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Hollywood Undead, ‘Lion’ Lyric Video – Exclusive Premiere

Octane Hollywood Undead have returned to the music scene with their just-released third album, ‘ Notes From the Underground .’ Helping to grow the buzz this week is the band’s new lyric video for the song ‘Lion,’ which is exclusively premiering Loudwire (watch below). The video itself features time-lapsed footage of the sun setting into nightfall over a gated closure, presumably for a lion. In the background, you see a very well maintained grassy area shaded by the neighboring trees. Lyrically, the song takes you on a journey, opening in more restrained tones with, “ I am a lion and I want to be free / Do you see a lion when you look inside of me / Outside the window / Just to watch you as you sleep / Cause I am a lion born from things you cannot be .” But as the track builds, so does the title character’s inner turmoil and the aggression of the song. Creatively, the track is a little deeper than normal. Johnny 3 Tears recently told us that the band may not always receive artistic credit, but there are moments on the new album where it’s clear that songwriting is something they can do rather well. Though he was not speaking specifically about ‘Lion,’ it’s clear that the group offered something a little more personal on the song. ‘Lion’ can be heard on Hollywood Undead’s ‘Notes From the Underground,’ which is currently available for purchase  here . The song follows their previously released video for ‘ We Are ,’ which was directed by Slipknot ‘s Shawn Crahan . The band just launched their North American tour in support of the album. Watch Hollywood Undead’s ‘Lion’ Lyric Video [button href=”” title=”Next: Hollywood Undead’s Johnny 3 Tears Discusses ‘We Are’ Inspiration” align=”center”]

Hollywood Undead Take Fans Behind the Scenes of ‘We Are’ Video Directed by Slipknot’s Clown

A&M / Octone After releasing the Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan -directed video for ‘ We Are ‘ a couple weeks back,  Hollywood Undead have now unveiled a behind-the-scenes clip chronicling the making of the video. The five-minute clip includes a behind the scenes look at some of the stunts performed in the video, plus plenty of commentary from Crahan. From drugs to crime to violence to fire, there’s never a shortage of something interesting in the video’s concept. Band member Johnny 3 Tears talks about the single  as follows: “The song [‘We Are’] is about collective resistance. It’s the silent majority, but we’re using Los Angeles as the backdrop. Every time we work with Danny (Lohner, producer), he takes our music to the next level. Think of it as an ode to our misled youth.” ‘We Are’ is from Hollywood Undead’s forthcoming third album ‘Notes from the Underground,’ due for release on Jan. 8, 2013. Watch the Making of Hollywood Undead – ‘We Are’

Daily Reload: Nikki Sixx, Hollywood Undead + More

Michael Buckner, Getty Images – Happy 54th birthday to Nikki Sixx . Celebrate the Motley Crue and Sixx: A.M. bassist with our list of the 10 Best Nikki Sixx Songs. [ Loudwire ] – Hollywood Undead have debuted their new video for ‘We Are,’ shot by Slipknot ‘s Shawn Crahan . [ Loudwire ] – You can now watch Korn ‘s Jonathan Davis starring in the award-winning short film, ‘Wounded Warriors.’ [ Loudwire ] – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is welcoming Rush , Heart and Public Enemy among others. [ Loudwire ] – Halestorm are considering a covers EP and seeking your input. [ Loudwire ] – The audience member who had Vince Neil take a swing at him allegedly tried to fight the singer. [ Loudwire ] – Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is mapping out a 2013 tour. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund recently raised over $100,000 thanks to a guitar auction. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – If you need a refresher on indie and alternative rock, check out the Top 50 Songs of December. [ ]

Hollywood Undead Unveil ‘We Are’ Video Directed by Slipknot’s Clown + Announce January Tour

A&M/Octane Hollywood Undead have unleashed the music video for the track ‘We Are,’ the first single from their upcoming 2013 album, ‘Notes From the Underground,’ due Jan. 8. The video was directed by Slipknot percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan and is available below for your eyeballs to experience. The sinister video is shot masterfully by Crahan, with his creative vision complementing both the song and the performances showcased by Hollywood Undead. The clip is not one to be missed, as each member gets their own little vignette, whether it be writing messages with a massive amount of cocaine, smashing televisions, robbing liquor stores or setting people on fire. The video for ‘We Are’ has arrived just in time for fans to pre-order ‘Notes From the Underground’ at iTunes . Hollywood Undead have also revealed a string of North American tour dates beginning on Jan. 8 to celebrate the release of ‘Notes From the Underground.’ Check out the video for ‘We Are’ and the ‘Underground’ tour dates below. Watch Hollywood Undead’s ‘We Are’ Video Hollywood Undead 2013 ‘Underground’ Tour Dates: 1/8 – Hollywood, Calif. – The Key Club 1/9 – Sacramento, Calif. – Ace Of Spades 1/11 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Club Sound 1/12 – Denver, Colo. – Bluebird Theatre 1/14 – St. Paul, Minn. – Station 4 1/15 – Chicago, Ill. – The Bottom Lounge 1/16 – Detroit, Mich. – St. Andrews Hall 1/18 – New York, N.Y. – The Gramercy Theatre 1/21 – Cambridge, Mass. – Middle East 1/22 – Montreal, Quebec City – Corona Theatre 1/23 – Toronto, Ontario – Virgin Mobile Mod Club

Hollywood Undead Unveil ‘Notes From the Underground’ Album Artwork + Track Listing

A&M / Octone The return of Hollywood Undead is upon us, as the band has now revealed the artwork and track listing for their forthcoming ‘Notes From the Underground’ album. The latest news follows the recent revelation that the disc would arrive on Jan. 8 and the current success of the new single, ‘We Are.’ The band recently announced that they were shooting a video for the track with Slipknot ‘s Shawn “Clown” Crahan stepping behind the camera to film the clip . As for the artwork (seen to the left), it offers the look of a weathered book with stenciled orange lettering set against a solid red backdrop with an image of a bird carrying its prey. The disc itself consists of 11 new tunes, led by ‘ We Are .’ One of the band’s vocalists, Johnny 3 Tears, recently stated of the track and its background, “The song is about collective resistance. It’s the silent majority, but we’re using Los Angeles as the backdrop. Every time we work with Danny [Lohner], he takes our music to the next level. He’s willing to go as far outside the box as we are. As a whole, it’s a good introduction to ‘Notes From The Underground’ because it encompasses the band idealistically. Think of it as an ode to our misled youth.” The set also features the lead off track, ‘Dead Bite,’ which the band already previewed, as well as such standouts as ‘Another Way Out’ and ‘Believe.’ The full track listing is provided below. Hollywood Undead, ‘Notes From the Underground’ Track List: 1. ‘Dead Bite’ 2. ‘From the Ground’ 3. ‘Another Way Out,’ 4. ‘Lion’ 5. ‘We Are’ 6. ‘Pigskin’ 7. ‘Rain’ 8. ‘Kill Everyone’ 9. ‘Believe’ 10. ‘Up in Smoke’ 11. ‘Outside’ [button href=”” title=”Next: Watch a Hollywood Undead ‘Notes From the Underground’ Webisode” align=”center”]

Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan to Direct Video for Hollywood Undead Track ‘We Are’

Mary Ouellette, / Ethan Miller, Getty Images Hollywood Undead are gearing up to release their third studio album, ‘Notes From the Underground’ in 2013. With another year coming our way, rock and metal acts from around the world will attempt to create the biggest buzz of the year, capturing the spotlight for themselves and their music. To give Hollywood Undead a little extra boost for the new single ‘We Are,’ the band has recruited Slipknot ‘s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan to direct the song’s music video. Crahan has helped Slipknot achieve phenomenal success since the group’s inception, and the artist will now seek to lend his talents to Hollywood Undead for the ‘We Are’ video. “We are very excited to be working with someone that thinks as progressively about their art as we do,” says Hollywood Undead’s Da Kurlzz. ”Clown is a great director, and together we are going to deliver something truly memorable.” Band member Johnny 3 Tears elaborates, “The song [‘We Are’] is about collective resistance. It’s the silent majority, but we’re using Los Angeles as the backdrop. Every time we work with Danny, he takes our music to the next level. Think of it as an ode to our misled youth.” Johnny continues, “We’ve maintained an underground identity. When we write songs, we’re coming from a place people don’t like to look at or talk about openly. As people get older, they get used to lying. We have a bond with so many kids because they appreciate that honesty. They don’t know how bad some things get yet. We tell them the truth.” The ‘Notes From the Underground’ album title is an homage to the great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Stay tuned for the ‘We Are’ video and the 2013 release of ‘Notes From the Underground.’ [button href=”” title=”Next: Watch the First ‘Notes From the Underground’ Webisode” align=”center”]

Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan: Paul Gray ‘Will Be a Part of the Next Record’

Mary Ouellette, Slipknot are currently on a break from their last touring cycle, which included a headlining spot on the 2012 Mayhem Festival, the Heavy T.O. and Heavy MTL festivals, and the band’s very own live creation, Knotfest. In a recent interview Artisan News, Slipknot percussionist and creative pathfinder Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan  spoke about late bassist Paul Gray ‘s contributions will be heard on the next Slipknot album. “There are songs that he’s written that will be a part of the next record,” says Crahan in the video interview posted below. “We’re all going to have to think like him, and he’ll be there. He’ll be there; there’s no way [that] Paul Gray [will not be] a part of anything that we do for the rest of our career.” Gray’s bass was placed onstage during Slipknot’s last touring cycle, with the band’s touring bassist, Donnie Steele, remaining offstage during shows. We had the opportunity to speak with Clown at the 2012 Heavy MTL festival in Montreal, Quebec, where the masked musician explained the difficulties that Slipknot continue to face without Gray. “As we all know, Paul was a major writing force in the band,” says Clown. “We’ve been sporadically touring for two years to share the grieving process with our fans instead of doing it by ourselves and having them do it by themselves — we’re doing it together … Even though it’s been over two years, you’ve got to be able to go into the studio calm, cool and collected, because I’m not ready to walk into a studio and not see him.” Artisan News Talks to Shawn Crahan [button href=”” title=”Check out Loudwire’s Video Interview with Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan” align=”center”]

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