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New Marilyn Manson Song 'Cupid Carries A Gun' featured in SALEM opening credits
Marilyn Manson, Tyler Bates
2014 Jun 23

The first clip of music from the upcoming Marilyn Manson album has been debuted in the opening credits for the WGN America show SALEM. The show premiered April 20th, and the credits can be seen starting with the second episode which airs April 27th.

Speaking about the track, Marilyn Manson said "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."

Tyler Bates also added "Manson and I wrote a draft of "Cupid Carries A Gun" shortly before I began working on the score for Salem. A couple weeks later I saw the title sequence and the song immediately came to mind. I showed it to Manson for fun more than anything, and it inspired us to finish the song that night. The next day I played it for Brannon Braga and he said that "Cupid Carries A Gun" was the perfect tone and attitude for the show's main titles."