Rob Zombie's finally got a title and release date for his fifth solo studio album, which will follow up 2010's Hellbilly Deluxe 2. The set will be called Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor -- that's a mouthful -- and it's due to arrive on Tuesday, April 23rd, just three days ahead of the April 26th theatrical release of Zombie's fifth live-action directorial effort, The Lords Of Salem.
Zombie told us what goals he set for himself in making the new album: "I wanted someone to hear it and go, 'Wow, I haven't heard that before.' I wanted it to be just different. We really went out of our way with the sounds, so every song has a very different sound, a very different guitar sound, drum sound, just everything, where the sound, the actual sound becomes very important. You know, after all these years you want to still try to feel that you can break through new, creative areas in your own mind, and that's really what we're just trying to do, you know."
- Zombie told Loudwire last fall about the new record, "It's stylistically sort of a little bit of everything. Fans of my really old stuff will love it because there's a certain aspect of it that's very reminiscent of that. But it is also very looking to the future . . . I feel like it's the best of all the things I've done."
- Meanwhile, The Lords Of Salem stars Zombie's wife Sheri Moon Zombie as a Massachusetts DJ who discovers that playing a mysterious record somehow activates a curse placed on her town by a coven of witches 300 years ago.
- The film premiered last September at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was picked up for distribution by Anchor Bay.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch the trailer for The Lords Of Salem:
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Rob Zombie On Experimenting With Sounds On New Album
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