Wednesday 13: The best gig I ever saw was my first Alice Cooper show in 2001.
It was for his Brutal Planet album and tour. When I saw Alice come out and walk down the stairway to the stage, I was completely mesmerized. Straight jackets, guillotines, dead babies and more.
I’ve seen Alice over 50 times now and it keeps getting better and better.
Wednesday 13 Loves Alice: Wednesday 13’s new album Horrifier is out now.
Press copy on Horrifier:
“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-along single ‘You’re so Hideous’ pick up the pace with danceable 90s sonic vigor.
The ‘John Carpenter’s Halloween’ inspired 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.”
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