Charlie Scene of Hollywood Undead takes us behind the scenes on the new song “City Of The Dead”. See More, Hear More, Live More with Skratch n’ Sniff and Hollywood Undead below!
Hollywood Undead were formed in Los Angeles in 2005. They released their debut album “Swan Songs” in 2008, followed by their second studio album “American Tragedy” in 2011. To this day, the band hinges on the bond of five individuals who relay such raw experiences into relatable anthems. Now, the quintet—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Funny Man, Charlie Scene, and Danny are set to tell their story like never before on their eighth full-length album “Hotel Kalifornia” set for an August 12th release on BMG. “Hotel Kalifornia brings me back to a time when all that mattered was music,” says 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,” says Johnny 3 Tears. “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.”
The first single from the new album is “City Of The Dead”, which Johnny 3 Tears shares with this comment, “’City Of The Dead’ is about the dichotomy of Los Angeles where you can accomplish your dreams but also live your nightmare.” With a new album in tow, Hollywood Undead have recently announced the “Rockzilla Tour” set to rock this summer with Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse, and Bad Wolves.