Fang Bang

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Fang Bang
Studio album by Wednesday 13
Released August 29, 2006 (2006-08-29)
(See release history)
Genre Horror punk
Glam metal
Length 40:26
Label Rykodisc
Wednesday 13 chronology
Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead
(2005)
Fang Bang
(2006)
Skeletons
(2008)
Singles from Fang Bang
  1. "My Home Sweet Homicide"
    Released: 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars

Fang Bang is the second studio album by American horror punk musician Wednesday 13. It was released by Rykodisc on August 29, 2006 in Europe, and was later released worldwide on September 12, 2006. Each song on the album is known to have been inspired by a specific piece of horror fiction, such as An American Werewolf in London, Halloween and Friday the 13th. Fang Bang contains twelve standard tracks, as well as a bonus track exclusive to a particular region. The North American release includes a thirteenth track, a Roky Erickson cover of "Burn the Flames". The thirteenth track on the European release is a Motörhead cover of "R.A.M.O.N.E.S.". Finally, the Japanese release includes "R.A.M.O.N.E.S.", as well as a fourteenth track, an original composition titled "Good Day to Die".

"My Home Sweet Homicide" was released as a single and was accompanied with a music video of switching between the band performing and a clown arguing with his girlfriend then walking around the streets causing chaos, with members of the band being victims before being arrested and the ending reveals the clown's new girlfriend is Wednesday himself (dressed as a clown).

Style[edit]

"Fang Bang" is Wednesday 13's most glam-influenced piece to date, with lighter, more 'fun' lyrical themes. All the tracks on the album are linked in some way to specific horror films, and the album as a whole is less brooding and dark.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Morgue Than Words" – 2:37
  2. "American Werewolves in London" – 4:20
  3. "My Home Sweet Homicide" – 3:02
  4. "Faith in the Devil" – 3:30
  5. "Happily Ever Cadaver" – 3:33
  6. "Curse of Me" – 4:02
  7. "Haddonfield" – 2:59
  8. "Too Much Blood" – 2:43
  9. "Till Death Do Us Party" – 3:34
  10. "Buried with Children" – 3:42
  11. "Kill You Before You Kill Me" – 2:33
  12. "Die Sci-Fi" – 3:36

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Burn the Flames" (Roky Erickson cover; North America bonus track) – 5:22
  2. "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." (Motörhead Cover; Europe and Japan bonus track) – 1:14
  3. "Good Day to Die" (Japan bonus track) – 2:38

Movie Links[edit]

Most of the tracks link to movies in some way, the following is a list of what movie each song is about.

  1. "Morgue Than Words" references
  2. "American Werewolves in London" references An American Werewolf in London
  3. "My Home Sweet Homicide" references
  4. "Faith in the Devil" references
  5. "Happily Ever Cadaver" references
  6. "Curse of Me" is inspired by Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  7. "Haddonfield" references Halloween
  8. "Too Much Blood" references
  9. "Till Death Do Us Party" references Friday the 13th
  10. "Buried with Children" is a play on Married With Children
  11. "Kill You Before You Kill Me" references
  12. "Die Sci-Fi" references
  13. "Burn The Flames" references Dracula (it is not known which Dracula movie)
  14. "R.A.M.O.N.E.S" does not reference any movie
  15. "Good Day To Die" references

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release Date
Europe August 29, 2006 (2006-08-29)
Worldwide September 12, 2006 (2006-09-12)

References[edit]