Over the last few years, Marilyn Manson has gone away from the Antichrist Superstar imagery that made him so popular. Instead, he’s opted to dive into the grotesque, not this time though!
The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles is the fourth single off of his album The Pale Emperor, and it’s pretty true to the song’s theme.
According to the Faust legend, Mephistopheles is a demon who collects souls that are already damned. This of course explains Manson’s return to using themes from Catholicism in his video.
When we say it’s dark, we mean it! But it’s also got a short film vibe to it, thanks to cameos from Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael K. Williams and director Francesco Carrozzini, who also did Nicki Minaj‘s The Pinkprint short film.
Ch-ch-check it out (above) for a return to classic Marilyn Manson.