Marilyn Manson returns with creepy 'God's Gonna Cut You Down' video

"God's Gonna Cut You Down" was previously recorded by none other than Odetta, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, among others. 

Manson has recently released the folk standard as a standalone vinyl single to coincide with his upcoming October and November tour dates.

The musician has notably performed "God's Gonna Cut You Down" on several occasions while on tour in recent years. 

The studio version of the song, in which Manson enlisted producer and longtime collaborator Tyler Bates, also appeared on the soundtrack for Brian Smrz's 2017 thriller "24 Hours to Live." 

At the time, the vocalist shared details with Loudwire about the creative process behind his rendition of the folk classics. 

"I enjoyed doing it. I did it in one take and everyone thinks that Johnny Cash wrote it and I looked up the people that covered it and it was great because it's Elvis, Tom Jones .... The chords that Tyler played it, it was slightly similar to the version that we're most familiar with, the one that Tom Jones and Johnny Cash did," he said. 

Two years later, Manson unveiled the accompanying music video for "God's Gonna Cut You Down," which was shot in California's Joshua Tree Desert by American filmmaker Tim Mattia. 

The black-and-white visual shows the vocalist alternatively holding a rifle and an acoustic guitar in a hotel room. 

The clip cuts to scenes in which Manson drives an old pickup in the desert and buries an unidentified body, which is later revealed to be his own. 

"Go tell that long tongue liar/ Go and tell that midnight rider/ Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter/ Tell them that God's going to cut 'em down," he sings in one of his verses. 

In addition to the surprise release of "God's Gonna Cut You Down" as a standalone vinyl, Manson will launch a mini-tour on October 24 in San Antonio, Texas. 

Additional stops are scheduled throughout October in Dallas, Oklahoma City, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Phoenix. 

In the meantime, discover the cinematic video for Manson's "God's Gonna Cut You Down":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu__TzWfpss