Rob Zombie formed the New York City-based punk/metal band White Zombie in 1985. As frontman, Zombie also shaped the group's aesthetic, a bizarre blend of horror/sci-fi imagery combined with a trashy go-go/hot-rod look. After numerous indie offerings, White Zombie released its major-label debut in 1992 and went on to multi-platinum success with 1995's Astro-Creep 2000. Upon releasing his solo Hellbilly Deluxe in 1998, Zombie disbanded White Zombie and forged ahead as a solo artist. Since that time, he has involved himself in various projects, including the cult horror film House of 1,000 Corpses, which he wrote and directed.