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From: New York, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Since 1985 Zombie has been carving out a strange legacy of music in the world of rock, beginning in with the formation of his brainchild White Zombie. From the start, White Zombie was a bizarre hybrid of hardcore/punk aggression, Lower East Side art-damage and hard rock thunder. As if that weren’t enough, these fixations were filtered through Mr. Zombie’s love of classic horror/sci-fi films, trash hot rod culture and generally, all things on the dark side.
White Zombie was most noted for their release 'Astro Creep 2000'. The album reached #10 on billboard and stayed for two months. After this record, we started to see a little different style from Zombie. What might best be called Techno-Horror Rock. Since then Zombie has gone solo, simply renaming the band 'Rob Zombie'.
Rob Zombie is a man of many faces. He has done work on the Beavis and Butthead movie, directed all videos since going solo, wrote a script for 'The Crow 3' (which got scrapped), and is currently in the works of creating and directing his first feature film entitled 'House Of 1000 Corpses'. In short, Rob Zombie is an entertaiment genius.
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Rob Zombie's latest movie "The Lords of Salem" is set to hit theaters on April 19th, 2013. A new brief clip from the movie has been posted online, and can be viewed below.
"The Lords of Salem" stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Dee Wallace, Meg Foster, and Jeff Daniel Phillips.
Rob Zombie, known from White Zombie and his solo outings, has previously directed the "Halloween" remake and it's sequel, as well as "The Devil's Rejects" and "House of 1,000 Corpses."
Metal Injection west coast correspondent Johnny Orlando Jr. was on the scene at the Whisky A Go Go on Monday, March 18th to cover the official Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest press conference where all the bands were unveiled (check out the full lineup right here).
Johnny made some guesses as to who would be performing, asked Rob Zombie the silliest question ever, and ended up with this video recap featuring interviews with Battlecross, Butcher Babies, Five Finger Death Punch and Motionless In White. Check out the clip here or through the player below.
The lineup for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was announced today. Artists performing on the 2013 fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer, ROB ZOMBIE, plus, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE, THE JAGERMEISTER STAGE, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE, as well as, the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY CONCOURSE STAGE, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).
All tickets go on sale March 22nd at 12:00 Noon local venue time via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com. The tour will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. The latest Mayhem Festival 2013 tour dates and venues are listed below: More...
Rob Zombie's new film "The Lords of Salem" is now officially set to hit theaters this coming April 19th, 2013.
A new teaser trailer for the movie is available online and can be viewed below. "The Lords of Salem" stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Dee Wallace, Meg Foster, and Jeff Daniel Phillips. Rob Zombie has previously directed the "Halloween" remake and it's sequel, as well as "The Devil's Rejects" and "House of 1,000 Corpses."
For more info on "The Lords of Salem," head over to the movie's official Facebook profile here.
Rob Zombie, who previously directed such films as "The Devil's Rejects" and a remake of "Halloween," has now posted a teaser trailer online for his upcoming new movie "The Lords of Salem."
The movie stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, and Jeff Daniel Phillips and the teaser trailer can be viewed below. In other news, Rob Zombie released a remix album titled "Mondo Sex Head" back in August.
The daily band lineup has been announced for Rock Vegas - powered by Rockstar Energy Drink - which is being billed as "Sin City's Loudest Two-Day Rock Music Festival" and takes place Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
The two-day rock extravaganza will feature performances from Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, and Godsmack, plus Staind, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Adelitas Way, All That Remains, P.O.D., Art of Dying, Redlight King, New Medicine, Deuce, Otherwise and more.
Rob Zombie provides some insight into what fans can expect from his theatrical live performance, noting: "I am packing up the trucks with everything I need to destroy Sin City's loudest music festival. I know Las Vegas has seen it all, but you ain't seen nothing like this."
The daily performance lineup for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink is as follows:
Friday, September 28
Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Deuce, Redlight King
Saturday, September 29
Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Buckcherry, All That Remains, Art of Dying, New Medicine, Otherwise
Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 28th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time and are priced as low as $39 each, plus fees. VIP packages will also be available for purchase. Discounted hotel rates at Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur are exclusively available for Rock Vegas attendees. To buy tickets, make hotel reservations, visit this location.
Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are hitting the road together this fall, co-headlining the “Twins of Evil” tour.
Kicking off September 28th when both Zombie and Manson co-headline the first day of the Desert Uprising Festival in Phoenix, Arizona, expect defiant rock’n'roll showmanship in the form of these unholy rollers with the first U.S. date wrapping in Dallas on Halloween, October 31st. For tickets on sale and purchasing info, log onto Marilynmanson.com or Robzombie.com.
“Finally! Why did the most obvious tour take so long to happen? Who knows? Who cares? It’s happening now,” stated Zombie. “If good taste is the chief enemy of great art, then we should be able to fill the Louvre with this fucking tour. Be prepared for something wicked this way a-coming.”
“I have sympathy for the Whore of Babylon that gave birth to these twins of evil, and this abomination of a tour,” says Marilyn Manson. “There is no babysitter, and there is no repairing her womb. If Rob Zombie doesn’t fuck you up, than I surely will. Hide all drugs and firearms… I’m coming to town."
J Devil, the DJ alter ego of KoRn’s frontman Jonathan Davis, will support the Manson/Zombie dates with his chaotic electro-metal. “I like to think of JDevil as the ‘anti-christ’ of EDM,” he said. “To play alongside Zombie and Manson is going to be a fucking sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can’t wait.”
With more to be announced, dates for the “Twins of Evil” tour are as follows: More...
Rob Zombie is currently working on his new movie "The Lords of Salem," and he has now posted a series of photos from the filming. Check out a still of special effects supervisor Wayne Toth working on "some nasty witch business" below, or find more photos from the movie at Rob Zombie's Facebook profile.
Rob Zombie has announced the release of an all-remix album titled "Mondo Sex Head." The promotional poster for the release can be viewed at this location, and the artwork is available below.
The remix album is set for release on August 7th, 2012 and pre-orders are now online at Amazon.com. "Mondo Sex Head" includes new and unique remixes of Rob Zombie classics from KoRn’s Jonathan “JDevil” Davis, Photek, the Bloody Beetroots, Drumcorps, and Ki:Theory. More...
Artisan News service has posted a video clip online of Rob Zombie discussing his nearly completed new movie The Lords of Salem, which follows his previous films The Haunted World of El Superbeasto and Halloween II. Check out the video clip below.
Rob Zombie is also currently working on a new album, and previously commented "It has been way, and I mean way too long without any new music. I am dying to get back to it. I have not felt this much excitement within the band since recording the first Hellbilly Deluxe record almost 15 years ago. We have been working on tons of songs for quite some time and I can safely say this will definitely be our best record yet."
The wait is over, Zombie lovers! Rob Zombie has announced that he and his band of maniacs - John 5, Piggy D and Ginger Fish - will enter the studio on June 1 to begin recording the next chapter in the Zombie musical legacy. This new, as yet untitled CD is set for a late 2012 release.
"It has been way, and I mean way too long without any new music. I am dying to get back to it," said Zombie. "I have not felt this much excitement within the band since recording the first Hellbilly Deluxe record almost 15 years ago. We have been working on tons of songs for quite some time and I can safely say this will definitely be our best record yet."
Before Lord Zombie and his band begin recording, they will hit the highway on a co-headline tour with metal legends Megadeth, marking the first time the two bands have toured together since the early 90s.
"This tour should be a blast," said Zombie. "I haven't shared a bill with Megadeth since way back in the early days of White Zombie, so this trek is long overdue." More...
The full lineup has now been announced for Rocklahoma, which takes place May 25-27 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The Rocklahoma lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Chevelle, Jackyl, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Volbeat, The Darkness, 10 Years, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Trivium, Red, Redlight King, Art of Dying, Aranda, Janus, New Medicine, James Durbin, Eve to Adam, Falling In Reverse, Rival Sons, Anti Mortem, Gypsy Pistoleros, Lillian Axe, Wildstreet, Firstryke, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, The Glitter Boys, Fist of Rage, Switchblade, Scarlett, S.E.X. Department, Ragdoll, Down & Dirty, Hessler, Lynam, Diemonds, Ruff Justice, Soulicit, Rocker Lips, Mine Enemies Fall, Echo Vendetta, A Good Fight, Sweatin’ Bullets, Through the Thorns, Absence of Ink, For the Broken, EchoFuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Stun, Dagger, Unwritten Rulz, Desi & Cody, David Castro Band, McCuin, We the Ghost, Tiranico, Baron Von Swagger, TwoFold, Aformatic, Delay the Day, and Jamco Industries. More...
Rob Zombie and Megadeth have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet. The trek, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together, kicks off Friday, May 11th in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile appearances at several rock festivals, including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma. Rob Zombie will headline Rocklahoma, co-line (with Incubus) Rock On The Range, and will close all shows on the Megadeth dates. The tour wraps Saturday, March 26th at Rocklahoma - a list of confirmed dates is below.
The tour will come on the heels of Megadeth's critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival Gigantour, created and curated by frontman Dave Mustaine. Twenty-eleven also marked the release of Megadeth's 13th album, the appropriately titled "TH1RT3EN."
This will be Rob Zombie's first concert tour since last summer's "Hell on Earth" co-headline trek with Slayer. Zombie spent last fall and winter shooting his sixth feature film, "The Lords of Salem" that he wrote and directed and is making with the producers of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise. With principal photography completed, the film is currently in post-production. More...
Looking for some quality metal for yourself or as a gift this holiday season? Many bands, labels, and music retailers currently have Black Friday and holiday sales going online for a variety of metal bands. Here's this year's roundup of Black Friday heavy metal and hard rock deals:
Instrumental metal act Odyssey is offering the "Schematics" EP as a free download Wednesday and Thursday only. Snag the digital download of the EP via the Odyssey Bandcamp page.
Savage Messiah has made the new album "Plague of Conscience" available online for free download. Download the album through Earache Records.
Mudvayne is offering a deal on merch through this location that lets fans order any three t-shirts for $40.
Hells Headbangers has a variety of special offers running, such as 10 CDs for $50 or three CDs for $15 on select titles. Check out the deals running right now at this location.
Throughout the month of November, Amazon is offering select MP3 albums for $5. While most of the titles aren't from metal bands, there are a handful of releases that may be of interest for metal fans, such as albums from In Flames, Volbeat, Suicide Silence, and more. See what's available by clicking here.
Xtreem Music has a deal running through the end of the month where all black metal cassette and CD titles available are 20% off. Check out the list of available titles here.
Every weekday until December 2nd, Relapse Records is offering one album for a mere .21 cents (with the purchase of an additional regular priced album). The album changes each day, and the offer today (Wednesday) is for Mastadon's "Leviathan." Head over to Relapse.com to check out each day's offer. More...
Just For Fun
Hard rocker and horror film director Rob Zombie has revealed that he has now included directing commercials into his large portfolio of work. His first foray into the commercial production industry found him directing the latest television adverts for laundry detergent company Woolite, filmed in the classic Rob Zombie horror style. Rob commented on the commercial by saying:
"The funny thing is a lot of people are like, 'Oh it's so weird that you're doing this' but every single director does it, it's just that they don't usually mention it. I could've easily done that commercial and never said a word and no one would ever know but I thought it was funny so I told people about it."
You can check out the commercial in the player below.
After the grey and miserable weather the day before, it was nice to awake on the final day of Graspop and be greeted with plenty of sunshine. While that may not have been the most metal sentence I have ever written, the roster of bands on display may well have been the most extreme of the weekend.
Like the previous day, we wasted a little time in the campsite before heading into the main area to catch the second main stage band, in today's case, Canadian heavy metal heroes, Anvil. Of course, everyone knows the story of Anvil by now, and perhaps that's made this set such a special one. From the opening guitar shrieks of "March Of The Crabs/666" there were smiles all around, not least from frontman Steve "Lips" Kudrow. The fact that everyone could see how much fun the band were having made the fans enjoy it all the more, which I'm sure in turn only fueled the smiles on the faces of Anvil. It might seem a strange word to use to describe a performance from a metal band, but Anvil are a really fun live experience. It's impossible to watch them and not headbang or raise the horns. Kudrow's interaction with the crowd is simply great, not least because he doesn't patronise the audience with cliche lines like "Are you ready to party?" I was also impressed by his ability to perform his guitar duties flawlessly, while still singing. Drummer Rob Reiner and bassist Glenn Five also deserve alot of credit, as their skills were on full display today, particularly Reiner's during, "White Rhino." Having only a fairly short set, only three songs from the group's new album, "Juggernaut Of Justice" were performed today, namely the title track, "On Fire" and "New Orleans Voodoo," but they all went down well with the crowd, who did their best to sing along to the latter. Another highlight came during Kudrow's guitar solo, which he did by playing his axe with a vibrator. An unorthodox method, but effective. As one might expect, they closed their set with the anthemic, "Metal On Metal," which went down a treat for all viewing. While they may not be the greatest heavy metal band to ever grace the Earth, they might well be one of the most enjoyable and were a great way to start the day.
It was then over to Marquee 2 for a little crossover thrash from D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles.) There were plenty of old school thrashers in attendance for them, complete with upturned caps and white shoes, and they all seemed to enjoy what they were witnessing. As much as I've always liked the band and crossover in general, I found watching them for as long as I did to be a little much, as most songs follow a similar formula, resulting in the performance getting a little boring after a short while. It seems I was not alone in this opinion, as there were plenty who came in to watch, then left after a couple of songs. D.R.I. are, like Anvil, all about having fun, but they don't possess the same stage presence. Songs like "Snap/I'd Rather Be Sleeping" and "Asleep At The Wheel" are always good to hear, but they felt rather tame today. Perhaps it would be better to catch them in a small club setting, because they weren't able to make it work in the Marquee. More...
Hard rocker Rob Zombie has announced that his band has opted to cancel its forthcoming European tour dates. The following statement was posted online:
"I am sorry to say all [European] shows after June 26th had to be canceled. It is not because I am sick, it is not because we don't like you, it is not because of any of the rumors. Things have taken place that made us have to return to the U.S. after the 26th.
"We hate canceling and feel bad about this. It is a total drag on every level. We were looking forward to all these shows, will return and make it up to you.
"To clear up this new confusion. No, the [U.S.] shows in July are not canceled. Everything after June is fine."
A new video interview has been posted online featuring Rob Zombie and John 5. You can check out the interview, which was conducted at the Soundwave Festival in Melbourne, Australia, in the player below.
Immediately following the "Hell on Earth" tour with Slayer, Rob Zombie will begin production on his sixth feature film, "The Lords of Salem," that he wrote and will direct. Set to be filmed in Los Angeles and Salem, MA, Zombie explains, "There were twenty people that everyone knows about, obviously all innocent, executed as witches in Salem. The basic premise of the film is that there was a small coven, actual witches, who were put to death secretly, and vowed one day to return to wreak havoc on Salem's descendants.
"As it stands now, this is probably the bleakest of all of my films," Zombie continued, "a long, slow decent into the bowels of Hell."
The complete udpated Rob Zombie 2011 itinerary is as follows:
25 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
26 Fat Cat, Modesto, CA
27 Crest Theatre, Fresno, CA
28 Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
3 Rock Im Park, Nurnberg, Germany
4 Rock Am Ring, Nurburgring, Germany
6 Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, NW, Germany (headline)
7 Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, Germany (headline)
10 Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, Sweden
12 Donnington Festival, Donnington Park, UK
14 Grose Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany (headline)
15 Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (headline)
17 Hellfest Festival, Clisson, France
18 Sonisphere Festival, Athens, Greece
20 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (headline)
21 Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (headline)
23 Azkena, Vitoria, Spain (headline)
25 Sonisphere Festival, Imola, Italy
26 Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
28 Olympia, Dublin, Ireland (headline)
29 Ulster Hall, Belfast, Ireland (headline)
30 Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland (headline)
2 Sonisphere Festival, Kalasatama, Helsinki, Finland
14 Chippewa Valley Rock Festival, Cadott, WI
15 KRRO KRROFest IV, Sioux Falls Stadium, Sioux Falls, SD
17 Hot As Hell Music Festival, Brady Theatre, Tulsa, OK
(Hell on Earth tour with Slayer)
20 Sovereign Center, Reading, PA
22 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
23 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
24 Heavy T.O. Festival, Downsview Park, Toronto, ON
27 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
29 Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK
30 Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, AB
31 Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
2 Save-On-Foods Center, Victoria, BC
3 Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
5 Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
6 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
The organisers of Britain's largest hard rock and heavy metal festival, Download, has confirmed a further forty three names for this year's event, including such big names as Children of Bodom and Biohazard. The festival will be held at the legendary Donington Castle in Leicestershire from June 10th-12th.
The lineup is now as follows:
All That Remains
Baptized In Blood
Black Stone Cherry
Black Veil Brides
Bowling For Soup
Bring Me The Horizon
Bullet For My Valentine
Children Of Bodom
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Devil Wears Prada
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Envy Of The State
Escape The Fate
Funeral For A Friend
Hyro Da Hero
Karma To Burn
Lower Than Atlantis
My Darkest Days
Plain White T’S,
Puddle Of Mudd
Rise To Remain
Sacred Mother Tongue
Straight Line Stitch
System Of A Down
The Damned Things
The Dangerous Summer
The Dead Lay Waiting
The King Blues
The Morning After
The Pretty Reckless
Times Of Grace