The fifth studio by Marilyn Manson. It was released by Nothing and Interscope Records. It is the first album to feature bassist Tim Sköld (he is also the bassist of KMFDM. Sköld replaced Twiggy Ramirez. Twiggy left due to creative differences. This is the final album to have keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy and guitar player John 5. They left Marilyn Manson in an angry fashion. This album was produced by Marilyn Manson himself and Sköld. Ben Grosse co-produced this album. This album is more electronic & beat-driven than metal. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.