In a Facebook update this morning, Rob Zombie announced that shooting is now complete on the music video for “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown,” the first single off his upcoming album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. Rob didn’t divulge the visuals yet, but declared it to be “pretty fucking cool,” and added “For all of you hoping for an old school weirdo style Zombie video… well, you are gonna get it. Big time!” The editing process is about to begin, and Rob said the video should premiere soon.
Rob also recently revealed in an interview with Revolver magazine that Venomous Rat was originally conceived as a concept album, and may become a movie itself. “I was getting obsessed watching things like Tommy, The Wall [and] Quadrophenia, where you have a movie to go with the album and it’s a whole big concept. So I thought I’d write this album with that in mind: That maybe one day – it could be a year, it could be ten years – I could turn the concept of this record into a movie. That being said, nothing about the concept of the record will make any sense to anyone until it’s a movie. The band doesn’t even know the storyline. No one does, except me. But I won’t discuss it, because it’ll all make sense someday. Or it won’t.”
Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is slated for release on April 23, just a breath after the 4/19 premiere of Rob’s long-awaited The Lords of Salem (FEARnet recently reviewed the film; check out that article here). While you wait, and to get you primed for the video, give “Dead City Radio” a spin!