On the 21st of February, we talked on the phone with Wednesday 13, Murderdolls’ singer, for the release of his solo album, The Dixie Dead. An interview soon available on our website in which Murderdolls, his other band with Joey Jordison from Slipknot, was inevitably mentioned. And it appears that the news isn’t good at all for all the fans of this “side-project”, whose second album Women And Children Last took already eight years to emerge, before its recording and release in 2010.
Here’s what Murderdolls’ vocalist said to us concerning the band’s health status: “Murderdolls went on a hiatus in 2011 and that’s pretty much it. I don’t have anymore news, there’s no info going on. To be honest I see that this will be for eternity. But I’m glad we got to do our second record. After that we were on the high note, but there is no income so and I’ll be surprised if it ever happen again” So, when asked “Then do the Murderdolls stop ?”, here’s his answer: “I don’t like to say that, I don’t want to disappoint my fans, but I also have to be honest with them and tell them there’s no coming back before a very long time if it ever does. I don’t like to say ‘never’, but it’s looking that way.”
A situation that we knew could happen, firstly because of the boom of Wednesday’s solo career (an EP and two records in two years). This boom has also been more or less forced since 2011, due to Joey Jordison’s will to continue, at Murderdolls’ cost, Slipknot’s discographic adventures (but currently without success).
This is nonetheless quite a surprising statement on behalf of Wednesday 13. Two years ago, he considered Murderdoll’s second album as “a fresh start”. In May 2012, even if he didn’t have the time to realize that Murderdolls was beginning to become rusty somewhere in a garage, he wasn’t on the contrary so fatalistic about it, as he used metaphor of the “the open book” which still has to be written: “I love the band. It got me where I am. The last record we put out, Women And Children Last, it may be my favorite record I’ve ever put out — just because there was so much intensity in that record and just such a good time put into it. And if the band never happens again, we never do anything again, I know we went out on a high note with that record. And we got to do as much touring as we possibly could. Unfortuantely, some stuff got cut short. But yeah, man, that was a big part of my life again, and if it happens again, it happens; and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. I hate to say it’s never gonna happen, and then you see another one of those ‘reunion’ tours. So I’ll just leave it open.”
Even if Wednesday 13 says “Never say never”, it seems that he got used to the idea that this book is about to end, if not already ended. Perhaps not definitely sealed, but ended.
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