Way back in August of 1998, the first Rob Zombie album was released. Although Rob had been very active in the music scene for quite some time, Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside the Spookshow International was the start of his career as the world knows it today.
The album is legendary in and of itself, and expresses Rob's love of classic horror films through the lyrics and music. It has sold over three million copies world wide, with two million of those coming out of the US alone. All three of the singles from the albums reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, and "Superbeast" was nominated for the Best Metal Performance Grammy Award in 2000. It lost to Black Sabboth's "Iron Man", but just to be nominated alone is incredible.
Rob Zombie, at this point is a household name, and many people know, "Dragula" and "Living Dead Girl" without even realizing it. While the entire album is amazing,the singles are very clearly going down in history. They're iconic, and stand out on their own. We personally would also like to throw in, "Demonoid Phenomenon." Its extremely catchy, and something that you can really get into. That one is definitely a stand out track to us, along with the hit singles.
This album has started Rob Zombie on quite the career, and if you are looking to get into Rob Zombie for the first time, we recommend you start from the beginning. That's exactly what we did, and were rather impressed.
You can catch Rob Zombie at basically all the big festivals around the US happening this year. There's Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rockfest 2016, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range.
For Further information, head on over to Rob Zombie's official website, or the respective festival websites. While you're at it, be sure to check out this album and many, many more by Rob Zombie on iTunes or wherever music is sold.
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