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Just a couple of days before the first ever Hollywood Undead show in Greece with Papa Roach and Ice Nine Kills, frontman J-Dog takes us on a ride about his expectations from the show, the new album, his influences, as well as the biggest moment for the band. See you at Piraeus 117 Academy on Saturday February 29th! Interview: Yiannis Dolas

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Rockpages.gr: This is the first time you visit Greece to play, what do you expect?

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J-Dog: We are very excited to be in Greece for the first time. I don’t know what to expect, but I expect it will be amazing!

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Rockpages.gr: By the time you show up your new album, “New Empire, Vol1” will be out, can you tell us a bit about that?

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J-Dog: We think it’s a great record, it’s a bit heavier than our past efforts as well. We definitely tried new progressions in new things musically and we are very excited for everyone to hear it.

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Rockpages.gr: Does “Vol.1” means that there will be a sequel?

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J-Dog: Yes there will be a volume 2, It will not be long after volume one. Although this album is a little heavier, volume two is a bit more nuanced. We try not to do anything on purpose, everything we do is on accident, that’s the way music is supposed to be.

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Rockpages.gr: What would you say that are your influences?

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J-Dog: Musically… I would say Nine Inch Nails, The Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, and a few other. Lyrically… I would say Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dostoevsky, and Herman Hesse

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Rockpages.gr: What were your biggest moment so far?

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J-Dog: Prolly the day we signed our record deal, you only get to do that once. Was An amazing feeling after years and years of work.

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Rockpages.gr: What are your favourite places to play live?

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J-Dog: I love to play the Czech Republic, Moscow, Germany, and soon… Greece.

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Rockpages.gr: Nowadays music formats go towards incorporating strong visuals as well. Do you think that instead of releasing a full album’s worth of material you should only release videos on YouTube?

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J-Dog: Fuck no.

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