Filmmaker and undead rocker Rob Zombie is putting the finishing touches on his latest movie, ‘The Lords Of Salem,’ while preparing to enter the studio to begin recording a new CD.

Rob Zombie, guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Ginger Fish will head into the studio June 1 to start work on the follow-up to 2010′s ‘Hellbilly Deluxe 2.’ Zombie is pumped about getting started on the new record. “It has been way, and I mean way too long without any new music. I am dying to get back to it,” he said. “I have not felt this much excitement within the band since recording the first ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’ record almost 15 years ago. We have been working on tons of songs for quite some time and I can safely say this will definitely be our best record yet.”

No release date has been set for the still untitled Zombie album, but it is expected to be out before the end of 2012. Zombie’s ‘The Lords Of Salem,’ which he wrote and directed, could also be out by the end of the year. The movie centers around a 300-year old coven of witches that return to terrorize modern day Salem, Mass. ‘The Lords of Salem’ is currently in post-production.

Before Zombie hits the studio, he’ll be hitting the road on a co-headlining tour with Megadeth beginning May 11 in Holmdel, N.J. “This tour should be a blast,” commented Zombie. “I haven’t shared a bill with Megadeth since way back in the early days of White Zombie, so this trek is long overdue.”

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