You have to give Marilyn Manson credit for one thing: he knows his brand. And much like Lady "Mother Monster" Gaga did with her Golden Globe-winning role on last season's American Horror Story, the former Sons of Anarchy cast member is extending that brand to the small screen with a "special guest starring role" on Season 3 of WGN America's witch-themed drama series Salem. Here's the description of his character:

Manson will portray “Thomas Dinley,” a barber and surgeon who is the go-to man in Salem, from a shave and a haircut to being leeched, bled, sliced open or sewn up.  

Well, that one checks all the boxes, doesn't it?

Alongside Tyler Bates, Manson also co-composed Salem's opening theme, which boasts the very MM title "Cupid Carries a Gun."

Production on "Salem" Season 3 begins today in Shreveport, Louisiana.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.