Five

Background

Hollywood Undead officially started pre-production on their fifth studio album in late 2016. Fans were first clued in when band members began posting photos from their home studios later in the year. The band subsequently appeared on MDDN’s official website not long after as one of the firm’s current clients. MDDN is best known as a music management company founded by Joel and Benji Madden. Fans were only able to speculate on social media about their involvement with MDDN until Scene for Dummies received confirmation from Johnny 3 Tears that the band decided to go independent after concluding their contract with Interscope Records with the release of Day of the Dead. In the weeks that followed, the band continued working on acquiring a distribution deal with the help of their new management firm.

Johnny 3 Tears also confirmed a shortlist of producers who would be assisting with the band’s fifth album. Longtime collaborators Griffin Boice and Sean Gould returned to the fold to offer their production skills on several tracks that would ultimately end up on the final version of the record. In addition, Johnny stated that they wanted to work with “fresh blood” for this record cycle. Part of this came in the form of Courtney Ballard, a writer/producer/sound engineer for MDDN Studios. Ballard would ultimately end up producing and contributing to the writing process on some of the tracks which appear on Five. Tracking for the album was finished in May 2017, while mixing was completed in later in the Summer.

Five (Hollywood Undead Album)

RELEASE INFORMATION

Record Label: Dove & Grenade Media / BMG
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Formats: CD, Digital Download, Vinyl
Length: 52:01

PURCHASE

DIGITAL
 iTunes / Google Play / AmazonQobuz* / TIDAL*
* - Lossless format available
CD / Vinyl
Amazon / Best Buy

TRACKLISTING:

# Title Produced by Length
01 California Dreaming Sean Gould 03:54
02 Whatever It Takes Charlie Scene 03:07
03 Bad Moon   03:52
04 Ghost Beach   03:54
05 Broken Record Charlie Scene 03:39
06 Nobody's Watching   03:58
07 Renegade Courtney Ballard 03:03
08 Black Cadillac (feat. B-Real)   03:47
09 Pray (Put'Em in the Dirt) Griffin Boice 04:24
10 Cashed Out   03:29
11 Riot   03:47
12 We Own the Night Sean Gould 04:02
13 Bang Bang   03:40
14 Your Life   03:25

LEGEND: BOLD titles is singles

STREAM

PERSONNEL

Hollywood Undead

Johnny 3 Tears
J-Dog
Charlie Scene
Danny
Funny Man

Art Direction

Art Direction & Design by Randall Leddy
Photography by Jake Stark
Mask Maker: Jerry Constantine

Management

Management: MDDN
Product Management: Jason Hradil
A&R Administration: JJ Knerr

Production / Technical

Sean Gould - Production ("California Dreaming", "We Own the Night" and "Bang Bang")
Courtney Ballard - Production ("Renegade", "Your Life")
Griffin Boice - Production ("Pray")
Christian Dold - Production ("Cashed Out")
Jared Poythress - Production ("Your Life")
Dan Lancaster - Mixing
Rhys May - Mix Assistant
Brian “Big Bass” Gardner - Mastering

Additional Musicians

Tommy Lee - Drums on "Pray"
Dean Butterworth - Drums on "California Dreaming", "We Own the Night", "Bang Bang"
Collin Swanky - Drums on "Renegade"
Danny Lohner - Guitar & Bass on "Pray"
Griffin Boice - Guitar, Piano and Strings on "Pray"
Henry Flury - Guitar on "Renegade"
MUSYCA Children's Choir, Oliver Clinger and Liam Clinger - Additional Vocals on "California Dreaming"
Da’Jon James, Ernest Harrison, Jairus Gil, Isabella Custino, Kate Crellin, and Tiah Barnes - Additional Vocal on "Nobody's Watching"

CHART PERFORMANCE

NOT AVAILABLE YET

iTunes Charts

Country Peak Position
Czech Republic 1
Hungary 1
Russia 1
Ukraine 1
United States 2
Sweden 2
Finland 3
Israel 2
Norway 1

Billboard Charts

Chart Peak Position
Hot Rock Songs ("Whatever It Takes") 44
Hot Rock Songs ("California Dreaming") 46
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

ALBUM REVIEWS

  1. September 07, 2017 - Jacob Jørgensen, Calles Rock Corner (Dutch Language) - Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Calles Rock Corner
  2. October 2, 2017 - Jeanette Grönecke-Preuss, Metal.de (German Language) - Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Metal.de
  3. October 10, 2017 - Nik Young, TeamRock / Metal Hammer (English Language) - Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at TeamRock.com
  4. October 17, 2017 - Mark Wincott, The Moshville Times (English Language) - Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at The Moshville Times
  5. October 17, 2017 - Daniel Källmalm, Hallowed.se (Swedish/English Language) - Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Hallowed.se
  6. October 18, 2017 - Emilie Rae, Shockwave Magazine (English Language) - Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Shockwave Magazine
  7. October 18, 2017 - Heike Leppkes, Time for Metal Magazine (German Language) - Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Time for Metal Magazine
  8. October 19, 2017 - Jasmine Marceau, Drop This - Alternative Music Magazine (English Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Drop This, Alternative Music Magazine
  9. October 20, 2017 - The Soundboard Reviews (English Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at The Soundboard Reviews
  10. October 21, 2017 - Marco Thiel, Gestromt.de (German Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Gestromt.de
  11. October 21, 2017 - Katharina, Allschools.de (German Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Allschools.de
  12. October 22, 2017 - Anders Lundtang, Metal A Day (Dutch Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Metal A Day
  13. October 23, 2017 - Jeannie Blue, Cryptic Rock (English Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Cryptic Rock
  14. October 24, 2017 - Emily Clark, AltCorner (English Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at AltCorner
  15. October 24, 2017 - Robin Goodfellow, Drunk in a Graveyard (English Language) - 
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Drunk in a Graveyard
  16. October 24, 2017 - Christoffer Bertzell, Nöjesguiden (Swedish Language) - Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Nöjesguiden
  17. October 24, 2017 - Julia, minutenmusik. (German Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at munutenmusik.
  18. October 26, 2017 - Chloe Jover-Anderson, Amnplify (English Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Amnplify
  19. October 26, 2017 - Chris, HandwrittenMag (German Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at HandwrittenMag
  20. October 26, 2017 - Michelle Huizen, Smash Press (Dutch Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Smash Press
  21. October 26, 2017 - Leoni Dowidat, POWERMETAL.de (German Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at POWERMETAL.de
  22. October 27, 2017 - Dean Martin, Distorted Sound Magazine (English Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Distorted Sound Magazine
  23. October 27, 2017 - Adrian Glover, Salute Magazine (English Language) -
    Hollywood Undead: Five Album Review at Salute Magazine

ALTERNATE RELEASES

Five (Hollywood Undead Album - LP)

Five (LP Vinyl)

Record Label: Dove & Grenade Media / BMG
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Formats: LP
Length: 52:01

Notes:

Hollywood Undead's fifth studio album pressed on vinyl.

Five (Only @ Best Buy) [Hollywood Undead's Album)

Five (Only @ Best Buy)

Record Label: Dove & Grenade Media / BMG
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Formats: CD
Length: 52:01

Notes: 

Limited edition of Hollywood Undead's fifth studio album features an exclusive bandana. Available only at Best Buy.

Five (Hollywood Undead's Album)

Five (CD – EU Version)

Record Label: Dove & Grenade Media / BMG
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Formats: CD, Digital Download
Length: 52:01

Notes:

EU Pressing of 'Five' CD.

Five (Hollywood Undead's Album)

Five (LP – EU Version)

Record Label: Dove & Grenade Media / BMG
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Formats: LP
Length: 52:01

Notes: