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BloodGuts reviews Birmingham: ‘This is not a gig, this is the best damn show you will ever see!’

Rob Zombie Birmingham UK

Well it’s certainly been a ride so far the European leg of the Twins of Evil tour.  Thursday night the spectacular show arrived in the home of Metal – Birmingham, UK.  This is home to Ozzy, Sabbath, Judas Priest and more.  The magic was already there and the Twins of Evil blew the crowd away.  Read this review extract from Bloodguts.co.uk

As soon as the final curtain drops, up pops another, this time with a large print of King Kong grasping Faye Ray and its instantly apparent that the next act is a film buff and as the lights go down, the chants of Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! are near deafening. Robots, porn and splashes of distressing horror, ladies and gentlemen, Rob Zombie is back!

With some of the most recognisable metal songs of the last few decades Rob says he’s wreaked his voice last night at Glasgow but the croaky sounding 47 year old revels on stage like a 17 year old who’s just gained access to the best party in the world and we’re all invited. ‘Sick Bubblegum’, ‘Scum of the Earth’ and White Zombie classics ‘Thunder Kiss ‘65’ and ‘More Human Than Human’ and ‘Never Gonna Stop’ all included.

Robs charisma captures the audience and puts them firmly in his hands and when he might have a croaky throat but he’s sure determined to leave the UK with the gig of a lifetime and he is one of very few people in the industry who can keep to that promise.
Omitting a few songs in favour of his touring partner, this set plays safe to what was played over 20 months earlier and even once more Zombie proves that he is the king of showmanship that many rock bands, new and old need to stand up and listen. When Zombie says there’s gonna be a party, there’s gonna be a motherfuckin’ partay! Able to cram in many more robots, puppets and things that go boom, taking the seats was certainly the best option. When you’re in the crowds it’s the music and the charm of Zombie that makes those moments of the bands presence so mind blowing but it’s not until you take a step back that you can marvel on the effort and personality that this stage show presents.

And as a man of many talents, we’re treated to a full screen trailer to Rob’s spectacular looking new film, ‘Lords of Salem’ before he storms the stage one last time with his most recognisable song, ‘Dragula’. The perfect closure with thanks to the UK for the “kick-ass” tour adding promise that they’ll be back and with the knowledge that the new album is well underway, we can’t wait!

Screens of murderers glorified, a flame filled set for ‘Superbeast’ and Sherri Moon’s sweet booty dancing around on screen for ‘Pussy Liquor’, all this mashed together with a drum solo backed by some of the best scenes of horror and a John 5 solo that was followed by the appearance of a very big Devil stalking him across the stage. Rob Zombie proves himself a master of his art that shows his passion and commitment that have made him a legend and idol to many. One thing is for sure, we cannot get enough of Zombie (On film, on the stereo and on the stage) and if you haven’t seen Zombie live, make sure you do.

This is not a gig, this is the best damn show you will ever see!

RZ’s web manager quick note: Was at this gig myself and I tell ya Europe you are going to love this.  Believe me, prepare to watch the show with the biggest grin on your face!  Face melting awesomeness!  That is all!

 

Comments
  • bloodykisses76 December 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

    That birmingham review says it all.
    Well worth the wait. GO GO ZOMBIE

  • leebracknall1986 December 1, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I was in the crowd for this show and it blew me away, I have uploaded my videos to youtube for anyone that would like to see here is my page http://www.youtube.com/user/leebracknall1986/videos?flow=grid&view=0 also it was a shame I didn’t have the opportunity to meet the main man himself, I had his portrait tattooed a week before the gig, would have been awesome to get his signature above it to also be tattooed.

  • Emily Daire December 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Hi I was just wondering how I submit a picture of my tattoo I got done of Sherri moon zombie as I see rob has albums of fans tattoos and would love to send it in, it got it done on my forarm and won tattoo of the day at the crazy aits tattoo convention, my tattoo of Sherri won and we went up against the best tattoo artist in the world if you could let me know how I get it to rob or an email address as I can’t find a way to tag him ect
    Thank you very much xx

    • Emma December 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Hi Emily if you go here: http://robzombie.com/photos/ click the upload link under the fan photos and upload the picture it will go on the site here.

      • foreverzombie December 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

        Hi Emma I enter the tattoo name and it won’t let me upload it, could you email my your email address and I could send it to you

      • Emma December 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm

        Its possibly too big. You may have to resize and make sure it’s a jpg, gif or png.

      • foreverzombie December 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

        It’s not to big I’m just trying to cut and paste it and it won’t allow it, man it frustrating :-(

      • Emma December 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm

        Cut and paste? Not sure what you mean by that – it’s an upload to the photo gallery and you have to use the upload facility on that page. When you click “upload photo” it will give you the upload button and details on what size the photo has to be. It’s pretty much the same as something like Facebook.

        http://robzombie.com/photos/

      • foreverzombie December 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

        It’s so confusing as I’m doing it on my mobile but it uploaded on my facebOok page :-( I might have to wait till I get onto a computer x

      • Emma December 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

        Ah I see now. No you can’t upload from your mobile to the site, you have to be at your computer – thats where we aren’t like FB I’m afraid.

      • foreverzombie December 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

        Thanks Emma I uploaded it, hope rob post it up on his Facebook one day, it is in fan tattos it’s the last one uploaded its a portrait of Sherri moon zombie :-)

      • foreverzombie December 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm

        Thanks Emma for showing rob my Sherri moon zombie portrait, did he or Sherri get to see it? I hope they liked it xxx much love

      • Emma December 4, 2012 at 5:39 pm

        It was sent to Rob by me and Rob was given the choice to do with it what he wanted – Rob liked it enough to put it on his Facebook. Think that tells you what he thought ;)

      • foreverzombie December 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

        Oh Emma that’s just amazing and made me smile for ear to ear the last 48hours! I thought it may have been you who uploaded his pics to Facebook so knowing he actually seen it and hopefully Sherri to is just amazing and thank you for being an amazing web manager your amazing babe! Does Sherri or rob have instagram and does sherri have Facebook or are they all fake ! Much love xxx

  • Martay_v88 December 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    As if not only meeting Rob was good enough, my review hits the official site. Thanks Emma!!!!

    • Emma December 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      It’s a good review Martay. You may have seen me hovering at the side of the meet and greet as my husband and I were there before we went off with Rob and the guys. Glad you had a good time

      • Martay_v88 December 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm

        Thanks Emma, I recall you from your facebook pics. We were the couple who were sharing the band haha. Was my second Zombie gig and have to admit, nothing matches it. The atmosphere, music and stage presence! He sure knos how to work a crowd. Truly was an honour to meet them all…

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