On March 17, 1992, White Zombie released their third solo album: La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1. It is arguably the record that propelled the band into the wider public consciousness commercially and artistically.

It was the first record to be released by Geffen, whom the band had signed onto after releasing previous White Zombie albums with Caroline Records and on their own label Silent Explosion. It was also the band’s first entry onto the Billboard chart, with a peak position of 26. In total “La Sexorcisto” was on the Billboard 200 charts for 44 weeks.

The album and the band were championed by MTV’s Beavis and Butthead with the Thunder Kiss ’65 and Welcome to Planet Motherfucker videos put on heavy rotation on the show. Speaking in 1993 to Entertainment Weekly Rob said ”The record immediately started picking up in markets where we never played, like Wyoming and Missouri-places where Beavis and Butt-head was the only thing happening, where it’s just cows. It always seemed we needed something to give the album a kick in the butt, and I guess this was the thing.” Thunder Kiss ’65 was ultimatley nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.

In an article written two years ago to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the album’s release Kerrang! saidWhite Zombie made one of exciting records of the era with La Sexercisto, bringing all the riffs and Frankenstein references for which most fans sidled up to the rock watering hole in the first place“.

La Sexorcisto” eventually earned White Zombie a double Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the US.

Find out more about the album here, including all three official music videos for La Sexorcisto, and leave your thoughts on the album in the comments!