Multi-platinum hard rock artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie’s new album "Hellbilly Deluxe 2," his first for new label home Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records, has debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart with upwards of 48,500 units sold in its first week of release. The album also takes the top spot on the Hard Music chart, arriving at #1.
This marks Zombie’s second top ten debut in six months, as the Zombie-helmed Halloween 2 landed at #3 at the box office in August, 2009 and went on to become one of the biggest horror movies of the year, grossing more than $37 million to date.
Rob Zombie and crew will soon be hitting the road to co-headline this year’s Mayhem Festival kicking off in San Bernadino, CA at the San Manuel Ampitheater on Saturday, July 10th (tour dates below).
In other Rob Zombie news, the accomplished filmmaker will make his television directorial debut with an episode of CBS’ highly-rated show CSI: Miami set to air on Monday, March 1st at 10:00PM, EST.