Legendary ’80s shock rock unit W.A.S.P. is set to return on October 9th with its fifteenth studio album Golgotha.
The record has been 6 years in the making during which time W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless faced a number of serious health issues including a major injury resulting from a fall out of the back of a pickup truck onto a pile of bricks while working at his California ranch. The singer/guitarist faced down over 2 years of rehabilitation, developing and overcoming an addiction to Oxycodone along the way.
The old adage “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” certainly seems to have some bearing in Lawless’s case. The advance tracks from Golgotha would seem to indicate that W.A.S.P. is back in top form. The band has just premiered the lyric video for the track “Scream” and not only is it the strongest W.A.S.P. song in years, it may also be the coolest lyric video that I’ve ever seen.
Check out the lyric video for “Scream” here below.
W.A.S.P. was my favorite band through much of the ’80s. I’m really pulling for them to make a full return to the roaring form of their heyday. I am anxiously awaiting Golgotha and as soon as I can get a full listen to the record, you can bet I’ll be sharing my thoughts on it. Stay tuned right here for that.
“Golgotha” track listing:
02. Last Runaway
04. Miss You
05. Fallen Under
06. Slaves Of The New World Order
07. Eyes Of My Maker
08. Hero Of The World