ROB ZOMBIE’s new album, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”, debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 41,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 5.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
In terms of pure album sales, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” opened with 40,000 copies.
It’s the sixth solo Top 10 album for Zombie.
“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.