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The Rejects (1994 / 1999 – 2002)

The Rejects was created back in 1994 by Joey Jordison and Dizzy Dratik fronting the band. The band had a very underground punk feel at the time and non of the horror related themes. The band broke up when Joey decided to join Slipknot as a drummer.

The band went through members such as Corey Taylor (guitar) and Paul Grey (bass) but in 1999 Joey met up with Tripp Eisen and asked him if he was interested in a project that he was thinking of resurrecting. Tripp said yes and dragged along drummer from Dope Racci Shay (who was in the band earlier) and a  guy named Ian Wiseman on bass from Vampire Love Dolls.  Racci Shay did end up leaving the band and was replaced by Katie Scabs in 2002. 

(The Rejects Joey Jordison, Dizzy Draztik, Ian Wiseman, Racci  Shay and Tripp Eisen 2001 )

Joey also introduced Dizzy the music of the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 and they thought about possibly bringing Wednesday 13 in the band. But it was not until 2001 when they offered Wednesday 13 a position in the band as a bassist. Not long in the band Dizzy left the band as the front man for personal reasons (take care of his mother) and Wednesday 13 became the vocalist. Dizzy and Wednesday 13 (some say he was known as Wednesday 6 at this time) literally played one show together in early 2002. They changed the name of the band to Murderdolls and took on the horror theme and started to re-record old Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 songs in mid 2002.

(The Rejects Wednesday 6, Dizzy Draztik, Katie Scabs, Tripp Eisen, Joey Jordison)

(Dizzy on vocals and Wednesday 6  on bass in the back 2002)

In 2002 The Rejects released a mix of recordings called Strung Out, Pissed Off and Ready to Die.

(The Rejects in 2002 with Wednesday 6, Trip Eisen, Dizzy and Joey)

Dizzy released a CD called Love Songs for People that Hate in 2013 form The Rejects. Some of the recordings were recorded 17 years before the release.

The Rejects Joey Jordison (eyes covered due to Slipknot), Katie Scabs, Dizzy Draztik, Wednesday 6, Tripp Eisen

 

 

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Joe Letz

Joe Letz (2007)

Joe Letz stepped in fill in for Racci Shay in late 2007 on tour due to a family death during Skeletons tour.  Joe Letz was just a  fill in drummer for a few months as he was once the drummer for Amen and was the current drummer for Combichrist.  This was during the time Nate Manor, Staci Grim and J-Sin (Jason) Trioxin was part of the band.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 13 – Dead Meat: 10 Years of Blood, Feathers & Lipstick (2014)

Wednesday 13 brought out a second box set in 2014 to represent his solo career and stuff from 2003-2013. It features 4 discs. A best of compilation, a collection of demos and the entire Re-Animated EP with extra remixes.

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Track List

Disc 1: Best of the Worst

1 Mr Motherfucker
2 I Love To Say Fuck
3 Rambo
4 Bad Things
5 Scream Baby Scream
6 Gimme Gimme Bloodshed
7 Skeletons
8 From Here To the Hearse
9 I Wanna Be Cremated
10 Calling All Corpses
11 Something Wicked This Way Comes
12 The Dixie Dead
13 Get Your Grave On
14 Hail Ming
15 House By The Cemetery (Live)
16 Your Mother Sucks Cocks In Hell
17 Xanaxtasy (new)
18 It’s a Wonderful Lie (new)

Disc 2: Homesweet Demo-cide
1 I Walked With a Zombie
2 Creature Feature (Scream Baby Scream)
3 Pieces of You
4 Post Mortem Boredom (new)
5 House By the Cemetery
6 Homicide Dr.
7 I Want You Dead
8 Nothings Gonna Be Alright
9 Doomsday Afternoon (new)
10 Bored Till Death
11 Brand New Hell (Nowhere) (new)
12 Die Sci Fi
13 Till Death Do Us Party (new not the same)
14 Lipstick (new)
15 A Moment of Violence (new)
16 Morgue and Mindy(new)
17 Haddonfield
18 The Saw is Family (new)
19 The World According To Revenge
20 My Homesweet Homicide
21 Upon This Noose (new)
22 Motherfucker See, Motherfucker Do
23 Crawl (new)
24 Curse of Me
25 Rubber Mask (new)
26 Teenage Wasteoid In Babylon (Babylon)
27 Horror Day (new)
28 Spider Baby Crawl (new)

Disc 3: Homesweet Demo-cide
1 Dead Carolina
2 Death Valley Superstars
3 Skeletons
4 Hello Goodbye Die
5 Rock N Roll is All I Got
6 Nightmare Man (new)
7 My Demise
8 Silver Bullets
9 Save The Last Grave (new)
10 I Wanna Be Cremated
11 We All Die
12 From Here To the Hearse
13 They Always Go For the Butcher Knife (new)
14 Something Wicked This Way Comes
15 Be My Exorcist (new)
16 Drug Me To Hell
17 Hanging By a Thread (new)
18 Halloween 1313
19 What Ever You Got I’m Against It
20 Blood Fades To Black
21 Creep For Life (new)
22 The Funeral Ball (new)
23 As the Daylight Died (Summertime Suicide) (new)
24 Bloodsucker Motherfucker
25 Curse The Living
26 Get Your Grave On
27 Ghost Stories
28 The Dixie Dead

Disc 4: Re-Animated Resurrected
1 All American Massacre” (Skull Soup Mix)
2 Gimmie, Gimmie Bloodshed” (Punishment & Cookies Mix)
3 No Rabbit In the Hat” (Shotgun Solution Mix)
4 Put Your Death Mask On” (Meat Hooker Mix)
5 Scream Baby Scream” (Ghost Boo-Ty Mix)
6 Bad Things” (Suffocation Celebration Mix)
7 Rambo (Bullets & Bloodshed Mix)
8 I Wanna Be Cremated” (Fun In Funeral Mix)
9 Get Your Grave On” (Abra-Cadaver Mix)
10 Hail Ming” (Reign In Green Blood Mix)

Personal View – Nothing wrong with getting more rare and lots of lost stuff for my Wednesday 13 collection. Demos are always fun and when the lyrics are even different it is almost like another song. Except some of the demos are just parts and teasers. Not the strongest of tracks but the song bites and rarities are great. Love record cover also as it is so Wednesday 13 ….. ” and a bucket of chicken”

 Some of the songs sit still on the fence like It’s a Wonderful Lie, Lipstick, Upon This Noose, Be My Exorcist, They Always Go For the Butcher Knife, Nightmare Man and  Rubber Mask.

Bu there are more songs in this set that I think would of been a nice addition on later records like  the very short Post Mortem Boredom, Xanaxtasy, Doomsday Afternoon, A Moment of Violence , Morgue and Mindy, Crawl, Horror Day, The Funeral Ball, Save The Last Grave, The Saw is Family and Spider Baby Crawl .

The true gems of the box set is Morgue and Mindy, Xanaxtasy and Spider Baby Crawl.

 

Wednesday 13- Re-Animated (2011)

After the success of Skeletons and the tour Wednesday 13 thought he would treat the fans with mixes of songs from that record. The cover of the record is the same as Skeletons except is a green tinged to it.

The money from this record and the Murderdoll tour of Women and Children Last in 2011 went to the Red Cross to support the people of Japan after the 8.9 earthquake.

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Track List

1 Scream Baby Scream
2 Gimme Gimme Bloodshed
3 No Rabbit In The Hat
4 Put Your Death Mask On
5 All American Massacre

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Guitar

Nate Manor – Bass

Racci Shay – Drums

Jamie Hoover – Guitar

Personal View – I’m personally like songs the way they were intended on Skeletons. I like my metal as metal and I have never been a re-mix fan of any band.  But it is a nice keep sake in the collection.

Wednesday 13- Undead Unplugged (2014)

After doing the Bourbon Crow thing Wednesday 13 thought it would be cool to some a unplugged record to match the success of some of the unplugged shows he was doing.

In 2014 he released an acoustic record with versions of songs from his solo career, with one original track entitled Undead. The album also features acoustic versions of Murderdolls and Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 songs, both being bands Wednesday 13 had fronted in the past.

Before the release of the Undead Unplugged , Wednesday 13 released a few acoustic versions of songs from Bloodwork and Spook and Destroy EPs with an acoustic version of Curse of Me first appearing on Spook and Destroy. The album was released shortly after The Undead Unplugged UK Tour in 2014.

Wednesday 13 and Jack Tankersley appeared on the record together but Roman Surman joined the Undead tour and on stage.

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Track List

1 Undead
2 Dead Carolina
3 Haunt Me
4 Nowhere
5 Morgue Than Words
6 Curse of Me
7 Welcome To The Strange
8 Scary Song
9 We All Die
10 Ghosts Stories
11 Transylvania 90210

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Guitar

Jack Tankersley – Guitar

Personal View – The new track Undead is actually decent and new and some of the chosen tracks to do unplugged are nice as it hits all era of his catalogue.  Too bad that some of the songs were released earlier on EPs and not replaced for more new stuff but it was a nice addition to the Wednesday 13 collection.

 

 

 

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 – 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.