ROB ZOMBIE - New Album Title, Release Date Confirmed
January 30, 2013, a year ago
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Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) has joined forces with veteran rock manager Andy Gould to form a new label, T-Boy Records, which will serve as an umbrella label releasing new music and albums from established iconic hard-rock bands with major followings. One of the first albums from the deal is ROB ZOMBIE's new studio album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, due out on April 23rd via T-Boy/UMe.
Gould has managed Rob Zombie since his days in WHITE ZOMBIE. Gould’s track record includes sales exceeding fifteen million worldwide and seven Grammy nominations with Zombie including securing deals for Zombie to 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.”
Anchor Bay recently brought the distribution rights to Zombie's movie, The Lords Of Salem, which will hit theaters in North America: April 26th.
On top of that Rob Zombie has teamed up with multiple-award-winning horror author B.K. Evenson. to pen the official movie tie-in book for the film.
The book will be released on March 12th and promises to plunge readers into a nightmarish world where the sins of Salem are paid for in today’s blood.
Zombie says “The book offers a different experience from the film since it can obviously go into much more detail. The book and the film really complement each other.”
The book will be published by Grand Central Publishing and their executive editor Ben Greenberg is excited about the release too; “As a horror junkie and a fan of Rob’s work, I am thrilled that GCP will be publishing this novel,” said Greenberg. “The Lords Of Salem is Rob’s first original horror story since the great The Devil's Rejects, and it delivers exactly what his fans have been waiting for.”