KNITTING FACTORY PRESENTS
Hollywood Undead, Butcher Babies, Demrick
The number five holds a deep significance. We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in theology. For the five members of Hollywood Undead—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny—the digit perfectly encapsulates their fifth full-length offering—FIVE [Dove & Grenade Media/BMG]. Fans can pre-order the new album from here: http://smarturl.it/HUFive
“We’re five brothers, and this is our fifth record,” affirms Johnny 3 Tears. “Nothing gets to the essence of the music like this number does. Numerology has a lot of power. When we said Five, it just made sense. The fact that we could all agree on one word codifies who we are. It also nods back to ‘No. 5’ from our first album, because it was our fifth song. Moreover, it hints at this secret society of fans supporting us for the past decade. The number is significant, and this is a significant moment for us.”
The band have just released the first single/video from their forthcoming album called “California Dreaming.” You can check out the world premiere of the video on Vevo here: http://smarturl.it/CaliforniaDreamingV
Powered by neck-snapping guitars and fast and furious bars, the song cycles between guttural rapping and quick quips. Everything culminates on the choral chant “We never sleep, in California we’re dreaming.”
“It dissects both sides of California,” J-Dog reveals. “You’ve got the glitz, glamour, sun, and surf. Then, you’ve got the super fucked side of people not being able to afford rent, celebrities being assholes, and that fake façade. We wanted to do a heavy song with a Red Hot Chili Peppers-esque chorus. It’s an old school vibe explored in a new way.”
Known for atomic live performances, the quintet regularly sells out shows around the world from Massachusetts and Miami to Moscow and Manchester. They’ve toured alongside the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, and Stone Sour in addition to notching features from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Revolver, and more.
The band is pleased to announce a new set of dates in support of V which will begin on September 30th at the Louder Than Life festival. Tickets and VIP Packages for all shows go on sale this Friday at 10AM local in each city. For all U.S. headline shows, Butcher Babies will serve as direct support.
Since the release of their RIAA platinum-certified 2008 debut, Swan Songs. the group’s unmistakable and inebriating distillation of rock, hip-hop, industrial, and electronic has incited the rise of a bona fide cult audience comprised of millions. For the uninitiated, think Trent Reznor producing Enter The Wu-Tang Clan – 36 Chambers in 2020, and you’re halfway there…Quietly infecting the mainstream, their 2011 sophomore effort American Tragedy went gold and bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, while 2013’s Notes From The Underground seized #2. In 2015, Day of the Dead spawned another smash in the form of the title track, which amassed 21.1 million Spotify streams and 17 million YouTube/VEVO views.
Hailing from the City Of Angels, BUTCHER BABIES offer redemption from the overplayed underground, exorcising demons with a visceral sound matched only in scope by their explosive stage show. Frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chris Warner juxtapose brutal, aggressive riffs with beautiful melodies that wail with anguish and hope for redemption.
The band signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records in December 2012, and a month later hit the road with Marilyn Manson on what proved to be one of the new year's most talked about tours. Less than a year later, July 2013, they released their debut album GOLIATH, produced by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God, Hatebreed). Since then, Butcher Babies have toured relentlessly among the likes of Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Danzig, In This Moment, Cradle of Filth, Black Label Society, etc; played music fests including Mayhem, Knotfest, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, and Welcome to Rockville, etc. and appeared in the film Alleluia! : The Devil’s Carnival.
On August 21, 2015 Butcher Babies released their highly anticipated follow up, TAKE IT LIKE A MAN and released a music video for each song on the album. Carla Harvey said: "The majority of the album is very aggressive thrash metal. On this album, we wanted to go back to our roots, which were aggressive thrash, and ninety percent of the album is that.” Added co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd: "But the thing is we're not ever gonna sacrifice who we are for that. What we're attempting with this is to bring back the metal and the aggression into radio. So we kind of… We merged the two worlds. And radio stations who have heard it so far are impressed and we're very excited for that.”
Demrick, formally known as Young De, is a Recording Artist / Songwriter currently residing in Los Angeles, California. He has a unique style of music, both raw and soulful. “The songs I write are about my life, friends, family and people I’ve met along the way, most of my inspiration comes from my everyday experiences.” He is best known for his collaborations with high profile artists such as Xzibit, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, B-Real and Cypress Hill. He is also recognized as a protege of B-Real & Xzibit.
The beginning of his career started in 2005 when he met Kurupt in Philadelphia. At the time he was in a group and Kurupt urged them to move to California. They took him up on the suggestion and in 2007 they released an album with Kurupt titled “Philly 2 Cali”.
In 2008 Young De released his solo debut mixtape titled “Audio Hustlaz Vol. 1”, it was presented by DJ Skee. B-Real contributed to the mixtape as a producer and featured on several tracks. Later that year Young De released the “Homeland Security” mixtape which was a collaboration project with Shady/Interscopes’ artist Ca$his. Homeland Security was hosted by DJ Whoo Kid and featured tracks with Royce Da 5’9, Crooked I and Freeway among others.
Young De was also featured on B-Real’s 2009 solo album “Smoke N Mirrors”, appearing on 5 of the 15 songs including the single Don’t Ya Dare Laugh. With that album B-Real and Young De spent a lot of time touring overseas. In the middle of 09’, Young De’s appearance on DJ Muggs “Souls Assassins Intermissions” albumlanded 2,000,000+ hits on YouTube for it’s 1st single Figure It Out. Due to the success of that song he has spent the past 2 years touring with Xzibit.
In 2010 Cypress Hill released their 8th studio album titled “Rise Up” on EMI’s Priority Records. Young De was featured on the street single It Ain’t Nothin . The video for this single received rotation on all television outlets and landed him on the Carson Daily Show. He also went on tour with Cypress, performing at festivals like Rock am Ring and Rockin Rio. At the end of the year Young De teamed up with DJ Fingaz, for yet another mixtape titled “De is for Demrick”.
In 2011 Xzibit and Young created a music catalog for the company Extreme Music/Sony ATV titled “Urban Ammo”. From that catalog they chose two digital singles; Man On The Moon & What It Is. These videos were shot by director Matt Alonzo and led to rotation on MTV.
In mid 2011, Young De released an EP titled “Neva Look Back” produced solely by Scoop DeVille. The EP had three singles What’s Good, Ready 2 Go & What’s Good Remix.
Young De just released his early 2012 mixtape “#Heads Up”. The 17 song project includes the singles Money & Weed & Burn Out (Produced By Jim Jonsin). After being noticed by South Florida’s Grammy winning producer Jim Jonsin in a studio session with Cypress Hill. The two have started working on music for his debut LP which has yet to be titled.