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MURDERDOLLS - WEDNESDAY 13 Discusses New Solo Album, Status
MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 recently spoke to Metal-Exiles.com about
the current status of the MURDERDOLLS and his upcoming solo album, "Transylvania
90210: Songs of Death, Dying and the Dead". A couple of excerpts from the
Metal-Exiles.com: You have a great new CD, entitled "Transylvania 90210:
Songs Of Death, Dying and The Dead". Why did you do this and not another
Wednesday 13: "The MURDERDOLLS went on a hiatus around July 2003. We knew
our guitarist [Joey Jordison] was going back to SLIPKNOT to write and record
and we did not know how long that was going to take and it took them longer
than expected. We had planned on recording another MURDERDOLLS CD at the
end of 2003 and that never happened. 2004 came up and the new SLIPKNOT CD
was going to come out in May and they were going to tour the world etc.
etc. I was not going to take two or three years off and wait for the MURDERDOLLS
to come back. I was always active before the MURDERDOLLS playing and I knew
that I could not take two or three years off because this business is so
cruel and they will forget about you."
Metal-Exiles.com: Your CD is about to come out and it sounds like nothing
else out there, do you think that will help push it further?
Wednesday 13: "I will use the comparisons on how MURDERDOLLS was marketed,
the scene was mostly nu-metal, it was on the downward spiral but it was
still there. I thought we were kind of odd ball then but now the music now
has really changed but I would rather have that stuff again compared to
the shit that is out there now. I do not understand what the music is doing
now, I do not know what I am hearing and why I am hearing it. I do not get
it and I do not know how it is doing what is doing and why it is doing it.
So I know I am even more of an oddball this time out."
Metal-Exiles.com: Are you referring to the "screamo/emo/hardcore?"
Wednesday 13: "All of that stuff, yeah. Donâ€™t get me wrong, I watch 'Headbanger's
Ball' and all of those video shows, I am aware, I just cannot tell who is
who. There are about seven or eight bands that decided that they are going
to have the same haircut and they are going to wear eyeliner and I cannot
tell them apart either. All of a sudden they are calledâ€¦ goth. No they
are not, they are bad metal and they decided to wear eyeliner."
Metal-Exiles.com: You did a video for "I Walked With A Zombie", how did
Wednesday 13: "It was odd because we bought the rights to 'Night of the
Living Dead'. It is public domain so it was not expensive but you have to
still buy the rights. He shot us on a green screen all day at different
angles. After that he edited us digitally into the original movie. When
you see it looks like we are actually in the original movie, it is so fucking
cool. It took him 2 hours to edit every second of the film, I do not know
how he had the patience. If they never play it or nobody ever sees it at
least I know I have a cool video."
Read Wednesday 13's entire interview with Metal-Exiles.com at this location.