White Zombie was a Grammy Award-nominated American heavy metal band named after the 1932 film of the same name, which starred Béla Lugosi.
Based in New York City, White Zombie was originally a noise rock band. White Zombie are better-known for their later heavy metal-oriented sound, with lyrics heavily influenced by horror films. Unlike other metal bands of the 1990s, White Zombie was almost exclusively a “fantasy” band, writing songs not based on their aspirations or experiences, but about surreal horror fantasies.
The group officially disbanded in 1998 shortly after the release of singer Rob Zombie’s solo album Hellbilly Deluxe. In 2000, White Zombie was included on VH1′s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock, ranking at No. 56.
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