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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!

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.

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.

Rat Bastard

Rat Bastard (1994 /1996)

Found on some earlier demos of Maniac Spider Trash is that Eddie Ford played drums for the band before Sicko Zero.

Rat Bastard (aka Crazy Eddie Ford) replaced Seaweed on bass for the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 late 1996.  Eddie and Wednesday 13 went to high school together and were good friends. Not much more is known of Rat Bastard except that he jumped on bass and did a number of live shows before himself and Sicko Zero called it quits and it ended the band for that time.

(Rat Bastard and Sicko Zero in late 1996)

(Sicko Zero, Rat Bastard and Wednesday 13 late 1996)

Bourbon Crow – Demos That Didn’t Quite Make It (2015)

This is a collection of songs that were left over from the recording sessions of Off the Wagon on the Rocks which was funded by a kickstarter. Released as a bonus on the kickstarter supporters this is a odd collection of old country songs from Bourbon Crow.

Track List

1 When In Dixie
2 I Hope They Serve Jack Daniels In Hell
3 Hard Drinking Man
4 Just Don’t Call Me Tonight
5 Song About You and Me
6 Saturday Night A Drink And Fight
7 One More Round
8 No Happy Ending
9 J.D. You’re An Angel To Me
10 I Stopped Loving You
11 Hell No H20

Band Members

Buck Bourbon (Wednesday 13) – Vocals and Guitar
Jessie Crow (Rayen Belchere) – Vocal Guitar
Roman Surman – Guitar

Personal View

This record is bit more on the slower side after all it is the songs that did not make the cut. Just Don’t Call Me Tonight is a classic song and Wednesday’s voice is real twang! There is still some nice guitar work on this record.

 

Bourbon Crow – Off the Wagon on the Rocks (2015)

Yet again in 2016 after a kickstarter the country duel went at it again with some old back road tunes. Buck Bourbon (Wednesday 13)and Jessie Crow (Rayen Belchere) returned as they gathered money from the kickstarter as they broke the deal with record company. They did a North America tour to support the record with Wednesday 13 doing the support for Undead Unplugged.

Track List

1 Alcohol
2 Nature boy (The Ballad of Rick Flair)
3 Wish Upon a Bar
4 Life I Live
5 Hard Drinking Man
6 Chick Fil A
7 Fuck You
8 Wishful Drinking
9 One More Round
10 I Hope They Serve Jack Daniels in Hell
11 Alcohol Poison

Band Members

Buck Bourbon (Wednesday 13) – Vocals and Guitar
Jessie Crow (Rayen Belchere) – Vocal Guitar
Roman Surman – Guitar

Personal Review

This was a harder record to track down unlike the past 2 and listening to it you feel a change in the band. The vocals are more of fun positive sound and you can tell they had fun writing and recording this record.  Some of the lyrics are based on some personal stuff for example Nature boy (The Ballad of Rick Flair) is not a surprise as both Rayen and Wednesday 13 are wrestling fans. Chick Fil A speaks for itself. We also have a version of Fuck You on this record which is the same song as found on Dixie Dead, which I think fits better here.

 

The Rejects – Strung Out, Pissed Off and Ready to Die (2014)

Recorded possibly in 2000 / 2001 The Rejects recorded their first record called Strung Out, Pissed Off and Ready to Die. Once again it is a CD full of what to be known Murderdoll songs. Yet gain much like the later release of Love Songs for People that Hate, the bass could be some Wednesday 6 and some Ian Wiseman.

Track List

1 People Hate Me
2 Everybody’s Everything
3 Refuse To Rot
4 She’s My Slut
5 Crash Crash
6 Either Way I’m Fucked
7 Everything About You Sucks (Except For Your Drugs)
8 You Suck
9 I Fell In Love With A Zombie
10 Makes Me Hate

Band Members

Wednesday 6 / Ian Wiseman – Bass
Racci Shay – Drums
Joey Jordison (Mr. Pathetic )– Guitar
Tripp Eisen – Guitar
Dizzy Reject – Vocals

Personal View

This record has some classic first like People Hate Me, Everybody’ s Everything (B movie Queen) , Refuse to Rot (Lets Go to War which is odd as it was released as FDQFP13 years before) and I Fell In Love With A Zombie (I’m in Love With a Teenage Zombie) . Much of this records you can hear the everything that the Murderdolls did that was not Frankenstein Drag Queen from Planet 13.  The more I dig and find such gems the more I respect the core and roots of Wednesday 13. Even though it is not Wednesday 13 on vocals this is a must have for hard core fans.  Classic record and was glad I tracked this one down.