Interview with Wade MacNeil

Sofa King Cool caught up with Alexisonfire ‘s Wade MacNeil and talked about his new project Dooms Children and how the solo project came about, the difference in style of music on this project, Next year being the 20th anniversary of Alexisonfire first album and the tour plans to celebrate, his work in TV, Film, and video games and getting back on the road after almost 2 years

“This is the most personal music I have ever released. I tried to be honest (brutally at times) and not hide meaning or intent behind flowery language. This is a record about my life falling apart and then trying to pick up the pieces. Dooms Children is about falling out of love, about addiction and lying awake at night wondering if you’ve made all the wrong choices. This is a record about breaking the cycle of suffering and becoming unstuck with time, riding your motorcycle at night when the air is warm and no one else is on the road, chasing happiness, not knowing what comes next and trying to move on. This album was half written while I was messed up pre-rehab, the other half while I was in rehab. This is a record about all the people I’ve met along the way. This is a record about hope. This is me at my most vulnerable. It’s my hope that you see a little of yourself in these songs and that you can relate. Thanks for listening.” – Wade MacNeil


Dooms Children has released the wistful new track “Heavy Year”, off of
the upcoming self-titled debut album, out October 20th on Dine Alone Records. Dooms
Children is the new psych-rock solo project from venerated post-hardcore artist Wade
MacNeil (Alexisonfire, Gallows).
Dooms Children finds MacNeil on a different artistic path both in style and content with
an honest and sincere offering that shines light on recent life experiences and revelations.
“This is the most personal music I have ever released,” says MacNeil. “Dooms Children
is about falling out of love, about addiction and lying awake at night wondering if you’ve
made all the wrong choices.”
“Heavy Year” is a thoughtful and reflective song addressing grief and regret following a
harrowing period. The melodic track features MacNeil’s lyrical guitar playing and
passionate vocals, both of which convey the weight of his message. MacNeil says of the
track, “This song is about not running away from suffering. It’s about feeling it, living it,
and moving past it.”
Wade MacNeil is known by fans worldwide as the lead guitarist/co-founder of the
pioneering post-hardcore band Alexisonfire and lead singer of the UK hardcore punk outfit
Gallows. With Dooms Children, MacNeil puts forth a revealing and courageous set of
songs that chronicle his life at its most vulnerable point before taking control and
reemerging wiser with a new outlook and perspective.
Stream “Heavy Year” and pre-order Dooms Children digital & vinyl HERE