Imagine SpongeBob SquarePants beset by strippers, and you might have an idea what's coming next from the mind Rob Zombie. The heavy-metal shock rocker has found new fame as the writer-director of slasher films, but Zombie is returning to music with a new album, “Educated Horses.”
“There are a lot of things on this record that are very different sonically, in a lot of ways,” Zombie told the Associated Press in an interview last week. “Past records have incorporated a lot of technology and computer programming and different sort of techno-y, industrial aspects -- none of that's present on this record. This whole record is very much, like, four people playing live.
Asked which has become more important, music or movies, Zombie replied, “They're both pretty equal at this point. With the first movie it was like the weird, little project and the music was the big thing, but now the movies have sort of caught up and it's sort of like 50-50 as far as what's happening. So I sort of have to do one, stop, and then do the other. There's no way to really juggle both. It's impossible, actually.”
Zombie upcoming animated film, THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, is in post-production and awaiting release later this year.
“It's sort of a dark comedy for adults,” explained Zombie. “EL SUPERBEASTO is a washed-up Mexican wrestler. Basically, in a nutshell, it's AUSTIN POWERS meets THE MUNSTERS. If that was rated X.”