Rob Zombie will release his first new album in five years this March titled The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy. While it's been five years between albums, Zombie tells comedian Brian Posehn in an interview with Revolver that the record was done "a couple years ago." Zombie adds that the band simply didn't want to rush things, though COVID-19 ultimately forced their hand.
"Yeah. I like to make records over a long period of time," he said. "We'd work for a while, then we'd go on tour. We'd come back, we'd work for a while, then we'd go on tour, just live with the songs. And then just as I sort of thought, Oh, I'm going to put this out, we'll get rolling, is when 3 From Hell, my last movie, got rolling. So I'm like, Well, I'm not going to put out a record while I'm in the middle of making a movie because I can't do anything to promote it.
"So I waited till the movie stuff was over, and just as we were getting ready to go again, that's when the COVID stuff hits, and I'm like, OK, we'll ride this out. We kind of looked at it and felt like, I dunno if we're riding this out, could go on forever. I was like, Let's just put the record out."
Zombie and his band have been hyping the album since 2018. In January 2019, John 5 told the Talk Toomey Podcast “The Zombie album is wrapped, mixed, mastered and heavy and awesome. And hooky and musical, and badass. The best Zombie record to date—better than White Zombie anything…He went nuts on this one. I’m telling you, it’s the best Zombie record you guys will hear. And we’re going to have a big tour. We’re going to do videos, and you know, I’ve been in the band with the guy forever and I just love him.”
In an interview later in 2019, John 5 said "Heavy, very heavy. It's just a heavy Zombie record with great hooks. It's very, very musical, and a hard-hitting Zombie record. I think people are really gonna dig it. I'm a Zombie fan, and if I heard it, I'd be like, "Oh my God, this is brutal." I'm really excited about it!
"Well, this is definitely the most musical, meaning there are a lot of different changes, and it's very unorthodox how the structure is, you know? I have to be careful because I know people will take a little snippet of what I'm saying, so we'll go with "a very heavy, hooky Rob Zombie record."
Rob Zombie's new album The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy is out March 21 and is available here in a variety of formats.