Tag Archives: The Dixie Dead

Wednesday 13 – Bootleg Live Too Fast For Blood (2013)

This bootleg was recorded during the support tour for The Dixie Dead, recorded in Kansas City. The audio and video is super clear, lots of blow fans and purple lights.  Wednesday 13’s voice and the band are dead on for this show. The ending of the show as they jam into Raining Blood from Slayer Wednesday 13 goes into a head banging fest. Great show!

Set List

  1. Blood Sucker
  2. I Want You Dead
  3. Get Your Grave On
  4. Curse The Living
  5. God Is A Lie
  6. I Wanna Be Cremated
  7. Something Wicked This Way Comes
  8. Put Your Death Mask On
  9. The Dixie Dead
  10. All American Massacre
  11. Fuck You (In Memory Of)
  12. From Here To The Hearse
  13. Scream Baby Scream
  14. Nowhere
  15. Bad Things / Raining Blood (Slayer)

Members

Wednesday 13
Roman Surman
Troy Doebbler
Jack Tankersley
Jason Shakes West

 

 

Jason “Shakes” West

Jason “Shakes” West (2011 –  2014/ 2019)

Jason “Shakes” West came from a support drummer for Sebastian Bach,  he joined as a drummer for Wednesday 13 during the end of the Murderdolls tour for Women and Children Last, after that  they regrouped to record Calling All Corpses in 2011 . He did the record and finished the tour.

img_0003

(Jason Shakes West during Calling all Corpses era)

He was also part of the band during the recording of the EP Spook and Destroy in 2012. He continued in the band in 2013 for The Dixie Dead and also continued that tour to the end .

shakes

In 2015 Jason did the recording of the drums for Wednesday 13 for Monsters of the Universe. He did the first part of the tour but was replaced by the keyboardist Kyle Castronovo, who took over the drum role and went on with Evil United.

jason-shakes-west

 

 

Jason “Shakes” West

Jason got asked to fill in behind the drum kit in early 2019 on the Cradle of Filth support tour as Kyle had to leave for a few weeks for a family matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

jack_tankersley

wednesday-13-credit-james-williams-livewire-photography

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.

tumblr_ns8no8kqwy1qda0jvo1_1280

(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.

In 2020 when everything was on hold due to COVID-19 Troy started to make and sell jewelry on Depop.com. along with other items he had lying around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

dsc_8964-missshela-machineshop-wed-ex

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

capture

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.

In 2020 when everything became on hold due to COVID-19 Jack started to sell stickers of himself and guitar pics to make extra money.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roman Surman

Roman Surman (2006 – Present)

Roman Surman was a long time time guitar tech for Wednesday 13 before he joined him in 2006 in the Bourbon Crow project. H was also involved in assitanting in the short video called Weirdo A-Go-Go in 2008.

In 2009 he joined Wednesday 13 in his glam metal project called Gunfire 76. He was part of the band and recorded and toured for the record Casualties and Tragedies and did the First Blood Tour.

(Roman during Gunfire’76 project)

In 2010 Joey Jordison and Wednesday 13 decided to bring back Murderdolls and Roman was asked to be a supporting guitarist for that tour also for Women and Children Last.  After the band broke up Wednesday 13 decided to Roman had become a major guitarist in his recordings so he added him to his solo projects.

(Roman and Joey in the Murderdolls)

wednesday-13-16

Wednesday 13 next record was called Calling All Corpses in which Roman was also part of the record and tour. He was also involved in the EP Spook and Destroy.

wednesday13-boulenoire04

In 2011 he toured with the Wednesday 13 band and has been a member since. He was involved also in The Dixie Dead record and tour,

 

d3-wml8t_400x400

Also recorded and toured for the Undead Unplugged tour.

In 2015 Wednesday 13 released his first non horror solo record called Monsters of the Universe : Come on Out and Plague. He wrote Planet Eater: Interstellar 187 which was the first time that someone on one of Wednesday 13’s records was involved in the writing process.

dscn2312

imagesrlsu10ty

(Roman during the Monsters Tour 2015)

Roman continued with Wednesday 13 with the recording of Condolences in 2017 and once again held the reign of the main guitarist of the band for that tour.

(Roman and W13 during 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. That night Shelly proposed to Roman in drag.

(Roman and Shelley)

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.

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.

In 2020 when everything was placed on hold due to COVID-19 Roman started to sell more of his guitar pics, stickers and even t-shirts of himself online to make extra money.

Wednesday 13 has said it before that Roman Surman is like a brother and he uses him as the man to listen to songs and tracks and correct him as second ear for his music. Roman is still a current member of the Wednesday 13 band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 13 – The Dixie Dead (2013)

Right after the Calling All Corpses tour Wednesday 13 went right back into the studio and did a more hill billy horror theme record called The Dixie Dead. Like other Wednesday 13 records and song writing the songs were based around horror films and geek culture.

Everything from puns of Motley Crue, vampires, Poltergeist movie, Flash Gordons enemy Ming the Merciless and even a anthem that some believe is directed to Joey Jordison (Fuck You (In Memory Of…).  This record had a mixed bag of material.

Much like the last record this one had similar sounds when it came to backing vocals but the tracks were not just set to a certain tone as some songs were heavy while others had a touch of Bourbon Crow to them. Wednesday 13 toured to support the record with the same band that he had out last time.

1361795685_306ff67e26144bc2dd192937525aa682

Track List

1 Death Arise (Intro)
2 Blood Sucker
3 Get Your Grave On
4 Curse the Living
5 Too Fast for Blood
6 Hail Ming
7 Coming Attractions
8 The Dixie Dead
9 Ghost Stories
10 Fuck You (In Memory Of…)
11 Carol Anne…They’re Here
12 Hands of the Ripper
13 Death Arise (Overture)

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Keyboards

Roman Surman -Guitar

Jack Tankersley – Guitar

Troy Doebbler  – Bass

Jason “Shakes” West – Drums

Personal View – This record is a hit and miss for me. The sound for me does not do it when it comes to back vocals. Its too loud and chant like. But some of the songs are real great such as the title track (which you must use the intro Coming Attractions to get the full effect), Ghost Stories and one of my personal favorites Carol Anne…They’re Here.

But there are a few tracks on this record which I find is trying to hard, one that stands out is Fuck You (In Memory Of…) but then again it might be because it has more of Bourbon Crow sound. Not a bad record overall but not his strongest.