We’re continuing to round up Hotel Kalifornia press cycle materials – with today’s coverage being the official press release that was dropped in August as part of the official release of the record. Check out the copy below, complete with comments from J-Dog and Johnny 3 Tears on what the album means to them-
Hollywood Undead have released their highly anticipated 8th studio album, Hotel Kalifornia today. 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 album is accompanied by a lyric video for their single, “Hourglass”, which can be seen now below. 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.
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 HERE.
“We were in a world of shit,” said Johnny 3 Tears when talking about the new album. “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.”
“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.”
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Hotel Kalifornia Tracklist:
2. World War Me
3. Ruin My Life
5. Go To War
6. Alone At The Top
7. Wild In These Streets
9. Lion Eyes
10. Trap God
11. Happy When I Die
13. City Of The Dead