Zombie’s Hellbilly Deluxe 2 Gets A Release Date!

Rob Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe 2Being the big proponents we are of Rob Zombie here at Why So Blu I thought it would be only fitting to officially announce the US release date of his upcoming CD.  Finally, after a short delay in release plans (see here), I am ecstatic to announce a February 2nd release date for Hellbilly Deluxe 2.  February 2nd cannot come fast enough!  After already hearing two songs from the CD, I have high expectations that this will be Rob’s best effort yet.  And that’s saying a lot since most of his other pieces are works of art.  Come summer my Mustang, Dark Angel, is going to be really happy to have some new Zombie music to cruise to.  In case you did not know, Rob Zombie is the official soundtrack of my 2006 Mustang GT.  As I was telling Rob last week about the Black Mustang Club, I was joking around with him how I could not name my car Black Sunshine because of so many others with the same name. 

Anyway, I am sorry.  I got off the subject there for a moment.  I found myself already dreaming about summer and wishing this damn cold Cleveland winter season was already behind us.  As I was going to say, before I got so rudely interrupted by my daydreaming, Rob recently sat down with MTV News to talk about the tour and how happy he is that his new songs are going over so well.  As you will read and hear below, I got to say I agree 100% with Rob.  Going into his show last week, the only song I had heard off his forthcoming album was “What?”  Rob also debut a new song title “Sick Bubble-Gum” which went over extremely well with the crowd.  It was definitely a different change of scenery where I am used to bands playing their new material and people just standing around, twiddling their thumbs and waiting for the next song they know to finally be performed.  Rob rocked the house in Detroit and never once did he lose the interactive energy he had amongst the sold out crowd.

Check out the full story below, which can be found posted on MTV News, as well as the short video clip from the interview. 

Rob Zombie's MTV News Interview

The typical plan for a band with a new album is to drop the single, maybe get a video out there, put the album in stores and then hit the road for a tour. But because of a last-minute decision to move from Geffen Records — the label he had been with since he fronted White Zombie in the early ’90s — to Roadrunner, Rob Zombie‘s new album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2, has been pushed from its intended release date of November 17, 2009, to February 2, 2010, even though Zombie is already on tour.

Though two singles have made their way onto the Internet and radio (“What?” and “Sick Bubble-Gum”), Zombie has refrained from playing much of the new album while on the road. But he hasn’t let that get him down. If anything, he’s building even more anticipation for the record.

“What I’m discovering is that the songs we have been playing from the new album are connecting in an amazing way, considering that most of the audience doesn’t know the songs,” he told MTV News in the bowels of New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, where he played a show Tuesday night. “There are certain songs — ‘Sick Bubble-Gum’ in particular — that if you didn’t know anything about us and you just came to the show, from the crowd reaction you would assume that was an old favorite we were playing. Sometimes you play new songs and people think, ‘Maybe I’ll like it later,’ but people are digging it now, which is nice.”

There are plenty of tracks that Zombie wishes he could unleash, but the age of information is holding him back. “One song that we’ve been doing at sound check is ‘Mars Needs Women.’ I’m really looking forward to playing it because it’s got such a great groove,” he said. “We would already play it if everybody didn’t bootleg every little thing you do. The whole album would be online if we played any more.”

Hellbilly represents an interesting shift for Zombie, who is used to making albums without a permanent band. But this time around, he and his touring squad — former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D. and drummer Tommy Clufetos — worked like clockwork. “Maybe now I’ve gotten spoiled, but the guys I’ve got in the band can really think fast on their feet,” he said. “We don’t really ‘jam,’ because jamming seems like you meander through lots of nonsense. We come up with an idea in the morning, by lunch the song is done, and by dinnertime we’ve already left and it’s put to bed.”

Zombie remains on tour through Saturday, December 5. He’ll then take some time off before heading back out again as a lead-up to the record’s release on February 2.

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