Evidently, the king of darkness is branching out. No, I’m not talking about George W., I’m thinking more along the lines of Marilyn Manson. The goth-metal king of Chicago has been in the studio recording for months, but that aspect of the record making process is now complete, he writes on his website. Manson even claimed to play drums on the title track of The Golden Age of Grotesque. He continues on, saying that the album is now moving to the mixing stage, with a release date still set for the end of 2002. Stay tuned for other spine-tingling developments.