When their second album “American Tragedy” ,out in April 2011 debuted inside the Billboard Top 5, it was evident that the LA based sextet Hollywood Undead were flying the flag for the polarizing rap-rock genre. No group since the genre’s heyday has been as much success across the board than Hollywood Undead and has consistently had rock chart hits since their 2008 debut, “Swan Songs”. And with “Tragedy” doing as well as it did, it proved that even with the departure of one of the biggest HU contributors, Deuce- the band has done just fine without him.
With the touring of the “Tragedy” cycle now done, the band didn’t waste much time getting back into the studio to work on the third album. The band’s new album, “Notes From The Underground” which hit stores on January 8th, with fans already getting a taste of what the band can do with the singles “We Are” and “Dead Bite”. Fans who’ve heard the new songs know that it’s very much in the vein of “Tragedy” and plan to bring the catchy sometimes off-color rhymes that get stuck in your head. “Underground” is the second album to feature the vocals of Danny, who came in after the departure of Deuce, and has done a good job in relief.
The HU crew gets their year started with a short record release tour that gives fans in 11 cities a quick run-through before what is likely to be longer touring runs later in the year. This current tour wraps in Toronto on January 23rd, but makes Detroit one of the stops on the tour, hitting St. Andrew’s Hall on Wednesday, January 16th. Last time the group played St. Andrew’s Hall, it was a sold out affair and the sweaty masses went nuts for the band’s set. There’s no reason there shouldn’t be a repeat of that this time around.
Hollywood Undead play at St. Andrew’s Hall on Wednesday, January 16th. Tickets are $20 and are available at livenation.com. Additional tour dates and band info can be found at www.hollywoodundead.com.