Release day is upon us, and LA party legends Hollywood Undead have today unleashed their latest album, “New Empire Vol. 2” out via BMG/Dove & Grenade Media. As the second instalment of the critically-acclaimed “New Empire” two-part opus, “New Empire Vol. 2” was produced by Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, Sleeping with Sirens) and features tracks such as the genre-bending hit “Idol” featuring preeminent rapper Tech N9ne, the star-studded track “Heart of a Champion” featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills (which has already garnered nearly 5 million global streams and 1.5 million views on YouTube), along with their latest smash-hit, “Gonna Be Ok”. Listen to “New Empire Vol. 2” here.
“New Empire Vol. 2” has already been met with critical acclaim, with Kerrang! stating, “The companion to a first volume released earlier this year, New Empire, Vol. 2 finds rap-rock veterans Hollywood Undead on fine form… New Empire, Vol. 2 proves that its creators remain capable of standing on their own two feet.” Rock ‘N’ Load Magazine shared, “From start to finish, the album provides the different levels that we have come to know and love the band for while continuing to show their growth.” Cryptic Rock claimed, “Ultimately, with New Empire Vol. 2, Hollywood Undead has released yet another brilliant set of new music.”
New Empire Vol. 2
2. Coming Through the Stereo
3. Ghost Out
4. Gonna Be Okay
7. Coming Home
9. Worth It
10. Heart of A Champion Feat. Jacoby Shaddix and Spencer Charnas
Idol Feat. Gh0stkid
Idol Feat. Kurt92
In addition to the release of “New Empire Vol. 2”, Hollywood Undead will also be hosting a global pay-per-view livestream, “The Hollywood Undead House Party”, a wild, no holds barred, virtual party event on Friday, December 18, featuring classic Undead hits and new never-before-seen favourites from their freshly released album “New Empire Vol. 2”, and maybe even some very special party-crashing guests. The event, produced in partnership with Danny Wimmer Presents, is now on sale with a variety of party-themed packages ranging from standard tickets to merch and party packs, as well as a limited amount of virtual meet & greet packages. Gather your best buds and let the good times roll by getting tickets from www.HollywoodUndeadLive.com.
Watch the House Party Trailer Here
For fans wishing to take the party to the next level, Hollywood Undead are offering a variety of suitably awesome merch bundles:
Ticket and t-shirt, with rolling papers
Ticket and hoodie, with rolling papers
Ticket, T-shirt and House Party Pack (that includes a bandana, a dozen branded red Solo cups, 2 Ping Pong balls, rolling papers and a deck of cards)
Ticket, T-Shirt, House Party Pack and virtual meet & greet with a keepsake video (limited availability). The first 150 purchasers will also receive a surprise, one-of-a-kind item captured right at the party!
All tickets and bundles are available now at HollywoodUndeadLive.com.
Formed in 2005, Hollywood Undead inched towards mainstream dominance under the radar with unprecedented success for a modern band. Preceding the current playlist-hopping genre-less boom, they defied stylistic boundaries from day one. Integrating rap, rock, and electronic, the seminal 2008 debut Swan Songs went platinum. 2011’s gold-selling American Tragedy bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 with Notes from the Underground soaring to #2 in 2013. Day of the Dead  and Five  brought the group’s total streams past 1 billion and New Empire Vol 1. seeing their combined streams across Spotify and YouTube hit a staggering 2 billion. Along the way, they sold out tours on four continents and garnered acclaim courtesy of Rolling Stone, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, Alternative Press, Revolver, and more.