Rob Zombie has begun work on the follow-up to 2001's "The Sinister Urge", according to an online post by one of the moderators of the singer/filmmaker's official discussion forum. "[Rob] has stated that in no way will the album conflict with the [filming of the] sequel to [the 'House of 1000 Corpses' movie], which, by the way, will start shooting right after Christmas," the post reads. "All I can get out of him about the musical direction [of the upcoming CD] is that it will be 'dark and heavy'."
Speaking to MTV.com in early September, Zombie appeared to be non-committal with regards to his recording career, stating "I would like to make more records and do stuff, but it becomes a time thing."
In addition to finishing the script for the sequel to his directorial debut, "House Of 1000 Corpses", Zombie stated that he was looking at more film projects, including a third script of his own. "Well, there's a couple of different movies, and I don't know which one could be possibly the next one," he told Launch. "You know, I'm working on a script now that's not finished, and I am up to direct possibly another script that someone else wrote. Neither is confirmed yet at this moment, so I can't really say which is next. But I mean, I'm definitely, you know, looking towards the next thing."
A retrospective of Zombie's musical career on CD and DVD, titled "Past, Present, And Future", was released in September. The CD featured hits from both Zombie's solo albums and his earlier band, WHITE ZOMBIE, as well as two brand new songs, "Two-Lane Blacktop" and "Girl On Fire".