WEDNESDAY 13's new album Condolences is out today via Nuclear Blast. The Duke of Spook also dropped the video for the title track, which features a faux funeral — his own.
Watch it here:
"We weren't trying to do a really long, Iron Maiden-type of song — it just came out that way,"Wednesday 13 said, offering some insight into the song. "It wasn't forced and I think it's awesome! It's one of the first songs I wrote for the record. The title 'Condolences' came from when David Bowie passed away; I kept seeing 'Condolences, sorry for your loss.' I realized how powerful that word was, so I picked my guitar up and started writing the riff for it; I had the chorus instantly."
He furthered, "We shortened the song for the video — we cut two minutes off of it. But it's still a really, really dark song. And I think we captured that vibe in the video. It's definitely the strangest thing I've ever done – I filmed my fake funeral. I had all my friends there, putting flowers on a casket; it was really weird! I had a wreath that said, 'In Memory of Wednesday 13.' I'm the priest in it, doing my eulogy, and I'm also inside the casket, like I'm being buried alive. When we filmed the video, the director, Matt Zane, said, 'This reminds me of Twisted Sister – 'Burn In Hell' or 'Captain Howdy.' And I was like, 'Holy shit, it does! I didn't even realize it."
Wednesday tells us:
"I'm really excited for everyone to see our new video for 'Cruel To You'. Making this one turned out to be so much fun and director Tommy Jones made my comic book dream come to life. Running around sunny Los Angeles chasing a girl and her dog with an axe was certainly a first for me, haha! This song and video is definitely a throw back to the more fun, campy side of Wednesday 13."
'Cruel To You': https://youtu.be/8-Pzkt91lYI
'Blood Sick' music video: https://youtu.be/Avtk3Z1UXvQ
What The Night Brings' music video: https://youtu.be/3RpiIZfmBb4
Trailer #1 - signing to Nuclear Blast: https://youtu.be/qdtfXMGoHu8
Trailer #2 - behind the scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIzYUP0EVig
Trailer #3 - monsters, bad guys and horror villains: https://youtu.be/NsCNgl-79MY
Trailer #4 - On his favourite B horror movie: https://youtu.be/xNDD4k-h-Hs
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris 'Zeuss' Harris (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed) and the sleeve artwork was created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia).
WEDNESDAY 13 is also confirmed to headline the Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival on Saturday 10th June with his full electric set, as well as two additional shows in Dublin (Thu 8th Jun at Voodoo Lounge) and Belfast (Fri 9th June at Limelight 2). Download tickets are available from http://downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets and Irish tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie.
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