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Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017

Veröffentlicht am 24. November 2017 von Markus W. in W.A.S.P., Rain, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, Alternative Metal, Rock, Live, Live Review, 013, Reidolized, Tour

Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017

It was Blackie Lawless and band that stopped at 013 in Tilburg for celebrating the 25th anniversary of W.A.S.P.'s classic "The Crimson Idol" album. Before the four guys began with telling the 'story of Jonathan' is was up to Italian rock outfit Rain to get everybody into the right mood for the show. The band joint the tour recently after Beast Of Black stepped out a few days ago and they did a good job even though their playing time wasn't extensively long. In a bit more than 25 minutes Rain gained some new fans in Holland. I don't think that a lot of people knew about the band beforehand but a warm applause at the end of their show should be a motivator for the five-piece to come back to Holland in the near future. Finally it would be something positive saying things like …  "again 'Rain' in The Netherlands.”

Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017

What followed has been more 90 minutes of pure nostalgic pleasure. The glory days from the 80's might be over but it's the songs and the music that stays. W.A.S.P. had some ups and downs along the way with a couple of recent releases that presented the band revitalized and in an excellent condition, leading to pretty good longplayers such as "Golgotha" from 2015.

The undisputed highlight though is „The Crimson Idol“ from 1992, which is the best album Blackie Lawless ever wrote and it was like a jump into a metallic fountain of youth listening to tracks like "The Invisible Boy" and "Chainsaw Charlie" in a live set. It felt like entering a time capsule that brought you right back to a time when metal music was on a first all-time-high.

25 years later, W.A.S.P. celebrated their most successful longplayer with the 'ReIDOLized' tour, leading Blackie Lawless and gang to Tilburg. The scenery at the 013 was kept in dark blue and red, which gave the three screens in the background a lot of attention. These screens gave the W.A.S.P. classics a visual framing with video sequences around the 'crimson idol' being a well-done add-on to a show that showcased W.A.S.P. and Lawless in a good shape and form. Blackie's voice sounded powerful and clean, even though not every pitch was spot-on, esp. during "L.O.V.E. Machine".

After having gone through the entire „The Crimson Idol“ album a bit of a too long break, with the film credits on the screens and a stage covered in black, led to the encore. Some sirens, helicopter samples and some furious light beams introduced extra classics, allying fan's hunger for more W.A.S.P.. „L.O.V.E. Machine“ was the first classic that filled the room and it was very well received by every W.A.S.P. fan. With "Golgotha" a new song followed and it was "Wild Child" that finally brought a party mood with it. Unfortunately "Wild Child" was the end of the set and the finish-line for everybody that night. I guess that nobody would have had a complaint if a few more songs, like e.g. “The Headless Children”, “Mean Man” or “Blind in Texas” would have been performed that night.

All in all W.A.S.P. performed a good show with excellent metal song that benefited from a well-done sound. However, during the  90 minutes the audience wasn't really electrified till the first chords of "Wild Child" have been played. I guess that everybody was positive but not much more. Maybe it was due to the little interaction between band and fans or it was the fact that the concert was on a Sunday night or it had other reasons. Anyhow, a good concert that made you cheer for the 'good 'ol days'.

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New W.A.S.P. video

Veröffentlicht am 13. November 2015 von Markus W. in W.A.S.P., Heavy Metal, Power Metal, News, Video, US Metal, Hardrock

W.A.S.P. posted aic video of the title track from the the new album. "Golgotha" is the name and the tune is one of the best W.A.S.P. tracks since quite some years. Here you go.

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Chart entry and tour dates W.A.S.P.

Veröffentlicht am 24. Oktober 2015 von Markus W. in W.A.S.P., Hardrock, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, News, Tour

The new W.A.S.P. album had some well deserved chart entires:

 

Furthermore the band is still on tour and here are the dates for Europe:

21.10.15 ES - Zaragoza / Teatro Las Esquinas

22.10.15 ES - Granada / El Tren

23.10.15 ES - Madrid / La Riviera

24.10.15 ES - Bilbao / Santana 27

28.10.15 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp

29.10.15 DE - Munich / Theaterfabrik

30.10.15 AT - Telfs / Rathaussaal

31.10.15 DE - Geiselwind / Music Hall

01.11.15 CH - Pratteln / Z7

03.11.15 IT - Bologna / Estragon

04.11.15 IT - Rome / Orion

05.11.15 IT - Perdone / Deposito

06.11.15 IT - Milan / Live Club

08.11.15 CZ - Ostrava / Garage

10.11.15 RU - St. Petersburg / A2 Club

11.11.15 RU - Moscow / Ray Just Arena

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CD review W.A.S.P. "Golgotha"

Veröffentlicht am 20. September 2015 von Markus W. in W.A.S.P., Heavy Metal, Power Metal, US Metal, NWoBHM, News, CD Review

(8/10) It took Blackie Lawless six years to come with a new studio album from W.A.S.P.. "Babylon" which got pretty good feedback at that time, was published in 2009 and now it's time for some new 'lawless' stuff.

The lonplayer comes with nine new songs and the first thing that is salient is the length of the tracks. The tunes got longer than on "Babylon"; they are all between 5 and almost eight minutes. This reminds a bit to the times in the 90's when the iconic frontman released the "The Crimson Idol" album. But it's not only the running time that reminded me to the older days. Also the compositions on the new longplayer sounds similar to W.A.S.P.'s milestone album; in a modern 'dress'.

The opener "Scream" is a typical W.A.S.P. anthem with a catchy melody and a hard riff. That's how metal from the 80's need to sound in the new century. "Miss you", another great song, starts as a ballad before it gets more rocking. Lawless puts hell of a lot of feel into this song that that makes it it one of the best ones on "Golgotha". The same goes for the title track which basically follows the same principle.

More rocker wanted; here you go. "Fallen Under" is a melodic riff rocker that is more spot-on while "Hero Of The World" pushes with a galloping rhythm and also the catchy "Eyes Of The Maker" can easily keep the high standard.

The only song that became a bit too sweet is "Last Runaway". The track feels more like Bon Jovi arranged the W.A.S.P. way. Don't get me wrong, its not a bad tune, but the others are better.

"Golgotha" is a logical continuation of "Babylon", themewise and musicwise. It shows that W.A.S.P. should not be written off or should be put on the shelf. Blackie Lawless still knows how to write and arrange pretty good metal songs that we all want to hear from the band. Looking forward to see the guys live again.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Scream
  2. Last Runaway
  3. Shotgun
  4. Miss You
  5. Fallen Under
  6. Slaves Of The New World Order
  7. Eyes Of My Maker
  8. Hero Of The World
  9. Golgotha

 

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Heavy Metal

Release Date EU: October 2nd, 2015

CD review W.A.S.P. "Golgotha"
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First new lyric video from W.A.S.P.

Veröffentlicht am 1. September 2015 von Markus W. in W.A.S.P., Heavy Metal, Power Metal, News, Video, US Metal, Hardrock

W.A.S.P. revealed the first new song called "Scream". In cooperation with Blabbermouth the song, that is taken from the upcoming fifteenth album "Golgotha", was posted. I have to say that it sounds pretty good. Feels like a step back in the 80's. Blacky is back with this tracklist:

  1. Scream
  2. Last runaway
  3. Shotgun
  4. Miss you
  5. Fallen under
  6. Slaves of the new world order
  7. Eyses of my maker
  8. Hero of the world
  9. Golgotha


 

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