W.A.S.P. Will Unleash ‘Golgotha’ This August
March 24, 2015
Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from W.A.S.P. That is about to change as W.A.S.P. has signed a new worldwide record deal with Austria’s Napalm Records to release their 15th studio album, titled ‘Golgotha’, this August.
“W.A.S.P. are excited to announce they have signed an exclusive recording contract with Napalm Records,” states frontman and founder Blackie Lawless. “We chose Napalm for their personal belief and professional commitment to our career. We’re looking forward to years of great success together starting with the release of our upcoming album Golgotha.”
“It is a true honor to announce this signing today, a dream has come true,” says Napalm Records vice president Thomas Caser. “With their impressive career and ability to create musical masterpieces, W.A.S.P have always been one of the most influential metal bands out there since the beginning of their career. We are thrilled about the upcoming album Golgotha which will be released this summer!”
‘Golgotha’ will continue down the path that 2007’s ‘Dominator’ and 2009’s ‘Babylon’ started on, both in production style and theme. Six years in the making, ‘Golgotha’ will undoubtedly lead the listeners on the emotionally epic undertaking that W.A.S.P. has become acclaimed for.
“Golgotha is Hebrew for place of the skull and it’s the hill where Christ was crucified,” said Lawless at a Sweden Rock Festival press conference last year. “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. If you want death, there’s enough to go around there.”
“It sounds… probably more similar to the last two that we’ve done,” continued Lawless at the press conference. “We’ve been working on this thing for four years now, and I don’t know if you guys heard but I had a little hiccup last year, and that delayed recording for about a year. I broke my leg — that too was an interesting trip (laughs). There’s one thing I learned when I was doing The Crimson Idol. If you make a record over too long of peroids 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 peroid. You’ve got to be very careful to hold onto that vison. But from what I’m hearing so far, and it’s not completely mixed yet, but it has definite overtones of the last two records.”
W.A.S.P. came out of the Los Angeles metal scene in 1982, gaining notoriety for their shock rock antics. With a career spanning over three decades, seventeen world tours, and now their 15th studio album, they are a metal band that has evolved in maturity without having lost their signature sound, unlike many of their peers from their origins.
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