
Studio album by Marilyn Manson
Released September 11, 2020 (announced: July 28, 2020)
Recorded October 2018 - April 2020
Genre gothic rock, alternative rock, glam rock, country rock, industrial metal
Length 42:27
Label Loma Vista
Producer Marilyn Manson, Shooter Jennings
Discogs View at Discogs
Media
A preview of this album is currently not available
Marilyn Manson chronology
Heaven Upside Down
(2017)
WE ARE CHAOS
(2020)

WE ARE CHAOS is the eleventh Marilyn Manson studio album. On April 29, 2020 Manson revealed he has finished the record.[1] On September 1, 2020 the album had leaked onto the internet, despite Manson's plea to avoid leaks.

Background information[edit]

  • In March 2019, Marilyn Manson in Instagram, where he said he was working on a new album:
On my way to @shooterjennings to finish my new album. (Photo by Lindsay Usich)
[1]
  • In July 2019, Marilyn Manson was interviewed by Loudwire, where described a little about the new music he was writing:
"It's kind of like hitting the reset button," says Manson of making the album. ”Hitting it a couple times, like when you're drunkenly trying to change channels with the remote control, and your patience runs out. Which is a good metaphor for my life." He laughingly adds, "Another one would be that, if I was born a gun, the problem that I have in life — or the plus side — is that I don't know how to put the safety on. Which would be the best way to describe my current state of mind, in general. “I tried to paint it with words, and Shooter with sounds, so you can see and hear all of your longing, your passion and despair. That's sort of a dramatic explanation of it. [Laughs] But it is full of drama. I wouldn't compare it to any of my other records, but you hear a bit of everything — it's like I've focused everything into one spot, finally.”
https://loudwire.com/marilyn-manson-new-album-full-of-drama-study-chamber-of-horrors/]

Reception[edit]

 Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
NME 5/5 stars link
Kerrang! 4/5 stars link
The Independent 3/5 stars link
AllMusic 4/5 stars link

Tracklist[edit]

  1. "RED BLACK AND BLUE" - 5:03
  2. "WE ARE CHAOS" - 4:00
  3. "DON'T CHASE THE DEAD" - 4:17
  4. "PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE" - 4:29
  5. "HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD" - 3:16
  6. "INFINITE DARKNESS" - 4:15
  7. "PERFUME" - 3:33
  8. "KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER" - 3:49
  9. "SOLVE COAGULA" - 4:22
  10. "BROKEN NEEDLE" - 5:24

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September 11, 2020


42:27
  1. "RED BLACK AND BLUE" - 5:03
  2. "WE ARE CHAOS" - 4:00
  3. "DON'T CHASE THE DEAD" - 4:17
  4. "PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE" - 4:29
  5. "HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD" - 3:16
  6. "INFINITE DARKNESS" - 4:15
  7. "PERFUME" - 3:33
  8. "KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER" - 3:49
  9. "SOLVE COAGULA" - 4:22
  10. "BROKEN NEEDLE" - 5:24
Standard Edition Hot Pink Shimmer
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September 11, 2020


42:27
  1. "RED BLACK AND BLUE" - 5:03
  2. "WE ARE CHAOS" - 4:00
  3. "DON'T CHASE THE DEAD" - 4:17
  4. "PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE" - 4:29
  5. "HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD" - 3:16
  6. "INFINITE DARKNESS" - 4:15
  7. "PERFUME" - 3:33
  8. "KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER" - 3:49
  9. "SOLVE COAGULA" - 4:22
  10. "BROKEN NEEDLE" - 5:24
Deluxe Edition
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September 11, 2020


42:27 + unknown
  1. "RED BLACK AND BLUE" - 5:03
  2. "WE ARE CHAOS" - 4:00
  3. "DON'T CHASE THE DEAD" - 4:17
  4. "PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE" - 4:29
  5. "HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD" - 3:16
  6. "INFINITE DARKNESS" - 4:15
  7. "PERFUME" - 3:33
  8. "KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER" - 3:49
  9. "SOLVE COAGULA" - 4:22
  10. "BROKEN NEEDLE" - 5:24
  11. "WE ARE CHAOS" - 4:00
  12. "WE ARE KHAOS (Remix)" - unknown
Infinite Darkness Picturedisc
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October 6, 2020


42:27
  1. "RED BLACK AND BLUE" - 5:03
  2. "WE ARE CHAOS" - 4:00
  3. "DON'T CHASE THE DEAD" - 4:17
  4. "PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE" - 4:29
  5. "HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD" - 3:16
  6. "INFINITE DARKNESS" - 4:15
  7. "PERFUME" - 3:33
  8. "KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER" - 3:49
  9. "SOLVE COAGULA" - 4:22
  10. "BROKEN NEEDLE" - 5:24
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September 11, 2020


42:27
  1. "RED BLACK AND BLUE" - 5:03
  2. "WE ARE CHAOS" - 4:00
  3. "DON'T CHASE THE DEAD" - 4:17
  4. "PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE" - 4:29
  5. "HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD" - 3:16
  6. "INFINITE DARKNESS" - 4:15
  7. "PERFUME" - 3:33
  8. "KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER" - 3:49
  9. "SOLVE COAGULA" - 4:22
  10. "BROKEN NEEDLE" - 5:24
Limited Edition Clear + Silver Glitter Cassette Tape
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September 11, 2020


42:27
  1. "RED BLACK AND BLUE" - 5:03
  2. "WE ARE CHAOS" - 4:00
  3. "DON'T CHASE THE DEAD" - 4:17
  4. "PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE" - 4:29
  5. "HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD" - 3:16
  6. "INFINITE DARKNESS" - 4:15
  7. "PERFUME" - 3:33
  8. "KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER" - 3:49
  9. "SOLVE COAGULA" - 4:22
  10. "BROKEN NEEDLE" - 5:24
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September 11, 2020


51:53
  1. "RED BLACK AND BLUE" - 5:03
  2. "WE ARE CHAOS" - 4:00
  3. "DON'T CHASE THE DEAD" - 4:17
  4. "PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE" - 4:29
  5. "HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD" - 3:16
  6. "INFINITE DARKNESS" - 4:15
  7. "PERFUME" - 3:33
  8. "KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER" - 3:49
  9. "SOLVE COAGULA" - 4:22
  10. "BROKEN NEEDLE" - 5:24
  11. "WE ARE CHAOS (Acoustic)" - 4:05
  12. "BROKEN NEEDLE (Acoustic)" - 5:21
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September 11, 2020


51:53
  1. "RED BLACK AND BLUE" - 5:03
  2. "WE ARE CHAOS" - 4:00
  3. "DON'T CHASE THE DEAD" - 4:17
  4. "PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE" - 4:29
  5. "HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD" - 3:16
  6. "INFINITE DARKNESS" - 4:15
  7. "PERFUME" - 3:33
  8. "KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER" - 3:49
  9. "SOLVE COAGULA" - 4:22
  10. "BROKEN NEEDLE" - 5:24
  11. "WE ARE CHAOS (Acoustic)" - 4:05
  12. "BROKEN NEEDLE (Acoustic)" - 5:21
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September 11, 2020


42:27
  1. "RED BLACK AND BLUE" - 5:03
  2. "WE ARE CHAOS" - 4:00
  3. "DON'T CHASE THE DEAD" - 4:17
  4. "PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE" - 4:29
  5. "HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD" - 3:16
  6. "INFINITE DARKNESS" - 4:15
  7. "PERFUME" - 3:33
  8. "KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER" - 3:49
  9. "SOLVE COAGULA" - 4:22
  10. "BROKEN NEEDLE" - 5:24
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September 11, 2020


42:27
  1. "RED BLACK AND BLUE" - 5:03
  2. "WE ARE CHAOS" - 4:00
  3. "DON'T CHASE THE DEAD" - 4:17
  4. "PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE" - 4:29
  5. "HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD" - 3:16
  6. "INFINITE DARKNESS" - 4:15
  7. "PERFUME" - 3:33
  8. "KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER" - 3:49
  9. "SOLVE COAGULA" - 4:22
  10. "BROKEN NEEDLE" - 5:24

Announcement[edit]

On July 28, 2020 an announcement video, called "PREPARE", was published at the official Marilyn Manson channel at YouTube:



Marilyn Manson's statement on the album[edit]

   WHEN SHOOTER AND I DECIDED TO START MAKING THIS ALBUM ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO,
   WE WERE BOTH DOING TOURS SO WE HAD TO WORK AROUND OUR SCHEDULES. SHOOTER
   AND I HAD A SHARED LOVE FOR BOWIE'S ERA WITH BRIAN ENO. AND I WASN'T AFRAID
   TO TRY NEW THINGS WITH HIM WRITING THE MUSIC. HE ALSO HELPED ME TO BE
   UNAFRAID TO TRY OLD THINGS. AS A PRODUCER, HE REALLY PUSHED ME TO BE BOTH
   NEW AND STILL TRUE TO WHAT THE CORE OF MARILYN MANSON IS. HIS PERSPECTIVE
   ADDED THE TRANS-DIMENSIONAL ELEMENT THAT I WAS ALWAYS LOOKING TO TAP INTO.
   
   WHEN I LISTEN TO WE ARE CHAOS NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY OR AS IF
   THE WORLD REPEATED ITSELF, AS IT ALWAYS DOES, MAKING THE TITLE TRACK AND
   THE STORIES SEEM AS IF WE WROTE THEM TODAY.
   
   THIS WAS RECORDED TO ITS COMPLETION WITHOUT ANYONE HEARING IT UNTIL IT WAS
   FINISHED. THERE IS MOST DEFINITELY A SIDE A AND SIDE B IN THE TRADITIONAL
   SENSE. BUT JUST LIKE AN LP, IT IS A FLAT CIRCLE AND IT'S UP TO THE LISTENER
   TO PUT THE LAST PIECE OF THE PUZZLE INTO THE PICTURE OF SONGS.
   
   THIS CONCEPT ALBUM IS THE MIRROR SHOOTER AND I BUILT FOR THE LISTENER- IT'S
   THE ONE WE WON'T STARE INTO. THERE ARE SO MANY ROOMS, CLOSETS, SAFES AND
   DRAWERS. BUT IN THE SOUL OR YOUR MUSEUM OF MEMORIES, THE WORST ARE ALWAYS
   THE MIRRORS. SHARDS AND SLIVERS OF GHOSTS HAUNTED MY HANDS WHEN I WROTE MOST
   OF THESE LYRICS.
   
   I EXPLORE IDEAS ON THE ALBUM, SUCH AS PERFUME. SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL, THE
   SCENT CAN BE REMEMBERED FOREVER. BUT IT IS ALSO FLAMMABLE ENOUGH TO BURN DOWN
   A HOUSE. IT'S THE FRAGILE BALANCE OF POWER AND THE ONES WHO HOLD THE MATCH
   OR SMELL THE LOVELIEST. THE PAINTING I DID SPECIFICALLY TO ACCOMPANY THE
   MUSIC...THOSE ARE MY REFLECTIONS.
   
   MAKING THIS RECORD, I HAD TO THINK TO MYSELF: 'TAME YOUR CRAZY, STITCH YOUR
   SUIT. AND TRY TO PRETEND THAT YOU ARE NOT AN ANIMAL' BUT I KNEW THAT MANKIND
   IS THE WORST OF THEM ALL. MAKING MERCY IS LIKE MAKING MURDER. TEARS ARE THE
   HUMAN BODY'S LARGEST EXPORT.
   
   - MARILYN MANSON

Album credits[edit]

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PRODUCED BY SHOOTER JENNINGS & MARILYN MANSON

Recorded in the Coil, Hollywood, CA
Additional recording at Station House Studios, Echo Park, CA,
and Dave's Room, North Hollywood, CA
Mixed by Mark "Spike" Stent
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound
Acoustic Mastering by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Sound

Original Artwork: Marilyn Manson
Cover Painting: Infinite Darkness
***[2](Unconfirmed), Painting: Never-ending Astral Vampire
Layout Design: Christopher Leckie

All songs written and performed by Marilyn Manson & Shooter Jennings

with
Juan Alderete: bass
Jamie Douglass: drums
Ted Russel Kamp: bass
Brandon Pertzborn: drums
Aubrey Richmond: fiddle
John Schreffler: guitar, pedal steel guitar
Paul Wiley: guitar
Mark Rains: recording engineer
David Spreng: recording engineer,
additional instrumentation, second layer additional mix
OHi[2](Unconfirmed): mix programming
Steve Olmon: session assistant

Special thanks to Hugh Milstein and everyone at Digital Fusion

Management: Tony Ciulla at Ciulla Management
Booking Agent: CAA
***[2](Unconfirmed) at King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP

***[2](Unconfirmed) Golgotha (BMI) admin by Figs***[2](Unconfirmed) D Music (BMI)
***[2](Unconfirmed) Music Publishing / Empire of Darkness (BMI)

marilynmanson.com
marilynmansonart.com[3]
lovavistarecordings.com

Cover gallery[edit]

Source: https://www.discogs.com/Marilyn-Manson-We-Are-Chaos/release/15851979

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Marilyn Manson says he’s finished his “masterpiece” of a new album, NME, April 29, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 (illegible)
  3. Dead link