PORTLAND — The Gruesome Twosome — Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper — have reunited for the Halloween Hootenanny Tour, which will make a stop Oct. 14 at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Zombie’s unique meld of horror and hard rock has earned seven Grammy nominations and sold more than 15 million albums. The master of the diabolical has also helmed five major motion pictures and dozens of music videos.

As part of the Halloween Horror Nights event, fans will get a nightmarish world of carnage and chaos Zombie-style based on Zombie’s cult hit film “House Of 1000 Corpses.”

In other news, Zombie is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to create the new 3-D maze, “Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses: In 3-D ZombieVision.” Also, the track “What” from Zombie’s latest release, “Hellbilly Deluxe 2,” was used in an episode of the smash HBO series “True Blood.”

A special edition of “Hellbilly Deluxe 2,” scheduled for Sept. 28, will feature three new tracks — “Everything Is Boring,” “Michael” and “Devil’s Hole Girls And The Big Revolution” — as well as a reimagining of “The Man Who Laughs.”

In addition, the package will include a new video for “Mars Needs Women” (shot during the Gruesome Twosome tour with Alice Cooper), a live version of Cooper’s classic “School’s Out” with Cooper and a 30-minute DVD featuring a tour documentary titled “Transylvanian Transmissions,” along with new expanded artwork.

Murderdolls will bring its ghoulishly glammy punk rock to Portland on its first tour in more than five years. The band’s new album, “Women and Children Last,” its first in eight years, is set to hit stores on Aug. 31.

Tickets to the October show are $45 and are available at the civic center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com and by calling (800) 745-3000.


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