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One of Utah's favorite bands, California-based Hollywood Dead, saw its lyricist, producer and singer-rapper Deuce depart the band in 2010.

He has announced plans to release his debut solo album "Nine Lives" via Five Seven Music on March 27, 2012.

From the press release: Experiencing unprecedented success as the frontman for Hollywood Undead, and creatively fueling the band's fire that lead to millions of views on YouTube and over 800,000 in album sales of Swan Songs, Deuce's solo effort picks up right where the aforementioned sensation left off. "This album has that signature Deuce sound and is similar in flavor to what I created on 'Swan Songs,' but completely unrestricted and rated NC-17. I took some of the s___ I couldn't get away with on Swan Songs and brought it to another level for 'Nine Lives.' If you liked what I did before you will love this shit. Deuce lives mother-f____er," says Deuce. Deuce recently wrapped two music videos in Los Angeles, directed by Nathan Cox (Marilyn Manson, Linkin Park, Black Veil Brides), for "Let's Get It Crackin'" and "America" from the upcoming album.