Crows figure prominently in folklore, mythology, even the bible. Often found in cemeteries and battlefields they are ever depicted in a dark light, the vile scavengers who feed on fatality.

I’ve said it once and I will say it again, Rob Zombie is the last of metal’s big stadium touring bands. While the NWOBHM juggernauts are hanging it up, Rob Zombie is still going strong.  He continues to release quality metal despite his roles as famed Rockstar, Hollywood screenwriter, producer and of course director.  I honestly don’t know how this guy gets it done!

Rob Zombie’s illustrious career began with White Zombie back in 1985. The band self-released three EP’s: Gods On Voodoo Moon (1985), Pig Heaven (1986) and Psycho-Head Blowout (1987) before unveiling their long-awaited debut Soul-Crusher later that same year. The effort caught the attention of major labels. Soul-Crusher was re-issued by Caroline Records in 1988.

White Zombie went on to release just three more albums, Make Them Die Slowly (1989), La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One (1992) and Astro-Creep: 2000 (1995) before Rob decided to embark on a solo career.  Since that time his moniker has released six albums with number seven, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, recently unveiled (March 12, 2021) via Nuclear Blast Records. A new music video for the song “Crow Killer Blues” has just been released to hype the effort.

“Crow Killer Blues” is a black and white performance offering with some somber clips of a lamenting Rob thrown in. A frozen landscape is the backdrop of these unique visuals with symbolism dominating the forefront.

Crows figure prominently in folklore, mythology, even the bible. Often found in cemeteries and battlefields they are ever depicted in a dark light, the vile scavengers who feed on fatality.

The crow killer could be the figure who stands up to this winged reaper. The bison/buffalo appearing near the end of the video is an animal often associated with strength and unity. A champion who stands against death.

Musically, this track has a ‘60s rock meets heavy metal vibe. The song’s closing is reminiscent of the symphonic laments popularized by groups like The Moody Blues, an instrumental finale more powerful than words.

Rob Zombie has done it again. Check out the music video for “Crow Killer Blues” and if you see a scraggly man yelling at a crow in a snow storm, get the hell out of there! \m/

Rob Zombie is:

  • Rob Zombie – Vocals
  • John 5 – Guitar
  • Piggy D. – Bass
  • Ginger Fish – Drums
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