Rob Zombie has spent 2012 juggling both his music and movie careers and he's finally put the finishing touches on the highly anticipated 'The Lords of Salem' film. The movie now has a release date of April 26 in North America.

Zombie completed filming and premiered the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year and eventually found a backer in Anchor Bay, who now has the distribution rights for the film.

In the months since the film festival, Zombie has been working with author B.K. Evenson to pen a book that will tie-in with the film. Readers will be able to pick up the page-turner on March 12 via Grand Central Publishing ahead of the movie's April release.

Zombie says, "The book offers a different experience from the film since it can obviously go into much more detail. The book and the film really compliment each other."

Fans of Zombie's music work should also have something to celebrate next year as he's called his forthcoming studio album "the most inspired event" of his career.

 

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