John 5: Next Rob Zombie Album Is ‘Best to Date, Better Than White Zombie’
There are so many great albums coming in 2019, and there's plenty of reason to be excited about Rob Zombie's next release. Guitarist John 5 recently talked up the forthcoming release on an episode of the Talk Toomey podcast, making a bold proclamation about the upcoming effort.
“The Zombie album is wrapped, mixed, mastered and heavy and awesome ... and hooky and musical, and badass," says the guitarist, adding, "[It's] the best Zombie record to date -- better than White Zombie, anything."
John 5 adds, "He went nuts on this one. I’m telling you, it’s the best Zombie record you guys will hear, and we’re going to have a big tour. We’re going to do videos, and you know, I’ve been in the band with the guy forever and I just love him."
Zombie has had a variety of lineups throughout the years, but the current band with John 5, Piggy D and Ginger Fish has been intact since 2011, first working together on 2013's Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor album. He thought so highly of the outfit that he's done two of his three live albums since the four-piece has been solidified, and they've definitely found their comfort zone over the last near-decade.
In August 2017, Zombie revealed that he had begun work on his seventh studio album, but he's also balanced touring and the filming of his 3 From Hell movie over the last year-plus.
Speaking with Loudwire last summer, Zombie revealed, "The record's done. It'll get out next year, early next year. I think this and so do the guys in the band — I think it's the best record we've made. Parts of it are the heaviest, parts are the weirdest, it's the most complex record we've ever made, but at the same time it's always very catchy and listenable, but it's the most intricately structured record.”
As for what fans can expect, he added, “There are those songs that go in a direction we've never even gone near before. Personally, I like records that are very varied in sound. Not just like, ‘Oh, here's 12 super heavy tracks,’ and they're all the same tempo. I like records that are all over the place. That's why I think my favorite Beatles record was always [1968's] The White Album, because it was all over the place.”
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