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Silly Scream (1994)

Wednesday 13 joined the punk band Silly Scream very briefly in 1994 before doing Frankenstein Drag Queens.

This is the band that he first played with Rayene Belchere (before he became Kid Kid) and R.S. Saidso.

In this band Ray was the singer, R.S, on drums and Wednesday played guitar and this was also the first time he officially went by the name Wednesday 13.

He only played one show with the band and also was not on the record that they did release.

Necrophaze (2019)

Wednesday 13 did not waste anytime during the end of the Condolence tour to start to work on his next project.  In between the main tour and the one he did with Cradle of Filth he and the band recorded a record called Necrophaze.

For the very first time Wednesday 13 had guest singers on his record since the first Frankenstein Drag Queens record The Late, Late, Late Show and this one has quite a few.  His idol Alice Cooper, Cristina Scabbia  (Lacuna Coil), Jeff Clayton (Anti-Seen , the famous the Confederate Crusader) and Alex Laiho (Children of Bodom). There is also a bonus track at the end of the record of remake of the metal classic form W.A.S.P. Animal (Fucks Like a Beast). In the past Wednesday 13 did do a remake of another W.A.S.P. tune called Blind in Texas.

The record was set to release at the end of September of 2019 and in the summer of 2019 in the pre-order fans had the option to also purchase action figure of the Necrophaze.

The first single was released which was called Decomposed, even though he did play the new Zodiac live during the last leg of the Condolence tour. (this will be edited as the record gets released)

Two weeks later a video trailer came out for Zodiac. Which is a 2 min clip of Wednesday 13 posing as the new villain.

Bring Your Own Blood and the title track Nekrophaze was released about a month later.

Track List

  1. Necrophaze (featuring Alice Cooper)
  2. Bring Your Own Blood
  3. Zodiac
  4. Monster (featuring Cristina Scabbia)
  5. Decompose
  6. Be Warned (featuring Jeff Clayton/ the Confederate Crusader)
  7. The Hearse
  8. Tie Me a Noose
  9. Life Will Kill Us All
  10.  Bury the Hatchet
  11. Necrophaze Main Theme
  12. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)(featuring Alexi Laiho)

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Guitar

Roman Surman – Guitar

Jack Tankersley  – Guitar

Troy Doebbler – Bass

Kyle Castronovo – Drums

Personal View – This record is so full of goodness from beginning to the end. From the beginning intro with Alice Cooper speaking to the end of the final scream of W13 paying tribute the classic shock rock band W.A.S.P. on Animal (Fucks like a Beast) this is a trip of the Necrophaze.

I personally was concerned when Wednesday 13 announced that he would be having guest vocalists (here we go the record is going to be a radio sound record) but I could not be any further wrong. This record is a mix of everything for everyone and it is very catchy. I find my foot tapping along to every song ( the drums really stick out on this record). We have classic metal, horror punk and even a couple catchy campy tunes that we have known Wednesday to do.  My personal favorites are Bring Your Own Blood, Monster (this an amazing tune), Zodiac, Bury the Hatchet and of course Animal. But the whole damn record rocks!

Wednesday 13 – Bootleg Live Everyone Hates Vegas (2018)

Recorded in the summer of 2018 in a small bar called the Beauty Bar in Vegas this short set was done. The stage is super small and the band is on top of each other on stage including Kyle’s drum set shoveled to the back side.  The sound of the recording is very clear but the stage presence is hard to tell as it is jammed up there. A few songs were dropped form the current set list for Condolences and most of the theatrics are left behind. But it is a nice little gem to view if you need a 30 min fit of Wednesday 13. Plus how often do you see Wednesday 13 with a unicorn on the back drop?

Setlist

1. What the Night Brings
2. Bloodsick
3. Scream Baby Scream
4. Hail Ming
5. Rambo
6. Prey for Me
7. Bloodsucker
8. Gimme Gimme Bloodshed
9. I Want You Dead
10. I Walked with a Zombie
11. I Love to Say Fuck

Band Members

Wednesday 13
Jack Tankersley
Roman Surman
Troy Doebbler
Kyle Castronovo

Pyrohex

Pyrohex (2015 – Present)

Pyrohex is a group of female performers that are known doing stage performance around fire, blood and other theatrics. They started to build a connection with Wednesday 13 by joining them on stage during the Bloodstock Festivals. This included the one in 2017 and 2018 adding to the show.

The group would dance around on stage and wear makeup and throw fire around. This included being part of the show as the twins from the Shining and even one time Shelley played as one of the walking corpses.

(Shelley D’Inferno doing the devil fire dance)

(Dani Divine playing the Shining role with Wednesday 13)

(Jack Tankersley behind Dani Divine as the devil fire woman)

(Dani Divine and Shelley D’Inferno together)

Pyrohex is made up of Shelley D’Inferno (engaged to Roman Surman), Dani Divine (dating Jack Tankersley) and Gem Dee when performing with Wednesday 13. 

October 2018 Wednesday 13 did his Halloween again in the UK but this time he split it up over the weekend. The Friday night they did Skeletons from beginning to end to celebrate the 10th anniversary. (also Roman proposed to his girlfriend Shelly D’ Inferno on stage)The Saturday night Wednesday 13 did a special Frankenstein Drag Queens Set. That night Shelly proposed to Roman in drag.

Murderdolls – Bootleg Live Re-Unite for Ben Graves Tribute (2018)

In 2018 past drummer of the Murderdolls Ben Graves lost his battle with cancer. Many past bands and friends gathered together including Wednesday 13 and of the exist Murderdolls members Eric and Acey. It was almost a full reunion but Joey was missing and they used back up friends Alex Kane and Johnny Kelly to fill the role. The set list was short and you can clearly see the emotion on Wednesday 13’s face during the show. The sound was clear and the band sounded actually pretty tight and Ben would of been proud.

Setlist
1. Love at First Fright
2. Graverobbing USA
3. People Hate Me
4. Welcome to the Strange
5. 197666
6. White Wedding
7. Dead in Hollywood
8. I Love to Say Fuck

 

Band Members
Wednesday 13
Alex Kane
Eric Griffin
Acey Slade
Johnny Kelly

Wednesday 13 – Bootleg Live Bloodstock 2018 (2018)

The summer of 2018 Wednesday 13 played Bloodstock again (first time in 2017) but this time it was actually fully record and was lucky enough to get a fairly decent copy of it.  The show was short as it was a festival  but he did  pull out the stops for the theatrics. We have the a intro like the Shining, fire spitting, dancing ladies, ax swinging, the classic upside down mask, the white devil mask and the black goat mask. The video of the band is very clear and look great the sound was hit and miss as Wednesday 13 was louder than the actual music. But it is a nice little live show that supported Condolences.

Set List

1. What the Night Brings
2. Bloodsick
3. Scream Baby Scream
4. Serpent Society
5. Prey for Me
6. Bloodsucker
7. Gimme Gimme Bloodshed
8. Condolence
9. I Want You Dead
10. I Walked with a Zombie
11. I Love to Say Fuck

The intro with Wednesday 13

Kyle Castronovo

Wednesday 13

Roman Surman

Jack Tankersley and Troy Doebbler

Troy Doebbler and one of the dancing goat ladies.

Band Members

Wednesday13
Jack Tankersley
Roman Surman
Troy Doebbler
Kyle Castronovo

 

Johnny Kelly

Johnny Kelly (2018)

Johnny Kelly joined to help the Murderdolls play tribute to the late Ben Graves in 2018. Johnny Kelly has past experience playing from bands like Type O Negative, Danzig, Black Label Society and his current band Devil Kill Hill.

Johnny was asked to join behind the kit for the tribute for Ben Graves.

Alex, Johnny, Eric and Wednesday 13.

 

Alex Kane

Alex Kane (2002, 2018)

Alex Kane was not a true member of the Murderdolls but did join the band on stage in 2002 to replace Eric as he had to deal with a personal family issue.

In 2018 for the one night show dedicated to the late Ben Graves. Alex took up the guitar to play to the dedication to the late Ben.

Alex played in a band called AntiProduct with Ben.

Alex Kane on the far left playing that the Murderdolls tribute to Ben Graves. 

The Confederate Crusader

The Confederate Crusader (1996 – 1998)

The Confederate Crusader  was created  by the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 band.  The Confederate Crusader was Jeff Clayton from Antiseen who would do random shows during the mid 90’s with the band.  He was on the early recording of 197666 from the first record The Late, Late, Late Show.

The Confederate Crusader would be dressed in a redneck outfit and have the confederate flag over his face like a mask. He would play the role on stage being the father of Frankenstein Drag Queens before jamming into the 197666 song.

Jeff when singing for the band Antiseen was known for slicing his head open with barb wire on stage including a barb wired bat (before The Walking Dead Series)

Jeff joined Wednesday 13 in 2019 to do some backing vocals and intro on the Necrophaze record. He can be heard doing the intro to The Hearse on the song called Be Warned.

Wednesday 13 – Bootleg Live Everyone Still Hates You US (2018)

This is a recording of a show on the US leg of the Combichrist tour called Everyone Still Hates You in 2018. Wednesday 13 no longer became the main act during this round of shows as he was trying to reach out to a newer crowd of people to get a bigger fan base. This means the set list is shorter than in the past but he did not hold back on the stage show.  Yes, Wednesday 13 dropped the classics of his past career but he brought energy and props to the stage. He has the now classic Serpent Society mask, the death mask that he wears backwards for Prey for Me and the new white devil mask for Condolences.

Setlist

1. What the Night Brings
2. Bloodsick
3. Scream Baby Scream
4. Serpent Society
5. Prey for Me
6. Bloodsucker
7. Gimme Gimme Bloodshed
8. Condolences
9. I Want You Dead
10. I Walked with a Zombie
11. I Love to Say Fuck
12. Bad Things

 

Band Members

Wednesday13
Jack Tankersley
Roman Surman
Troy Doebbler
Kyle Castronovo