Wednesday 13 On Abuse Allegations Against Marilyn Manson: “I Say It’s Innocent Until Proven Guilty”

Wednesday 13 is the latest musician to comment on the disturbing abuse allegations that have been leveled against Marilyn Manson. The frontman described Manson as a “close friend” and said that he believes “it’s innocent until proven guilty.”

Wednesday 13 said the following after Rock N Roll Experience asked him about cancel culture:

“Ya know, it’s…not necessarily coming after me, I just think it’s such a dangerous thing, it’s almost like a court and jury without all of the facts and everybody can just, ya know, read the headline and go, okay, it’s my opinion. It’s scary. But I haven’t thought about it coming after me, I’ve thought about what it probably is like for…I thought about what it’s like for that kid who’s 13 or 14 playing guitar and wanting to be in a band, what’s he going to do, he can’t wait to be in a band and then gets cancelled.”

He also added the following when asked about Manson:

“…Ya know, again, it’s just one of those kind of things, it’s the same thing where it was, alright, there’s these accusations and ok, everybody is, ok, well…he’s a monster so let’s step on the spider, let’s kill the monster. And I guess that’s probably the first reaction to that kind of thing, but they are all accusations and I say it’s innocent until proven guilty.

Manson has been a close friend of mine for years and I don’t know of him to be any of the stuff that I’ve read so I don’t know man, it sucks. I saw Dee Snider talking about Cancel Culture and he was the one going against the PMRC fighting them so it is, it’s a form of censorship, and it’s dangerous. It’s people seeing, oh wait, this guy can get cancelled so let’s cancel this guy, let’s cancel this guy, you start cancelling everyone for something bad they did there is going to be nobody left.”

As previously reported, the accusations against Manson were initially spurred by actress Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”), who said that the musician “horrifically abused [her] for years.” Since then multiple women have come forward with allegations against the singer, including actress Esmé Bianco (“Game Of Thrones”), who said that the shock rocker treated her “like a prisoner,” humiliated her, cut her torso with a knife, chased her with an ax, and more, and actress Bianca Allaine, who described him as the “most terrifying person [she has] ever met in [her] life.”

Wood has since shared more details regarding her time with Manson as well, including his alleged use of anti-Semitic and racial slurs. She has also claimed that his current wife Lindsay Usich and another woman named Leslee Lane threatened to release underage photos of her to destroy her career.

After all of this news broke, the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department confirmed that they were investigating Manson. Allaine also mentioned that she was planning to speak to the FBI.

Since Wood made her initial statement, Manson has been dropped by his manager Tony Ciulla, his label Loma Vista Recordings, his talent agency CAA, and a couple of TV shows. Others that worked with Manson have also come forward, including his former assistant Dan Cleary, who said he witnessed the musician abusing Usich.

Two of his other exes, Rose McGowan and Dita Von Teese, have both commented as well. Von Teese’s statement was the most recent and she said that the “details made public do not match [her] personal experience” with the singer, while also adding that “abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship.”

A number of other musicians have also issued statements including Ellie Roswell (Wolf Alice), who said she once caught Manson “filming up [her] skirt with a GoPro,” Phoebe Bridgers, who said Manson previously “referred to a room in his house as the ‘r*pe room’,” Otep, who said Usich would call her house “hysterical because he was on another drug binge, threatening her life,” Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), who said that he has “been vocal over the years about [his] dislike of Manson as a person,” and Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), who said that “every single thing that people have said about him is fucking true.” Actor Corey Feldman also claimed that Manson put “spies” into his life as part of a “decades long mental and emotional abuse” campaign.

For his part, Manson claimed that the accusations “are horrible distortions of reality.”

Wednesday 13 To Release “Necrophaze: Antidote” EP In April

Wednesday 13 has announced that he will be releasing a new EP titled “Necrophaze: Antidote” on April 16. Here’s the track listing:

01. “Your Mother Still Sucks Cocks In Hell” (Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 cover)
02. “Screwdriver 2 – The Return”
03. “Devil Inside” (INXS cover)
04. “Films” (Gary Numan cover) (feat. Calico Cooper)

If you missed them, two previously released tracks from the effort can be found below:

Wednesday 13 Premieres New Video For Cover Of INXS’ “Devil Inside”

Wednesday 13 has premiered a new video for his cover of INXS‘ “Devil Inside.“ The frontman previously said the following about the track:

“Just in time for Halloween we’ve been saving this track for something special, & what better way than with a music video for Halloween. The INXS cover of ‘Devil Inside‘ was recorded during the ‘Necrophaze‘ sessions with producer Michael Spreitzer. I have a great memory of this song as a kid in the late 80’s. I actually witnessed this song scare a family member to the point that they screamed at the radio, TURN IT OFF!!”

Wednesday 13 Releases Cover Of INXS’ “Devil Inside”

Wednesday 13 has released a cover of INXS‘ “Devil Inside.“ You can stream that below. A video for the track will air during the frontman’s “Halloween Spooktacular” livestream concert, which will take place at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA tomorrow (October 31). Wednesday 13 commented:

“Just in time for Halloween we’ve been saving this track for something special, & what better way than with a music video for Halloween. The INXS cover of ‘Devil Inside‘ was recorded during the ‘Necrophaze‘ sessions with producer Michael Spreitzer. I have a great memory of this song as a kid in the late 80’s. I actually witnessed this song scare a family member to the point that they screamed at the radio, TURN IT OFF!!”

Wednesday 13 Postpones All 2020 Dates

Wednesday 13 has postponed all of his 2020 dates, including his North American tour with The Haxans and Dead Girls Academy, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The frontman commented:

“To all Wednesday 13 fans, we are rescheduling ALL of our 2020 concerts to 2021. Due to the current state of our World, we want to ensure ALL of US are safe during these unpredictable times. We will return to the stage when the time is right and safe for everyone.”

Wednesday 13 Announces North American Tour With The Haxans & Dead Girls Academy

Wednesday 13 has announced a North American tour with The Haxans and Dead Girls Academy. You can find the dates for that run below. However, it’s worth noting that the likelihood of the trek actually happening is pretty slim due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tour Dates:

08/18 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
08/20 Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
08/21 Amarillo, TX – Hoots Pub
08/22 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
08/23 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/24 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
08/25 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
08/26 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08/28 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
08/29 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
09/01 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/02 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
09/03 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
09/04 Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
09/05 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
09/06 New Bedford, MA – The Vault @ Greasy Luck
09/08 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
09/09 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes
09/11 Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
09/12 Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
09/13 Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
09/15 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
09/16 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
09/18 Harrison, OH – Blue Note
09/19 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
09/20 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache @ Intersection
09/22 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/23 Angola, IN – Eclectic Room
09/25 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
09/26 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
09/27 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
09/28 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
09/30 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
10/03 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/04 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/06 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
10/07 San Francisco, CA – Great Northern
10/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
10/10 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Wednesday 13 Premieres “The Hearse” Lyric Video

Wednesday 13 has premiered a lyric video for his song “The Hearse.” This track is from his latest album “Necrophaze.“ Wednesday 13 commented:

“The heaviest track on the record, and maybe the heaviest track of my musical career. ‘The Hearse’ is a beast with the double-kick drum mania provided by drummer Kyle Castronovo. I’m a big fan of the movie ‘Christine’. I wanted to write a song about a haunted car, so this was inspired by that mixed with the old rhyme from the ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ book.”

Wednesday 13 Shares Lyric Video For “Monster” Feat. Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)

Wednesday 13 has shared a lyric video for his song “Monster.” This track features Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) and it appears on Wednesday 13’s latest album “Necrophaze.“

Wednesday 13 commented

“’Monster’ is the 1st Wednesday 13 song recorded to feature guest vocals. I wanted something different than I had ever tried before and I wanted a female vocalist. Cristina was the perfect choice for this song. I gave her the lyrics and some minor details, and she came back with what you hear. She totally floored us with her amazing vocal range and adding a new element never heard on one of our songs before.”

Scabbia added:

“This collaboration was born from blackness. Wednesday and I are both fans of the darkest vision of art and music, and when I was asked to sing with him for the song ‘Monster’, I immediately visualized his concept and shared it with pleasure. What I love about this song is that some people in life are taking the worst out of us… but demonizing it all and pushing away the tension through notes is the best thing to do.”

Davey Suicide Added To Final Leg Of Static-X’s “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th Anniversary Tour

Davey Suicide has been added to the final leg of Static-X‘s “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour. As previously reported, that leg will also feature Wednesday 13. Here’s the dates:

12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater (no Davey Suicide)
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55

You can find the rest of Static-X’s dates HERE.