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ROB ZOMBIE Releases Great American Nightmare Video Teaser

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In just four weeks, ROB ZOMBIE’s Great American Nightmare–the ultimate Halloween music and horror event–will open its doors at FEARPlex in Pomona, just outside Los Angeles. Check out a video for a preview of the most exciting and horrifying attractions from Rob Zombie below: Continue reading ROB ZOMBIE Releases Great American Nightmare Video Teaser

ROB ZOMBIE Wants You For The ‘American Band’ Fan Video

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ROB ZOMBIE is “calling all rocking Americans. We want singers, bands, cheerleaders, athletes, hard working, hard drinking, hard rocking people!” Click here to submit videos of you rocking out to Rob Zombie’s cover of ‘American Band’; your submission just might end up in a special fan version of the ‘American Band’ video created by Rob Zombie.

In live news, Rob Zombie will headline the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in North America, which runs from June 29th to August 4th; complete details can be found at RockstarMayhemFest.com.

Movie Review: The Lords of Salem

I got the pleasure of viewing Rob Zombie’s ‘The Lords of Salem’ earlier than my U.S. counterparts and was really looking forward to see what the newest offering from Zombie had to give me.  I know Zombie has a lot of people out there that really does not like his work and detest his remakes of the Halloween franchise.  For me personally, I have liked his stuff on the whole, though I can’t say I am a ‘No questions asked.” loyalist to his work as I know many are.  I have even liked his first remake of Halloween and thought H2 was flawed but not in the way that many others seem to think.  I think Zombie has always had a unique take on things, a cool visual style to his work and he is very knowledgeable about the horror film genre from the 70’s and earlier.

So when I had heard about the ‘The Lords of Salem’ I felt it would suit Zombie very well and fit right into the style he is known for since many of the horror movies from the 70’s time period dealt with Satan worship and occult themes.  So how did the movie sit with me after my viewing?  Well I have to admit, not very well.  Let’s stir this cauldron up and mix us some witch’s brew.  You are going to need a strong drink for this one. Continue reading Movie Review: The Lords of Salem

THE LORDS OF SALEM WILL ARRIVE ON DVD IN THE UK LATER THIS MONTH

While we wait for Rob Zombie’s THE LORDS OF SALEM to hit theaters in the U.S., our friends in the U.K. will get an early opportunity to watch the surreal thriller in the comfort of their homes a few days later. eOne Momentum announced that LORDS will arrive on DVD and Digital Download on April 22nd, just a few days after it hits select theaters there on the 19th, which is when it opens domestically as well.

Furthermore, THE LORDS OF SALEM official soundtrack will be release overseas through Universal on May 27th 2013. (It comes out on April 16th here in the states.) The film has a score by guitarist John 5 and songs by The Velvet Underground, Rush, Rob Zombie, Rick James and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.

ROB ZOMBIE: ‘Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown’ Video Released

The official video for “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown”, the first single from Rob Zombie‘s eagerly awaited new album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, can be seen below. Zombie himself directed the clip, which is described by the rocker as “pretty fucking cool.’ He adds: “For all of you hoping for an old-school, weirdo-style Zombie video… well, you are gonna get it. Big time!”

“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” will be released on April 23 on Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/Ume. The CD was produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with everyone from BLACK SABBATH and ALICE COOPER to WILSON PHILLIPS and LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

Asked what the story is behing the album’s title, Rob told Revolver magazine: “There’s no real story behind it. I just thought of it one day. With every album I’ve ever made, we’ll get it basically one hundred percent done and everyone will go, ‘OK, what’s the title?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know what the fuckin’ title is yet. It hasn’t hit me.’ And then one day I’ll just blurt out, ‘La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1!’ or ‘Hellbilly Deluxe!’ It’s the same with this one. I have it written down somewhere, but I don’t remember doing it.”

He added: “Truthfully, the whole record was conceived as a concept album. But I’m not really selling it that way. I was getting obsessed watching things like ‘Tommy’, ‘The Wall’, ‘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 10 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. [laughs] lt doesn’t matter. The songs work fine even if you don’t know the concept.”

Regarding his decision to include a a heavy-duty cover of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD‘s “We’re An American Band” on “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, Rob said: “I’ve never recorded a cover song as a solo artist, and I only recorded a few with WHITE ZOMBIE [KISS‘God Of Thunder’, BLACK SABBATH‘s ‘Children Of The Grave’ and KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND‘s ‘I’m Your Boogie Man’]. But you always wanna add new songs into your live show, so [Zombie’s guitarist] John 5 and I would always sit in the back of the bus listening to stuff we could cover, but it was always like, ‘Nah, that one’s not right.’ Cover songs are tricky. You gotta find just the right one. ‘We’re An American Band’ hit us because it just felt so much like our life. We’re a quintessential American band — everything that’s right or wrong in Americana in one band. It wasn’t like we were trying to say anything deep or meaningful. [laughs] It was just like, ‘Yeah, we’re in a rock band. Fuck you — it’s awesome.'”

“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” track listing:

01. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
02. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
03. Revelation Revolution
04. Theme For The Rat Vendor
05. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
06. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
07. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
08. White Trash Freaks
09. We’re An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin

Zombie told The Pulse Of Radio what goals he set for himself in making the new album. “I wanted someone to hear it and go, ‘Wow, I haven’t heard that before,'” he said. “I wanted it to be just different. We really went out of our way with the sounds, so every song has a very different sound, a very different guitar sound, drum sound, just everything, where the sound, the actual sound becomes very important. You know, after all these years you want to still try to feel that you can break through new, creative areas in your own mind, and that’s really what we’re just trying to do, you know.”