Just when you thought all the fun was gone from rock music, you thought wrong, because the inimitable Murderdolls are back, emerging from a dormant period with their middle fingers to the sky, tongues planted firmly in their cheeks and ready to call out those that haunt today's predictable musical landscape. Their first album in eight years, entitled Women and Children Last, is set for release this summer through Roadrunner Records.
Murderdolls are the Frankenstein brainchild of Joey Jordison and partner-in-grime, Wednesday 13. The band sees Joey step away from his day job and masked role behind the kit in Slipknot to playing a low-slung lead guitar, while Wednesday serves as the frontman in their macabre rock 'n' roll circus. The duo are ready to breathe new life into the project with a brand new line-up, while their 'fuck you' attitude, devilish glamour and trademark black sense of humor remain firmly in tact.
Joey and Wednesday are excited to bring back their revamped musical monster, exclaiming, "We don't look at this as a return...this is REVENGE! The music scene today is as boring and stale as it was in 2002, when we first formed the band. This time around, everyone is the enemy!"
Comments Joey, "We've waited eight years to make sure, but this is the perfect time to bring Murderdolls back to the world. We've got nothing to lose and nothing to prove. So raise your fist along with us motherfuckers and sorry if you get a bloody nose along the way. It's about to get ugly! Women and Children Last!!!"
Murderdolls first gate-crashed the scene in 2002, hammering one final nail into nu-metal's coffin and building a formidable fanbase of loyal 'ghoulscouts' with their single, 'Dead in Hollywood' and their twisted take on the Billy Idol anthem, 'White Wedding.'
The band caused a stir across the pond in the UK, headlining the 5500-capacity Brixton Academy, as their debut album, Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls, earned a silver certification in the country. The band also picked up the "Best Newcomer" award at the inaugural Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.
Murderdolls are in an undisclosed Los Angeles studio now, laying down tracks for Women and Children Last. Don't say you haven't been warned.