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Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest White Zombie News

Below is our complete White Zombie 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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White Zombie Drummer Joins Scum of the Earth

Scum of the Earth (featuring former Rob Zombie guitarist RIGGS) have announced that Ivan DePrume has joined the band. When asked about his decision to join the band, the original White Zombie drummer explained "when Riggs approached me about joining the band, I was like "when do we start touring?". Then he explained that the new album "Sleaze Freak" was just about to be recorded and he wanted me to learn the songs, meet up in LA and lay down drum tracks, so I had all these songs I had to learn in just a few weeks, record my ideas and send em back to Riggs, it all happened so fast...". Riggs continued, "I got Ivan's ideas and loved them, told him he's in and when/where we'd be recording and the rest is history (in the making). He's a perfect fit for the vibe of the band, especially musically. He's an amazing drummer and we're all looking forward to having him on board as a part of the team."

The band will begin recording "Sleaze Freak" on February 13th at Belt of Orion Studios in Los Angeles, CA. sleaze Freak is scheduled for release sometime in Spring/Summer of 2007 through Eclipse Records.

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White Zombie Boxed Set In The Works

Rob Zombie is putting together a WHITE ZOMBIE box set containing "everything we ever recorded," according to the singer. "I am currently transferring all the early shit from the original tapes," he said. "No remixing going on here — everything will be as it was originally recorded. Don't know when this box set will be available, but it is slowly moving forward. This will be the final word on WHITE ZOMBIE."

Zombie recently mixed a new ROB ZOMBIE live album with producer Scott Humphrey for a tentative early 2007 release.

Rob Zombie's remake of the classic horror film "Halloween" is scheduled to hit theatres in August 2007. Shooting is scheduled to begin this month.

Zombie's previous credits as a screenwriter and director are 2003's "House of 1000 Corpses" and 2005's "The Devil's Rejects".

ROB ZOMBIE's first-ever career retrospective, "Past, Present And Future", has sold 1.28 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The two-disc set, which was released in September 2003 through Geffen Records, contains a CD of 19 digitally remastered selections and a DVD of 10 music videos, including three that were previously unreleased.

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Rock City Morgue Record w/ White Zombie Guitarist

Rock City Morgue Record 11 New Songs With Ex-White Zombie Guitarist

ROCK CITY MORGUE, the New Orleans, Louisiana-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult and ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, have finished recording 11 new songs with former WHITE ZOMBIE guitarist J. Yuenger at the controls in his studio in New Orleans. "This is just a demo for a full-length CD, due out later this year," the group write on their web site.

ROCK CITY MORGUE's debut album, "Dead Man's Song", was produced by J. Yuenger and Daniel Rey, and was released last year via Nocturnal Records.

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Healer West Hollywood Showcase Announced

HEALER, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume, will be showcasing at the Key Club in West Hollywood on Monday, January 30 at 10 p.m. sharp. The first 100 people that mention HEALER will be admitted free. HEALER will also be performing at The Joint in Beverly Hills on Saturday, February 4 and in New York on March 18 for an 18-and-older show at the Continental.

Joining de Prume in creating HEALER's eclectic sound is Scott von Heldt (KURAI, THEATER OF MADNESS), Jerry Scott (XYZ, MOLLY HATCHET) and Martin St-Pierre (Cirque Du Soleil).

HEALER was formed in July of 2003 after de Prume began composing songs to forge his musical vision into the "sonic masterpiece" that would become the band's debut release, "Awakening".

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VH1 To Air 'Definitive History' Of Heavy Metal

VH1 has announced plans to launch "VH1 Rock Docs", an all-new slate of high-end feature-length programs in 2006. Each of the docs will reveal an untold story in the history of rock and hip-hop music, combining never-before-seen footage with a unique and unconventional narrative approach. The documentaries will tell some of the most unique stories of the artists and music from a wide range of genres, styles, and musical perspectives. The "VH1 Rock Docs" slated for premiere in 2006 include a four-hour definitive history of heavy metal, "The U.S. vs. John Lennon", "The Last Days of Lisa Lopes" and "DMC: The Real Me". Additional documentaries will be announced shortly. A brief synopsis of the heavy metal documentary reads as follows:

"What Ken Burns did for jazz, VH1 does for heavy metal — only a lot louder. This four-part documentary traces the evolution of heavy metal music and culture from BLACK SABBATH to WHITE ZOMBIE, from LED ZEP to DEF LEP, from MOTÖRHEAD to MASTODON. In the same vein as VH1's critically acclaimed 2004 hip-hop chronicle, 'And You Don't Stop', this documentary series will use interviews, verite moments and vintage footage to bring metal's history to life, told from the perspective of the musicians, promoters, writers and fans who have kept metal's flame alive for four decades."

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Rob Zombie Comments On John5 As Guitarist

Launch Radio Networks reports: When ROB ZOMBIE hits the road this summer on Ozzfest, his touring band will feature former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5. Zombie told us how he and the guitar player got together. "CAMP FREDDY asked me to do this benefit, just to play one song, at the Arrowhead Pond (in Anaheim, California) for this tsunami relief thing. And John was there, and we played one song, 'Thunderkiss', and it kicked ass and he's a supercool guy and I was like, 'This is perfect.' John said, 'Do you need a guitar player for Ozzfest?' I said, 'Yes,' he said, 'I wanna do it,' I said, 'Perfect, done.'"

Zombie's new touring band also includes longtime bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and ALICE COOPER drummer Tommy Clufetos. In addition to "Thunderkiss '65", Zombie recently hinted that his Ozzfest set list might include even more old material from his former band, WHITE ZOMBIE. We asked the singer if this was still the plan. "I don't know. I mean, I haven't rehearsed yet. John 5 and Blasko have been rehearsing and learning all these old songs that I haven't played in a million years, so we'll see."

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Helmet Tour and Album Pushed Back By Injury

Hard rock act Helmet has been forced to push back the start of its first tour in seven years after group leader Page Hamilton broke his collar bone in a mountain biking accident. The trek was due to kick off Sept. 17 in Atlanta but will now get underway in early October. An updated routing is still being finalized.

Hamilton's accident has also necessitated moving the release of Helmet's new Interscope album, "Size Matters," from Sept. 14 to Oct. 5. Tracks from the set can be sampled on Helmet's official Web site.

Beyond Hamilton, the new incarnation of the group features guitarist Chris Traynor, former White Zombie drummer John Tempesta and former Anthrax bassist Frank Bello.

Helmet's last album was 1997's "Aftertaste," which peaked at No. 47 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 132,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Former White Zombie, Strife Members Become Healer

HEALER, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume and ex-STRIFE guitarist Andrew Kline, are currently in the recording studio finishing vocal tracks for their upcoming demo. The band plan to begin playing live shows in the Los Angeles area in April. Joining the duo in the group are violinist/Canada native Martin St-Pierre, bassist John McLaughlin (ex-NEW PAST LIFE), plus the group's latest additions, singers Scott "SVH" Von Heldt and Kate St-Pierre. The band's musical direction is described as "world music meets SEPULTURA, NINE INCH NAILS and MASSIVE ATTACK."

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Download New Music From Antidote Records

Antidote Records, the leading independent horror-rock label, has decided to give music fans an early Christmas present. You can now download songs from all of Antidote's bands, including ex-White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult's new band, Rock City Morgue, and ex-Rob Zombie/current Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko's new band, The Death Rays). The label has even provided packaging artwork for those wanting to print out some great looking covers and traycards. All of this for FREE. For more information, click here.

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