Some of you may be looking forward to the horror-punk icon Wednesday 13 at Download next weekend, in the mean time we get to see his funeral. Or at least what it might look like in Wednesday 13’s new video ‘Condolences’.
This is the title track from the new album released on June 2nd, via Nuclear Blast. Check out the video below:
Wednesday himself stated David Bowie’s passing influenced the track ‘Condolences’:
“[Condolences] is one of the first songs I wrote for the record. The title came from when David Bowie passed away; I kept seeing ‘Condolences, sorry for your loss.’ I realised how powerful that word was, so I picked my guitar up and started writing the riff for it; I had the chorus instantly …We shortened the song for the video, we cut two minutes off it, but it’s still a really, really dark song and I think we captured that vibe in the video. It’s definitely the strangest thing I’ve ever done – I filmed my fake funeral. I had all my friends there, putting flowers on a casket; it was really weird! I had a wreath that said, ‘In Memory of Wednesday 13.’ I’m the priest in it, doing my eulogy, and I’m also inside the casket, like I’m being buried alive. When we filmed the video, the director, Matt Zane, said, ‘This reminds me of Twisted Sister – ‘Burn In Hell’ or ‘Captain Howdy.’ And I was like, ‘Holy shit, it does! I didn’t even realise it.”
Wednesday 13 headlines the Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival on Saturday June 10th.