The undisputed Duke of Spook, WEDNESDAY 13, will finally drop his highly-anticipated new album, Horrifier, this Friday, October 7, 2022 via Napalm Records!
Today, following addictive first single “You’re so Hideous”, and one of his heaviest outputs yet, the lauded “Insides Out”, WEDNESDAY 13 has revealed his latest concoction – surefire future fan-favorite “Good Day To Be A Bad Guy“. The track aces the pure horror punk spirit of Murderdolls as a downright blissful tongue-in-cheek earworm that’ll seep into the listener’s head on repeat.
WEDNESDAY 13 says about “Good Day To Be A Bad Guy“:
“‘Good Day To Be a Bad Guy’ is one of my favorite tracks off the new album. This track definitely has an earlier WEDNESDAY 13 sound to it, with the horror punk hammer in full swing and excessive use of the “F” word.
The video carries on with the horror movie theme with another tribute to one of my favorite films from the 80s, Halloween III: Season Of The Witch.”
Watch the official video for “Good Day To Be A Bad Guy“:
Following up on 2019’s acclaimed Necrophaze (#2 US Heatseekers), with Horrifier, the former frontman of renowned horror punk supergroup Murderdolls revitalizes his sound with intensely fun punk energy and metallic attitude! Horrifier weaves an underlying sonic thread reminiscent of WEDNESDAY 13’s roots – a raucous blend of ballistic metal and macabre heavy rock that’ll have new and diehard fans alike ascending from the depths.
WEDNESDAY 13’s ninth full-length album kicks off with eerie introductory track “Severed” before careening into one of the band’s heaviest songs ever recorded, the massive, slow and low “Insides Out”. The aggressive, industrial-edged “Exhume and Devour” and warning sing-a-long single “You’re so Hideous” pick up the pace with danceable 90s sonic vigor. John Carpenter’s Halloweeninspired anthem “Return to Haddonfield” convinces with marching gang vocals and a searing metallic guitar solo before the pace picks up again on fast-riffing, mosh-ready title track “Horrifier”. Southern-fried metal tinged “Hell Is Coming” is one of the album’s best displays of stylistic versatility, accented by an impressively commanding vocal performance while pumping out a thrash-worthy breakdown and blues rock solo. “Halfway to the Grave” sees the band echoing 80s flavor accented by memorable leads and imploring lyrics before leading into the charging Christine themed album standout “Christine: Fury in the Night”, featuring pounding drums, an unforgettable hook and a transfixing guitar lead that quite literally drives. Horrifier closes with its most heartfelt track, “The Other Side” – a personal ode WEDNESDAY 13 penned about the sudden loss of his mother, as well as former Murderdolls bandmate Joey Jordison – but that also shines as a vital anthem made further pertinent after recent years of intense worldwide loss and reflection.
Horrifier was produced and recorded by WEDNESDAY 13 with mixing and mastering by Brent Clawson, and features stunning album artwork by Jonny Bush.
WEDNESDAY 13 offers about Horrifier:
“The last three releases have seen the band explore new ground with heavier songs, drums, and vocals. Coming out of the Covid crisis, I promised I would not release a sad, depressing record. I wanted to make a fun, horror themed rock record that would be reminiscent of the first few WEDNESDAY 13 records. The new album is a fun, fast-paced, thriller!”
Pre-Order Horrifier HERE
Horrifier track listing:
2. Insides Out
3. Exhume and Devour
4. You’re so Hideous
5. Good Day to Be a Bad Guy
6. Return to Haddonfield
8. Hell Is Coming
9. Halfway to the Grave
10. Christine: Fury in the Night
11. The Other Side
Horrifier is available for pre-order in the following formats:
-1-LP Gatefold BLACK
-1-CD Digisleeve + Shirt – Napalm RoW Mailorder Only
-1-LP Gatefold SPLATTER RED/WHITE/BLACK w/ Ouija Board incl. Planchette – Napalm Mailorder Only, limited to 500 worldwide
WEDNESDAY 13 is currently touring across North America on his“20 Years Of Fear” tour, featuring a career spanning setlist! The tour is in its final stretch as it makes its way through Canada and the midwest, before heading out to the west coast. See below for all tour dates:
WEDNESDAY 13’s “20 Years Of Fear” Tour, Second Leg:
10/6/2022 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
10/7/2022 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile
10/8/2022 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile
10/9/2022 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge
10/11/2022 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic Asylum Room
10/12/2022 – Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
10/14/2022 – Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s
10/15/2022 – Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
10/16/2022 – Wichita, KS – Temple Live Annex
10/17/2022 – Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
10/18/2022 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
10/20/2022 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
10/21/2022 – Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
10/22/2022 – Palmdale, CA – Transplant Brewing Co.
10/23/2022 – Anaheim, CA – The Parish @ House Of Blues
[Photo Credit: Stephen Jensen at F3 Studios]