SCUM OF THE EARTH — the band led by former ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs — will release its third album, “The Devil Made Me Do It”, on August 28 via Goomba Music, Inc. (with distribution through eOne in North America). Produced by Riggs and Volkstoker, it was recorded at Scum HQ in Branson, Missouri and is the follow-up to 2007’s “Sleaze Freak” (Eclipse Records). The first single, “The Devil Made Me Do It III”, was released last month and was heard during the recent New Jersey Devils Stanley Cup playoff games. The song was recorded at the Mansion Studio in Columbia, Missouri by Riggs and Brandon Mashburn (TRUST COMPANY, THE DREAMING).
Commented Riggs, “Being that this is 2012 and the end of the world and all, I thought the SCUM OF THE EARTH sound has ran its course, so I reinvented the sound with the help of a producer/programmer by the name Volkstroker. We worked on the songs for eight months and this was the end result. Check it out before you turn into a zombie.”
“The Devil Made Me Do It” track listing:
01. Born Again Masochist
02. Via Dela Rosa
03. Zombies -vs- Skeletons
04. The Devil Made Me Do It III
05. Zombie Apocalypse
06. Sounds of the Dead
08. (Mindless) Dead Things
10. Funeral March
SCUM OF THE EARTH‘s latest CD, “Sleaze Freak”, was released on October 23, 2007. The explicit (PA) version of the album was made available at most retailers containing an added DVD video. The DVD consists of footage filmed while recording and mixing the album documenting the recording and mixing process and many hijinks of the band around town, in the studio, and on the road.
SCUM OF THE EARTH‘s first studio album of all-new material since the critically-acclaimed debut “Blah…Blah…Blah…Love Songs For The New Millennium” (2004), “Sleaze Freak” contained 13 brand new songs described by Riggs as “heavy-as-hell grinding, stripper-rock.” “It’s a much more intense collection of material than ‘Blah…Blah…Blah…’” said Riggs. “We did everything we wanted to do this time around, which allowed us to really embody the whole red-light-district sleazy vibe into the material.”