Heavy horror punk icon Wednesday 13 spoke to Brutal Planet Journal about his upcoming album which is due later within the yr. The follow-up to 2019’s “Necrophaze” will mark the previous MURDERDOLLS frontman’s first launch for Napalm Data, with whom he signed final yr.
“I began writing music as quickly as I bought residence [at the beginning of the pandemic], and by the point this entire factor was over, I believe I wrote about 50 items of music, and I solely appreciated about 10 songs out of it, or 10 songs made sense to me,” he mentioned (as transcribed by Phoosi.com).
“I discovered it actually arduous to be impressed throughout this time,” Wednesday 13 admitted. “And I wasn’t gonna pressure something, however it was a extremely troublesome time to put in writing. Despite the fact that I had on a regular basis on the planet off to put in writing, there was no inspiration, ‘trigger the world was sort of shit. So, like all the time, I had to return to what makes me completely happy. When the actual world’s too actual for me, I am going into this world [at my home studio], with all my toys. So after I began penning this new file and writing new stuff, I began writing about stuff that makes me completely happy. Like Christine [from the Stephen King tale ‘Christine’, which involves a cursed car that’s just as scary as most movie villains], the automobile. So now we have now a brand new track on the brand new file about Christine. So I am completely happy.”
Requested if there can be any visitor musicians on the brand new WEDNESDAY 13 album, like there have been on “Necrophaze”, the singer, whose actual title is Joseph Poole, mentioned: “No. The thought on this file was… I imply, it was cool to have the visitors on the final file. I really like that as a result of I needed it arrange like a film and I needed it to really feel like there was visitors within the film and the entire vibe of it. This file, like I mentioned, having the 2 years off [and] and never being actually impressed by something, it was actually vital for me to make this file as shut with us as we might. That is why we recorded all of it collectively ourselves; we did it right here at our home. Roman [Surman, lead guitar] was in a position to come over. We have been in a position to observe. Jack [Tankersley, guitar], everyone, got here in. Troy [Doebbler, bass] did his elements. However as an alternative of getting a producer or getting any exterior enter, I simply needed this to be all about us. I did not want a producer coming in, going, ‘You guys ought to do that.’ I am, like, ‘You understand what? We’re in a bizarre house. Allow us to determine it out.’ We do not want another person who does not know what the hell is happening to inform us what to do. So this file, I actually needed it to be nearly us. I am producing the file, and there is no exterior visitors; it is simply us. And from my viewpoint, or how I hear this file, it is positively nearer to the ‘Transylvania [90210: Songs Of Death, Dying, And The Dead]’ and ‘Skeletons’ sort of vibe. It is nonetheless bought a spooky horror enjoyable vibe to it, it is bought its darkish moments, however general, I believe it is extra of a rock file than, like, the ‘Condolences’ album.”
WEDNESDAY 13‘s “20 Years Of Worry” tour will kick off on March 23 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and can finish on Could 7 in Sacramento, California.
“Necrophaze” was launched in September 2019. The LP was recorded by Michael Spreitzer, who’s the producer, recording engineer and longtime guitarist of DEVILDRIVER, and is the primary WEDNESDAY 13 file to function visitor spots, which embody performances by Alice Cooper, Roy Mayorga of STONE SOUR (who gives an eerie, genuine, ’80s-inspired synth soundtrack-score to the album), Alexi Laiho of CHILDREN OF BODOM, and Cristina Scabbia of LACUNA COIL. Additionally making an look on the album is Jeff Clayton, member of legendary punk bands ANTISEEN and GG Allin‘s MURDER JUNKIES.
In November 2020, WEDNESDAY 13 launched an official music video for its cowl of INXS‘s hit track “Satan Inside”. The clip, filmed and directed by Vicente Cordero (3TEETH, SEPTEMBER MOURNING), premiered through the band’s “Halloween Spooktacular!” occasion on October 31, 2020 reside from Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.