Machine Gun Kelly is set to release a new graphic novel which is based on this 2019 record, ‘Hotel Diablo’.
The release will also be called Hotel Diablo and is described as a horror anthology that’s “a waystation for the soul”. It was co-written by MGK alongside Eliot Rahal and Ryan Cady.
A synopsis describes the new project as “a place where your deeds in life are the keys to your eternity in the afterlife. And it’s Lidia Lopez’s first night behind the front desk. Every guest has a story to tell and a lesson to learn.”
Rahal said of the project: “This project has me feeling incredibly lucky. [Machine Gun Kelly] is an incredibly intense and passionate artist. It’s the kind of energy I respond to. He’s someone who wants to do something special, and, as a result, we have.”
Cady added: “Horror anthologies are like catnip for me, so when Colson presented the Hotel Diablo concept to us, I couldn’t help but latch on… The raw intensity of the album, this idea of a vacation to visit the darkest corner of your soul — hell yeah, y’all, sign me up.”
Hotel Diablo is available to pre-order now. It comes in a number of editions, including a deluxe version that comes with a new vinyl edition of the 2019 album. It’s expected to be released in July 2021.
The announcement of the ‘Hotel Diablo’ graphic novel comes after another project recently released by MGK, ‘Downfalls High’ which is a musical film based on the artists 2020 record, ‘Tickets To My Downfall.
The release saw over 16 million views in its first weekend and has since been released on Youtube which currently stands at 7.6 Million views.
Following the premiere of the film over the weekend, Machine Gun Kelly has announced that his Downfalls High musical amassed 16 Million Views over the last weekend.
The adaptation of his record, ‘Tickets To My Downfall’, was uploaded to Facebook on January 15th 2021 and has now been uploaded to Youtube as well.
At the time of writing, it currently stands at 3.3 Million views on Youtube.
“Opening weekend did over 16 million views!!” says MGK. “Now we’re premiering it on YouTube today for everyone to watch. Thanks to everyone who helped us turn the album into its own world and era.”
Check out some Behind The Scenes photos below.
“It was almost like shooting 14 music videos back-to-back, but with a narrative that’s outside of my personal life stories,” the musician previously told NME, adding that it was shot in just four days. “It focuses on other characters, and then me and [Travis Barker, Blink-182] are just the narrators. It’s an interesting concept because it hasn’t been done for an album ever, maybe outside of like Pink Floyd’s The Wall.”
After the wait, the long awaited film to accompany Machine Gun Kelly’s film to his latest record, ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ is finally here.
‘Downfalls High’, written and directed by Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun, the 49 minute film documents MGK’s ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ track by track with all the romance and drama you can expect in a high school. Blackbear, Trippie Redd, Iann Dior and Travis Barker all make appearances in the film.
It premiered last Friday but you can watch it over and over below.