SCUM OF THE EARTH, the band featuring former ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, has announced the addition of former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan DePrume to its ranks. DePrume stated about his decision to joing the group, "When Riggs approached me about joining the band, I was like, 'When do we start touring?' Then he explained that the new album 'Sleaze Freak' was just about to be recorded and he wanted me to learn the songs, meet up in L.A. and lay down drum tracks, so I had all these songs I had to learn in just a few weeks, record my ideas and send 'em back to Riggs. It all happened so fast..." Riggs added, "I got Ivan's ideas and loved them, told him he's in and when/where we'd be recording and the rest is history (in the making). He's a perfect fit for the vibe of the band, especially musically. He's an amazing drummer and we're all looking forward to having him on board as a part of the team."

SCUM OF THE EARTH will begin recording "Sleaze Freak" on February 13 at Belt of Orion Studios in Los Angeles. A spring/summer release via Eclipse Records is expected.

SCUM OF THE EARTH recently tapped renowned U.K. concept artist Paul Garner to create the cover art for "Sleaze Freak". Paul is probably best known for his work on everything from tattoo and t-shirt design to movie/music magazine illustration to giant murals and sideshow banners, and co-designing, producing and directing the Gawkagogo Bizarre Cabaret and Theatre shows throughout London and the U.K. He's also worked with Richard O' Brien ("Rocky Horror Picture Show") and Clive Barker. Paul's style peers behind the curtain of a sinister sideshow underworld where cartoon geeks, zombie kids, and unspeakable things from the slab mingle menacingly with the ones that the Scooby Doo gang let get away.

When Riggs was asked about his decision to work with Paul, he said "He's an amazing artist, I thought his artwork looked real sleazy, trashy and basically seemed like a visual embodyment of what this album's all about... sleaze, filth, depraivety, and the dark perversion of the world. The red light district in Amsterdam, has this vibe... in my opinion, it's like the 'Disneyland of the Universe', and 'Sleaze Freak' will be our attempt to bring that vibe to the fans, through the music and the art. There might be some other artists as well..."

SCUM OF THE EARTH's debut album, "Blah…Blah…Blah…Love Songs for the New Millennium", was released in 2005 via Eclipse Records. The CD features Riggs alongside an all-star cast of friends, including John Dolmayan (drums; SYSTEM OF A DOWN), and John Tempesta (drums; HELMET, WHITE ZOMBIE, ROB ZOMBIE, TESTAMENT, EXODUS) and his brother Mike Tempesta (guitar; ex-POWERMAN 5000). The Tempestas' appearance on the album marks the first time the brothers have played together on record.


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