ROB ZOMBIE Talks ‘The Lords Of Salem’ Film, Upcoming Studio Album (Video)
March 15, 2013
Rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie spoke to Fuse at this year’s South By Southwest Music Conference And Festival in Austin, Texas about his new movie, “The Lords Of Salem”, his upcoming album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, and a crazy night he spent with Ozzy Osbourne and Rick James. Check out the chat below.
Zombie recently revealed the track list for the soundtrack of “The Lords Of Salem” and it contains classic songs from THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, MANFRED MANN, Rick James and RUSH in addition to an original score by Zombie‘s guitarist John 5. Zombie told The Pulse Of Radio how he approached compiling the soundtrack. “I mean, I always like to find songs that can represent the film, so there’s at least one song in every movie that when you hear it, it brings back the imagery of the film,” he said. “In this movie, it was a VELVET UNDERGROUND song. I always want to try to find that piece of music early on, even in the writing process. For ‘Devil’s Rejects’, it was ‘Freebird’, strangely enough, and for the last movie it was ‘Nights In White Satin’. Sometimes you just hear a song and you go, ‘This song sounds like how I want the movie to feel.'”
The soundtrack includes MANFRED MANN‘s version of “Blinded By The Light”, Rick James‘ “Give It To Me Baby”, RUSH‘s “The Spirit Of Radio” and THE VELVET UNDERGROUND‘s “Venus In Furs” and “All Tomorrow’s Parties”.
“The Lords Of Salem” soundtrack arrives on April 16, a few days before the movie opens in limited release on April 19.
Zombie‘s own new album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, is due out on April 23 and contains songs such as first single “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town”, “Lucifer Rising”, “The Girl Who Loved The Monsters” and “Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures”, along with a cover of the GRAND FUNK RAILROAD hit “We’re An American Band”.
Zombie will also receive an honorary award at the upcoming Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place in Los Angeles on May 2.
British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN this week landed at position No. 1 on Billboard.com ‘s “Hot Tours” list of top-grossing tours with $19 million in ticket sales from 14 performances in 13 cities on their summer tour of Europe. The shows were attended by a total of 259,298 fans, including a sellout crowd of 55,531 at a football stadium, Friends Arena, in the Stockholm suburb of Solna, Sweden. Also included was a sold-out concert on May 29 at Lisbon, Portugal’s Pavilhão Atlântico.
IRON MAIDEN’s August 3 show at London, England’s O2 Arena (with a capacity of up to 20,000, depending on the event) sold out in just 12 minutes, so a second show was added on Sunday, August 4. This will definitely be the band’s last U.K. show this year as soon after they head off for a few selected USA shows before a massive trip around Latin America, including headlining Rock In Rio and national stadiums in Mexico, Chile and Argentina.
Veteran San Francisco thrashers EXODUS have entered a studio in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) to record their tenth studio album.
Commented EXODUS guitarist and songwriter Gary Holt: “We are well into drum tracks; everything is going super smooth and Tom [Hunting] is just killing it! Best drum sound this band has ever laid down — sounds just simply pummeling!
“[There is] only one more song [left to lay down] and some B-sides to go, then we go through things and make sure everything is up to par, and then time for guitars!
“Can’t wait to add the crunch to these monsters.
“This is gonna be so goddamned heavy, it ain’t even funny!
“We couldn’t be more stoked and pleased with how this record is coming along! Bludgeoning!”
Holt recently told “Metal Zone” host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone about his plans for a new EXODUS studio album: “I’m heavily in riff mode [right now]. It’s always hard to gauge where a record’s going right away, but you kind of get a feel for where you’re headed mentally, and right now it’s really fast. It’s ridiculous.
“I wanna make sure that the [next EXODUS] album is as good as it needs to be, and knowing I am going to be on a tight time frame, it does tend to stress me out quite a bit. But I think I write well under stress… I hate the pressure. But I do what I gotta do. We all do. So we’ll make it happen.”
EXODUS’ latest album, “Exhibit B: The Human Condition”, was released in North America on May 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The CD sold around 4,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 114 on The Billboard 200 chart.
EXODUS’ previous album, “The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A”, opened with 3,600 units back in October 2007.
EXODUS has announced its participation in a monumental upcoming tour with headliners SLAYER and additional special guests SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. This metalhead’s “dream tour” kicks off on May 9 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and hits six more cities, including a stop at the world-famous Rock On The Range festival on May 17 in Columbus, Ohio. Gary Holt will perform double-duty on this run as guitarist for his band EXODUS, while also filling in for SLAYER’s fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman.