W.A.S.P. have their new album titled “Golgotha”, coming out on October 2 via Austria’s Napalm Records. The band have also released the cover
artwork for the album which can be seen below.
W.A.S.P.’s Blackie Lawless says of the band’s upcoming fifteenth studio record: “There are times in any band’s career that somehow all things
mesh together. Their experiences, influences, and personal timing bring them into a common space. This has happened with this record. Four years
in the making has provided direction, but even greater reflection.”
Lawless also spoke about the album’s lyrical content at the 2014 Sweden Rock Festival, saying: “‘Golgotha’ is Hebrew for place of the skull, and
it’s the hill where Christ was crucified. And 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. I mean, if you want death, there’s
enough to go around there.”
Lawless said of the album’s sound: “It sounds probably more similar to the last two that we’ve done [2007’s ‘Dominator’ and 2009’s ‘Babylon’].
And we’ve been working on this thing for four years now.”
He continued: “I don’t know if you guys heard, I had a little hiccup [in 2013], and that delayed recording for almost a year. I broke my leg.
And that, too, was an interesting trip.
“But there’s one thing that I learned when I was doing [1992’s] ‘The Crimson Idol’: if you make a record over too long of a period 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 period, you’ve gotta be very, very careful to hold on to that vision. But from what I’m hearing so far, it
has definite overtones of the last two records.”
The “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