Horror-rocker and director Rob Zombie has delivered on his promise of a “freak show” in the new music video for “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown,” the first single from Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, Zombie’s fifth solo album and his first since 2010’s Hellbilly Deluxe 2.
Highlighting belly dancers, a boom-box-toting astronaut and Sheri Moon Zombie (Rob’s wife) rocking out in a series of wild costumes, the black and white clip is interspersed with shots of the band (which now boasts former Marilyn Manson band members John 5 on guitar and Ginger Fish on drums) performing the hard-charging new tune.
“I think it will be the best video I’ve ever done,” Zombie predicted to Rolling Stone the day after the clip was filmed. “In the last 10 years, as the value of videos sort of declined, and I started making movies, I got bored with making videos because it just seemed like, what’s the point? But the four of us are so jazzed about the record and the tour that we really wanted to make a great video. I thought, let’s give it the old community college try. This is a conceptual video – it’s bizarre. It’s a freak show, man.”
Zombie’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is scheduled for release on April 23, just four days after his latest film, The Lords of Salem, hits big screens across the country on April 19. His band is set to headline this year’s Mayhem Festival tour with such acts as Five Finger Death Punch and Mastodon.