Wednesday 13 has released the title track from their incoming new album, Necrophaze, which features a guest appearance from Alice Cooper.
As the bewitching hour of release draws closer, The Duke of Spook and his ghouls known collectively as Wednesday 13, have debuted the ghastly title track from their new album, Necrophaze. Necrophaze is due out September 27th via Nuclear Blast.
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Wednesday 13 released the following statement on Necrophaze:
“The title track Necrophaze is one of my favorites on the new album, and not just because it features my shock rock hero Alice Cooper. Alice helps deliver the first brutal axe swing on this album, starting the record off and getting the blood flowing immediately. I like to compare Necrophaze to the movie Creepshow, as if every song is a different part of the story. This is the first part of the story and it cuts straight to the bone. Enter the Necrophaze.”
For more on the album Necrophaze, you can check out the videos at these links.
Heavily influenced by 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. Being a collector of both media and toys, Wednesday 13 was inspired by a craving for variety to create dual album artwork for this release. The covers showcase either end of the horror spectrum with a “Creepshow” comic book vibe for the LP artwork, and the eeriness of something akin to John Carpenter’s “The Fog” adorning the CD.
Necrophaze was recorded and mastered with Michael Spreitzer, producer, recording engineer, as well as the long time guitarist of Devildriver, and is the first Wednesday 13 record to feature guest spots, which include performances by Alice Cooper, Roy Mayorga of Stone Sour (who provides an eerie, authentic, 80s inspired synth soundtrack-score to the album), Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom, and Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil. Also making an appearance on the album is Jeff Clayton: member of legendary punk bands AntiSeen & GG Allin’s Murder Junkies.
“To say we are excited about this release would be an understatement,” Wednesday adds. “We have re-built and Frakensteined an all new Wednesday 13. This is the next chapter, the next experience, the next phase into our world…Enter the Necrophaze. This is the most elaborate, horror themed album I’ve ever released under the name Wednesday 13. Channelling the atmosphere of early 80s horror films, tv shows, cartoons and movie soundtracks the Necrophaze was complete. To add a little more Blood to the party, we had the complete honour of having the Godfather of shock rock, the legendary Alice Cooper..”
“Alice is a guest doing the introduction to the album and the title track Necrophaze. We wanted to give the listener the ultimate listening experience as if our band was the soundtrack to a horror film. The artwork for the CD and vinyl is a visual guide to the songs, and the live show will be the living breathing horror movie version. There will be a Wednesday 13 action figure, music videos, movie soundtrack trailers, commercials and more all on the way with the release of Necrophaze. The artwork and packaging is a tribute to the classic art and packaging from my favourite time of the 1980s. So welcome to Party…but bring your own blood.”
Check out the artwork for the LP and tracklisting below.
Necrophaze Track Listing:
Bring Your Own Blood
Tie Me A Noose
Life Will Kill Us All
Bury The Hatchet
Necrophaze Main Theme (End Credits)
Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)
Pre-order Necrophaze here.
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