Undead" is a song by American rap rock band Hollywood Undead, the first track and third single from their debut full-length album, Swan Songs. Anthony Marsh, Jr used this song as the main theme song for his Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy fanfilm Power Rangers LG: The Rise of Trakeena .
The song peaked at #10 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, #11 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks, and #4 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100. "Undead" was released as a 7" single in the United Kingdom on HMV with "Circles" as a second track.
During Super Bowl XLIII, a trailer aired for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra which featured "Undead". The song is also featured in the video game UFC 2009 Undisputed from THQ and is part of the soundtrack for Madden NFL 2009. MMA fighter Josh Neer used this song as his entrance music during UFC 101. The song was used in the New York Knicks 2009-2010 intro video. The song was used in the NBC telecast of WrestleMania XXV, highlighting the match between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. Most recently, the song was used in a a TV spot trailer for the 2011 remake film Conan the Barbarian. The song was also used for Shiima Xion during his run in the indy circuit.
The main riff of the song is the same as that from "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne, played on a synthesizer rather than a guitar and transposed into a different key. As with all songs from the bands debut, Deuce sings the chorus. Johnny 3 Tears raps the first verse, Charlie Scene raps the second verse, and J-Dog raps the third. The original version of the song was entitled "Out the Way" and featured additional lyrics during J-Dog's verse. Although it is unknown why these words were cut out on the final track, these lyrics are performed by the band at live shows.
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- Hollywood Undead
- Charlie Scene - vocals, lead guitar
- J-Dog – keyboards, synthesizer, rhythm guitar, vocals, screams
- Deuce - clean vocals
- Da Kurlzz – drums, percussion, screams, vocals
- Funny Man – vocals
- Johnny 3 Tears – vocals
- Don Gilmore - executive producer, recording, programming
- Danny Lohner - producer
- Deuce - producer
- Ben Grosse - mixing