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Scum of the Earth

Formed: 2003
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Scum of the Earth News

Below is our complete Scum of the Earth news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Scum Of The Earth Cancel US Tour

Scum Of The Earth have been forced to cancel their US tour with Dog Fashion Disco and Dry Kill Logic due to 'contractual discrepancies'. The band hope to re-schedule shortly.

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Watch Scum of the Earth's New Video Online

Scum Of The Earth are out with the video to their new single 'Get Your Dead On', from their debut album 'Blah... Blah... Blah... Love Songs For The New Millennium'. You can watch it online at Launch.com.

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Scum Of The Earth Announce Headlining Tour

Scum of the Earth, the new band from ex-Rob Zombie guitarist Riggs, announced today they will embark on a nationwide tour supporting their Eclipse Records debut, "Blah, Blah, Blah, Love Songs for the New Millennium." The tour will commence October 26, the very day the albums drops, canvas most of the U.S. and venture into Canada. Riggs recorded Blah' with an all-star cast of friends including Zombie drummer John Tempesta (White Zombie, Rob Zombie) and his brother Mike Tempesta (guitar, Powerman 5000), marking the first time the brothers have played together on record, SOAD drummer John Dolmayan, as well as Clay Others (bass) and more. On tour, Riggs will be flanked by Adema guitarist Ransom, PM5K drummer Adrian Ost and others.

"We're trotting out the scummier side of the Scum family," says Riggs. "Lock up your daughters and small animals."

Blah' was produced by Michael Beinhorn (Korn, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Irv Gotti. It will be the first CD to feature UMixIt interactive technology, an enhanced feature that allows listeners, should they desire a little more grind in tracks like 'Pornstar Champion,' to play producer/Dr. Frankenstein and isolate, violate and remix on their computer, up to 16 audio tracks by emphasizing, cutting back or removing any instrument or vocal.

In addition, Scum of the Earth has lensed a video for the single 'Get Your Dead On' with director Rob Prior (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), based on his upcoming film Shadow Walker, currently in pre-production. The unique horror film's main character will be the basis for the clip which, in an unprecedented move, will introduce the mythology of the Shadow Walker villain before its appearance in a film, comic book, or video game (each is scheduled for release next year). Prior conceived the Shadow Walker, a violent creature from New Zealand folklore that moves only within darkness, with groundbreaking comic book writer Paul Jenkins ("Origin: The True Story of Wolverine," "Spider-Man: Return of the Goblin," "The Incredible Hulk," "Darkness: Resurrection"). Prior, a renowned master of photorealistic comic book art (he crafted the creatures for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel), designed the Shadowalker.

Jenkins and Prior decided that music video would be the ideal medium to introduce what they hope will be the breakout monster franchise of 2005. Scum of the Earth, a breakout monster band, is a natural partner.

Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Scum Of The Earth Tour Dates Announced

Scum Of The Earth featuring former Rob Zombie guitarist Riggs and Powerman 5000 guitarist Mike Tempesta are set to embark on their first-ever tour in support of their debut album, Blah... Blah... Blah... Love Songs For The New Millennium. Confirmed dates are as follows:

October
26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky-A-Go-Go
28 - San Francisco, CA - The Pound
29 - Portland, OR - The Viper Room
30 - Seattle, WA - The Catwalk
31 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall

November
3 - Denver, CO - TBA
5 - Detroit, MI - Hayloft
6 - Toronto, ONT - The Rockit
7 - Buffalo, NY - The Continental
8 - Akron, OH - The Voodoo Club
10 - Montreal, QUE - Foufounes Electriques
11 - Ottawa, ONT - Babylon
12 - Attleboro, MA - Jarrods
13 - Reading, PA - The Silo
14 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint
17 - Fayettville, NC - Jester's Pub

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Scum Of The Earth Completing First Video

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band led by ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, have just begun editing the music video for their first single, "Get Your Dead On". The clip was shot over the course of a week on several locations in the Los Angeles area.

The main character in a unique horror film currently in pre-production will be the basis for this video and in an unprecedented move, the video will introduce the mythology of a villain before its appearance in a film, comic book, and video game —each scheduled for release next year, according to a press release.

From the twisted minds of reknown artists Paul Jenkins and Rob Prior comes the legend of the Shadow Walker, a violent creature that has the ability to move only within darkness. The story of its origins is based largely on the untapped early history of New Zealand.

Writer Paul Jenkins is best known for writing groundbreaking issues of the most beloved comic book characters in history. He's responsible for "Origin: The True Story of Wolverine", "Spider-Man: Return of the Goblin", "The Incredible Hulk", "Darkness:Resurrection" and "The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Designer Rob Prior is the acknowledged master of photorealistic comic book art and has branched out into creature sculpting for shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel".

After collaborating on the script for "Shadow Walker" and beginning the early stages of production in New Zealand, Jenkins and Prior decided that music video would be the ideal medium to introduce what they hope will be the breakout monster franchise of 2005.

"Get Your Dead On" comes off SCUM OF THE EARTH's full-length debut, "Blah... Blah... Blah... Love Songs for the New Millennium", due on October 26 through Eclipse Records. The album was written by Riggs with collaborative help from his friends and recorded at Belt of Orion Studios in Los Angeles. Riggs produced the record, which was mixed by Frank Gryner (ROB ZOMBIE, A PERFECT CIRCLE) and Brandon Belski (VELVET REVOLVER, STAIND, STATIC-X). Guest musicians on the album include POWERMAN 5000 guitarist Mike Tempesta, Mike's brother and ROB ZOMBIE drummer John Tempesta, SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan, and old friends, bassist Clay Campbell and drummer Seven.

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Scum Of The Earth Debut Album Release Date

Scum of the Earth, the new band featuring guitarists Riggs (Rob Zombie) and Mike Tempesta (Powerman 5000), have set an October 26 release date through Eclipse Records for their debut CD, "Blah...blah...blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium." The CD is currently being mixed at Belt of Orion Studios in Hollywood, CA with Frank Gryner (Rob Zombie, A Perfect Circle, Powerman 5000) and Brandon Belsky (Velvet Revolver, Staind, Static-X). System of a Down's John Dolmayan, Helmet/Rob Zombie drummer John Tempesta and ex-Snake River Conspiracy singer Tobey Torres laid down guest performances on several tracks while "chillin' in the studio" with Riggs and Mike, according to an official press release.

"Blah...blah...blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium" track listing: More...

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