Rob Zombie has inked a new global deal with leading rock label Roadrunner Records.
The announcement comes as Zombie exits his former label of eighteen years, where he sold fifteen million records as a solo artist and with his former band White Zombie. Zombie’s new album, ‘Hellbilly Deluxe 2’ will now be released by Roadrunner’s Loud & Proud imprint 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 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,” said Roadrunner president Jonas Nachsin. Tom Lipsky, founder and president of Loud & Proud echoed Nachsin’s sentiment, “Rob Zombie hits hard on ‘Hellbilly Deluxe ‘2 and the fans expect nothing less. We are excited about the monster mayhem that he is certain to create!”
The first single from the new album, “What?” recently launched at all rock radio formats and is quickly climbing the US radio charts. This latest album marks the follow-up to 1998’s ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’, which has racked up triple platinum status in the US.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Jesus Frankenstein
2. Sick Bubblegum
4. Mars Needs Women
5. Werewolf, Baby!
6. Virgin Witch
7. Death and Destiny Inside The Dream Factory
9. Cease to Exist
10. Werewolf Women of the SS
11. The Man Who Laughs
Zombie kicks off his first headline tour since 2007, today in Phoenix, AZ (October 29th). Shows in Las Vegas, NV on the 30th, and a very special Halloween event on October 31st in Hollywood, CA, follow. Zombie will be accompanied by his longtime band mates – guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Tommy Clufetos.
In addition to his illustrious recording career, Zombie has also written and directed five feature films. Most recently was the animated cult favorite ‘The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto’ based on his successful comic series. This season’s Halloween 2 (August 2009) followed up Zombie’s record breaking blockbuster re-imagining of Halloween in 2007. In 2005, Zombie assaulted the film world with the critically-acclaimed ‘The Devil’s Rejects’ (Lionsgate), the follow-up to his already cult classic ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ (Lionsgate 2004).