WEDNESDAY 13 Comments On Decision To Self-Release Next CD

Former MURDERDOLLS singer Wednesday 13 recently announced that he will forgo signing with a record label in North America and will self-release the "Bloodwork" EP and a new full-length, "Skeletons", this April.

Commented Wednesday 13, "We care about the music, the release and our fans. To a record label, we are a statistic. Record labels sign an endless number of bands each year, and they are never 100% focused on your project. After a long 4 1/2 months negotiating a worldwide deal with a label, we knew they would never give us the attention we needed. Each year, our touring base has gone up, but each year the record labels have been putting less CDs on the streets. The biggest complaint we heard for the past year and a half was that our fans couldn't find the CD. The record label would say there was no demand, the fans would complain they couldn't find the CD — and whenever we would have CDs on the road, we would sell out. We know our fans, we know where they shop and we want to be able to give back to them."

Horror High, LLC has set a February 5, 2008 U.S. release date for Wednesday 13's video project "Weirdo-A-Go-Go". "Weirdo-A-Go-Go" features the campy and morbid sense of humor that any fans of Wednesday 13 can expect. In the first two episodes, Wednesday 13 hosts clips and trailers of cheap horror flicks, along with performing schlocky but witty skits with his strange and wacky sidekicks. The program promises to resurrect the tradition of Saturday morning TV shows that Wednesday 13 grew up on — the random creations of Sid and Marty Krofft and Pee Wee's Playhouse mixed with the comedic approach of horror hosts Commander USA, Elvira, and Zacherely. The project was shot by Rafa of Core Entertainment, Inc. Rafa is most noted for the video and web site projects he has done for AVENGED SEVENFOLD, EVANESCENCE, ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, STATIC-X and the Dimebag tribute bracelet.

Commented Wednesday 13: "My last CD, 'Fang Bang', with the backing of a major label, was not available at a lot of retail stores. However, 'Weirdo A Go-Go' has continued to build momentum, and we recently got the biggest order for the release, from Hot Topic! A feat that a major label could not do for us on my last music release."

He continued: "'Weirdo A Go-Go' is a great opportunity for the fans to show their support by going to these stores and purchasing copies or demanding copies of the DVD. By doing this, the stores get to see what the fans want and they know the demand for the product. This is only going to insure that my new CD, 'Skeletons', will have a place on the shelves as well in these stores. Let's show the system that the underdog can win despite the odds against it. The fans are the reason Hot Topic, FYE and these huge chains have embraced 'Weirdo A Go-Go', and the fans are the ones who can make this a success."

"Weirdo A Go-Go" is currently ranked as the #1 selling DVD on Interpunk.com for the past three weeks. An updated list of all stores that have ordered the DVD can be found at this location.

Wednesday 13 will kick off the All American Massacre Tour on January 28, 2008 in Miami, Florida. His touring band includes Nate Manor, Acey Slade, J-Sin Trioxin and Jonny Chops.

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