The Duke of Spook has returned once more from beyond the grave to reveal the »Necrophaze«! This latest, full length offering from the ghouls of WEDNESDAY 13 will be available on September 27th, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Heavily influenced by the real life night terror occurrences of Wednesday himself, historical serial killers, and a slew of 80’s horror films, the ideas behind »Necrophaze« are bizarrely familiar, frightening, and a hell of a lot of fun.
We got to speak to Wednesday about Wednesday 13 upcoming tour and more.
TM - Hi, This is Amelia from Twinmusix. Thank You for taking this call with me today.
W - Hi, this is Wednesday 13.
TM - How is your day going?
W - Good, Thank You. I have been talking about myself all day and it's coming to an end for me it's almost 6 pm here.
TM - That is a long day, We are excited to have you coming to Australia. What can fans expect from your Australian tour?
W - Fortunately we have been able to come to Australia almost every year since 2010. This time we are coming back has the support band, so it's a bit different from a headline tour. We normally turn all our shows into a theatrical performance. Fans can expect a theatrical performance like they haven't seen from us before.
TM - That sounds good, I saw you last time you were here and you were awesome. You brought out an umbrella on stage and were spinning it around. It was awesome.
W - I don't know if I will bring the umbrella this time. We will see what happens.
TM - What can fans expect from your Setlist?
W - That is a good question because I don't even know yet. We will probably stick to something of what we did on the US tour. We might play decompose because it is our new singles. We won't know until we get there and our fans will be pleasantly surprised.
TM - We look forward to your set. How have fans responded to your new single?
W - Fans have responded great every time you put out a new album or single, so I hope that our fans respond well to it.
TM - You have been back almost every year since 2010, what's your favorite thing to do in Australia?
W - My favorite thing to do in Australia was drinking before I stopped drinking. I am pretty fortunate to go there every year. This time I don't plan on doing much, besides playing to our fans. Australia is pretty amazing and I enjoy it more every time I play. The weather is always great, hopefully, the weather is good this time.
TM - You are bringing out your new album "Necrophaze" on September 27th what can fans expect?
W - I think the new single on the album gives you a pretty good idea about what this record is about. The record label let me do pretty much whatever I want. You can expect cool videos that I haven't been able to do before. You will see commercials and trailers, you will really see the kid in may come out in me. The album covers really shook me off the shelf, there are two different album covers and an action figure. We have done so much stuff, I don't know if he could do anymore.
TM - What was the writing and recording process on your new album "Necrophaze"?
W - Every time we have done something different because of the situations and were we are living at the time. The condolence record was recorded in Massachusetts without a producer. This time I wanted to do it close to home. I would go into the recording studio everyday, record and come home and work on stuff. I even recorded 45 minutes of recording at my house. I got a lot more stuff done than I have in the past because I got to go home every night.
TM - Who Designed your Album cover for "Necrophaze"?
W - The one with my hands and the face and the house was done by a guy called Travis smith. He is well known for metal covers, he has done covers for bands like Devin Townsend and Opeth.
TM - If you could have any bands play one of your songs which band would it be which song would it be and would it be in your style or their Style?
W - I don't know, there is a place where kids have their birthday parties here and they have an animatronic animal band. I would have that, it would be more satisfying to me.
TM - What a cool choice, I would love to see that. Maybe you can make a video clip with that.
TM - If you could collaborate with any artists who would it be and why?
W - Jaz Coleman from the band Killing Joke and working with Alice Cooper on the new album.
TM - What was it like working with the Alice Cooper?
W - It was pretty awesome, he knows I'm a big fan. We have been on the road with them a couple of times.
TM - What is your favorite memory of watching a different band perform live?
W - I got the honor of introducing the original Alice Cooper band at an awards ceremony in 2011, it was the original group that wrote "School's Out and No More Mr. Nice Guy". They performed together for the first time, in a long time, 1975 I think.
TM - Is there anything else you would like to say to your fans?
W - Thank You for the support and he will be back in Australia in a couple of weeks and hoping to see everyone there.
TM - Thank You for our interview and we cannot wait to see you in Australia.