In a brand new interview with CrypticRock.com, former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison spoke about the current status of MURDERDOLLS, his one-time project with horror-punk stalwart Wednesday 13. “I cannot say anything bad about that band and what we accomplished with the MURDERDOLLS,” he said. “Those tours we did are really awe-inspiring when you look in hindsight of what we accomplished in a short amount of time and the two records we did. I could not be more proud and happy of what we accomplished in that time. Everyone that was in that band, the couple of different personnels we employed, the MURDERDOLLS were killer. Like I said before, I don’t know if I would do another record, but I won’t rule it out.”
According to Jordison — who played guitar for MURDERDOLLS — the band enabled him to express himself musically in a way that wasn’t possible with SLIPKNOT.
“That is the thing, when we did ‘Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls’ , I had already done four records with SLIPKNOT, two that were on the label and released,” he said. “When we did the first MURDERDOLLS record, I have this punk rock and pop side of me that I don’t really get to get out in other areas in my life. When we did that band, it was just pretty much to express fun, have a great time, and kind of throw a monkeywrench into what was going on in rock and metal at the time, and it worked. I would love to do another record. Like I said, I won’t rule it out.”
Wednesday 13 also left the door open to making another MURDERDOLLS record, telling BrokeHorrorFan.com last fall: “MURDERDOLLS turns fifteen years old next year, and it took on a life of its own. It’s in the fans’ hands at this point. To me, it’s rock and roll. I could put any drama or differences aside to go out and play music for our fans. That’s what it comes down to at the end of the day. You do this for such a long time — even with the WEDNESDAY 13 [solo] stuff — it’s as much the fans as it is me these days, because I need them to live. That’s how it works. You don’t alienate that. I always feel that people want what they want.”
He continued: “That was a cool time, because MURDERDOLLS is why I’m here today. If that hadn’t happened, I don’t know… Joey pulled me out of obscurity and gave me a career, and I’m forever indebted to him for that. No matter any behind the scenes, whatever’s going on with that — it’s nobody’s business, really — but I always say: at the end of the day, if the fans wanted it and he was into doing it, I would definitely entertain the idea of doing it.”
MURDERDOLLS issued its sophomore album, “Women And Children Last”, in August 2010 via Roadrunner Records. The CD, which was recorded at a studio in Hollywood Hills, California with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD), sold 8,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 43 on The Billboard 200 chart.
In an interview with the Classic 21 radio station at the 2013 edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, Jordison was asked if the band had officially come to an end. “Yeah. We’re not doing anymore records,” Joey replied. He elaborated in a separate interview with Metal Insider: “Nothing really happened [to cause the end of the MURDERDOLLS]. I really loved the last MURDERDOLLS record [‘Women And Children Last’]. It’s just that, for me personally, I had enough of it, you know? I mean, it was fun but it’s not where my heart lies in music. I lie more with drums and the more heavy and darker aspects of music. I need to push myself in different areas and I can’t rely on the MURDERDOLLS to satisfy me artistically.”