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.

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless told Ultimate Classic Rock about the six-year gap between the release of 2009’s “Babylon” and the arrival of “Golgotha”: “That gap, we originally started in spring of 2011 and we went and did the 30th-anniversary tour in 2012 and then, the following May, I broke my leg pretty badly and we lost the rest of that year, so if you put it all together, it’s about two years of work spread out. Those gaps in time, be them planned or unplanned, ended up being a good thing because it gave us the luxury of time I’ve never had before. We were talking about it a couple of months ago when we mixed the record. Had those gaps not happened, this record wouldn’t have turned out the way it did. It gave us the ability to sit back and really question it and said, ‘Is this what we want to do? Is this what we want to sound like?'”

Regarding the new song “Last Runaway”, Lawless said: “Forty years ago I came to Hollywood as a teenager. Terrified and scared out of my mind, I had no idea what waited there for me. The song ‘Last Runaway’ is an intensely personal account of what happened to me, not only then but over the years and the success that followed after. Be it a kid looking for success in the music business or any life-challenging endeavor that someone would ‘run away’ from in life, I’m certain that everyone can relate to this story one way or another. It’s another kid ‘chasing the dream’ and trying to survive it in the process. We’ve all been there.”

Drummer Mike Dupke recently left W.A.S.P. after a nine-year stint with the band. He has since been replaced on the road by Yngwie Malmsteen drummer Patrick Johansson and, more recently, by Randy Black (Primal Fear).

Currently W.A.S.P. is on tour through Europe, remaining dates are listed below.

Pictures of their only Dutch show in Effenaar, Eindhoven Sept. 26th. can be seen here

Upcoming Shows:

OCTOBER 22nd 2015 SPAIN GRANADA EL TREN
OCTOBER 23rd 2015 SPAIN MADRID LA RIVIERA
OCTOBER 24th 2015 SPAIN BILBAO SANTANA 27
OCTOBER 26th 2015 BELGIUM KORTRIJK DE KREUN
OCTOBER 28th 2015 GERMANY FRANKFURT BATSCHKAPP
OCTOBER 29th 2015 GERMANY MUNICH THEATERFABRIK
OCTOBER 30th 2015 AUSTRIA TELFS RATHAUSSAAL
OCTOBER 31st 2015 GERMANY GEISELWIND MUSIC HALL

NOVEMBER 1st 2015 SWITZERLAND PRATTELN Z-7
NOVEMBER 3rd 2015 ITALY BOLOGNA ESTRAGON
NOVEMBER 4th 2015 ITALY ROME ORION
NOVEMBER 5th 2015 ITALY PORDENONE DEPOSITO
NOVEMBER 6th 2015 ITALY MILAN LIVE CLUB
NOVEMBER 8th 2015 CHECH REPUBLIC OSTRAVA GARAGE
NOVEMBER 10th 2015 RUSSIA ST. PETERSBURG A2 CLUB
NOVEMBER 11th 2015 RUSSIA MOSCOW RAY JUST ARENA
NOVEMBER 13th 2015 SWEDEN STOCKHOLM ROCK CRUISE

Lyric video: ‘Scream’

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