Rob Zombie confirmed today via Twitter that the mixing process of his new studio album is complete. Zombie announced the news this morning in a tweet. Zombie also declares in the tweet that it’s his “best album yet. no joke”. The new album will be Zombie’s sixth studio effort and was mixed by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Soulfly, Crowbar, Whitechapel, Shadows Fall). Zeuss also mixed on Zombie’s live album International Spookshow Live and his live DVD The Zombie Horror Picture Show, as well as his last studio effort Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and ranked #36 on TheRockRevival.com’s list of the Top 50 Rock Albums of 2013. While there is no official word on a release date yet, the album should be out sometime later this year.
Rob Zombie is one of the greatest solo artists in rock music history. Starting out with his band White Zombie in 1985. In 1992, the band found mainstream success when they signed with Geffen Records and released their third album, La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One. The album hit #26 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double-platinum. In 1995, White Zombie teamed up with renowned metal producer Terry Date to release Astro-Creep: 2000. The album peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, and it would also be their last outing. In the summer of 1996, the band toured with the almighty Pantera on their summer tour.
In 1998, Zombie went solo and released his debut album, Hellbilly Deluxe. The disc debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200, and spawned three monster singles. It went on to sell over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone. Zombie’s sophomore effort, 2001′s The Sinister Urge, The album went double-platinum, and gave Rob his second Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. In 2006, Zombie teamed up with guitar virtuoso John 5. The next two Zombie albums – 2006′s Educated Horses and 2010′s Hellbilly Deluxe 2 – each debuted at #5 and #8 respectively on the Billboard Top 200, and featured a stripped down, riffier sound thanks to John 5′s influence. Rob Zombie released his fifth studio LP, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, back in April on his own label, Zodiac Swan. Throughout his career, Rob Zombie has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards. – by Matt Bishop