ROB ZOMBIE: ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’ Track Listing Revealed
February 23, 2013
The eagerly awaited new ROB ZOMBIE album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, will be released on April 23 on Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/Ume. The CD was produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with everyone from BLACK SABBATH and ALICE COOPER toWILSON PHILLIPS and LYNYRD SKYNYRD.
“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” track listing:
01. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
02. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
03. Revelation Revolution
04. Theme For The Rat Vendor
05. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
06. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
07. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
08. White Trash Freaks
09. We’re An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin
The “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” cover artwork can be seen below. Also available is an audio sample of the CD’s first single, “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town”.
“I think for the first time this new album perfectly merges the old days ofWHITE ZOMBIE with the future of what I am doing now,” says Rob. “I think fans of both will agree that this is the perfect combo of both worlds.”
A rock icon and auteur filmmaker with insight and unlimited vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film, and publishing. Now, the seven-time Grammy-nominated recording artist releases his fifth solo album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, which includes “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town”, along with such tracks as “Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga”, “Lucifer Rising”, “Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures” and a heavy-duty cover of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD‘s “We’re an American Band”.
“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” is the first release on Rob‘s new label, Zodiac Swan, through T-Boy Records/UMe.
Zombie told The Pulse Of Radio 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,'” he said. “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.”
T-Boy Records is veteran rock manager Andy Gould‘s new partnership with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) which will serve as an umbrella label releasing new music and albums from established iconic hard-rock bands with major followings.
Gould, who currently heads his own Spectacle Entertainment Group, has managed Rob Zombie since his days in WHITE ZOMBIE. Gould‘s track record includes sales exceeding fifteen million worldwide and sevenGrammy nominations with Zombie, including securing deals for Zombieto become one of only a handful of people to have unprecedented success for six feature films as the writer and director.
“We have had a great deal of success in the past with Rob Zombie,” explains Gould about his decision to take the new venture to UMe. “We want to sign rock bands with brand names that do good business on the road, and have been underserved by the major label system. The idea I had arose out of discussions with the other managers of major hard-rock acts who all felt their artists could benefit from an improved label experience. We’re looking to super-serve this niche audience, which is tremendously loyal, and is often even larger internationally than here in the States.”
As a musician, Rob Zombie has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide to date. His last studio album was “Hellbilly Deluxe 2”. The CD came a decade after its predecessor, “Hellbilly Deluxe”, the album that established Zombie as a solo artist after the breakup of multi-platinum group WHITE ZOMBIE. That triple-platinum album also yielded a string of successful radio singles, namely “Dragula”, “Superbeast” and “Living Dead Girl”, which dominated the airwaves.
The rocker-turned-film director is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of five feature films, with a worldwide gross totaling more than $100 million dollars. The week of his album release, Zombie will premiere his sixth motion picture, “The Lords Of Salem”, that he wrote, directed and produced in tandem with the producers of the “Paranormal Activity”franchise, on April 26, with Anchor Bay Films.
Last year, in addition to working on his film, Zombie also dominated the touring world in 2012, blowing away audiences on the road withMEGADETH, then with MARILYN MANSON for the “Twins Of Evil Tour”.Zombie and his band of maniacs — John 5 on guitar, Piggy D on bass and Ginger Fish on drums — brought their elaborate, multi-media production, complete with hair-raising theatrics, animatronic robots, oversized LED screens, a non-stop collage of psychotronic monster film clips, a spectacular light show, a gigantic robot with flames shooting out of its body, pyrotechnics, insane guitar riffs and vicious beats to audiences and festivals around the world.
San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have completed mastering the follow-up to 2010’s “Relentless Retribution” for an October release via Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s seventh CD was tracked at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with Jason Suecof(TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER) and DEATH ANGELguitarist Rob Cavestany handling production duties. The cover artwork is being created by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY, CARNIFEX,WHITECHAPEL), who also worked on “Relentless Retribution”.
Says the band: “Now the record is DONE done! Final masters approved!Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York did a brutally beautiful job, as he did with ‘Relentless Retribution’. Completely and absolutely satisfied. So excited for you to hear it.”
In the October 2013 issue of Decibel magazine, bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker and guitarist Bill Steer of reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS spoke about the band’s split with guitarist Michael Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, who had been touring with CARCASS since the group’s reunion was announced in 2007.
“In all honesty, once Michael had stepped out of CARCASS again, that’s when we could entertain the idea of doing the new record,” Steer revealed. “He’d made it very clear from the outset that he’d no interest or belief in there being a new CARCASS record. It’s really hard to tell if maybe he felt we were incapable of doing it, or if maybe he was just speaking out of loyalty to [his main band] ARCH ENEMY. I don’t know. But once the reunion shows were over, Michael basically said, ‘Look, I’m gonna be busy for a few years — you guys do whatever you’re gonna do. That meant Jeff and I could talk seriously about doing new material, because neither of us were being pulled in another direction like Michael was. CARCASS had become our main band and had priority treatment.”
When Amott split, Erlandsson followed. “It’s very much a package deal with those two because they’re in the same band, and they’ve invested so much in it,” Steer offered. “There’s no way that either Jeff or I could condemn them for doing that because ARCH ENEMY is their thing — especially for Michael. It’s a band that’s made its name from his direction — obviously his lady [ARCH ENEMY singer Angela Gossow] is involved, and until recently his brother was. So, it’s always gonna mean more to him than CARCASS, and we can understand that.”
“I wouldn’t expect any different, honestly,” Walker concurred. “ARCH ENEMY is Mike’s band. So are SPIRITUAL BEGGARS. And CARCASS is our band. It just doesn’t mean as much to him as it does to me and Bill. We’ve been doing this since we were 17. The best way I can put it is this: Any band that Bill or I play with — whether it’s BRUJERIA, ANGEL WITCH or GENTLEMANS PISTOLS, CARCASS is our priority.
With Mike, this would never be his priority.” According to Walker, Amott changed his mind once he heard that Jeff and Bill were actively working on new material. “The reality is that Mike was very keen, more than anyone, for CARCASS to reunite,” Jeff said. “A few years later. he wasn’t keen for the reunion to continue, and he wasn’t keen on the idea of CARCASS doing a new album. This is despite the fact that he contacted me, after we were a year into the songwriting, because he heard we were doing a new album, and indicated that he wanted to be involved. I think Bill had an exchange with Mike about this and gave Mike an opportunity to put his cards on the table, [but] it became clear that Mike wasn’t really interested enough to walk away from any of the projects that he’s involved in . And don’t get me wrong — we’ve never expected that of anyone . But I think it could be fitted around each other’s projects. I still do BRUJERIA, you know?”