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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)

Scott Whalen

Scott Whalen (2009 – 2010)

Scott Whalen came in as a bass player from Econoline Crush joining as bassist for Gunfire’76.  In 2010 he was replaced by Nate Manor to finish the tour.

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Scott Whalen in 2009

Nate Manor

Nate Manor (2006 – 2011)

After leaving the band Amen in 2005 , Nate Manor joined Wednesday 13 as a bassist after the Fang Bang tour replacing Brix Milner.

(Nate H8 Manor during the Fang Bang era)

Also known as Nate “H8” Manor he was involved in the recording of Skeletons in 2008 and did that tour. He was also involved in the EP Bloodwork that went with it.

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(Nate “H8” Manor in the middle , right from Wednesday 13.)

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Nate Manor can also he seen and heard live in the CD/DVD Fuck it, We’ll Do it Live. In 2011 Nate was replaced as bassist by Troy Doebbler and went on to join The Birthday Massacre.

Nate Manor like Ramon Surman was part of Bourbon Crow with Wednesday 13 and Kid Kid and was involved in the Long Way to the Bottom record in 2009.

In 2010 Nate filled in as a bassist for the Gunfire’76 project replacing Scott Whalen.

Nate “H8” Manor

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Doebbler

Troy Doebbler ( 2012 – Present)

Troy Doebbler came form the band Cult to Follow and  joined as a bassist for Wednesday 13 when recording Calling All Corpses replacing Nate Manor. He finished the tour with the band for Calling All Corpses and stayed in the band since. He was also part of the band for the EP Spook and Destroy in 2012.

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In 2013 he recorded and toured with Wednesday 13 for The Dixie Dead record. After that tour was finished once again was in the studio with Wednesday 13 to record the next record.

In 2015 they released Monsters of the Universe: Come and Out and Plague. He did the full tour again as the bassist for the band.

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(Troy Doebbler on the right)

In 2017 Troy continued with the band as the bassist and did the recording of Condolences and also was part of the support tour for that record.

(Troy Doebbler on the left during the Condolences era)

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.

Beginning of 2019 they started to tour again with the band but this time joined as a opener with Cradle of Filth. (with side opener Raven Black). His set list was dropped to  a smaller one as they toured North America again as a opening band.

In 2019 Wednesday 13 released a few singles off the new record Necrophaze. The first being Zodiac which they played live a few times before, Decompose, Bring Your Own Blood and the title track Necrophaze.

(Wednesday 13 and Troy)

In September the record Necrophaze was released with the same members as before in the band W13, Roman, Troy, Jack and Kyle. Even this time on the record it has guest singers and the other members had more of a role in the writing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Tankersley

Jack Tankersley (2010  – Present)

Jack Tankersley joined Wednesday 13  first as a member of Gunfire’76 as he replaced Dave Musselman on guitar in 2010. When the Murderdolls needed a bassist to help support the Women and Children Last tour in 2010. He left Bullets and Octane and joined the band and finished the tour. When the band disbanded he joined Wednesday 13 on his solo efforts as a guitarist.

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Jack was involved in 2011 recording and touring of Calling All Corpses and finished that tour.

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He also was part of the EP Spook and Destroy in 2012, The Dixie Dead was recorded and toured in 2013, Undead Unplugged as he played guitar.

 

(Jack Tankersley on the left during Undead Unplugged)

Monster of the Universe: Come on Out and Plague in 2015 was recorded and he toured yet again with the band.

Jack continued with the band in 2017 by being the guitarist for the band during the recording of Condolences and did the supporting tour for that CD.

 

(Jack Tankersley during the Condolences era)

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.

Beginning of 2019 they started to tour again with the band but this time joined as a opener with Cradle of Filth. (with side opener Raven Black). His set list was dropped to  a smaller one as they toured North America again as a opening band.

(Jack and girlfriend Dani Divine )

In 2019 Wednesday 13 released a few singles off the new record Necrophaze. The first being Zodiac which they played live a few times before, Decompose, Bring Your Own Blood and the title track Necrophaze.

In September the record Necrophaze was released with the same members as before in the band W13, Roman, Troy, Jack and Kyle. Even this time on the record it has guest singers and the other members had more of a role in the writing.

Much like Roman Surman, Jack Tankersley has been a solid member of Wednesday 13 for sometime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rayen “Kid Kid” Belchere

Rayen “Kid Kid” Belchere ( 1995/ 2005- 2006 / 2006 –  Present)

In the Early 90s (around 95) Rayen fronted a punk band named Silly Scream. The band went through a few members and even released a CD but this is when Rayen first met Wednesday 13 as he joined as a guitarist to the band before Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13. After the band broke up Wednesday left to create The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 and Raylen went on to create Lunatic Candy Kreep.

After Wednesday 13 did the Graveyard A Go-Go tour he decided he needed to do a new record and make it his own. Wednesday 13 started to write new material and started to record Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead .

He picked up bassist Kid Kid (Rayen) for the tour and had him help out with the back vocals and some of the bass pieces. Kid Kid did the whole tour to support the record including playing Download Festival and opening for Alice Cooper.

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(Kid Kid during the Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead era (far left in band pic))

Kid Kid was also involved in the recording process of the second record called Fang Bang but was replaced by past Murderdoll guitarist Eric Griffon.

After the Fang Bang record Kid Kid decided to go back to his own real name Rayne Belchere. Wednesday 13 did not stop working with him there as they created the old country project called Bourbon Crow together. They took on the persona of Buck Bourbon and Jessie Crow.

In 2006 they released their first record called Highway to Hangovers but they could not tour for it as Wednesday 13 was involved in a car wreck but in 2009 they did the second record and did support for it called Long Way to the Bottom.

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(Jessie Crow (Rayen Belchere) and Buck Burbon (Wednesday 13) Bourbon Crow)

In 2015 Bourbon Crow decided to do a kickstarter for money for their third record called Off the Wagon on the Rocks and did a tour to support the band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Griffin

Eric Griffin (2002 – 2004 / 2006-2007 / 2018)

Eric Griffin was influenced by KISS and Motley Crue and was playing a in a band with Ben Graves called Synical before being asked to  join the Murdersdolls. Tripp Eisen picked up both of the players to join the band and even though Eric preferred guitar he came in as a bassist. Eric Griffin was best known for his Nikki Sixx look from the Shout at the Devil era.

When Eric joined the band the record was already complete for Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls. But Griffin toured all over the world with the Murderdolls; Japan, United States, United Kingdom, etc. and found success with the band, featuring in promotional videos for “Dead in Hollywood“, “White Wedding” and “Love at First Fright“.

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(Eric Griffin during the Murderdolls era)

In 2004 when the Murderdolls decided to take a break was the last time Eric was in the band.

Wednesday 13 in  2006 for the Fang Bang tour called Eric to play guitar for the support of that record to replace Piggy D. Eric did a huge chunk of the tour and that was the last time that Eric played with Wednesday 13.

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(Eric Griffin during the support of Fang Bang)

August 2018 due to the death of past drummer Ben Graves, W13, Acey Slade and Eric Griffin did a one night partial Murderdolls reunion in honor of Ben.