L.A. heavy metal legends W.A.S.P. have announced that they are “about three weeks away from finishing” from finishing a new album, entitled Golgotha, which is expected to be released early next year. During a press conference last Friday (June 6th) before the band’s performance at this year’s the Sweden Rock Festival, frontman Blackie Lawless stated:
“‘Golgotha’ is Hebrew for place of the skull, and it’s the hill where Christ was crucified. And it’s interesting, when you see a lot of bands going around using Satanic images or images of death and things like that, and I’m thinking, all they need to do is look at the source, ’cause it’s right there. I mean, if you want death, there’s enough to go around there.”
Regarding the musical direction of Golgotha, Blackie stated, “It sounds probably more similar to the last two that we’ve done. And we’ve been working on this thing for four years now. I don’t know if you guys heard, I had a little hiccup last year, and that delayed recording for almost a year. I broke my leg. And that, too, was an interesting trip. But there’s one thing that I learned when I was doing ‘The Crimson Idol’: if you make a record over too long of a period of time, you have to be very, very careful, because the record you start out making is not the record you end up finishing, because you’ve changed so much as a person over a three- or four-year period, you’ve gotta be very, very careful to hold on to that vision. But from what I’m hearing so far — and it’s not completely mixed yet — it has definite overtones of the last two records.”
You can watch the rest of the interview below.
W.A.S.P. released their last album, Babylon, in 2009 on Demolition Records.