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Wednesday 13

Formed: 2004
From: NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Wednesday 13 News

Below is our complete Wednesday 13 news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Wednesday 13 To Record New Album This Week

Wednesday 13 (ex-MURDERDOLLS) will begin recording the follow-up to 2006's "Fang Bang" this week. Wednesday has written and plans to record 20 songs for the latest outing, titled "Skeletons". Tentative songtitles include "From Here To the Hearse", "Dead Carolina", "All American Massacre" and "Not Another Teenage Anthem".

Says Wednesday 13, "I'm really excited about the new music, it's totally and completely different than 'Fang Bang'!!! The new music is pretty heavy and probably the most dark and personal record I have ever written."

In other news, Wednesday 13 has sent notice to Rykodisc — the label which released "Fang Bang" — that they have missed their window to exercise their contractual option to release the next WEDNESDAY 13 CD.

"'Fang Bang' has done really well and it's without a lot of support from Rykodisc," says Wednesday 13. "I am not badmouthing them. The fact is, the week we signed to Rykodisc the president of the label and our A&R guy left to go to another label and then a few days later, Ryko, like many labels, had more staff cuts, including our publicist and radio guy. They did the best they could, given the situation. In the past year, I have done more touring, both overseas and in the U.S., than I ever have. With the help of my booking agent, manager and the great support of the fans, we have continued to grow our audience."

Also on the Wednesday 13-related front, he has recruited former MISTER MONSTER/MICHALE GRAVES guitarist J-Sin Trioxin to fill the vacant guitar slot.

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Wednesday 13 Part Ways With Guitarist

WEDNESDAY 13 (ex-MURDERDOLLS) has parted ways with guitarist Eric Griffin. "Eric is a great guy and has been a huge asset to the touring band for the past year," Wednesday says in a statement. "He is an amazing player and will add new life to whatever band he joins! It will be extremely difficult to find a replacement."

If you are interested in joining WEDNESDAY 13's touring lineup as the group's guitarist, send you details to mule@horrorhigh.com.

Wednesday 13 will embark on the U.S. "Ghouls on Parade" tour in October before heading overseas for the "Fan Bang" fan appreciation trek. Wednesday will also do some acoustic shows with his country band BOURBON CROW.

Wednesday 13 has been filming a new video project over the last few months. The show, entitled "Weirdo A-Go-Go", will feature the campy and morbid sense of humor that any fans of Wednesday 13 can expect. In the first two episodes, Wednesday 13 hosts clips and trailers of cheap horror flicks, along with performing schlocky but witty skits with his strange and wacky sidekicks. The program promises to resurrect the tradition of Saturday morning TV shows that Wednesday 13 grew up on — the random creations of Sid and Marty Krofft and Pee Wee's Playhouse mixed with the comedic approach of horror hosts Commander USA, Elvira, and Zacherely.

The project, to be distributed by Horror High, LLC, was shot by Rafa of Core Entertainment, Inc. Rafa is most noted for the video and web site projects he has done for AVENGED SEVENFOLD, EVANESENCE, ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, STATIC-X and the Dimebag tribute bracelet. An October release is expected.

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Wednesday 13 And Trashlight Vision To Tour

WEDNESDAY 13 will team up with his former MURDERDOLLS bandmate Acey Slade and Acey's TRASHLIGHT VISION band for a U.S. tour in October.

"I am very excited to be hitting the road with Acey and TRASHLIGHT VISION," stated Wednesday 13. "On our current run, we had a show in New York City and Acey came to hang out. After many hours and many memories relived, we decided we should just get out on the road together. I had planned to take the month of October off, but this rock and roll circus needs to keep on moving! The October run will be very special for us — we will be bringing out all of our monster, Halloween-themed songs and have a new live stage show to match. The tour will consist of four bands. We always want to tour with some friends, but sometimes they can't afford a month-long tour, so we are going to invite some of our friends out to be the opening band and stay on the road for a few days. We are still looking for the perfect second band to share the tour with us and TLV!"

Commented Acey Slade: "A week or so ago, Wed and the gang blew out New York City like a F5 hurricane. At the after party we all talked and drank 'till the dawn. Right before Wed had to crawl back in his coffin he said, 'Hey, Acey, what are you doin' for Halloween? We should do a tour!' And that was that! Be prepared for a Halloween you won't soon forget!"

The tour will hit 20 to 30 markets. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

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Night Kills The Day On Tour w/ The 69 Eyes, FTM

The New York-based four-piece Night Kills The Day released their full length debut The Study Of Man April 10 via the NYC indie Score Records. Filled with highlights such as the anthemic first single “Dive,” the electro-pop “Rainbows in N.Y.C.” and the danceable “Enjoy The Ride” The Study of Man… is now impacting specialty radio. The bands wide range of influences are neatly packaged into their own unique sound that translates into a dynamic and energized live show.

Produced by Joe Blaney--noted for his engineering work with the Ramones and Keith Richards as well as his efforts on the Clash albums Combat Rock and This is Radio Clash--the album is garnering critical praise:

Night Kills the Day are currently on tour with The 69 Eyes, from Finland, hitting one night in Los Angeles, then moving to Texas and down to the Southeast part of the country. On this leg they are also being joined by Fair to Midland and Wednesday 13. As soon as this leg of the tour ends (July 10th) they will be headed back to the West Coast where they will be joined by Aiden and >From Autumn To Ashes. West Coast dates coming soon.

Tour Dates
Upcoming Shows with The 69 Eyes, Fair to Midland and Wednesday 13
Jun 28 2007 7:00P Slim's (w/ The 69 Eyes) San Francisco, CA
Jun 29 2007 6:00P Galaxy Theatre (w/ The 69 Eyes) Santa Ana, CA
Jun 30 2007 7:00P El Rey Theatre (w/ The 69 Eyes) Los Angeles, CA
Jul 2 2007 7:00P House Of Blues (w/ The 69 Eyes) Dallas, TX
Jul 3 2007 8:00P Meridian (w/ The 69 Eyes) Houston, TX
Jul 5 2007 6:00P Revolution (w/ The 69 Eyes) Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jul 6 2007 6:30P House Of Blues (w/ The 69 Eyes) Lake Buena Vista, FL
Jul 7 2007 6:30P Roxy Theatre (w/ The 69 Eyes) Atlanta, GA
Jul 9 2007 7:00P The Recher Theatre (w/ The 69 Eyes) Towson, MD
Jul 10 2007 7:00P Theatre Of Living Arts (w/ The 69 Eyes) Philadelphia, PA

West Coast dates with Aidan and From Autumn To Ashes coming soon.

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Wednesday 13 On Murderdolls Reunion And More

Former MURDERDOLLS singer Wednesday 13 has posted the following question-and-answer session on his MySpace page:

Q: Why did you change band members from "Transylvania" to "Fang Bang"?

Wednesday: It was a decision that I made early in 2006. Two of the other guys had projects they were working on that was becoming a priority over W13 the band. In the winter of 2005 we were getting some great offers to play shows, but the guys weren't always available. It seemed like it would become a conflict later on when "Fang Bang" came out and when it came to touring. It also wouldn't be fair to the fans that everytime they showed up to a show, I had a different band member. I didn't want to be the guy that made the band members choose between W13 and their dreams. It wasn't a decision out of anger, or not being friends, it was just the best decision to make due to the circumstances. I wish them all the best!!!!

Q: FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS?? Reunion?? Albums??

Wednesday: Well, it was quick and gone right away. We got together for a few shows locally in 2005 and had plans to do more things in the future. It was a bit premature, it was a lot of fun, but it should've, would've, could've been out of control, and over the top...but it wasn't. There was no person to blame for it, it just wasn't the right time I guess. During that time the box set was being put together and I became more busy and involved with W13 stuff (which is and will always be the priority) and it just sorta fell to the side. Will there ever be a full reunion/tour??? Good question, but it looks pretty unlikey. FDQ...was a big, big part of my past and I'm very proud of it!!! Even though it looked promising to see the light of day again...I would say at this time it's very much just a memory.

Q: MURDERDOLLS???

Wednesday: The idea that MURDERDOLLS would reunite and record has been floating around like a ghost for almost five years now. I can't say no it won't ever happen because I'm not a psychic. I would like to think there is a possibility someday, but who knows? We all have moved on since those days and grew away from it but I know deep down inside we all think sometime... "Hey, what if we did one more?"

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The 69 Eyes To Tour w/ Wednesday 13

Caroline Records' Finnish five piece, raucous rockers The 69 Eyes, are bringing even more material from their album, ANGELS, to the American masses. The band touched down in the USA with Cradle of Filth earlier this year, have dominated Europe and now are set to return to the states.

The 69 Eyes - Jyrki 69 (Vocals), Bazie (Guitar), Timo-Timo (Guitar), Archzie (Bass) and Jussi 69 (Drums) - also known as the Helsinki Vampires, infuse a gothic vibe and an edginess to some stunning Sunset Strip rock.

The 69 Eyes will be hitting the road with Wednesday 13, Night Kills The Day and Fair To Midland. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Wednesday 13 Has New Song Posted On Myspace

WEDNESDAY 13 (ex-MURDERDOLLS) has posted a new track, entitled "Too Much Blood... In My Alcohol System", on his official MySpace page. The song comes off his upcoming sophomore solo effort, "Fang Bang", and will remain online for the rest of today (Friday, July 21) only. Last Friday, another new song, "Happily Ever Cadaver", was debuted.

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Wednesday 13's "Fang Bang" Track Listing Revealed

WEDNESDAY 13 (ex-MURDERDOLLS) has finalized the track listing for his sophomore solo album, "Fang Bang", due on September 12 via Restless Records/Rykodisc. The follow-up to 2005's "Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying and the Dead" was mixed by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with such artists as BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER and KISS.

Here is the "Fang Bang" track listing:

01. Morgue Than Words
02. American Werewolves In London
03. My Homesweet Homicide
04. Faith In The Devil
05. Happily Ever Cadaver
06. Curse Of Me
07. Haddonfield
08. Too Much Blood
09. Till Death Do Us Party
10. Buried With Children
11. Kill You Before You Kill Me
12. Die Sci Fi
13. Burn The Flames (ROKY ERICKSON cover) (bonus)

The European version of the album will contain a different bonus cut: a cover of MOTÖRHEAD's "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." The Japanese edition will feature the same track listing as the European CD, along with an extra bonus song: "Good Day To Die".

WEDNESDAY 13's "Till Death Do Us Party" U.S. tour dates: More...

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Rob Zombie Performs w/ New Bassist On "Letterman"

A video clip of ROB ZOMBIE's live performance of the track "American Witch" on CBS' "Late Night Show with David Letterman" — which was taped Wednesday afternoon (May 24) for broadcast later that night — has been posted online at YouTube.com. The appearance marked ZOMBIE's live debut with new bassist Matt Montgomery (a.k.a. Piggy D.; ex-AMEN/WEDNESDAY 13), who joined the group as the replacement for the recently departed Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (also ex-CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER). Rob Nicholson left Zombie earlier in the month in order to join OZZY OSBOURNE's recording/touring band.

Zombie will be teaming up with ANTHRAX for the "American Witch Across America" tour beginning on June 30 in El Paso, Texas. Rob is also expected to be joining GODSMACK on tour as a co-headliner this fall.

"Educated Horses", Zombie's third solo album, has sold 270,000 copies in the U.S. since being released on March 28.

"The Haunted World of Superbeasto", an animated film based on Zombie's El Superbeasto comic book character, will be out later this year. The rocker-turned-filmmaker is also working on the script for his third live-action feature.

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Wednesday 13 Signs With Restless/Rykodisc

Horror rock king and former Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13 recently signed a record deal with Restless/Rykodisc Records. The label has set a late summer release date for the highly anticipated new album Fang Bang, the follow up to 2005¹s Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying and the Dead (Roadrunner).

Little Box of Horrors, a limited edition box set of Wednesday 13¹s pre-Murderdolls band, Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 was also just released on May 9th via Restless.

Before becoming frontman for the very successful Slipknot offshoot Murderdolls, Wednesday 13 lead the ultra-depraved Frankenstein Drag Queens for four albums before putting the band on hold in 2002. Featuring five CDs and one DVD, Little Box of Horrors is a treasure trove of ghoulish delights and spans the band¹s history from 1996-2001 and includes all four of their original albums, plus a rarities disc (including early versions of Murderdolls tracks) and a DVD containing selections from a live concert in Spartanburg, SC 1998.

Little Box of Horrors includes:

CD1: The Late, Late, Late Show
CD2: Night of the Living Drag Queens
CD3: Songs From the Recently Deceased
CD4: Viva Las Violence
CD5: Rare Treats - A Previously Unreleased Collection of Outtakes &
Rarities
DVD: Transvestite Chainsaw Massacre

Wednesday 13 has also announced an all-new band line up which reunites him with fellow Murderdoll Eric Griffin. Wednesday 13 comments: "I will be teaming up with my old Murderdoll band mate Eric Griffin, long time friend Racci Shay (Genitorturers) and new pal Brix (Skrape/Dope) for the next chapter of rock'n roll debauchery in my life. I can't predict what this year will be like with this band but guarantee it will be nothing short of complete chaos...sorry in advance, and we'll see you all in hell!!!"

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Roadrage DVD Tracklisting Revealed

Roadrunner Records has announced this year's Roadrage DVD tracklisting:

1. Slipknot – Before I Forget
2. Slipknot – Vermilion
3. Killswitch Engage – The End Of Heartache (Band Version)
4. Machine Head – Days Turn Blue To Gray
5. Trivium – Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
6. 36 Crazyfists – Bloodwork
7. Chimaira – 'Cleansation (Live)'
8. Fear Factory – Archetype
9. Fear Factory – Bite The Hand That Bleeds
10. Cradle Of Filth – Nymphetamine
11. Wednesday 13 – I Walked With A Zombie
12. Devildriver – Hold Back The Day
13. Devildriver – Nothing's Wrong
14. Soulfly – Roots Bloody Roots (Live)
15. Hatebreed – Live For This
16. Caliban – The Beloved & The Hatred
17. Still Remains – The Worst Is Yet To Come
18. The Agony Scene – Prey
19. 3 Inches Of Blood – Deadly Sinners
20. Obituary – Insane
21. Betzefer – Down Low
22. Illdisposed – Still Sane
23. Blood Has Been Shed – She Speaks To Me
24. Zao – The Rising End
25. A Life Once Lost – Vulture
26.Terror – Overcome
27. Open Hand – Tough Girl
28. Walls Of Jericho – There's No I in F**k You
29. Hopesfall – Icarus
30. Throwdown – Burn
31. Madball – Heavenhell

The DVD will be available in September.

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Manson, Slayer, SoaD To Play Festimad 2005

Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy, Slayer and System of a Down are some of the music bands to perform in the festival Festimad 2005, to be held in Cantueña de Fuenlabrada (Madrid) on May 27 and 28. This edition will host the "heaviest" concerts it has ever sheltered.

The organisers expect this year near 60,000 people will attend the event, 20,000 more than in 2004. Furthermore, there will be many novelties in this edition, from a completely new headquarters to running-water WC's and hot-water showers.

Another of the novelties is that instead of a main stage and another smaller, both of them will have the same size one by the other. This nearness will allow a greater comfort for the audience to move from one stage to the other.

According to the organisers, the camping site will be much bigger and "closer from concerts, with a supermarket and food street stalls."

The Friday 27 programme will host Marilyn Manson's new show, as well as the bands Nightwish, The Hives, Wednesday 13 and Muletrain. The heavy metal Californian band Slayer will also perform on that day at the other stage, together with Turbonegro, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Skizoo and Legen Beltza.

The Prodigy will play on the first stage on Saturday 28 with Incubus, Hermano, Mondo Generator and The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster. System of a Down, one of the most creative bands on the North-American hard rock scene will share the stage on Saturday with Fu Manchu, Clutch, Five Horse Johnson and Hamlet.

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Wednesday 13 To Guest On Alice Cooper's Radio Show

Wednesday 13 will be Alice Cooper's guest on his radio show "Nights With Alice Cooper". The show is a classic rock format and is nationally syndicated on the United Stations network. The show will tape on 4/29 and air on 5/3 (times will differ, so make sure to check out www.nightswithalicecooper.com for more info).

In the meantime, you can check out a recent interview with Wednesday 13 online at Washington Examiner, and speak of the devil, Alice Cooper is mentioned in the piece.

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New Wednesday 13 Video Posted Online

Wednesday 13 video for "I Walked With A Zombie" has been posted online. Just follow the links:

QuickTime: high (30.3 MB) | med (13.3 MB) | low (7.12 MB)
Windows Media Video high | med | low

You can also check out the video and more tracks from the upcoming "Transylvania 90210" release online via the ecard.

"Transylvania 90210" in stores Wednesday the 13th of April.

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Wednesday 13 Hand Puppet Coming Later This Month

Measuring in at 19 inches long / 8.5 inches wide, and crafted carefully in a demon sweatshop just outside the 9th circle of hell, Wednesday 13's hand puppet will be available later this month. For more information, click here.

Also coming later this month, the Wednesday 13 "I Walked With A Zombie" video. An ecard featuring more music from Wednesday's upcoming "Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying and the Dead" will be in stores Wednesday the 13th of April.

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Wednesday 13 Finish Filming New Video

Wednesday 13 and company (Ghastly, Kid Kid, and Pig) recently returned from Los Angeles were they completed filming the video for the first single "I Walked With A Zombie." In fact, the first cut of it arrived at Roadrunner yesterday (2/03). As it stands now, it looks great (fact, not opinion). Just a couple minor changes needed, and it will be ready to go. Final cut should be in sometime next week.

As for the shoot itself, Wednesday 13 had the following to say:

This was the easiest video shoot I've been a part of so far...but it was also the weirdest, too. We shot everything on green screen so that was really odd, but it will all make sense in the end. The concept puts the band in the classic horror film Night Of The Living Dead. We are interacting with the characters in the movie as well as performing in a graveyard and inside the house. It should be entertaining and funny to say the least.

Wednesday 13 "Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying and the Dead" coming this April.

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Happy Horrordays From Wednesday 13

In the spirit of the holiday season, Wednsday 13 has released a holiday e-card, featuring the song "Buried by Christmas." To watch the e-card click here.

The song is from the forthcoming solo debut "Transylvania 90210 - Songs About Death, Dying and the Dead" coming in early 2005

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Murderdolls Go Silver, Wednesday 13 Goes NY

Yesterday (12/01), as news of the Murderdolls' debut release going silver in the UK was announced, frontman Wednesday 13 was at the Roadrunner NY office going over plans for his upcoming solo debut (evidenced by this photo).

That being said, it is official - "Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls" has turned silver in the UK (meaning it has shipped over 60,000 units).

Next up, "Transylvania 90210 - Songs of Death, Dying and the Dead," Wednesday 13's solo project. Coming early 2005.

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Wednesday 13 Sign To Roadrunner Records

WEDNESDAY 13 , of MURDERDOLLS fame, has signed to Roadrunner Records as a solo artist and will be unleashing TRANSYLVANIA 90210 – SONGS OF DEATH, DYING AND THE DEAD on the label in early 2005. The band, currently comprised of Wednesday on vocals/guitar, Ghastly on drums, Kid Kid on bass and Pig on guitar will begin touring in short order in the UK. They plan to storm the US sometime in early 2005.

WEDNESDAY 13's new album reaches new heights in Horror-Core. "I'm really happy that Roadrunner has decided to get behind me on this record,” says Wednesday. “I think after the Murderdolls album we now have a better idea of how to push this release. This album is just a natural progression for me. Does it sound like MURDERDOLLS or (Wednesday’s pre-MURDERDOLLS band) FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS? Yes, and No. I did some things different from how Murderdolls would, but its still the same voice. And I hate when people use the word mature, in describing how they have progressed from one album to the other. I'm still just the same guy obsessed with horror movies, cartoons, and death.”

The tracklisting for the release is below: More...

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