Los Angeles, CA – The wait is over for Hotel Kalifornia
, the highly anticipated 8th studio album from platinum-certified quintet Hollywood Undead.
Featuring recent singles “Trap God
”, “City Of The Dead
”, and “Wild In These Streets
”, Hotel Kalifornia represents a return to form, in an action-packed, 14 track album highlighting the best aspects of what Hollywood Undead have become known for, the latest evidence being “Hourglass”, accompanied by a lyric video out today. The song, brimming with the spirit of the LA streets and not bound by any one genre, layers anthemic hooks, witty lyrics, and unique structure to create a quintessential Hollywood Undead classic. The “Hotel Kalifornia” era has seen excellent support and have landed the band priority placements on genre playlists such as Spotify’s Rock Hard, Hard Rock & Rock Rotation as well as Apple Music’s Breaking Hard Rock & New in Rock, as well as Top 40 placement at US Rock & Active Rock Radio.
In addition to the new album, Hollywood Undead is currently on The Rockzilla Tour with Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse, and Bad Wolves. Tickets for all upcoming dates are on sale now at www.hollywoodundead.com
About Hollywood Undead
Not long after the turn of the century, a collective of friends congregated around a common vision bred in the gutters and back alleys of Hollywood, CA. Under the influence of everything from gritty nineties hip-hop to industrial metal (not to mention cheap booze), they climbed out of similar experiences in poverty and hardship and vaulted to the forefront of 21st century rock music on their own terms.
To this day, Hollywood Undead hinges on the bond of five individuals who relay such raw experiences into relatable anthems. However, the platinum-certified quintet—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Funny Man, Charlie Scene, and Danny—tell their story like never before on their eighth full-length album, Hotel Kalifornia [Dove & Grenade Media/BMG].
“We were in a world of shit,” states Johnny 3 Tears. “The opportunities for failure were far more prevalent than the opportunities for success. We were hanging out with gangbangers and drug dealers. The chances of overcoming were very slim. We made something special together because of the heartbreak and heartache that came from all our experiences.”
“Hotel Kalifornia brings me back to a time when all that mattered was music,” adds J-Dog. “The only thing I gave a shit about was going to shows. That was it.”
Throughout 2021, the boys recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles with producers Erik Ron [Panic! At The Disco, Motionless In White], Andrew Migliore [Sueco, Papa Roach], and Drew Fulk [Lil Wayne, Lil Peep]. Working face-to-face, Hollywood Undead rekindled the unbridled intensity of their formative material, yet with refinement only possible through years of grinding on the road.
“When you listen to Hotel Kalifornia, I hope you see how far we’ve come,” Johnny 3 Tears leaves off. “J-Dog and Charlie Scene are completely different songwriters than they were 15 years ago. I’m so impressed by everyone in the band. The only thing we give a fuck about is the audience and trying to get better on each record.”
“After all of these years, people on the outside really have a hard time believing we’re still best friends,” J-Dog adds. “We’ve stayed this close even with all of the shit we’ve been through. Usually, bands break up friendships, but we’re best friends—and we always will be.”