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W.A.S.P. Apologizes For Abbreviated Norwegian Concert

Dirk Lehberger of Noisegate Productions has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding W.A.S.P.'s abbreviated performance at Rokken in Volda, Norway earlier tonight (Monday, April 23): "W.A.S.P. would like to apologise for the incident during the show at Rokken in Volda. We could simply not continue with the performance after a fan kicked in the ...

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W.A.S.P. Mainman Explains 'Heaven's Hung In Black' Track

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless has taken the opportunity to explain the story behind the song "Heaven's Hung In Black", which appears on the group's new album, "Dominator", due out in the U.K. on April 16, Scandinavia on April 20, and the rest of mainland Europe on April 27 via Demolition Records. The CD will arrive ...

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W.A.S.P. Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

W.A.S.P. has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AMOPRHIS ARCHER BRAINSTORM DARK TRANQUILLITY EDGUY EVERGREY FINNTROLL GIRLSCHOOL HAMMERFALL HEAVEN AND HELL MERCENARY MYSTIC PROPHECY NAZARETH POWERMAD ...

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The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote - THE HIDDEN HAND

Stoner rock isn't exactly known for its innovative streak — many of its most beloved practitioners are content to fire off the same turbo-charged riffs and yowl like wigged-out surfers about the usual velvet-poster topics. All well and good, but that just makes it all the odder when one of the genre's leading lights — ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Drummer Says Drumming On 'The Neon God' Albums Was 'Nothing Groundbreaking'

Former W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland recently addressed the controversy surrounding drumming credits on the last two W.A.S.P. studio releases, both of which were part of the "The Neon God" two-album concept ("The Demise" and "The Rise"). Current QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali stated in various interviews that he played the drums on the albums, but ...

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W.A.S.P.: More Tour Dates Announced

W.A.S.P. has scheduled the following European tour dates during the coming months: Apr. 08 - Stadthalle – Langen, GER (Noisegate Festival) Apr. 16 - Wulfrun Hall – Wolverhampton, UK Apr. 19 - Kick Cafè - Kristiansand, NOR Apr. 20 - Folken - Stavenger NOR Apr. 21 - Byscenen - Haugesund, NOR Apr. 22 - USF ...

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W.A.S.P. Signs With DEMOLITION RECORDS

W.A.S.P.'s previously announced deal with SPV Records appears to have fallen through and the band has now landed a new label home with Demolition Records. The group's new album, "Dominator", is expected sometime this spring. Songtitltes tentatively set to appear on the CD include "Mercy", "Take Me Up", "Heaven's Hung In Black", "Heaven's Blessed", "Long ...

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ROB HALFORD, ROBERT PLANT, BON SCOTT, OZZY Are Among 'Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN) and Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) are among the singers who appear on Hit Parader magazine's (cover) list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" (published in the November 2006 issue). Commented the editors of the magazine: "Assembling our list certainly presented a ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist On His Departure: 'I Felt Like It Was Time To Go Out On My Own'

W.A.S.P. fan site WASParmy.com recently conducted an interview with ex-W.A.S.P. and current FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Darrell Roberts. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow: WASParmy.com: Talk a little bit about your decision to leave W.A.S.P. and subsequently to join 5FDP (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH). Darrell: Blackie and I both ...

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W.A.S.P. Mainman Shoots Down 'Death' Reports

As reports continue to surface on this ludicrous bad joke, Coallier Entertainment's Daniel Stanton, manager for W.A.S.P., has released the following statement from Blackie Lawless: "If I died, I wish someone would have had the common decency to let me know. Besides, a car crash is way too mundane. I would have opted ...

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W.A.S.P.: Live Recording Of New Song Available

A live recording of the new W.A.S.P. song "Mercy", taped during the band's appearance in Bulgaria earlier in the month, has been made available for download via the band's official forum at www.waspnation.com (free registration required). "Mercy" is expected to be included W.A.S.P.'s new album, "Dominator", tentatively due before the end of the ...

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W.A.S.P.: New Live Photos Posted Online

W.A.S.P. fan site WASParmy.com has posted more than 120 live photos, reviews and video clips of W.A.S.P.'s two U.K. performances on September 12 at Dudley JB's and on September 13 at The Pitz in Milton Keynes. Check them out at this location. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported on Sept. 12, W.A.S.P. is rumored to have ...

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W.A.S.P.: New Album Title Revealed?

W.A.S.P. is rumored to have set "Dominator" as the title of its new CD, tentatively due before the end of the year. The band is said to be previewing one new track (apparently titled "Mercy") during its current European tour, although this information has not yet been officially confirmed by the band or its management. ...

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W.A.S.P.: More Russian Tour Dates Announced

W.A.S.P. has announced more details about its upcoming appearances in Russia, which will take place in November. The details are as follows: Nov. 09 - Kiev, RUS @ TBA Nov. 10 - St. Petersburg, RUS @ Port Club Nov. 11 - Moscow, RUS @ DKG Nov. 12 - Moscow, RUS @ TBA (second show) Nov. ...

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BENEDICTUM To Guest On KNAC.COM's 'The Vault'

San Diego, CA power metal band BENEDICTUM, featuring vocalist Veronica Freeman, guitarist Pete Wells, drummer Blackie Sanchez, keyboardist Chris Morgan, and bassist Jesse Wright, will be making an 11:30 a.m. PST in-studio appearance on KNAC.COM's "The Vault", hosted by DJ Will, on Sunday, August 27. BENEDICTIUM, who were recently nominated in the "Best Hard Rock" ...

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Norwegian Politicians Vs. W.A.S.P.

On September 18, Los Angeles-based shock-rockers W.A.S.P. are scheduled to play a headlining concert at the Kvarteret venue in Bergen, Norway. Local politicians are now launching an attack on the heavy metal band's stage show and are urging the local promoter to cancel the concert. According to iBergen.no, W.A.S.P.'s stage show includes a simulation of ...

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