Riding a wave of popularity from the immense popularity of their 1992 album, La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One, White Zombie should have been on top of the world as they approached the recording of Astro-Creep: 2000 - Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head, which was released on April 11, 1995. In reality, the band members were completely at odds.
Being on tour for too long and dealing with pressure to match the success of La Sexorcisto caused a rift between Rob Zombie and bassist Sean Yseult, who ended their romantic relationship even before beginning the Astro-Creep: 2000. In addition, Zombie hired keyboardist Charlie Clouser and drummer John Tempesta to make the music more industrial, forcing Yseult and guitarist J. Yuenger to write riffs over electronic rhythms instead of creating them from scratch, as they had done in the past. The more Zombie took the reigns, the further tensions escalated.