With his debut feature film still in studio limbo, Rob Zombie is turning his attention back to music.
The horror rocker has nearly completed the recording of his second solo album – and the follow-up to 1998’s triple-platinum Hellbilly Deluxe – and it’s scheduled to hit stores in September. The shockmeister is also planning a U.S. tour to follow in October and promises his “largest stage show ever,” according to a post on his Web site.
As with Hellbilly Deluxe, the new album will feature producer Scott Humphrey and Zombie’s backing trio of guitarist Riggs, bassist Blasko and drummer Tempesta. Zombie has also tapped at least one guest star: Slayer guitarist Kerry King, who recently joined the former White Zombie frontman in Hollywood to record a guitar part for one of the album’s thirteen tracks.
As for Zombie’s horror film, House of 1000 Corpses, the burgeoning auteur is still trying to find a distributor for the movie after Universal Pictures dropped the film in March due to its intense content.