Marilyn Manson Releases New Song For WGN Series Salem Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.24.2014
The song is used for the show’s opening titles…
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Marilyn Manson talked about his new song, "Cupid Caries a Gun," which is featured in the opening titles for the new WGN America series, Salem. The show is a fictionalized version of the 17th century which trials associated with the Massachusetts town of the same name.
Manson wrote the song with an assist from the show's compster, Tyler Bates. The track features Manson's voice over a mix of percussion and acoustic guitar. Manson said on the song: "The song 'Cupid Carries a Gun' was the last track we just finished for my new album. The occult and witchcraft [are] so often used in cinema with a heinous disregard for even researching its origins. However, I liked the themes of Salem. It looks at the witch trials without being cliche like most modern films."
He added, echoing the song, "Better pray for hell, not hallelujah."
You can watch a video of the opening title sequence with Manson's song in the player below.