On August 25, 1998, Rob Zombie unleashed his album: Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside Spookshow International on the world.
The album was his first since deciding to embark on a solo career and debuted at no.5 on the Billboard album charts. It reached Platinum status just three months later and to date has sold over three million units in the US.
It featured guest appearances from Charlie Clouser (Saw/NINs), Danny Lohner (NINs) and Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee.
HBD produced three singles that still feature predominately in Zombie’s live sets: Dragula, Living Dead Girl and Superbeast.
Many tracks from the album featured on 1999’s American Made Music To Strip By and in 2005, a deluxe version of the album was released, featuring music videos of the tracks on the album.
Today Hellbilly Deluxe celebrates it’s 18th birthday. Let’s help celebrate by sharing your stories of the album, it’s meaning to you and your fav tracks.
Rob Zombie’s solo debut album Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside the Spookshow International, came out 17 years ago (August 25, 1998). It debuted at number 5 in the Billboard charts, and reached Platinum status just three months later. It carried on the vein of sounds fans were familiar with from the White Zombie years, and its mix of metal and industrial sounds meant it garnered new fans as well as placated loyal fans.
Speaking to Loudwire, Zombie says; “I think people could tell I was having a good time making this music and playing around a little with this different technology and these different sounds,” he said. “As long as I’m having fun with what I’m doing then it will probably come through in the music.”
The album has sold over 3 million units and continues to be a fan favorite with tracks such as “Dragula“, “Living Dead Girl” and “Superbeast” still being played in Zombie’s live set. It also received a re-release in 2005 with new artwork, and was the basis for the successful remix album American Made Music to Strip By.
UMG’s music discovery site, uDiscover’s have created a Christmas Calendar multi-artist competition/promotion and are going to be giving away a set of Rob Zombie picture disc LPs on Monday 22nd December, including: ‘Educated Horses’, ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’, ‘The Sinister Urge’, ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’.
To find out more, and to also get a voucher for 20% off all products in the uDiscover store, go to: http://player.socialpromote.co.uk/452344df-9f5a-e411-9401-d4ae52caaaf7?sp_state=Day+22
On December 12, Universal Music Enterprises will release four essential Rob Zombie albums on limited edition picturedisc vinyl: Hellbilly Deluxe, The Sinister Urge, Educated Horses, and Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. All four albums make their picturedisc debuts with these releases.
The albums – presented in clear sleeves to show off the discs, are available to pre-order from Amazon.
PRE-ORDER TODAY (clicking will take you to your countries Amazon store):
Get the new Classic Album Collection mini box set featuring Hellbilly Deluxe, The Sinister Urge, Educated Horses, Past Present & Future and of course a slot for you to add your copy of Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.
Out now internationally, and coming to the US on 4th June: http://umusic.ly/
I was very sad to hear that comic legend Gene Colan has died at the age of 84. Gene was always in my opinion one of the greatest artist to ever work in comics.His art for Daredevil, Tomb Of Dracula and Howard The Duck alone is insane. Gene was a nice guy and cool enough to do art for my first album HELLBILLY DELUXE.
In the early 90’s Gene did the art for a White Zombie comic featuring both Drac and Howard, but unfortunately the book was never published for some reason. (more…)