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Rob Zombie

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Formed: 1985
From: New York, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

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.

Latest Rob Zombie News

Below is our complete Rob 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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Rob Zombie Announces Tour With Disturbed

Following recent news of upcoming album "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispense," Rob Zombie has now revealed a co-headlining tour is on the horizon with Disturbed. He had this to say in a message to fans:

"I am blown away by the support this week from you guys. It has been awesome. Zombie fans really are the most badass motherfuckers in the world. And to say thanks, I've got some killer news.

"WE ARE HITTING THE ROAD AGAIN! ZOMBIE, FIVE, PIGGY and FISH are heading your way!

"Following the news of the release of my sixth solo studio album, I'm thrilled to announce a bunch of May 2016 dates including a co-headlining tour with Disturbed and several festival slots, in support of the upcoming album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, out April 29.

"The album is now available for pre-order directly from me at PledgeMusic and also at iTunes, Amazon (CD or LP) and Google Play.

"To purchase exclusive tickets and VIP Meet+Greet passes, head over to this location. Now is your chance to meet me and hang with the band at one of the upcoming shows. The only place to get tickets before they go on sale to the general public is right here. We're also selling festival Meet + Greet passes. But hurry, these special bundles are limited and will go fast. Don't miss the chance to see me and Disturbed share the stage during the Disturbed + Rob Zombie 2016 tour!" More...

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Rob Zombie Releasing New Album

In addition to the upcoming album "31," Rob Zombie also has a new album on the horizon titled "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser." He issues this update to fans:

"Here you go Zombie Mothefuckers, some wicked shit is headed your way... right now.

"The new album 'The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser' is available for preorder right here, right fucking now.

"I'll tell you what... me and the guys in the band are pretty damn sure this is our best record yet... no joke. Yeah I know everyone says that. But I actually believe it. Seriously our most fucked up musical monster piece to date. So many kick ass songs but I think my favorite track is 'Well, Everybody's Fucking In a UFO!' I think this one is sure to be an instant Zombie classic! Not since 'Hellbilly Deluxe' have I spent this long putting an album together... and it was was worth the wait.

"This time I'm not just putting out a new record like everyone else- I'm offering it directly from me to YOU along with a ton of other limited edition, exclusive badass shit like new album merch, posters and the chance for you to be in 'The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser' movie!' More...

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Rob Zombie's "31" Finally Gets An "R" Rating

After three separate attempts, Rob Zombie's upcoming gory horror flick "31" has finally received an R rating from the MPAA.

The film had previously gotten the dreaded NC-17, even after being re-submitted in a less brutal cut, which meant most theaters would not show the movie.

Third time must have been the charm, because after culling more footage from the film, "31" is now officially rated R and getting prepped for a theater release. If the distorting of artistic vision just to satisfy some faceless assholes who don't even like horror movies gets your blood boiling, don't worry - the uncut version will be included on the DVD release. More...

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Rob Zombie's New Movie Gets NC-17 Rating

Seems like we've been posting news about Rob Zombie's new killer clown movie "31" forever, but its finally wrapped up.

Unfortunately, it won't be coming to theaters anytime soon, at least not in its current version, as the film received an NC-17 rating. Zombie comments:

"Well, after two tries through the MPAA our rating on '31' remains NC-17. Maybe three is the charm to get an R rating. Why R you ask? Well, because your local theater will not show an NC-17. Even though you are a fucking adult... things much be censored for your enjoyment."

Personally I think he's missing the silver lining here. He could make a big campaign about how his movie is "too brutal for theaters" and get all his fans to download it VOD and probably make more money, but I doubt that will happen, as everybody is stuck in the past on theatrical releases still. More...

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Rob Zombie Reveals New Album Title, Cover & Music

Rob Zombie continues his trend of bizarre album titles in 2016 with his upcoming new album, "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser". Check out Zombie's teaser for it, with some new music and the cover art for the release after the jump.

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Monster Energy Rock Fort 2016 Details Announced

After three consecutive sellouts, Monster Energy Fort Rock is expanding to two days - Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016 - at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.

South Florida’s "Biggest Rock Festival" will feature performances from rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, the return of Disturbed (after a 4-year hiatus), Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Sixx:A.M., Lamb Of God, and more.

Visit this location for the most current information on the festival and ticket pricing info.

Brent Smith of Shinedown says, "Fort Myers, Florida, are you ready? Because we are!!! We are so honored to be playing Fort Rock. We look forward to seeing everyone. Rock FOREVER!!!”

Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch adds, “We’re pumped to once again be part of the World’s Loudest Month and are ready to kick things off properly like we did two years ago at Fort Rock.”

"With three straight years of sellout shows, we are excited to expand Monster Energy Fort Rock to two days,” says Clay Busch, Head of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. “We’ve doubled down with the biggest Fort Rock to date. Fort Myers’ hunger for rock continues to grow and our show has expanded to meet that demand. We look forward to bringing this amazing lineup to South Florida in 2016." More...

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Heavy Metal Black Friday Deals Revealed

It's almost Black Friday again (which for many stores has essentially just become "Black Month" as the sales start earlier and employees are expected to work all Thanksgiving) and you might not think that matters to metalheads, but many of the labels actually jump on that bandwagon.

Best of all - you don't have to go to a store at four in the morning to get these deals.

The holiday / Thanksgiving / Christmas sales are already ramping up through the various online distros, so if you're looking for new music on a budget, these heavy metal Black Friday deals will help you find new tunes.

This is just the start though, so check back in each day as we add in more deals. Specifically look for Amazon to launch something big soon, as that online juggernaut usually does $5 albums that rotate out each day. If you know of any metal sales that aren't listed below, be sure to leave a comment and we'll get it added.

And it's here - the Amazon $5 digital album sale arrives! Grab digital copies of music from Megadeth, Rage Against The Machine, Veil of Maya, Slayer, and more in rotating deals on full-length albums.

Most of the stock on the Nuclear Blast America shop - CDs, vinyl, shirts, etc. - are on sale for the "Blackest Friday," up to 45% off.

The Razorback Records webstore is offering 25% off your order if you buy at least $10 worth of music through November 30th.

The Thanksgiving Week Sale is now going at the Facedown Records web store with albums on sale for as little as $1.

Bullet Tooth is offering vinyl bundles on discount, ranging from $15 - $50 and featuring music from Earth Crisis, Memphis May Fire, Ritual, and more.

The Omega Order is offering 25% off a large selection of death metal, gore grind, and grindcore discs this week.

Comatose Music has an ongoing sale where you get a free CD of $10 or less if you buy three CDs totaling $30 - the deal stacks too, so you can get two free CDs at $60 and three free CDs at $90. More...

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Rob Zombie Reveals Pinball Art

Alex Horley – who has collaborated with Rob Zombie on many projects from album art to movie poster designs – will be contributing to the brand new official Rob Zombie pinball machine, which will be out in 2016.

The machine, built by Spooky Pinball, will feature 10 Zombie tracks as well as the voice of Rob Zombie himself. Feast your eyes below on what the art from the regular edition back glass will look like.

In other Zombie news, he has a slew of projects soon coming to fruition, like the upcoming horror/comedy TV show "Trapped", the ongoing annual Great American Nightmare event, and the upcoming "31" movie. More...

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Rob Zombie Announces Horror Comedy TV Show

Deadline.com is reporting that Rob Zombie - known for directing films like "The Devil's Rejects" and the two "Halloween" remakes - has teamed up with actress Mila Kunis and her Orchard Farm Productions to create a new horror comedy TV show titled "Trapped."

"Trapped" will see release via Starz, which has been trying to edge in on the likes of HBO and Showtime with programs like "Spartacus" and "Black Sails."

Deadline reported the following info about the impending half hour show:

Created and written by Joey Slamon (Arrested Development), Trapped takes places over a single night in the home of a wealthy family under attack by a murderous cult. Orchard Farm’s Susan Curtis, Cami Curtis and Lisa Sterbakov also executive produce.

“We’re excited to work in partnership with Rob Zombie as well as Mila Kunis and her Orchard Farm Productions associates Susan Curtis, Cami Curtis and Lisa Sterbakov on this horror comedy series,” Starz Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik said.

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Read the full article at Deadline.com.

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Great American Nightmare Announces Band Lineup

More details have now landed online about the upcoming edition of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare taking place at Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, IL.

Detroit-based horrorcore/hip hop band Insane Clown Posse (good news for people who can't figure out magnets), rock band P.O.D., along with artists Stitches, Young Wicked, and Dope D.O.D., will perform at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare on Saturday, October 3.

Tickets for the October 3 show at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare go on sale Friday, August 28 at 10:00 AM CT and start at only $35. Tickets include the concert and haunted attractions. Tickets purchased at the door (if available) will start at $45. On October 3, doors open at 5:00 PM and the concert starts at 7:00 PM.

A limited number of VIP packages will also be available for purchase at here. All VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission.

As previously announced, October 2 & 4 at Great American Nightmare will also feature two special concerts with Rob Zombie.

The event's 2015 edition will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: Captain Spaulding’s Clown School In 3D, The Devil’s Rejects, and 31. More...

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Rob Zombie Hosting "Great American Nightmare"

After getting his very own pinball machine and working on new upcoming killer clown flick "31," Rob Zombie will again be curating the "Great American Nightmare" event this October.

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare returns to the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, IL (just outside Chicago) for its second engagement from September 25th - November 1st. Tickets go on sale for al dates on Friday, July 31st. October 2nd & 4th will also feature two special concerts with Zombie himself.

"I am thrilled to be bringing The Great American Nightmare back to the Chicago area for its second year,” says Rob. “After last year's overwhelming response we've decided to return with a completely new Nightmare. It's more vile and disgusting than ever. Have fun."

This year's edition will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films:

Captain Spaulding’s Clown School In 3D: This irreverent school of pure terror is a hallucinogenic trip through the mind of Captain Spaulding (House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects). Startle after startle will thoroughly frighten even the bravest patrons, who won’t know if they should be laughing, screaming or crying. More...

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New "31" Still Photos Released

Rob Zombie has a dropped a series of new still photos from his upcoming crowd funded "31," which follows his bizarro movie "Lords of Salem."

It should surprise no one that it of course stars his wife, and the plot centers around carnival workers kidnapped and held hostage in "Murder World," where they are tasked with surviving the night while be chased down by killer clowns.

New photos can be seen below, and Zombie comments:

"Yet another shot from 31 featuring Father Murder (Malcolm McDowell) and Sister Serpent ( Jane Carr) during a rather calm moment in their secret 31 hideaway. The naughty bits have been censored for your protection, ha ha."

In an odd bit of news, Zombie has announced for his next film project he's leaving horror behind and make a flick about Groucho Marx. Time will tell if that comes together or if it ends up being like when he mentioned he was making a remake of "The Blob" that never happened. More...

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Rob Zombie Gets His Very Own Pinball Machine

It's what every metal head has always been clamoring for (right? RIGHT?) - a Rob Zombie pinball machine is coming and can take up residence in your basement man cave!

The machine will feature 10 Rob Zombie songs from across his solo catalog and voiceovers from the director/musician himself as well as characters from his movies like Captain Spaulding. There's only going to be 300 of these puppies made, so you should probably grab yours early.

Watch a sweaty and gross Rob Zombie talking about his new pinball machine in the player below.

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Louder Than Life Announces 2015 Details

Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 3rd & 4th, 2015 for the second annual celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine, once again featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, and a powerful music lineup.

The music lineup includes Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more.

Discounted tickets, VIP, hotel and camping packages for Louder Than Life are available today through Friday, June 26 at 11:59 AM ET at this location.

Louder Than Life is expanding in 2015 by adding another stage. This year’s bands will perform on four stages, while attendees will enjoy bourbon exhibitions and sampling, along with more than 70 food and beverage vendors that will help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. The band lineup is as follows:

Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Sevendust, Skid Row, Kentucky Headhunters, Tremonti, Hinder, Issues, We Came As Romans, Saint Asonia, Nothing More, 10 Years, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Beartooth, Turbowolf, The Temperance Movement, Marmozets, Art of Dying, Aranda, Glorious Sons, Dorothy, Like A Storm, Kill It Kid, All Them Witches, Whiskey Myers, Jelly Roll, Red Sun Rising, Goodbye June, Raveneye, Cilver, Romantic Rebel.

ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons says, “We’re amping up about making the show at Louisville’s Louder Than Life. It’s a win/win/win with rockin' and rollin,' terrific cuisine, and downright downable drinks. Even while performing we'll make way to check it out.” More...

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Rob Zombie Posts "31" Character Pic

Rob Zombie has checked in with the following update about revealing a new character photo from his upcoming fan-backed "31" movie:

"It's been awhile since I've posted anything from my next film 31. Here is your first look at David Ury as Schizo-Head!

"31" comes after Zombie's last flick, "The Lords of Salem," and will deal with killer clown mayhem. More details and brief clips from the shooting of the movie can be seen at this location. Zombie is currently embarked on a summer tour, with release info about the album expected to arrive after the live festivities end.

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Rob Zombie Embarking On New Tour

After releasing new live album "Spookshow International Live" and filming his upcoming crowd-funded horror flick "31," Rob Zombie is now about to embark on a new string of tour dates. The band issued this update:

"Just three more days until Rob Zombie hits the road again for a series of US and European tour dates. Don't forget to hit up the RZ tour page to see the full itinerary and get ticket links (for those last minute purchases). Shows are starting to sell out!

"'Spookshow International Live' is also out now! The album features 19 live tracks, including fan favorites such as 'Dragula' and 'Living Dead Girl' as well as live renditions of tracks from Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor and a cover of The Ramones 'Blitzkrieg Bop.'" More...

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Bloodstock Adds A New Slew Of Bands

The Sun is shining and Bloodstock is excited to announce seven more of metal’s finest for the UK’s heaviest weekender, including a clutch of bands from the farthest flung corners of the globe.

Friday’s line up will now include extreme prog metal Aussies, Ne Obliviscaris. The band proclaims, “UK, here we come! 2015 is the year we are finally going to reach your shores and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that it will be as part of the enormous Bloodstodck festival. We’re looking forward to playing alongside many of the best and biggest heavy acts from across the world!”

Saturday’s bill sees two bands who’ve jetted in from Indonesia, a hotbed of metal and one of the planet’s most burgeoning heavy music scenes. Burgerkill and Jasad are two of the country’s biggest metal acts, even counting the country’s metal-loving prime minister, Joko Widodo among their fans.

Sunday’s line-up sees a very special solo set from ex-Evile shredsman, Ol Drake to accompany his upcoming solo album, "Old Rake" which is out in June via Earache. Ol comments "I'm very excited to be returning to Bloodstock in a musical capacity. The weekend is fully booked off work (I was going anyway) and we're rehearsing right now. It’ll be a very special show, so don’t miss it. I’ll no doubt be having my fair share of drinks and Jagermeister afterwards and no doubt be returning to work feeling buzzed yet terrible. This is probably the only show I'll be doing to promote the album. Hope to see you there!" More...

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Bloodstock 2015 Announces New Bands

The recently reformed sludgecore beasts from Raging Speedhorn will be bringing their filthy riffs to the Ronnie James Dio main stage of the upcoming Bloodstock festival. The band’s Gordon Morison comments: “We’re over the moon to be playing Bloodstock 2015. It’ll be awesome to share the stage with some of our old friends like Orange Goblin and Napalm Death. See you down the front!”

Progressive metal Brits Xerath also bring the heavy to Friday’s main stage. The band enthuses, "We are utterly stoked to announce we will be returning to Catton Hall once again to perform at this year's Bloodstock festival. We are especially proud to confirm we will be gracing the mainstage for the first time since our debut at the festival in 2009 which promises to almost certainly be a career defining moment for the band. We sincerely cannot wait to see you all there! Warm up those necks Bloodstockers!"

French groove metal eccentrics Trepalium and Dutch death metal outfit Villainy are also set for Sophie stage slots on Sunday. The currently announced lineup is: More...

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Five More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock

Hot on the heels of last week’s five band announcement, the Bloodstock Festival is excited to reveal five more acts.

First up is British outfit Lawnmower Deth, confirmed for the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Sunday. The band comments: “Motorbonce famously said, ‘if we move in next door, your lawn will die.’ Quite what positioned our forefathers to even remotely claim knowledge of horticultural metal is well beyond us. Scott Ian famously said, ‘I am the law’. In fact, this simply proves that adult literacy levels within the metal genre are in line with that of the national average; quite shit, when he clearly cannot spell and meant LAWN. In a Nostradamus kind of way what these two legends of metal were pointing you to was... 'Bloodstock 2015, when we move in you will die happy, we are Lawnmower and we is well excited. Let’s party like it’s 1988.'"

Taking over the Sophie Stage on Friday are raucous Brighton noisemakers Oaf. Chief bellower Dom Lawson exclaims, "We, the mighty Oaf, are honoured and delighted to have been invited back to our favourite festival. If you saw us in 2013, please don't hold that against us. Do come along and observe our ongoing descent into senility. If you haven't seen us before, we're like a middle-aged Royal Blood for people that don't wet the bed (and with added swearing). This will be a splendid occasion and we're tumescent with joy at the very thought of it. Cheers!"

Liverpudlian black metallers Ethereal will join the fray on the Sophie Stage on Saturday. The band is currently doing a stint with Marduk and Belphegor, supporting first full-length album "Opus Aethereum," released last month by Candlelight Records.

Sunday brings symphonic black metallers Saille all the way from Belgium to the Sophie Lancaster Stage. Expect to hear some new songs from latest, third album "Eldritch." Bringing the mischief and mayhem on Friday to the Sophie Stage, are Dirty Sanchez lads Pritchard Vs Dainton.

The currently announced lineup is:

Ronnie James Dio Stage

Rob Zombie, Trivium, Within Temptation. Opeth, Sabaton, Black Label Society, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Ihsahn, Orange Goblin, Death DTA, Nuclear Assault, 1349, Dark Angel, Armored Saint, Belphegor, Overkill, Ensiferum, Agalloch, Enslaved, Pro Pain, Korpiklaani, Wolf, Napalm Death

Sophie Lanaster Stage

Delain, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Godflesh, Batallion, Mordred, Destrage, Onslaught, Conan, Planet Of Zues, Bast, Lawnmower Deth, Oaf, Ethereal, Saille, Pritchard Vs Dainton More...

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Rob Zombie Posts "31" Behind-The-Scenes Footage

Rob Zombie has released a new behind-the-scenes clip for his upcoming clown combat horror flick "31."

Check out Zombie and his crew scouting out locations for the impending filming in the player below.

If you missed the movie's original crowd funding campaign but still want to contribute and get in on the perks, you can do so at this location.

In addition to the coming movie, Rob Zombie is working on a new studio album and will release a live disc as well. For details on the live album, head over to this location. A listing of upcoming Rob Zombie tour dates is available after the jump. More...

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