Wednesday 13 has toured here regularly since his early days with the Murderdolls and no matter how many times he has graced our shores his legion of fans keep coming back for more time and time again.
A little while ago there was a petition online to have Wednesday 13, Davey Suicide and Darkc3ll play together in Australia and it seems that someone at Destroy All Lines had taken notice and put on this hell of a tour which made a lot of fans happy when it was announced.
Tonight sees Wednesday 13 play another one of my favourite venues The Triffid, which has the perfect stage and sound to handle this kind of show, Sadly though due to a misunderstanding with set times we missed the first band Flynn Effect but everyone that was there early and lucky enough to catch them was impressed with their set.
Darkc3ll are no strangers to sharing the stage with Wednesday 13, over the years Darkc3ll have carved their own path on the scene and can definitely hold their own alongside international acts which they have done a few times in the past including a slot on the Soundwave Festival.
Frontman Jesse Dracman knows how to work his crowd while the band collectively invite you into their industrial rock party.
Their light show tonight was really something else and timed perfectly with tracks like Six Hundred and Six Six and Hail to the Freaks its hard not to be drawn into the madness.
Wrapping up with the single Preacher the many fans in the room known as ‘Army Of Darkness’ are left pretty stoked.
It’s been a long time coming for Davey Suicide to play in Australia and after a very warm welcome from a packed room kick into their set with fury.
Featuring Darkc3ll’s drummer Jay Macabre sitting in on skins tonight, the band are a force to be reckon with.
Davey and his band of misfits play hit after hit and it’s songs like No Angel from their latest album Made From Fire which get the loudest response.
Davey himself is a true showman and includes in his set costume changes and an almost unmatched energy.
Let’s hope we get the chance to see him back down under again in the near future.
Wednesday 13 only toured Australia last year with a special acoustic set but tonight sees the Duke of Spook and his band turn up the amps and give us the full shock rock experience and stage show he is well renowned for.
Kicking off with the track What the Night Brings from his latest album Condolences, Wednesday channels a bit of Alice Cooper by swinging a cane around and demanding the rooms attention as he stalks the stage.
The band then swings into Bloodsucker Motherfucker, which sets the pit in full motion and doesn’t slow down from there.
Songs like Keep Watching The Skies, I Want You Dead and Till Death Do Us Party are personal favourites of mine and I got the feeling from the rest of the crowds responses to choices in tracks tonight I wasn’t the only one satisfied.
Wednesday 13 nails his vocals flawlessly live and is a master of his craft not only as a songwriter but also a performer who has evolved over the years musically and earned his legendary status.
I’ve seen him play many times as a solo artist and a couple of times with Murderdolls but tonight is hands down the best Wednesday gig so far.
There is no doubt that Wednesday 13 will return to Australia again in the future as he is almost worshiped down here, next time though I think we will see a very different monster as I don’t think we have seen his final evolved form just yet, and if that’s the case it’s going to be a hell of a spectacle to see.
Photos by Dan Maynard Photography