Wednesday 13 - Rocky horror show revisited supported by Mind Shelter
When Roadrunner Records invited us to interview Wednesday 13 (the Murderdolls frontman who started his own solo project) we took the opportunity to see this band and have a fun night. We didn’t knew what to expect because his album will not be released until next year. Luckily enough we got the chance of asking him what to expect before the show started. That conversation will be online soon.
When we entered the venue the intro to the show of the support act had just started. The stage was all dark and on a large screen at the back of the stage were manga-style fragments playing. The band walked up, stage still dark. Then the female keyboardplayer/samplist/cyberbabe-VJ started the electronic intro to the first song. The tension rose, and then the band came in. We were stunned. What a powerful sound these guys have! We looked at each other and just stood there, smiling from cheek to cheek and totally feeling the music. Their style can be described as nu-metal, somewhat reminding me of early Spineshank. The songwriting was excellent and the electronica truly added a wonderful layer to the music. It all sounded very polished. The crowd was definitely liking it, some kids started a moshpit. Afterwards we spoke to the bass player, he told us they were a band with a lot of different nationalities and that they are currently residing in Amsterdam. If you have the chance to see these guys: I’d definitely recommend them. Check out their website http://www.mind-shelter.com.
After a set change with the curtains closed the show started. And like he told us in the interview it was a big horror movie with movie samples and loads of stage props. Including a cross, a laser gun and skulls everywhere. When I looked into the audience I saw loads of Murderdolls fans and they were partying constantly. Maybe this was the result of playing Murderdolls songs. The band was sure having a great time, and it is great to see the enthusiastic reaction of the audience bearing in mind that the band hasn’t got an album out yet.
Punk isn’t my kind of music and that is why the supporting band surprised me more than the headliner. I would really like to see this band more often, everybody’s clamouring that nu-metal is history but this band adds a complete new dimension to the genre.