Record label drops Marilyn Manson

Dec. 5, 2009 at 2:26 PM

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. heavy metal singer Marilyn Manson said he and his record label, Interscope, have parted ways following disappointing sales of his last album.

Manson, 40, said he was "restrained" by Interscope during their musical collaborations, including "The High End of Love' that sold only 121,000 copies in the United States after being released in May, NME.com reported Saturday.

"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 music videos -- things like that (has been regained)," said Manson, known for his dark lyrics and unusual stylings.

"I was so restrained from the music that I wanted to make -- what they would allow, they would put out, what ideas they would allow to be conveyed in these videos. At least half of my creative output has been squashed, so now I think people can expect a whole lot more."

Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, also hinted at new material he is working on, NME.com said.

"I think it's going to be more romantic maybe. Self abusive," Manson said.

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