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Press Release, September 7, 2012

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June 20, 2012 - SCUM OF THE EARTH has set a worldwide release date of August 28 for their third album, THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, on the Chicago-based Goomba Music, Inc. label (with distribution through eOne in North America). Produced by horror-rocker RIGGS and Volkstoker, it was recorded at “Scum HQ” in Branson, MO 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 Branson, MO by RIGGS and Brandon Mashburn (Trust Company, The Dreaming).

As RIGGS states, “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 re invented 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. Cheers!”

The vile and despicable mob of macabre is fronted by former Rob Zombie guitarist RIGGS, whose artistry and musical vision birthed SCUM OF THE EARTH's debut in 2003, which hit hard on topics of lust, carnage, and debauchery strewn across a sanguinary soundscape, with cranium-cracking power and infectious rhythms. Guitar World described the signature SCUM OF THE EARTH sound as “…snarling vocals, grind-house guitars, futuristic dance grooves and B-movie sensibilities (and) raw, uncluttered power…” Outburn magazine hailed SLEAZE FREAK as “…choppy and addictively catchy industrial aggro.” Fans will be thrilled to know that nothing has changed in the years that followed and now, with THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, they sound as grittier as ever.

Dates will be announced within the coming weeks for the band’s upcoming tour.

Here’s the track listing for THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT:

Born Again Masochist
Via Dela Rosa
Zombies -vs- Skeletons
The Devil Made Me Do It III
Zombie Apocalypse
Sounds of the Dead
(Mindless) Dead Things
Funeral March


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The Devil Made Me Do It

SCUM OF THE EARTH was formed in late 2003 by former Rob Zombie guitarist RIGGS, an in-your-face singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer, when Zombie set aside his music career, focusing on writing and directing movies. As the brainchild of RIGGS, SCUM OF THE EARTH’S music focuses on a horror/heavy rock theme which he has helped incorporate during his time in Rob Zombie.

In 2004 the band released their debut album, “Blah… Blah… Blah…: Love Songs for the New Millennium”, that was built around high-propulsion riffs, mechanized beats, growling vocals and horror film sound-bytes. Songs like the carnivalesque “Get Your Dead On” and the surging “I Am the Scum” illustrated the type of dynamic, granite-solid musicianship Riggs exhibited for six years with Zombie.

The follow up, 2007's "Sleaze Freak" was also very well received and landed album cuts in many movie soundtracks and video games.

Songs from both of SCUM OF THE EARTH’s albums have been licensed by MTV Spike and the Cartoon television networks, the Rockband video game, introductions for The Opie & Anthony, as well as The Howard Stern radio programs. In addition, their songs were featured in several motion pictures including Any Given Sunday, National Lampoon’s TV, The Movie and Devil Girl.
“I’m really proud of the work I did with Rob, so I don’t mind being compared to him. As long as people don’t say SCUM sounds like something that sucks” Riggs jokes.

In November 2011 SCUM OF THE EARTH signed with Chicago based Goomba Music. The approach is a partnership in which Goomba and RIGGS could develop the band and a new album giving RIGGS complete artis-tic control.

SCUM OF EARTH entered the studio in March, 2012 to begin recording their next offering "The Devil Made Me Do It". The new album promises to be a step in a new and modern direction while staying true to the roots and original concept of the band. RIGGS describes the new material as "Classic Scum of the Earth with a demonic twist". "The Devil Made Me Do It" is set for an August 28, 2012 release.

On May 19, “The Devil Made Me Do It 3” the album’s first single made its debut during the New Jersey Devils/New York Rangers National Hockey League Eastern Conference Finals game at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Goomba Music will release "The Devil Made Me Do It 3" on iTunes and other digital music outlets on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

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