Jan 282018
 

In December 2017, W.A.S.P. successfully completed its “ReIdolized” tour supporting the 25th anniversary of the band’s iconic hit album “The Crimson Idol”. The legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele will finally be released in a re-recorded version and of the album with the four “missing” songs — as originally intended — together with “The Crimson Idol” movie on DVD and Blu-ray.

W.A.S.P. now presents the first glimpse of the incredible film material that has never been officially released. Check out the video for “Chainsaw Charlie” below.

“ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)” will be released worldwide on February 2 via Napalm Records. Continue reading »

Oct 312017
 

W.A.S.P. are currently on their Re-Idolized – The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour, which kicked off on September 25th in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.‘s October 29 performance at Élysée Montmartre in Paris, France can be seen below.

Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. at the opening show of the band’s “Re-Idolized – The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour” on September 25 at Trädgår’n in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Aquiles said in a statement: “I’m very happy to announce that I will be touring Europe this fall with W.A.S.P. It’s a huge honor to be part of the ‘Re-Idolized’ tour. ‘The Crimson Idol’ is one of the most important progressive concept albums in the history of heavy metal music. I would also like to extend my gratitude to W.A.S.P.: Blackie [Lawless, guitar/vocals], Mike [Duda, bass] and Doug [Blair, guitar]. Thank you, for having me aboard on this tour. I’ve learned a lot from all three of you.”

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Oct 012017
 

W.A.S.P. are currently on their Re-Idolized – The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour, which kicked off on September 25th in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video from the complete kick-off show is available below.

Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. this show.

Aquiles said in a statement: “I’m very happy to announce that I will be touring Europe this fall with W.A.S.P. It’s a huge honor to be part of the ‘Re-Idolized’ tour. ‘The Crimson Idol’ is one of the most important progressive concept albums in the history of heavy metal music. I would also like to extend my gratitude to W.A.S.P.: Blackie [Lawless, guitar/vocals], Mike [Duda, bass] and Doug [Blair, guitar]. Thank you, for having me aboard on this tour. I’ve learned a lot from all three of you.”

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Aug 242017
 

W.A.S.P. has recruited Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester to sit behind the kit for the band’s “Re-Idolized – The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour”, which is scheduled to kick off on September 25 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Dates and locations are listed below.

Aquiles said in a statement: “I’m very happy to announce that I will be touring Europe this fall with W.A.S.P. It’s a huge honor to be part of the ‘Re-Idolized’ tour. ‘The Crimson Idol’ is one of the most important progressive concept albums in the history of heavy metal music. I would also like to extend my gratitude to W.A.S.P.: Blackie [Lawless, guitar/vocals], Mike [Duda, bass] and Doug [Blair, guitar]. Thank you, for having me aboard on this tour. I’ve learned a lot from all three of you.”

Born in South Africa, Priester has collaborated with such bands and solo artists as AngraHangarMidas FatePrimal FearPaul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden), Tony MacAlpine and Vinnie Moore. He is also known for having participated in the widely talked-about Dream Theater drummer audition which took place after Mike Portnoy had left the band. It was after that event that Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci recommended Priester to another great guitar virtuoso, Tony MacAlpine. Continue reading »

May 312017
 

W.A.S.P. regret to announce the cancellation of their upcoming summer festival dates.

Says the band: “The recording of the new album, Re-Idolized, and the accompanying film for The Crimson Idol has developed unexpected delays. This will make it necessary for W.A.S.P. to withdraw from the four upcoming festivals that were scheduled for this summer. This was essential for the band to complete the album and film, to make the scheduled release in September, and the ensuing tour in the fall.”

Check out the first official trailer for W.A.S.P.‘s upcoming 25th anniversary release, Re-Idolized, below. Continue reading »