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Hellbilly Deluxe 2
Studio album by Rob Zombie
Released February 2, 2010
Recorded Late 2008
Genre Heavy metal, shock rock, industrial rock
Length 46:20
Label Roadrunner
Producer Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie chronology
Zombie Live
(2007)
Hellbilly Deluxe 2
(2010)

Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool[1] (shortened to Hellbilly Deluxe 2) is the fourth solo studio album by former White Zombie frontman Rob Zombie. The album is a companion to Rob Zombie's debut album Hellbilly Deluxe. It was released on February 2, 2010, through Roadrunner Records.[2]

Contents

Background

Rob Zombie had finished recording the album before the end of 2008, but the release had been delayed until November 2009 due to his commitments with Halloween II, and again until February 2010 due to a lack of promotion. According to Rob Zombie, there was not enough time to release advance copies to the press or create a music video for the first single, "What?," before their tour.[2][3] Though originally intended to be released through Geffen Records, Zombie's record label of 18 years starting with White Zombie, the album was released through Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud Records.[4]

Hellbilly Deluxe 2 is also the first release where Rob Zombie worked with his full touring band. Previous albums were written and recorded by Rob Zombie himself and a rotating set of musicians.[5][6] Commenting on the change, Zombie stated, "I've always had a revolving roster of studio and touring musicians, but the three guys in my band now have been on tour with me for years. So we're making it as a band. It's called Rob Zombie, but we're treating it like a band."[7]

Due to the recent decline in physical CD sales and increase in digital downloads, Hellbilly Deluxe 2 may be the last CD released by Rob Zombie. Zombie called the CD format "dead" and stated "all you will have left is digital downloads." As a result of this belief, the artwork featured on the CD release of Hellbilly Deluxe 2 is said to be "the best yet." Rob Zombie has enlisted the help of artists Dan Brereton (creator of Nocturnals), Alex Horley (of Image Comics and DC Comics) and David Hartman (storyboard artist) to create the album artwork.[8][9] British dark/steampunk artist Sam Shearon (artwork for Godhead's At the Edge of the World and tour merchandise for Iron Maiden and HIM[10]) will also contribute to the artwork of Hellbilly Deluxe 2.[11]

Rob Zombie began touring in support of the new album shortly before its release date. The "Hellbilly Deluxe 2 Tour" will also feature Nekromantix and Captain Clegg & The Night Creatures (the fictional band from Halloween II).[12] Uncle Seymour Coffins (also from Halloween II) will host at least one date of the tour.[11]

The song, "What?", the first single from the album, starting playing on radio stations October 6 and was released on iTunes October 13.[9] Another new song, "Burn", was released on Rock Band on October 27 as part of a triple pack which also includes the hits "Dragula" and "Superbeast". They were released for Xbox Live. "Burn" was later released as a free download on December 17, 2009 via the band's website.[13]

Reception

 Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (62%)[14]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[15]
Alternative Press 2.5/5 stars[16]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[17]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[18]

Hellbilly Deluxe 2 received average or mixed reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the album earned a score of 61/100 based on nine reviews.[19]

Track listing

All songs written by Rob Zombie and John 5, except where noted. The song "Sick Bubble-Gum" contains a sample from the film Werewolves on Wheels.

Track Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jesus Frankenstein"     5:21
2. "Sick Bubble-Gum"     3:44
3. "What?"     2:47
4. "Mars Needs Women"     4:58
5. "Werewolf, Baby!"     3:59
6. "Virgin Witch"     3:39
7. "Death and Destiny Inside the Dream Factory"     2:19
8. "Burn"     3:04
9. "Cease to Exist"     3:39
10. "Werewolf Women of the SS"     3:01
11. "The Man Who Laughs"   Rob Zombie, John 5, Piggy D., Tommy Clufetos 9:44
46:20
iTunes bonus tracks
Track Title Length
12. "What? (The Naughty Cheerleader Mix)"   2:54
13. "Jesus Frankenstein (Halfway to Hell and Loving It Mix)"   6:18
14. "Sick Bubble-Gum (Men Or Monsters... Or Both? Mix)"   5:11
15. "Werewolf, Baby! (Las Noches del Hombre Lobo Remix) [Pre-Order Only]"   3:53

Personnel

Music

Recording & Other

  • Produced by Rob Zombie
  • Recorded & Mixed by Chris Baseford
  • Recorded & Mixed at The Chop Shop, Hollywood CA
  • Mastered by Tom Baker
  • Managed by Andy Gould (for Spectacle Ent. Group)
  • Booking - John Dittmar
  • Legal - Jeffery Light (for Myman, Abell, Fineman, Fox, Greenspan & Light)
  • Business - Scott Adair (London & Co.)

Art & Design

  • Dan Brereton – artwork
  • Alex Horley – artwork
  • David Hartman – artwork
  • Sam Shearon – artwork
  • Piggy D. – Photography (Including Cover)
  • Rob Zombie – Photography, Art Direction, Package Design
  • Wayne Toth - Makeup & Photography
  • Bart Mixon - Makeup

References

  1. ^ "Rob Zombie: "Hellbilly Deluxe 2" Pushed Back A Week". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. September 27, 2009. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/BLABBERMOUTH.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=127734. Retrieved September 27, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Anderson, Kyle (December 2, 2009). "Rob Zombie Says New Songs "Are Connecting In An Amazing Way"". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1627385/20091202/index.jhtml. Retrieved December 2, 2009. 
  3. ^ Graff, Gary (October 28, 2009). "Rob Zombie Tour Goes On Despite Hellbilly 2 Album Delay". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/news/rob-zombie-tour-goes-on-despite-hellbilly-1004030956.story#/news/rob-zombie-tour-goes-on-despite-hellbilly-1004030956.story. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Rob Zombie Signs With Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. October 28, 2009. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/BLABBERMOUTH.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=129459. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  5. ^ Yarm, Mark (October 29, 2008). "Halloween Q&A: Rob Zombie on His Next Movie (Animated), His Next Album (Collaborative) and His Favorite Way to Scare Trick-or-Treaters (Severed Body Parts)". Blender. http://www.blender.com/blender-blog/42985/blender-blog-new-post-10-29-2008.html. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  6. ^ SpookyDan (November 19, 2008). "Monster Interview w/Rob Zombie, Talks New Album, Song & Movies!". BloodyDisgusting. http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/14385. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  7. ^ Anderson, Kyle (November 28, 2008). "Our Fans Were More Metal Than We Were". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/24438659/our_fans_were_more_metal_than_we_were/1. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Rob Zombie: "This May Be The Last True CD I Make"". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. September 28, 2009. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/BLABBERMOUTH.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=127758. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Rob Zombie's "What?" Single Heading To Rock Radio". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. September 29, 2009. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/BLABBERMOUTH.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=127853. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  10. ^ "The Dark Arts of Sam Shearon". http://www.mister-sam.com/. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Rob Zombie: More "Hellbilly Deluxe 2" Art Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. October 1, 2009. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/BLABBERMOUTH.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=127965. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  12. ^ Solomon, Jon (September 15, 2009). "Steely Dan, Mark Knopfler, Rob Zombie, Puscifer shows announced". Westword. http://blogs.westword.com/backbeat/2009/09/steely_dan_mark_knopfler_rob_z.php. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Free Rob Zombie 'Burn' MP3 Download". RobZombie.com. December 17, 2009. http://www.robzombie.com/?em5001=438_-1__0_~0_-1_12_2009_0_0. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  14. ^ Aaron, Jeremy (February 9, 2010). "Review: Hellbilly Deluxe 2". AbsolutePunk. http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1549721. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  15. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "allmusic ((( Hellbilly Deluxe 2 > Review )))". Allmusic. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3ifwxzrsldte. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  16. ^ Schreurs, Jason (March 2010). "File Under: Rehash Rock". Alternative Press (Cleavland, Ohio: Alternative Press Magazines Inc.) Vol. 24 (#260): p. 98. ISSN 1065-1667. 
  17. ^ Appleford, Steve (February 2, 2010). "File Under: Album Review: Rob Zombie's "Hellbilly Deluxe 2"". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles Times). http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/02/album-review-rob-zombies-hellbilly-deluxe-2.html. 
  18. ^ Travers, Paul (January 30, 2010). Kerrang! (Bauer). 
  19. ^ "Reviews of Hellbilly Deluxe 2". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/zombierob/hellbillydeluxeii. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 

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