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Wednesday 13 – Condolences (2017)

In 2017 Wednesday 13 talked about doing and releasing his darkest record yet. He wanted to keep the same band together as the last record as he felt this build a tighter connection and it worked. He mentioned that the work would be more based around the eyes of a serial killer and darker lyrics.  After doing an unplugged tour with part of his band and Bourbon Crow this was a nice change.

He named the record Condolences due to the number of stars deaths and it felt like it was becoming more a common word in his world.

The band released a video for What the Night Brings first to set the pace for the up coming record. The second was released about a month later for Blood Sick (bit of a Spider Baby theme). Third video released was the comic driven Cruel to You. The forth video was released on release day of the cd for the title track Condolences. (which he used the fake tacked of his own death to prompt).

The tour itself to support the record was louder and more aggressive. Spider web images dot the background with a bright red logo of the name. One of the first shows for the tour was playing at the Download Festival with an addition to the stage of pyrotechnics from a trio of ladies.  Into the tour Wednesday 13 had to cancel a few dates due to his daughter Zoie Starr having a baby.

Track List

1 Last Rites
2 What the Night Brings
3 Cadaverous
4 Blood Sick
5 Good Riddance
6 You Breathe, I Kill
7 Omen Amen
8 Cruel to You
9 Eulogy XIII
10 Prey for Me
11 Lonesome Road to Hell
12 Condolences
13 Death Infinity

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Guitar

Roman Surman – Guitar

Jack Tankersley  – Guitar

Troy Doebbler – Bass

Kyle Castronovo – Drums

Personal View – Being waiting it seems forever for this record and finally it is here. This record does not disappoint when it comes to darker lyrics and heavier.  Going in the same heavy vein of the last record but more driven with killer tunes with less campiness. Some of the tunes that drive and stick out from this record (after many listens) are the opening track What the Night Brings, Cadaverous (necro feel again and I love when he sings about this topic), Blood Sick (one of the strongest tracks I personally find from W13), Omen Amen (heavy as hell and driven), Condolences (very classic Alice Cooper sound, nice guitar in the middle added touch), You Breathe, I Kill ( is very heavy and maybe the darkness yet, makes you want to kick some ass), Prey for Me (heavy riff and a nice drum track) and the ender was a surprise Death Infinity as I was waiting for an outro much like past records.

There really are no lacking tracks on this record even the rare ones took a couple listens and not long before my head and foot was going.  Love the direction of this record went and the way Wednesday 13 is marching towards creepier and darker stuff. Don’t get me wrong I love the campy side also (huge FDQFP13 fan) but this a nice killer soundtrack to be played and listened in order. “Sorry for you Loss” and “I fucking like it

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday 13 – Monsters of the Universe : Come Out and Plague (2015)

Early in 2015 Wednesday 13 released his sixth solo record called Monsters of the Universe : Come Out and Plague. This record was different then what he has written before as it had more elements of sci-fi and space and the unknown. In the past his writing has been around horror but this round it was more sci-fi. another difference with this record also was this was the first time that someone else was involved in the writing, Roman Surman wrote Planet Eater: Interstellar 187.

Wednesday 13  offered fans their names in the booklet on gravestones and royal ghouls appearing in artwork he has offered 13 fans the opportunity to name the 13 monsters, planets and lifeforms that would be appearing in the CD booklet on his MorgueThanMerch store.

Wednesday 13 changed his stage presence a bit this round by using black make-up, small strop lights on the palms of his hands, a devils mask and a few other things like green flames to make the show more interesting.  He wanted to up the game on stage and head more into more theatrics much like his idols of music.

The singles on the record was Come on out and Plague, Keep Watching the Skies and Serpent Society.

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Track List

1 The Fall of All
2 Keep Watching The Skies
3 Astro Psycho – Galactic Blood-Drive
4 Come Out and Plague
5 I Ain’t Got Time To Bleed
6 Bloodline 666
7 Serpent Society
8 Bombs, Guns, Gods – This is a War
9 Planet Eater: Interstellar 187
10 I Love Watching You Die
11 Into The Crop Circle
12 Over Your Dead Body
13 The Arrival
14 Monsters of the Universe

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Guitar

Roman Surman – Guitar

Jack Tankersley  – Guitar

Troy Doebbler – Bass

Kyle Castronovo – Drums

Personal View – This record is way heavier than what he has done in the past or at least seems darker. I was not sure about the lack of horror and more unknown but after a few listens the record is actually pretty decent and strong. The top ranking tune on this record are Monsters of the Universe, I Love Watching You Die, Into The Crop Circle, Keep Watching The Skies, Serpent Society and Bombs, Guns, Gods – This is a War . Overall this record is solid and is one of his best solo wise. New direction and something that you can stomp your foot too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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.

 

 

 

Wednesday 13 – Spook and Destroy (2012)

During the Calling All Corpses tour Wednesday 13 started to announce that there was a new EP coming out called Spook and Destroy but not a lot of details on why this came out .

Late 2012 the EP came out and it contained 2 new songs M.F.T.W. (Mother Fuck The World) and Halloween 13-13  along with past songs remixed or re-recorded.

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Track List

1 M.F.T.W. (Mother Fuck The World)
2 Halloween 13-13
3 Bad Things (Re-Recording 2012)
4 Rambo (Re-Recording 2012)
5 Mr. Motherfucker (Re-Recording 2012)
6 Curse of Me (Acoustic)
7 Bad Things (Suffocation Celebration Remix)
8 Rambo (Bullets And Bloodshed Remix)

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals and Keyboards

Roman Surman – Guitar

Jack Tankersley  – Guitar

Troy Doebbler -Bass

Jason “Shakes” West – Drums

Personal View – Still do not understand why this was released as it was and not kept for later on as a full record. But either way it welcomed 2 new tracks of Wednesday 13 so no complaints.  I’m not going to get into the old songs as we all know them but the 2 new songs are very interesting.

The first rack M.F.T.W. (Mother Fuck The World) is a fist pumping anthem which I think he was trying to nail a new I Love to Say Fuck and to be honest he did it. This song should really be played live!

The second song Halloween 13-13 has a great beat to it. It has a hollow chant in the background which reminds me of a old Misfits song. Another fun track.

 

Wednesday 13 – Calling All Corpses (2011)

In 2011 Wednesday 13 recorded his fourth solo record called Calling All Corpses. The cover of the recording was a comic like 70s feel of horror comics done by  D.A Frizell.

Wednesday 13 changed his band up a bit from the Skeletons line up. This was the first recording for his solo efforts with guitarist Roman Surman, which grew into a longer relationship in his efforts.

The sound and songs on this record had changed as the back vocals become louder and the songs themselves had more of hard feel to them then the past recordings but it still stay true to the horror like themes. He did a large tour to support the record as the title track became a huge opener to the show to set the presence of the show. Wednesday 13 would walk upon the stag in his top hat and dress vest as the ringmaster of this the strange odd freak show on stag.

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Track List

1 Blood Fades to Black (Intro)
2 I Wanna Be Cremated
3 Ghoul of My Dreams
4 One Knife Stand
5 Calling All Corpses
6 Miss Morgue
7 Silver Bullets
8 Bad at Being Human
9 London After Midnight
10 Candle for the Devil
11 We All Die
12 Something Wicked This Way Comes
13 Blood Fades to Black (Reprise) (Outro)

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Roman Surman – Guitar
Jack Tankersley – Guitar
Troy Doebbler – Bass
Jason “Shakes” West – Drums

Personal View – This record is a cross between Fang Bang and the a new direction of back vocal sounds that is shown in the next few records. The record is not as heavy and some of tracks are a tad weaker like One Knife Stand and Bad at Being Human.

But  many of the songs on this are strong like anthems for example Calling All Corpses, I Wanna Be Cremated, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Miss Morgue, Silver Bullets and Ghoul of My Dreams.  This record is pretty decent overall as sounds like Something Wicked This Way  and the title track just might be some of his best works.