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Trident Wolf Eclipse - WATAIN

Ironically enough, and quite contrary to the darkness they surely wish to portray, the spotlight upon Sweden's WATAIN has shined quite brightly in terms of fanfare. The unit's notoriously vile live performances and consistently impressive and singular take on Scandinavian black metal over the last couple of decades has cemented its place as one of ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Encourages Fans To See Classic Rock Acts While They Still Can: 'There May Not Be A Next Time'

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On whether classic rock is in danger of fading away in the coming years: Frankie: "I think that could be a reality for a couple ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS: 'As A Writer, I'm Just Trying To Get People To Think'

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "ReIdolized", the recently released re-recording of W.A.S.P.'s 1992 rock opera "The Crimson Idol": Blackie: "I would say the sonics have changed more than anything. When ...

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W.A.S.P. Releases 'Chainsaw Charlie' Video From 'ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)'

In December 2017, W.A.S.P. successfully completed its "ReIdolized" tour supporting the 25th anniversary of the band's iconic hit album "The Crimson Idol". The legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele will finally be released in a re-recorded version and of the album with the four "missing" songs — as originally intended — together with "The Crimson ...

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Watch W.A.S.P.'s Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.'s entire November 30 performance at Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour" on September 25 at Trädgår'n in Gothenburg, Sweden. Aquiles said in ...

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Skeletons In The Closet - BOB KULICK

Every hard rock fan knows the name Bob Kulick, often by way of his younger brother, Bruce. Both were, at various stages, part of KISS, the latter coming through recommendation by his elder sibling. Bob contributed guitars to three of the studio tracks on side four of KISS's "Alive II", plus "Unmasked", the four newer ...

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Watch W.A.S.P. Perform In Tilburg

Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.'s November 12 performance at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands can be seen below. Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour" on September 25 at Trädgår'n in Gothenburg, Sweden. Aquiles said in a ...

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Watch W.A.S.P. Perform In Paris

Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.'s October 29 performance at Élysée Montmartre in Paris, France can be seen below. Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour" on September 25 at Trädgår'n in Gothenburg, Sweden. Aquiles said in ...

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Watch W.A.S.P. Perform In Dublin

Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.'s October 19 performance at The Academy in Dublin, Ireland can be seen below. Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour" on September 25 at Trädgår'n in Gothenburg, Sweden. Aquiles said in ...

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Watch W.A.S.P. Perform In Helsinki

Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.'s September 30 performance at The Circus in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour" on September 25 at Trädgår'n in Gothenburg, Sweden. Aquiles said in ...

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W.A.S.P.: Watch Trailer For "Re-Idolized: The 25th Anniversary Of The Crimson Idol'

The first official trailer for W.A.S.P.'s upcoming 25th-anniversary release, "Re-Idolized", can be seen below. In 1992 W.A.S.P. released "The Crimson Idol". It's the story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music years later, he rises to international superstardom. Later followed by a catastrophic fall. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Clarifies His LEMMY Comments

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes has clarified his recent comments about MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy wanting to die on stage like late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Dimebag was shot to death along with three others during a DAMAGEPLAN performance at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio in December 2004. Speaking to the Swedish newspaper Upsala ...

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BEHEMOTH Announces North American Tour With MYRKUR; 'The Satanist' To Be Performed In Its Entirety

Polish death/black metal outfit BEHEMOTH has announced its return to North America this spring with a special tour, featuring MYRKUR as support. With plans to play their latest album, "The Satanist", in its entirety, this is one BEHEMOTH show not to be missed! A limited number of premium ticketing packages that include a commemorative laminate, ...

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W.A.S.P.: 'Golgotha' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Golgotha", the title track of W.A.S.P.'s new album, can be seen below. "Golgotha" was released on October 2 via Austria's Napalm Records. The CD has registered the following first-week chart positions: Sweden: #6 Finland: #13 Norway: #17 Germany: #18 Austria: #33 Switzerland: #36 Poland: #37 UK: #50 USA: #93 Belgium: ...

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Video: W.A.S.P. Performs In Helsinki

Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.'s October 9 performance at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. W.A.S.P.'s new album, "Golgotha", has registered the following first-week chart positions: Sweden: #6 Finland: #13 Norway: #17 Germany: #18 Austria: #33 Switzerland: #36 Poland: #37 UK: #50 USA: #93 Belgium: #73 Canada: 79 France: #110 The Netherlands: #136 ...

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W.A.S.P.: 'Golgotha' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

W.A.S.P.'s new album, "Golgotha", has registered the following first-week chart positions: Sweden: #6 Finland: #13 Norway: #17 Germany: #18 Austria: #33 Switzerland: #36 Poland: #37 UK: #50 USA: #93 Belgium: #73 Canada: 79 France: #110 The Netherlands: #136 "Golgotha" was released on October 2 via Austria's Napalm Records. W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless told Ultimate Classic ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Dismisses 'Myth' That His Bandmates Don't Contribute To Songwriting Process

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless has praised the band's longtime bassist Mike Duda, insisting that W.A.S.P.'s new album, "Golgotha", "would have never turned out the way it did without [Mike's] input and his ability to still see and hear music like a 15-year-old." In the fourth installment of the ongoing "The Making Of Golgotha" blog series ...

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