Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is now open, and for fans of bloodcurdling horror, it is like a dream come true. Loudwire was on hand at the Fairplex (dubbed the “Fearplex” for this event) in Pomona, Calif. for the opening night of Zombie’s latest venture, which is bound to succeed on frightening levels.
Halloween is approaching fast and enthusiast of all things after the sun goes down, Rob Zombie, has unveiled a video preview for his Great American Nightmare concert series. In addition to featuring music acts every night, the grounds at the Pomona, Calif., FEARplex (Fairplex) will feature three main attractions.
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare just upped the stakes for local acts in the California area with the addition of a battle of the bands added to the festivities. 'Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Battle of the Bands’ will shine a spotlight on local unsigned talent throughout September and October, allowing bands to compete for the ultimate prize – the opportunity to play on the Monster Energy Main Stage.
The ever-satisfying Heavy MTL festival, which takes place in Montreal, Canada, every summer, delivered yet again. The festival was packed with some of metal's biggest acts and displayed a particularly diverse lineup that appeals to all sorts of fans across the genre's vast spectrum. The billing ranged from Avenged Sevenfold and Godsmack, to Children of Bodom and At The Gates, to Mastodon and Finntroll, with a host of others gracing the stage including a special performance from Danzig with Doyle and Rob Zombie.
While Rob Zombie may break the sound barrier nightly when he’s out on tour, his wife, actress Sheri Moon Zombie, is looking for some peace and quiet back at their home. With a skateboard park adjacent to their property in Woodbury, Conn., Sheri and her neighbors are asking for some relief when it comes to the noise levels.
Although the dirt and grit and bands were immensely entertaining on the side stages, fans who trekked out to this year’s Mayhem Festival were in for a treat over on the main stage. Production was complete with loads of smoke and pyro as the headliners Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch both put on incredible shows.