EDITION INCLUDES DVD OF 15 MUSIC VIDEOS,
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.”
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.
is currently in the studio with producer Scott Humphrey
finishing his latest album.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."