Review by Tammy Lomax for MPM
October is upon us already and it is the classical month of all things spooky. A perfect fitting for the period is horror punk band Wednesday 13.
Following the chilling singles, ‘Your So Hideous’ and ‘Insides Out’ another single has been revealed, coming from their new upcoming 9th album ‘Horrifier’ which is due for release on the 7th October via Nuclear Blast Records.
‘Horrifier’ is a lively, fast-paced thriller and was produced by Wednesday 13 with mixing and mastering by Brent Clawson and features stunning album artwork by Jonny Bush.
‘Good Day To Be A Bad Guy’ is a tribute to one of the band’s favourite 80s films, Halloween III: Season Of The Witch. By latching onto their earlier Wednesday 13 rooted sound, it is full to the brim with boisterous horror punk energy.
My foot taps to the catchy riff and the rustic vocals meet the bouncing pace. After numerous listens it becomes embedded in your brain, it certainly is a crowd pleaser. Snippets of the bass guitar are heard when the background is sounded out and it glues to the vocals. The lightest of the previous single releases but it is addictive and memorable.
Wednesday 13 mentioned that the last three releases have seen the band explore new ground with heavier songs, drums and vocals.
Since coming out of the Pandemic, it’s been promised nothing sad or depressing will be released. Wanting to express the total opposite by igniting some fun horror themed rock that is reminiscent of the first few Wednesday 13 records.
WEDNESDAY 13 is:
Wednesday 13 – vocals
Roman Surman – lead guitar
Jack Tankersley – guitar
Troy Doebbler – bass
Mike Dupke – drums