Posthuman Records was an American record label, specializing in industrial rock and electronic music, founded by Marilyn Manson (of the industrial metal band that bears the same name) in 2000. It is considered an example of a vanity label, where an artist is able to run a label, with some degree of independence, from within a larger parent company, Priority in this case. Posthuman Records is now defunct.
The Posthuman record label is most famous for its one and only signing, gODHEAD. Posthuman released gODHEAD's 2000 Years of Human Error album in 2001; one of the only two records ever released to carry the Posthuman logo.
In April 2002, Australia's Metalshop announced the end of the record label. This left gODHEAD seeking a new label to sign under as well.
In a July 2003 interview with Outburn, Manson spoke about Posthuman Records, saying, "Yeah [Posthuman Records is gone now], but that was something that was never really Marilyn Manson orientated, because I'm signed to Interscope. . . . Yeah, I found it unsatisfying , because I don't like to try and manipulate somebody else's work into something that is marketable. For me, by nature, I create things that I think people will like, but it's part of my motivation and it's not money driven. Success of reaching people is what drives it. It made me feel like the people I don't like in a lot of ways. It was an interesting experience to try, but I don't feel like it's something that I want to do."
In addition to gODHEAD, the label delivered the soundtrack to the film Blair Witch Project 2: Book of Shadows as the first official Posthuman release. Danny Chaotic of American industrial rock band Chaotica also worked with the label, remixing gODHEAD's cover of the Beatles' popular "Eleanor Rigby". Chaotica was never physically signed to Posthuman however.
Although there was never a physical Posthuman Studios, there were a number of studios involved in the productions the label released. gODHEAD's 2000 Years of Human Error album was recorded at Dr. Kevorkian's Lab in Los Angeles, California, which may or may not actually be Marilyn Manson's own studio, the Doppelherz Blood Treatment Facility. It is also possible that Marilyn Manson's cover of "Suicide Is Painless" featured on the soundtrack to the film Blair Witch Project 2: Book of Shadows was recorded at The Mansion in Death Valley, California, during the recording of the band's 2000 album Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death). gODHEAD's 2000 Years of Human Error album was also mixed at Westlake Studios in Los Angeles.