Marilyn Manson threatened to "rape" a rival rocker's face.

The 'Dope Show' singer became involved in a fracas with Trevor Strnad, frontman of Black Dahlia Murder, after Strnad insulted him.

The incident erupted as Marilyn was signing autographs for fans at a meet-and-greet in Florida, US, when Strnad shouted: "Welcome to the freak show," prompting Marilyn to write "I hate those ****s" on the tablecloth in front of a fan."

The self-styled 'Antichrist Superstar' made a comment about wanting to "rape" Trevor's face before swinging a punch at him. Security then intervened to break the fight up.

This is not the first time Manson has issued threats in the last few weeks. Last month, he said he would "murder" journalists who write falsities about him, after US blogger Buddyhead alleged he was addicted to cocaine.

Marilyn wrote on his blog: "I can, but do not need to defend myself and the absurd accusations that the average press has clinged onto.

"If we need a nude photo of me to prove that I am far different than what the soon-to-be-murdered-in-their-home press have decided to fabricate, that is easy.

"But if one more 'journalist' makes a cavalier statement about me and my band, I will personally, or with my fans' help, greet them at their home and discover just how much they believe in their freedom of speech.

"I dare you all to write one more thing that you won't say to my face. Because I will make you say it. In that manner. That is a threat."