Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of rock and heavy metal icon and unique filmmaker Rob Zombie to a worldwide deal, reports Blabbermouth. The follow-up to his 2016 studio album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, and 2018’s Astro-Creep: 2000 Live is due in 2019.
“I am very excited to work with the fine folks at Nuclear Blast,” said Zombie. “The combination of the label’s grassroots urge to get the hustle done mixed with the detonation of our most combustible melodic masterpiece yet should prove to be a winning hybrid of hellacious hullabaloo.”
Last summer, Rob and his bandmates commenced work on the follow-up to The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, which was the second consecutive effort to feature Zombie and guitarist John 5 alongside bassist Piggy D. and drummer Ginger Fish.
This past February, John 5 compared the shock rocker’s upcoming album to The Beatles‘ groundbreaking LP Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, saying that it is “by far the best Zombie record that he’s ever done.” He added: “A lot of people say, ‘Oh, it’s just our greatest record,’ and I don’t say that. Whatever I say is so honest when I’m doing interviews. So I think it’s our best record.”
Zombie is also in post-production on 3 From Hell, his sequel to House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, also arriving in 2019.