Rob Zombie – Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor

Rob Zombie - Venomous Rat Regeneration VendorWay back in 1985, an age when melodic rock such as Bon Jovi, Ratt and Mötley Crüe ruled the stages, a young Rob Zombie, then known as Robert Cummings, formed the band that later would be called White Zombie together with then girlfriend and bass player Sean Yseult. The band released two albums, Soul Crusher (1987) and Make Them Die Slowly (1988). But the world wasn’t ready for the noisy, industrial metal they were playing at the time. Also, the albums were independent releases so they didn’t exactly set the world on fire. But by 1992, things had changed and by then, White Zombie had been completed by Jay Yuenger on guitar and drummer John Tempesta, who later would be part of both Exodus, Testament and The Cult,  – this would be known as the classic White Zombie line up (Ok, Tempesta replaced Phil Buerstatte in 1994….).

The band started to get some recognition with their third effort La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol 1 (1992) that spawned a mini hit in metal circles with “Thunder Kiss ’65”, but it was with their Astro Creep 2000 album and the single “More Human Than Human” that the band got their break. It would also be the last thing they ever did together (except for the re-mix album Supersexy Swingin’ Sounds in 1996) and the band broke up in 1998 due to musical differences.

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