Scum of the Earth is an industrial heavy metal band. They have released three albums and eight singles. The band formed in 2003 when Rob Zombie set aside his music career, focusing on writing and directing movies.

Scum of the Earth
GenresIndustrial metal
Heavy metal
Horror punk
Years active2003–present
LabelsEclipse, Goomba Music
Associated actsRob Zombie
White Zombie
Powerman 5000
Gang of Souls
MembersMike Riggs
Eddie Travis
Nick Mason
Past membersClay Campbell
Mike Tempesta
John Tempesta
Skyla Talon
Ivan de Prume
John Dolmayan
Dan Laudo
Brandon Workman
Jesse Saint


  • Riggs – vocals, guitar (2003–present)
  • Eddie Travis – drums, percussion (2011–present)
  • Nick Mason – bass (2011–present)
  • Mike Tempesta – guitars (2003–2005)
  • John Tempesta – drums, percussion, (2003–2006)
  • Clay Campbell – bass guitar (2003–2007)
  • Skyla Talon – guitars (2005–2008)
  • Brandon Workman – bass (2007–2010)
  • Dan Laudo – drums (2007–2010)
  • Jesse Saint – lead guitar (2008–2013)
  • John Dolmayan – Drums (2004)
  • Ivan de Prume – Drums (2006–2007)


  • 2013: Zombie Apocalypse (Featuring Volkstroker)
  • 2013: The Devil Made ME Do It 3 (Featuring Volkstroker)
  • 2013: Born Again Masochist (Featuring Exageist)


The band's name comes from a 1978 episode of the television series WKRP in Cincinnati. The Hoodlum Rock episode is about a concert being promoted at the station, of a "hoodlum rock" band called Scum of the Earth.

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