ROB ZOMBIE • HELLBILLY DELUXE — DELUXE EDITION • AVAILABLE NOW
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DELUXE EDITION INCLUDES DVD OF 15 MUSIC VIDEOS,
CREATING COMPLETE VIDEO ALBUM

ROB ZOMBIE’s 1998 macabre masterpiece HELLBILLY DELUXE: 13 TALES OF CADAVEROUS CAVORTING INSIDE THE SPOOKSHOW INTERNATIONAL debuted in the Top 5 and was a certified triple platinum smash. A realization of his vision of the darkside--a mix of classic horror films and sleazy pop culture, creativity and extremity--Hellbilly Deluxe was a pinnacle of hard rock. Now Zombie’s most popular and best-selling album to date is presented in a special CD+DVD package -- as well as in the Universal Media Disc (UMD) format designed exclusively for the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP).

HELLBILLY DELUXE – DELUXE EDITION features the complete original album on CD plus a DVD of the 15 Zombie-directed music videos, i.e., a complete video album. Nine of the videos are previously unreleased: “Call Of The Zombie,” “Perversion 99,” “How To Make A Monster,” “Meet The Creeper,” “The Ballad Of Resurrection Joe And Rosa Whore,” “What Lurks On Channel X?” and “The Beginning Of The End” plus never-before-released videos for remixes of “Living Dead Girl” and “Return Of The Phantom Stranger.” The expanded packaging also features added artwork from artists David Hartman and Dan Brereton.

The videos also come alive for the handheld PSP, which features DVD quality images and sound thanks to advanced encoding technology.  A PSP, with a high-definition 4.5-inch LCD monitor, can average about four hours of continuous use before recharging. On December 6, UMe will issue its first four UMD Music Video collections—Rob Zombie’s Hellbilly Deluxe – Deluxe Edition, Bob Marley’s Legend, Prince’s Live At The Aladdin and Depeche Mode’s One Night In Paris (The Exciter Tour 2001).

Hellbilly Deluxe, co-produced by Zombie and Scott Humphrey (Metallica, Motley Crue), was the first original album with Rob Zombie as the name on the marquee rather than that of his previous band, White Zombie. The album starred the hits “Superbeast” (Top 30 Mainstream Rock), “Living Dead Girl” and “Dragula,” the latter pair Top 30 Modern Rockers, and all three were supported by videos.

All four Zombie major label original albums have gone platinum-plus: 1991’s La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1, 1993’s Astro-Creep 2000: Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head, Hellbilly Deluxe and 2001’s The Sinister Urge. He has also been part of five Grammy nominations, and won MTV’s Video Music Award for Best Hard Rock Video for the Zombie-directed “More Human Than Human.”

On the big screen, Zombie has written and directed the successful feature films House Of 1000 Corpses and 2005’s The Devil’s Rejects. Zombie’s latest project, slated for summer 2006, is The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto, an animated feature based on Zombie’s popular comic series Spookshow International.

Zombie is currently in the studio with producer Scott Humphrey finishing his latest album.

Since 1985, Zombie has been carving out a strange legacy of music in the world of rock, beginning with the formation of his brainchild White Zombie. From the start, White Zombie was a bizarre hybrid of hardcore/punk aggression, Lower East Side art-damage and hardrock thunder. As if that weren't enough, these fixations were filtered through Mr. Zombie's love of classic horror/sci-fi films, trash hot rod culture and generally, all things on the dark side.

Zombie oversaw every aspect of the band's journey from their early independent releases to their major label albums. He created the band's unique visual style, designing everything Zombie: album art, T-shirts, stage shows and music videos. This was a man obsessed. "I never saw it as work; I love doing everything," insists Zombie. "How else can you realize a complete vision?" After five independent releases, Zombie's efforts paid off in 1990 when the band signed with Geffen Records.

White Zombie's major label debut, La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1, was issued in 1991. The band toured long and hard, playing more than 350 shows and eventually hitting pay dirt: The album spawned a hit single, the Grammy-nominated "Thunder Kiss '65," and went on to sell two million copies.

In 1993 White Zombie returned with Astro-Creep: 2000. The album rose to Billboard's Top Ten and stayed there for two months, remaining firmly in the Top 200 for 89 weeks. Astro-Creep: 2000 gave the world "More Human Than Human," an infectious, Grammy-nominated hit.

Also in 1993, Rob Zombie won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Hard Rock Video for the self-directed clip for "More Human Than Human." Soon thereafter, Astro-Creep: 2000 was certified double platinum.

Supersexy Swingin' Sounds, a full album of Astro-Creep remixes by some of the hottest mixers in the field, followed quickly on the heels of that success: The disc turned to gold.

While on tour, Zombie designed the classic hallucination sequence for the film "Beavis and Butt-head Do America" between gigs. "Mike was looking for an idea for a hallucination for Beavis," he recalls. "He wanted something that was like the ultimate rock video. I suggested Beavis should go to hell, and Mike loved the idea."

Zombie was then contacted again by the producers of "The Crow" film series. Having loved the spooky, psychedelic video Rob directed for "I'm Your Boogieman," they commissioned him to write the script for the next movie in the series.

Within weeks of completing the screenplay, Zombie was sought out by none other than The King of All Media - Howard Stern. Stern wanted to duet with Zombie on a song for his movie, "Private Parts." The thumping "The Great American Nightmare" resulted; it became a theme song for both Stern and Zombie. "Private Parts," meanwhile, hit #1 at the box office, as did the soundtrack, which has been certified platinum.

Zombie next began work on Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside the Spookshow International. The disc was produced by Scott Humphrey (Metallica, Motley Crue) and Rob Zombie. Work on the album began in August of 1997 and was completed 1O months later. Hellbilly Deluxe (released Aug. 25,1998) is a wild musical and visual journey through the mad, mad, mad world of Rob Zombie. "This is no small, self-indulgent album filled with whining about deep feelings," Zombie declares. "This is a full-blown evil raging beast - a total Zombie extravaganza."