Renowned U.K. concept artist Paul Garner has been selected to create the cover art for SCUM OF THE EARTH's upcoming second release, tentatively entitled "Sleaze Freak". Paul's probably best known for his work on everything from tattoo and t-shirt design to movie/music magazine illustration to giant murals and sideshow banners, and co-designing, producing and directing the Gawkagogo Bizarre Cabaret and Theatre shows throughout London and the U.K. He's also worked with Richard O' Brien ("Rocky Horror Picture Show") and Clive Barker. Paul's style peers behind the curtain of a sinister sideshow underworld where cartoon geeks, zombie kids, and unspeakable things from the slab mingle menacingly with the ones that the Scooby Doo gang let get away.
When SCUM OF THE EARTH mainman Riggs (ex-ROB ZOMBIE) was asked about his decision to work with Paul, he said "He's an amazing artist, I thought his artwork looked real sleazy, trashy and basically seemed like a visual embodyment of what this album's all about... sleaze, filth, depraivety, and the dark perversion of the world. The red light district in Amsterdam, has this vibe... in my opinion, it's like the 'Disneyland of the Universe', and 'Sleaze Freak' will be our attempt to bring that vibe to the fans, through the music and the art. There might be some other artists as well..."
SCUM OF THE EARTH's debut album, "Blah...Blah...Blah...Love Songs", received critical acclaim in the U.S. and sales out-performed more than 88% of all other albums released last year, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The band is currently in pre-production, and scheduled to begin recording sessions in January 2007.