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W.A.S.P. to release “Golgotha” next year

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM (PST)

W.A.S.P.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.

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Blackie Lawless talks about W.A.S.P. touring with Motörhead 15 years ago

Posted by Metal Dude on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 7:11 PM (PST)

W.A.S.P.In his latest diary A Real Hard Night, W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless writes the events of his band’s infamous tour with Motörhead back in 1997, which resulted in the band quitting the trek after Lemmy butted heads with Lawless. Here’s what he had to say:

“One thing I’d like to address is the U.S. leg of [the] tour that we did with Motörhead

A lot has been written about an altercation that happened between Lemmy and myself. There was a lot of tension between the two of us while we were doing the tour and at one point he and I got into a very heated argument.

I had known Lemmy for a long time and the problems that him and I were having didn’t make sense. Him and I used to hang out together in night clubs so the goings-on during the tour that caused the problems were strange, to say the least.

A few months after the tour was over, I ran into him during the filming of a VH1 special. We talked for a while and discussed what the hell had just happened. Come to find out, somebody booking the tour had told me one thing, and Lemmy said another guy told him completely the opposite concerning how the tour would be run. It made a tour that should have been a lot of fun be filled with totally unnecessary tension.

What happened was these people who booked the tour used both of us to get what they wanted.

After [Lemmy] and I talked it out, I was REALLY angry at those people. I know I GOT USED!!!

Him and I hugged each other and he gave me a call the next day.

I’m happy to call him my friend.

I wish I could go back and undo everything that happened during that tour!!!

As a side note, we were both playing a festival a couple of months ago in Romania. It was unbelievably HOT that day!!! I went into [Lemmy’s] dressing room after we finished our show and I told him, ‘Lemmy, whatever you do, you gotta make sure before you go on stage that you’re COMPLETELY hydrated or you’ll pass out!’ He holds up a glass full of Jack Daniels and Coke and says, ‘I intend to stay COMPLETELY hydrated out there… as there are MANY, MANY ice cubes in this glass.’ All I could do was hang my head and just laugh…. That’s the Lemmy I know and love!!!”

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Krallice announce tour dates

Posted by Josh on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 2:26 PM (PST)

New York Black Metal band Krallice announced some dates to their upcoming tour with Withered.  This tour is to support Krallice’s new album “Diotima” which is planned to be released April 26th,  2011 through Profound Lore Records.

For the tour dates click here.

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W.A.S.P. accepting submissions for virtual reality art gallery

Posted by Lucas Riot on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 3:53 PM (PST)

W.A.S.P.Shock rock legends W.A.S.P have announced they are accepting submissions for a new 3D virtual art gallery as part of their W.A.S.P. Deviations project.  The band launched their fan art project W.A.S.P. Deviations back in April, 2009.  The project is an  organized collection of W.A.S.P. related art submitted by fans.  “Art can be of ANY form as long as it is W.A.S.P. related. Body art, ditigal works, hand drawn, air brushed art, you name it.”

Working with Deviant Art, the band is planning an extensive virtual environment dedicated to W.A.S.P. which will feature winning art submitted by fans.  The deadline for submissions is February 21, 2001.  For more information visit the W.A.S.P. Deviations site.

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