According to music industry web site Hits Daily Double, ROB ZOMBIE’s new album, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”, is likely to sell between 30,000 and 35,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The SPS figure is expected to be between 34,000 and 39,000.
SPS, a practice used by Billboard magazine, stands for “sales plus streaming,” which includes album sales and converted track sales plus converted streaming data.
For those interested: 10 tracks sold equal one album sale (since $1.29, the cost for an individual track, multiplied by ten gives you $12.99, a common price for an album, and 1,500 streams is equivalent to one album sale.
“The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” was released on April 29 via UMe/T-Boy Records.
Regarding his decision to keep the new album and songs short, Rob told Rolling Stone magazine: “Whenever I go through records that I love and I listen to over and over and over, I go, ‘Man, this record’s short. That’s why I loved it so much.’ It’s, like, thirty minutes, so I’ve listened to it nine thousand times, whereas you have other records where you go, ‘Yeah, I know that record’s great, but it’s, like, seventy-five minutes long, or the tracks are, like, six minutes long.’ Like, I’d go back and look at BEATLES records and go, like, ‘These songs are like a minute-and-a-half long. They don’t feel a minute-and-a-half long.’ Even when… Later, on ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, I used to think, ‘Oh, well, these songs are much longer.’ But they’re not really; they’re still short songs, but they seem epic. I love long songs, but if you’re gonna write a song that long, it’s better be ‘Freebird’ or ‘Stairway To Heaven’ or something. It’d better be worth my time.”
“The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” was produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris and features Zombie alongside guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Ginger Fish.