Guitarist Roman Surman Steps Down From Wednesday 13 for the Rest of 2024

Guitarist Roman Surman has announced via social media he is stepping down from touring with Wednesday 13 for the rest of 2024. Roman is moving to England and looking for work opportunities in the UK. He  did not perform at Sick New World Festival 2024. Diego Ibarra (ex Devildriver) will step in to the live lineup and played the festival as his debut gig. Wednesday 13 has been on tour supporting their 2022 album Horrifier (Napalm Records) and performing a set of Murderdolls songs. Surman has been an associate of Wednesday 13, since 2006 over the course of different projects including a version of Murderdolls and eight albums with Wednesday. According to a post from the band, they are soon to announce extensive USA, EU, and United Kingdom tour dates, and a new album is due in 2025. Continue reading

Wednesday 13 Announces UK and EU Tour Celebrating 20 Years of Murderdolls

has announced a UK & EU Tour celebrating 20 Years of Murderdolls, his iconic former band with Joey Jordison. Wednesday and his current solo band – which features former Murderdolls alumni Roman Surman and Jack Tankersley – will be performing a full set of Murderdolls songs, chosen from their celebrated 2002 debut album, Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls and their triumphant 2010 return, Women And Children Last. Tickets On Sale Friday 26th January 10AM at the link below. Continue reading

Sharon Osbourne Doesn’t Rule Out a Return for Ozzfest as a Touring Festival, Still Blames Greedy Bands and Managers For its Hiatus

In the latest episode of The Osbournes Podcast, with Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly Osbourne, have released the seventeenth episode of their revived podcast. Among a plethora of topics, Ozzy asked Sharon if she would ever consider putting on another edition of the Ozzfest specifically as a traveling festival and not a one-off event. The last official Ozzfest event was on New Year’s Eve 2018 in Los Angeles at The forum and featured Ozzy, Rob Zombie, Body Count featuring Ice T, DevilDriver, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Wednesday 13, Zakk Sabbath, and more. Sharon commented:Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Wednesday 13 – Gemini Syndrome – Infected Rain – Black Satellite – Anthrophobia Live at Mickey’s Black Box


Raise your horns. Wednesday 13 is touring with a set of songs by the Murderdolls and Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13. Classics like ‘She Was A Teenage Zombie’ and ‘I Love To Say Fuck’ are part of a show that results in a high-energy, stupid fun night. With Black Satellite, Infected Rain, and Gemini Syndrome also playing in support it proves to be a long night full of great music. Continue reading

Rock For Ronnie Concert In The Park Benefiting Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund All-Star Talent Announced


The Rock For Ronnie Concert in the Park will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2023 at Los Encinos Historic Park in Encino, benefiting the. Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund ( The Rock For Ronnie event, slated to be an afternoon of live rock music, silent and live auctions, food trucks and fun geared to the entire family, is the cancer charity’s first post-Covid event back in the park. The event just named a who’s who of Rock and Heavy Metal luminaries for the finale/all-star jam. 

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Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022 Part 3 (20 – 1)

Press on, intrepid reader, to find out our top albums of 2022, as voted for by the cast, crew and hangers-on of the good ship Ghost Cult. Over 275 albums were nominated (including one stray and errant vote for Stryper… we’ve had words), some people lauded albums as the greatest of all time that no one else noticed, other albums picked up a steady stream of votes across the board without tickling the top of anyone’s charts, but through it all, we’ve been able to compile our team list of the best 75 albums of the year. And there are some absolute corkers, here. 75 of them, to be exact…

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Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year 2022 Part 2 (40-21)

As we move into the meaty part of the Ghost Cult albums of the year for 2022 (as chosen solely by the team that dedicate their time to promote, analyse and share the love for the great alternative music that we exist to talk about), we find a mix of old favourites and a sprinkling of new rising and shining stars…Continue reading

Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022: Part 1 (75 – 41)


After a false start, someone (naming no names) got rather over-excited about a new Power Metal band that promptly disappeared out of the collective consciousness, it wasn’t until mid-January, and a new 40 Watt Sun album, that alternative, rock and metal really got out of the starting blocks for 2022.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Wednesday 13 – Horrifier


October celebrates the return of cooler weather, overpriced pumpkin-flavored beverages, and everything spooky. This October is extra special as the Duke of Spook, Wednesday 13 returns to the land of the living with a brand new album, Horrifier (Napalm Records), just in time to set the mood for Halloween.

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CONCERT REVIEW:  Doyle, Wednesday 13, Salem’s Childe, Divine Incarnation, and Vision Serpent Live at The Chance Theater

On Saturday night, a set of acts descended on The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York. This was the kind of bill that would make Tipper Gore tremble in fear.  Five bands in all: Vision Serpent, Divine Incarnation, Salem’s Childe, Wednesday 13, and Doyle tore into their sets and left ears ringing by night’s end. Continue reading