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Rob Zombie Signs To Roadrunner Records For Release Of "Hellbilly Deluxe 2"

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Rob Zombie has announced that he has signed a new record deal with Roadrunner Records through its Loud & Proud imprint. The announcement comes as Zombie leaves Geffen, his former label of eighteen years, where he sold records as a solo artist and with his former band White Zombie. The new album "Hellbilly Deluxe 2" will be released by Roadrunner / Loud & Proud Records in early 2010.

“It certainly wasn’t an easy decision to make after all this time, but it had to be done,” states Zombie. “I love this new record and wanted to surround myself with an excited new group of people who can reignite my enthusiasm for working within a hard rock record label. Roadrunner seems to be the perfect place.”

Roadrunner president Jonas Nachsin also commented: “Roadrunner is thrilled to be involved with Rob Zombie on a worldwide basis as he is a multiple-threat artist whom we’ve admired for many years."

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wilco's avatar

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1. wilco writes:

maybe thats the reason for the delay
good move of him
to move to roadrunner records
they are still number one metal record company and they stand beside their record artist on their label

actually i know kees wessel real good
and he is one of last record company directors who still believe in record sales and not down loading

# Oct 29, 2009 @ 4:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Jamez writes:

Wilco, sorry mate but I couldnt disagree more.
I think Roadrunner is a horrible label these days. Basically a major posing as an indie. They let Sepultura go - a band that helped the label to grow a lot - plus they fired Zakk Wylde (BLS) and they have screwed over many other bands.
Id say this was a bad move from Rob

# Oct 29, 2009 @ 5:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

On the plus side, Rob will be one of their bigger names and get a lot of the marketing push. When you're not selling massive records like the bigger artists on a label, you don't get all the attention and push that you might otherwise.

But I have to say I'm pretty surprised about the move, given that he kept saying this was his last record he was under contract for and comments about the business and that you barely need a record label any more.

# Oct 29, 2009 @ 8:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jamez writes:

True, DB. I´d say Rob will be their biggest name along with Nickelback so the marketing will be there for him.

But, I am as well suprised that Rob chose Roadrunner. I always thought he would have gone the Trent Reznor way and gone 100% indie, as Rob comes across as the type of guy who definitely wants full control on anything he does

Overall I think good for Roadrunner, not so good for Rob, in the long run

# Oct 29, 2009 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

"I always thought he would have gone the Trent Reznor way and gone 100% indie, as Rob comes across as the type of guy who definitely wants full control on anything he does"

My thoughts exactly! I totally expected this after this album. I wonder how many albums he signed to RR for.

# Oct 29, 2009 @ 9:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

Well I would say that the typical Roadrunner fashion of releasing 3 different versions of the same album is what we're in store for so probably a six record deal but only two real albums.

# Oct 29, 2009 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. spiral_architect writes:

geffen may or may not have short-changed rob on the promotional push for educated horses, but consider the product geffen was dealing with........it's no secret that educated horses was not one of his better efforts........looking forward to hellbilly deluxe 2, and can only hope it lives up to its original namesake.

# Oct 29, 2009 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RTB writes:

Financially i think its probably the right move for rob, i dont see him making no more than 2 lp after this one...books, movies, comics etc is what he s mentioned in the past as far as future projects...seems to be a real cool guy, has made 2 really good movies (D Rejects,halloween) wish him nothing but the best...just wish he d change his mind on a blob remake...phantasm or dressed to kill would have been cool

# Oct 29, 2009 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Jamez writes:

well, leaving Geffen was definitely the right choice. A cool label turned into dogsh1t

# Oct 29, 2009 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jomama writes:

Rob is not dumb and he's been around the biz for long enough that, i"m sure he researched and made the right decision for him. Roadrunner is still dedicated to metal and hardrock so it can't be all bad. I can't wait to see what he does next. It's usually very unique and interesting. Which is hard to find these days.

# Oct 29, 2009 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. d0pes1ck writes:

sh**ty. I like Rob Zombie, but Roadrunner has a way of f***ing up otherwise good bands/musicians.

# Oct 29, 2009 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Rubyred writes:

Much Congrats to ROB ZOMBIE with Roadrunner Records and continue success to the "Phantom Stranger" Mr. Zombie (I love that video..'my favorite Horror video and should make a movie from it!) and Bandmates. That picture above of him makes me cringe...'so horrifying scary/I'm sure at times Mr. Zombie freaked himself out as well. Scary!

# Oct 29, 2009 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. MuDvAyNefan writes:

He announced his signing to RR the same day my friends band (hail the viilian) announced their signing to RR..weird

# Oct 30, 2009 @ 2:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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