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|Single by Rob Zombie|
|from the album Hellbilly Deluxe|
|Released||June 1, 1999|
|Recorded||1998 at Chop Shop Hollywood, CA|
|Rob Zombie singles chronology|
"Superbeast" is a promotional single from Rob Zombie's solo debut, Hellbilly Deluxe. The song was co-written by Charlie Clouser, formerly of Nine Inch Nails. It also appears on Rob Zombie's Past, Present & Future, the greatest hits album The Best of Rob Zombie, and two remixes are contained on American Made Music to Strip By. The track appeared in the horror film Valentine in 2001 and the action/horror film End of Days in 1999. The song was played in the background of the trailer of Godzilla 2000: Millennium. The "Girl on a Motorcycle" remix of the song was frequently used in commercials for ECW T-shirts and future events. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1999. On January 4, 2008, the song "Superbeast" was used to introduce the "Abyss vs. Manabu Nakanishi" match at Wrestle Kingdom II in Tokyo, Japan.
The lyrics "Move the jaw, cry aloud, bound up the dead triumphantly" may be a reference to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Premature Burial" in which Poe says, "The movement of the jaws, in this effort to cry aloud, showed me that they were bound up, as is usual with the dead."
The music video shows a woman, Sheri Moon (Rob's wife), dressed in leather and riding on a motorcycle, fighting a robot and a ninja with katanas while bright lights rapidly flash on screen. There are also a few clips added of Zombie and his band.
Video game appearances
- The studio version of the song appears on the 1998 vehicular combat game Twisted Metal III. An exclusive remix version appears on the 1999 sequel Twisted Metal 4, while the intro to the "Girl on a Motorcycle" remix appears on the ending of Mr. Zombie's campaign.
- The song appears in the 2009 action-adventure game Brütal Legend
- In 2009, the song was available for downloadable as a playable track in the rhythm game Rock Band
- Tom Baker - Mastering
- Paul DeCarli - Additional Programming
- Frank Gryner - Additional Engineering
- Scott Humphrey - Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Programming
- Chris Lord-Alge - Additional Mixing
- Blasko - Bass
- Riggs - Guitar
- Tempesta - Drums
- Rob Zombie - Vocals, Lyrics, Producer, Artwork
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