Hollywood Undead Drop Music Video For “Idol” Feat. Tech N9ne

Platinum certified Los Angeles quintet, Hollywood Undead have unveiled the official music video for Idol today. Featuring legendary rapper Tech N9ne the official video sparks terrifying voodoo vibes as it depicts the dark side of fandom. “I think the video best…

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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Posted on August 20, 2020

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Platinum certified Los Angeles quintet, Hollywood Undead have unveiled the official music video for Idol today. Featuring legendary rapper Tech N9ne the official video sparks terrifying voodoo vibes as it depicts the dark side of fandom.

“I think the video best represents the chaos and turmoil of the song itself,” Johnny 3 Tears says.”Organized and introspective. But something insidious always right below the surface.”

Idol is out now via BMG/Dove & Grenade Media. Listen here and watch the brand new video below.

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Idol is the first track to be released from the upcoming Vol. 2 of Hollywood Undead’s two part opus, New Empire produced by Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, Sleeping With Sirens). Since the track was released last month, it has already clocked up an impressive 1.7 million streams on Spotify and the lyric video has hit 633,000 views on YouTube.

The first part, New Empire Vol. 1, was released back in February of this year and spawned hits Already Dead, Time Bomb, Heart Of A Champion and Nightmare to great acclaim with Consequence Of Sound claiming “New Empire Vol. 1 finds the band in a much heavier setting than usual”, Inc. Magazine stating “Fifteen years in, and in an industry where careers are often measured in months, [they’re] releasing a killer new album,” and Billboard asserting “Hollywood Undead shows no signs of slowing down.” They hit the road for a mammoth European tour with Papa Roach and Ice Nine Kills in support of Vol.1 but it was unfortunately cut short when the COVID 19 pandemic hit.

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 [2015] and Five [2017] 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.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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