Rob Zombie has announced that Ernest Thomas is the newest addition to the cast of The Lords of Salem. He'll be playing the role of Chip "Feakshow" McDonald, who Zombie describes as the "station manager at Salem's #1 rock station --- WIQZ Salem Rocks".

Ernest will be joining Meg Foster, who was the first announced cast member. She'll be playing the role of Margaret Morgan, “the leader of a secret coven of witches in Salem”. Rob Zombie is expected start shooting The Lords of Salem next month, so we'll have plenty casting announcements rolling in over the next few weeks.

The Lords of Salem will be filming on location in Salem, Massachusetts and involves a vinyl record that summons The Lords of Salem:

“Heidi, a blonde rock chick, DJs as a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the ‘Big H Radio Team’.

A myserious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, ’a gift from the Lords’. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords’ record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.

Later, Whitey plays the Lords’ record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with listeners.

The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon Heidi and her cohorts find that the gig is far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting: the original Lords of Salem are returning, and they’re out for BLOOD.”