The song originally featured on The Doors’ debut self-titled album (1967), which famously soundtracks the opening scene of Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal 1979 film Apocalypse Now.
‘The End’ is one of a handful of covers Manson has released in his career including 2001’s ‘Tainted Love‘ (originally sung by Gloria Jones and later reworked by Soft Cell) and his recent rendition of the traditional folk tune ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’.
The cover song is accompanied by a visual featuring one of Manson’s own watercolour paintings.
Meanwhile, Manson has been working on his new album. Over the summer the ‘Antichrist Superstar’ artist said he planned for the record to be released by the end of 2019.
“I think it’s the album that should be called Marilyn Manson,” he said at the time. “I’m in a mode in life where I wanted to tell stories with this record, and it’s sort of like a wax museum of my thoughts, a study of the chamber of horrors in my head.
“All the romance and hope you can have in the world, here in the End Times where it can be a different kind of apocalypse for each person listening to the record.”
It’s not known at this stage if Manson’s cover of ‘The End’ will feature on his upcoming as-yet-untitled eleventh album, which will be the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Heaven Upside Down’.