Hollywood Undead Biography
Populated by six heavy-Rock Hardcore hooligans, Hollywood Undead began
in 2005 as the brainchild of J-Dog and Tha Producer -- AKA Deuce --, two
streetwise scene kids who frequented the club scene in Los Angeles, California
Deuce busts out the melodies while J-Dog along with Johnny 3 Tears and Charlie Scene lead the lyrical charge; the crew's line-up also features Funny Man who drops rhymes and Da Kurlzz hypes the fray.
These six masked marauders concocted an explosive cocktail of hip-hop,
Alternative-Rock and Metal, rising to prominence via MySpace and eventually
peaking at #1 on the site's music chart, leading to endless friend requests
"Swan Songs", Hollywood Undead's debut album, arrived in August 2008 peaking at #22 on The Billboard 200; the 14-song set contained "Undead" which crested at #12 on The Alternative Songs chart, "Young" which reached the #34 spot on the same chart and the minor hit single "Everywhere I Go".
Towards the end of 2009 Deuce was abruptly fired from the band; Daniel Murillo, known by the stage name Danny Boy, was hired as the replacement.
Hollywood Undead issued their sophomore record, "American Tragedy", in April 2011 and furiously penetrated the top 5 of both U.S. and Canadian Albums chart; it included the single "Hear Me Now" which not only hit the top 20 of The Alternative Songs chart but also brought the act unusual Active Rock success for a Rap-oriented band. The second single, "Been To Hell", reached the top 30 of The Mainstream Rock list and "Levitate" grabbed a #38 spot on the same chart.
The group didn't waste any time getting to work. While finishing up a final tour supporting their second album alongside Avenged Sevenfold, the members commenced writing on the bus in late 2011.
The third studio album released by the Rap-Rock outfit, "Notes From The Underground", arrived in January 2013 gonig to #1 in Canada and #2 on The Billboard 200. The main single, "We Are", was another Active Rock top 30 hit for the Los Angeles collective.