Nov 062015
 

waspgolgothacdThe official lyric video for ‘Golgotha’, the title track of W.A.S.P.‘s new album, can be seen below.

“Golgotha” was released on October 2 via Austria’s Napalm Records.

“Golgotha”, has registered the following first-week chart positions:

Sweden: #6, Finland: #13, Norway: #17, Germany: #18, Austria: #33, Switzerland: #36, Poland: #37, UK: #50, USA: #93, Belgium: #73, Canada: 79, France: #110, The Netherlands: #136 Continue reading »

Oct 272015
 

WASP logoFan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.‘s October 9 performance at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below.

W.A.S.P.‘s new album, “Golgotha”, has registered the following first-week chart positions:

Sweden: #6, Finland: #13, Norway: #17, Germany: #18, Austria: #33, Switzerland: #36, Poland: #37, UK: #50, USA: #93, Belgium: #73, Canada: 79, France: #110, The Netherlands: #136

“Golgotha” was released on October 2 via Austria’s Napalm Records. Continue reading »

Oct 232015
 

waspgolgothacdW.A.S.P.‘s new album, “Golgotha”, has registered the following first-week chart positions:

Sweden: #6, Finland: #13, Norway: #17, Germany: #18, Austria: #33, Switzerland: #36, Poland: #37, UK: #50, USA: #93, Belgium: #73, Canada: 79, France: #110, The Netherlands: #136

“Golgotha” was released on October 2 via Austria’s Napalm Records. Continue reading »

Oct 212015
 

blackie_c7dW.A.S.P.‘s fifteenth studio album, titled “Golgotha”, has been released on October 2 via Austria’s Napalm Records. Over the next 6 months frontman Blackie Lawless will be writing a monthly installment that chronicles…The Making of “Golgotha”. Here is the fourth Installment:

“The Pure Warrior”

I know it’s presumed by a lot of people that because I am the main song writer that the other members of the band just come in and play their parts and they don’t contribute much beyond that.  I’m here to put that myth to rest.  Although that was true on the some records like “The Crimson Idol” nothing could be further from the truth with this band.  We go through long and lengthy rehearsal periods where we work on arrangements and overall song structure.  This goes on for months before we ever start to record for real.  We meticulously take songs apart and put them back together again.  With any creative process the first 10% is inspiration and the other 90% is like pulling a donkey uphill that doesn’t want to go.  In other words it’s 90% blood and sweat.  It’s where the real craft of songwriting takes place.  Get in there day after day and slug it out and beat on it with a big steel hammer until it starts to take shape!!  Does it sound like fun? Continue reading »

Sep 192015
 

blackie_c7dW.A.S.P.‘s fifteenth studio album, titled “Golgotha”, has been released on October 2 via Austria’s Napalm Records. Over the next 6 months frontman Blackie Lawless will be writing a monthly installment that chronicles…The Making of “Golgotha”. Here is the third Installment:

“The Last Runaway’s Coming Home”

We came to Hollywood in 1975 with $162 dollars between us, We, meaning Arthur Kane and myself.  The New York Dolls had just broken up and he and I found ourselves orphaned.  We started what would become the band “Killer Kane”.  It was actually Arthur’s nick name but it seemed cool so we went with it.  I mentioned the $162.  It didn’t go far.  We were broke in just a few days.  I was in L. A. just one week and started selling my personal gear that I had accumulated over the years, and that went pretty fast too. I tried to make the band work but it was impossible.  The last time I ever spoke to him I told him he had to get himself together and he said: “Hey, you’re not pulling that Paul Stanley crap on me”.  He resented Kiss for their new-found success, and made it clear he wanted nothing to do with me or them. For the first 2 months I was in L. A. I slept on a couch in the garage that was our rehearsal space in a house in Laurel Canyon.  Continue reading »