Marilyn Manson released his latest album a little early in a way you might not expect. He did it on PlayStation CDs. The rocker decided to release his latest album called The Pale Emperor on the same black CDs that were once used for PlayStation games. The CDs are leftover from the original PlayStation era in the Sony plant, and will work on a traditional CD players, so you don’t have to have a vintage PlayStation to give his new jams a listen.
Manson reportedly selected the discs because he felt like they captured a few of the themes in the album “darkness and light”. The discs start out black, but they opted to add a new thermal layer to them, making it so they turn white when you play them. It’s a pretty cool trick, and one that’s bound to be a hit with Manson fans out there. Of course, if you no longer have a CD player like many music fans then you’ll have to wait until Manson releases the digital version of the album to listen to the new tracks. Of course, maybe you can convince your friend Handy to allow you to borrow their old discman so you can get an early listen beforehand.