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Rob Zombie unleashes "The Lords of Salem"

The singer claims he was given "100% creative freedom" on the project.

The Lords of Salem, which Zombie directed, was released in cinemas last weekend, and has been attracting rave reviews ever since.

The story follows radio DJ Heidi (played by Sheri Moon Zombie) who receives a box containing a record from "The Lords". Playing it triggers memories of a violent past, and as other become entranced in the music of "The Lords of Salem" it becomes clear that a demonic entity has returned to take revenge on the Massachusetts town.

"This [movie] was an idea I came up with many years ago that I just filed away and forgot about,” Zombie told ABC News Radio.  "Then these producers came to me and said, ‘We want to, you know, fund these more low-budget sort of supernatural-type movies,’ and since they didn’t have a lot of money, they basically said, ‘You have complete freedom, one hundred percent of who you want to cast, what you want to do, just everything.’  It was like, ‘We are one hundred percent uninvolved.’”

John 5, the guitarist from Zombie's solo band, was hired to score the feature. "I work with John so much, you know, non-stop for eight years, that I knew he would be able to do it, and I knew I would get what I wanted quickly because we wouldn’t have a lot of time to go back and forth,”explains Zombie, adding that he thought the final score was "just phenomenal.”

Zombie will release his fifth solo album, Venemous Rat Regeneration Vendor, on Tuesday.


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