ROB ZOMBIE's much-talked-about movie, House Of 1000 Corpses, has been dealt another blow as MGM has decided to drop the project several months ahead of its previously-announced Halloween release, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal.
Details are sketchy at the moment, but informed sources have indicated that ZOMBIE plans on releasing the film himself in September. No further information is available at this time.
As you may recall, House Of 1000 Corpses was originally due to be released through Universal, but as a result of the movie's controversial content, the company pulled the plug on it prior to its originally-projected June 2001 release.
The $7 million House of 1000 Corpses, which was reportedly edited down to an R rating for MGM, will be accompanied by a soundtrack that will feature new material co-penned by ZOMBIE and longtime producer Scott Humphrey.
Following the completion of this year's Ozzfest trek, which features ROB ZOMBIE on the main stage, the singer will start work on his second horror film, the details of which have not yet been divulged.
LIMP BIZKIT Select Producer For Forthcoming CD
LIMP BIZKIT have selected a producer to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their forthcoming studio album but are not yet allowed to reveal his identity, according to frontman Fred Durst's latest posting on the group's official web site.
"I just came home from band practice and it was a good one," Durst wrote. "We wrote 2 1/2 songs tonight, stoked!!!!!! The album is coming along really good. We just hired a producer but I am not allowed to tell you who it is yet. It's in the deal. We have some great ideas all ready to be recorded. We can't wait. It has been an inspirational year for us. There are a lot of layers to be shed on this album. Some will feel a little familiar, others will take you places we've never taken you before. We are definitely on an emotional journey into the future� Other than the album, I've been working on The Lords Of Dogtown. It's a movie written by Stacy Peralta, the professional skater that started Powell Peralta and found some great skaters like Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, and Lance Mountain. I'm directing the movie with David Fincher ([who] directed Fight Club, Seven, Panic Room, The Game), Art Linson, and John Linson producing. It's gonna be great. It'll be out sometime next fall. Other than that, I've been skating, drawing, and hanging out with [son] Dallas. I hope everyone is getting by out there. I can tell you that this will be the best album yet. You'll see."
March Of The Nation
Sepultura are now planning to release their forthcoming new album in March through an as of yet unannounced record label. The group currently have 3 new songs completed for it. In the meantime, they will be entering the studio shortly with producer Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Hatebreed) to begin recording their forthcoming covers EP, which is slated to hit stores in October.
Cold Preparing to Record Album, Eyeing January Release
Cold are set to begin the recording process for their third album, "Year Of The Spider" on August 5th in Los Angeles, CA.
The band will be working with producer Howard Benson on the follow-up to "13 Ways To Bleed On Stage".
The album is tentatively scheduled for a January release.
Static-X Comic Book to be Released in Three Days
The new Static-X comic book is set to be released on Wednesday, July 24th.
The comic book also comes with an exclusive CD (likely containing Static-X related material).