Rob Zombie’s New Record to be ‘Dark, Heavy, Weird’
The title says it all! I for one cannot wait to hear what Mr Zombie and his cast of unruly charactors will come up with on this new record. I think for the first time Rob has the perfect line-up for a Dark, Heavy and Weird record. He has enlisted two former Marilyn Manson members in Ginger Fish (drums) and John 5 (guitar). John 5 has been with Rob for a while now but adding Ginger will deliver the knockout blow. He has also stuck with Piggy D on bass for this new record as well.
Rob was discussing the album in a recent interview and said,
This time, we sort of made a pact that we’re going to make a heavy record on purpose and stick to that goal. We have been. We just want to make a dark, heavy, weird record and stick to that idea. So any songs that start turning down a path that doesn’t fit that mold, won’t be heard on this record.
As far as the lyrics, Rob hasn’t even started. When asked about the process of writing lyrics Rob said,
I don’t really get into the lyrical part of the record until the songs are fairly far along. I never have. It’s always the way I’ve done it for some reason.
Rob also talked of new drummer Ginger Fish and what he will bring to the band,
He’s a phenomenal drummer. I didn’t know how f—ing good he was. He doesn’t get the credit he deserves. There are certain songs we’ve played for years that have never quite sounded right, a song like ‘More Human Than Human’ has a repetitive groove. If you don’t really get the groove down, the song can be really monotonous to listen to and he nailed it. That’s a really great feature.
Still no release date for the new record but it’s expected later this year.