W.A.S.P. TO RELEASE “GOLGOTHA” ON OCTOBER 2ND, ARTWORK AND TRACK LISTING REVEALED
Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from metal icons W.A.S.P. This October 2nd, the wait ends, as Blackie Lawless and the legendary rockers W.A.S.P. will release their long awaited new album and Napalm Records debut Golgotha.
Frontman Blackie Lawless on the new album Golgotha:
“There are times in any band’s career that somehow all things mesh together. Their experiences, influences, and personal timing bring them into a common space. This has happened with this record. Four years in the making has provided direction, but even greater reflection. Golgotha, where Christ was crucified – Hebrew for “the place of the skull”.”
Over the next six months, W.A.S.P frontman Blackie Lawless be writing a monthly installment that chronicles the making of Golgotha. They will all be posted at the band’s official website. Read the first entry, here.
Golgotha is available for pre-order from the Napalm Records Webstore in North America and Europe.
Golgotha Track Listing:
2. Last Runaway
4. Miss You
5. Fallen Under
6. Slaves of the New World Order
7. Eyes of My Maker
8. Hero of the World
W.A.S.P. on the web:
Yeah, Halford already used that name about 14 years ago, Blackie!
W.A.S.P. opening for Iron Maiden on the World Slavery Tour is still one of the top five opening band performances I’ve ever seen. Two big skulls, one on either side of the stage, opened and two band members came out of each of the skulls. The microphone stands were chain links. Blackie, who is already about 6ft 5 without the platform boots he wears, stood on a box that made him tower over the crowd. He drank blood out of a skull and windmill headbanged like his head and neck weren’t fully attached to the rest of his body. I was so excited to see Iron Maiden that it shocked me that W.A.S.P. were so good. I didn’t expect that and neither did my friends. Maiden were beyond awesome that night but I’ve never since seen another band give Maiden that much competition. It was over the top almost to the point of being absurd and it was AWESOME!
It was early 1985, either very late February or very early March. W.A.S.P. were still touring for their first album because their second album, The Last Command, came out at the end of that year. They were the new guys still and obviously wanted to prove a point to everyone and they sure proved it.
Saw W.A.S.P. at a small club in Fort Lauderdale about 5 years ago and they blew the roof off the place…I mean freaking amazing. The place only holds a few hundred, and I wasn’t sure how their show would go off in a small club, but oh my God did they deliver! Band was awesome and Blackies voice was spot on, so can’t wait for the new album and hope they make it to SOFLO..
I never did see them in the 80s, but caught them on the Babylon tour, at a small club with a pathetic crowd, but Blackie still put on an awesome show. Totally underrated in the rock world if you ask me.