Wednesday 13

Wednesday 13

Once Human, Gabriel And The Apocalypse, Elete, 13 NAILS

Sun Jun 18 2017

7:00 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

Wednesday 13
Wednesday 13
Bolt your doors, seal off your windows, and turn off your radio it's a scary world out there, full of mindless zombies and equally mindless rockstars, self-righteously preaching and self-indulgently whining to the herd. But help is on the way, as Wednesday 13 stands ready to shock the rock status quo out of its brain-dead coma. Equal parts artist, horror and TV addict, and riveting frontman, Wednesday 13 refuses to be your typical messiah. I don't like anyone preaching to me that's why I've never gone to church. says Wednesday. For me, music has always been an escape from real life. Whatever problems I had, I could always go home, put on a record and just escape all of that shit. So in my own music, the only thing I'm serious about is not being serious!

Though best known for fronting the Murderdolls, Wednesday is a rock veteran who's been playing in bands since he was 15-years old. He adopted his stage moniker in 1995, naming himself after Wednesday of The Addams Family and the address, 1313 Mockingbird Lane, of The Munsters. A year later he formed his now-deceased horror-core band Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, named in the spirit of legendary B-movie director Ed Wood. The band put out four independent albums between 1996 and 2001, and played countless local shows. Frankenstein Drag Queens was Wednesday's baby, and he slaved away for his undead offspring - writing the songs, booking shows, working low-wage jobs (delivering everything from newspapers to furniture), and generally putting all his money and energy into the band.

In 2001, the 'Drag Queens independent releases and loyal underground following caught the attention of national artists, as Wednesday was asked by the (since departed) Murderdolls guitarist Tripp Eisen to join the band. Wednesday started in the bass slot, but his talent and showmanship quickly resulted in a move to the lead vocalist position. It was he and band founder Joey Jordison of Slipknot who collaborated on the writing of the band's debut album, Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls. The Murderdolls quickly built a fiercely devoted following, through repeated world tours (including 30,000-person shows in Japan, opening slots for Iron Maiden throughout Europe, and other choice tours), and worldwide rock press acclaim and album sales followed. As 2003 came to an end, Beyond had earned silver-status in the UK, sold over 100,000 units in the U.S. alone, and garnered accolades including Kerrang!'s Readers Choice Award Best New Band and Album of 2002 and Metal Hammer's Thank God They're Not Good Charlotte award in 2003. Predictably, the success of the Murderdolls resulted in Wednesday disbanding his first band. But since the Frankenstein Drag Queens' demise, it has ironically won a worldwide cult following. Wednesday can't help but laugh: "In the beginning, the 'Drag Queens were inspired by Ed Wood. In the end, the band was like Ed Wood in that he wasn't popular until after he died either.

Murderdolls, meanwhile, was put on hold in 2003 as Jordison returned to the studio and the road with Slipknot. Wednesday returned home, immediately locked himself in his basement, and emerged with over 100 songs written. In June 2004, he began work on his first solo album, playing all but the drums himself. True to form, Wednesday has stitched together a morgue-full of influences horror films, cartoons, punk and heavy metal into a spook-tacular monster-mosh of an album, Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying and the Dead. Fans of White Zombie, Rob Zombie, AFI, Alkaline Trio the aforementioned 'Dolls, as well as metal, punk, and horror in general will find the record at once refreshing and outrageous. With his sallow complexion and raven dreadlocks, Wednesday may look like a grim goth at first glance, but the singer/guitarist is more a throwback to the days of Alice Cooper and Twisted Sister, when rock music had no more pretentious aspirations than being over-the-top, escapist fun.

The song I Walked with a Zombie, for instance, was inspired by the 1943 horror movie of the same name. It's one of the first movies that dealt with voodoo, the singer/guitarist explains. But I just went in a totally different direction the song is actually kind of a love song about a zombie.

The song Elect Death for President, meanwhile, was inspired by the TV news. I was watching CNN last year, and I was like 'You know, this is scarier than any horror movie,' Wednesday recalls. I'm not a political person, but it doesn't take a genius to realize that there are problems. So I started making up sarcastic lyrics about a campaign where Death was actually running for president. I felt kind of weird afterwards, like Did I just write a political song? Or not?'

The recording now behind him and the bloody, infectious results commited to tape, the singer/guitarist is burning to sink his fangs into the rock world's throat once again. Despite his writing and performing the record himself, Wednesday 13 is a band, which includes Wednesday on vocals/guitar, Ghastly on drums, Kid Kid on bass and Pig on guitar. Once the record was done, the band immediately hit the road, playing a 16-date club tour of the UK/Europe to warm up the new material. The tour was a great success, drawing thousands of fans and affirming Wednesday's ability to connect with fans, whatever the project.

Growing up a little blonde kid in the middle of the Bible Belt (North Carolina, where he still resides), Wednesday escaped at an early age into a world of creature features and rock gods. I'm the perfect example of what television and rock 'n' roll can do to a kid with no plans to be a doctor or fireman, says Wednesday. I still sort of live inside of a television. My songs stem from movies and things I've seen on TV. It seems natural, then, that each track on Transylvania 90210 is an episode in the outrageously shocking mini-series that Wednesday 13 created. Tune In: Wednesday 13's debut album will be your new guilty pleasure.
Once Human
When people think of Logan Mader, they remember flying dreads, a flying V and deadly volume, dealing with likes of Machine Head and Soulfly. Hard to believe but it's been 12 years since Logan set foot onstage.
Now a gold record music producer/ mixer (Five Finger Death punch, Gojira, Periphery, etc), Mader wrote off the performing part of his life and settled behind the scenes. Still, something within him stirred.
Former Roadrunner chief, now Nuclear Blast Entertainment head, Monte Conner, sent newcomer and multi-instrumentalist Lauren Hart, to Logan for a production deal. A creative spark between the two forged the nexus of Once Human as Hart moved from guitars to vocals, unsheathing a throat-scarring level of vocal brutality that completely contradicts her soft appearance. Unexpectedly, the result brought Mader back to creative life as both artist and performer.
"The Creative chemistry was so on fire and the music really spoke to me. In all of my years producing, I've never been so attached and excited about a developing project." Logan continues, "It's a mix of brutal metal and melodic epic, with cinematic textures. It's unique and really has its own identity."
Logan is not closing his studio doors for producing however. "I can do it all." He said.
The rhythm section of Once Human consists of Damian Rainauld on Bass, and Ralph Alexander on Drums. Both Newcomers and both insanely talented.
Once Human has inked a deal with earMUSIC, a newly formed distribution partnership through eOne Music in North America, who will be unveiling their debut album in Fall 2015. Witness the sound of a new steel being forged. Once Human has arrived.
Elete
Elete
Elete was concieved late 2007 by ex-Lexen metal frontman and industrial hip hop artist, Roman Only. Currently the Elete live line up consists of Mike Oxbig and Will Mendoza on guitars, WMD on bass, drum madman Che-Cho and Roman himself fronting the operation.

This act is the result of heavily fusing guitars with synthesizer and sequencing structures, resulting in a core combination of hard rock and metal married to industrial styling. Seamlessly gliding from crunch to glitch this five piece act relentlessly tears down walls of discretion, violating the boundaries of any current genre by pushing aside any limitation or pre-concieved notion of what's possible when it comes to composing and performing audio tracks.
13 NAILS
13Nails was born in 2012 when Johnny Lambert got together with Grey Jones and Josh Messner, two musicians he had previously worked with in other bands. Wanting to create something new and interesting to watch and hear, Johnny started using his love of horror movies to create stories for the music Josh and Grey would write. Adding in the drums of Kyle Nelson the band finished a song called "From Hell" a Jack the Ripper inspired song. When that song came together they knew they had something epic for the people. Other songs shortly followed behind of similar concepts. When 13Nails decided to take the stage they wanted to bring the audience a show that people would remember. Adding in elements of classic horror vibe and look, the band developed its stage persona. In later 2013 Kyle wanted to leave the band to pursue other interests and 13Nails enlisted the talented drumming of Joe Dunn. With its complete lineup, strong stage presence and haunting songs 13Nails is quickly becoming the band to go see. Horror has got its new sound and it's 13Nails!

"13Nails is one of those bands who cannot be described in one word or one genre. On the surface is a perfectly executed hardcore punk style, but when you peel back the layers of their music, you can find something much darker and more sinister lurking. Whether it be their brooding guitar chord progressions, their coffin rattling bass lines or the haunting imagery of their lyrics, you are sure to have your horror fetish satisfied!"
-Alexei Hammerle – Swinging Noose Productions


"13Nails are insane and know how to interact with their crowd and are for sure the band people go home remembering"
-Joe Dowling- Even Death May Die

"13Nails is one of my favorite bands to see live! They bring so much originality and passion to the stage, they just make you want to party"
-Meredith Siss- Fan

"Nobody makes the dead girls party harder"
"A proper introduction to the four people you'll likely meet in Hell"
-Nick Hays- Tenative
Venue Information:
Marquis Theater
2009 Larimer Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.themarquistheatre.com/