Rob Zombie To Rock The Screen And The Stage This Year With Disturbed

Rob Zombie has been a well-known horror aficionado for nearly three decades now, with tastes that span all different mediums and have disturbed many of his devoted fans to the core.

Truth be told, Zombie has inspired many of the acts in the past few decades to bring their most electrifying game to music and film. One of those acts is the band Disturbed, and they have also gone on to reach epic levels of fame with their hit music. So much so that they will be taking to the stage this year as a co-headliner with Rob Zombie himself.

As reported by Billboard, Rob Zombie and Disturbed will kick off their co-headlining tour in May, and they will also be joined by metal band Pop Evil in what some fans have characterized as an intensely electrifying, heavy metal, shock rock event.

The Rob Zombie and Disturbed monster rock tour will kick off on May 3 in Biloxi, Mississippi, and will sweep across the South, the Midwest, and the East Coast before wrapping up in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 25.

Disturbed had been on a dry spell for quite awhile, last releasing a hit album in 2011. But their most recent release, Immortalized, will be heavily promoted on the tour, with Pop Evil opening every event, with the only exception of Atlanta on May 6.

Rob Zombie will also be release his new album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, on April 29, and will be on the fast track for promotion as well on the tour.

For those who do not know, Zombie has been one of the hardest working men in the horror entertainment industry. His string of successful films includes House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween, Halloween II, and most recently, Lords of Salem.

But Zombie also has a new movie coming out this year that is sure to frighten the pants off patrons of the genre, which is called 31. According to JoBlo, that really is no joke because it was so intensely disturbing that Zombie had to make three separate passes through the Motion Picture Association of America before he could get the rating for the film upgraded from NC-17 to R.

Just a quick refresher to those who might not be aware of the ratings system and how they relate to film releases. NC-17 basically means that no one under 17 is admitted to see the movie. So, if the rating would have stuck, then many theater chains would not have carried it, and Zombie as well as his investors would have been out a lot of money.

So after his third pass on the editing room floor, Zombie was finally able to get the film toned down to the point where the MPAA would give him a standard R rating and allow it to be shown in more theaters.

Fans of Rob Zombie, as well as the horror genre, can breathe a sigh of relief on that one, because the studio would not have been likely to release it at all if they could not have made money off the film.

But for those who would rather see the original Rob Zombie cut of the film, there is a better than good chance you will get that opportunity when it is released on DVD or digital streaming.

The basic premise behind the film is that five friends have been kidnapped the night before Halloween, and they are forced to play a game, called 31, at an abandoned amusement park. Their only mission is to survive the night, or at least 12 hours, and they will be set free.

Rob Zombie will premiere the film this month at the Sundance Film Festival. There has been no word yet as to when it will get a wide premiere in U.S. theaters.

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