Metal Wani’s Carl O’Rourke recently sat down with horror punk maestro, Wednesday 13. To name but a few topics, Wednesday talked about his upcoming new album ‘Necrophaze‘, its featured guests, what the likelihood is of a Murderdolls reunion and much more.
On where the new record currently stands, Wednesday shared,
We bumped our deadline up another month or so just to get everything included that I wanted to do with this record. Because there’s no reason to rush this record, for me. I’m not gonna, you know, go ‘Oh it’s coming out in a couple of years!’, it’s coming out later this year.”
“So basically what I’ve done is, I’ve sort of, I do what I always do which is we try to write music that we like. This was not a concept record by any means, and musically for me, it’s kind of hard when we go in to write music. It’s not like we go in and go ‘Hey guys, we’re gonna sound like this! We wanna sound like this-this time’, we just go in as a band, put on instruments and play.’ Wednesday concluded, “In the next week or two we’ll be turning it into the label, and then we’ll be announcing our release date. For me, it’s the ultimate Wednesday 13 horror album.”
Wednesday also announced that this new record will feature guest artists including Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga on keys.
“It’s almost like a movie when you listen to it, and I got Roy Mayorga from Stone Sour on board with it. He and I became friends over the past six, seven months. We’ve known of each other, but a friend of a friend reached out and said ‘Hey, Roy heard you’re doing a new record. Would you be interested in having some keyboards or some programming?’, and I had no idea. I mean Roy is a great drummer but I had no idea he was into doing all that stuff.”
“Once I went to his place and saw everything he had and told him what I was wanting to do, 80’s inspired, John Carpenter, sort of rock n’ roll horror movie record soundtrack he was like, ‘I’m on board’. So he basically scored music to our music, if that makes sense.”
Asked whether or not a Murderdolls reunion is likely, Wednesday generously offered,
“Nothing has gone back or forward since my last meeting with Joey [Jordison]. Last year we had to switch out a tour bus in Iowa, and ironically we were ten, fifteen minutes from his house, had the day off, got in touch, went by, saw him for the first time in person in years and we hung out and reconnected. Just to know we were on a friend level was all I cared about, music was secondary. And of course we talked about that, and we both just expressed that we had a blast doing that and reminisced on the old times. Our original drummer Ben [Graves] had just passed away just a week or two before that, so we were just talking and telling stories about him, and it was a good time.”
“It kind of ended with ‘Hey man, it’s great we’re both still alive, we did a lot of cool stuff and if we wanna do it again when the time is right, we’ll do it.’ Then it was kind of a hug, walk off, and that was it. We’ve both expressed that if there’s time to do it we’re gonna do it, but I don’t think it’ll ever be a full-time thing.”