Notes from the Underground
Title: Notes from the Underground
Author: Hollywood Undead
They survive there, they thrive there, and they’ll die there. Ever since they clawed their way into the mainstream with their 2008 near platinum-selling debut Swan Songs and its acclaimed 2010 follow-up American Tragedy, the masked Los Angeles collective – Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Danny, Funny Man, and Da Kurlzz – never lost sight of where they came from. Their third full-length album Notes from the Underground emerges directly from that same place behind the curtain, underneath the veneer, and inside the darkest heart of their city. These are their Notes scribed in tears, blood, and truth.
The group didn’t waste any time getting to work. While finishing up a final tour supporting American Tragedy alongside Avenged Sevenfold, the members commenced writing on the bus in December 2011. Throwing conventions and expectations out the window, the band approached the creative process with the same freedom that’s been embedded in their music and ethos since day one. Naturally, they distilled heavy rock, sly hip-hop, grimy industrial, and swaggering punk into a potent brew all their own.