W.A.S.P. – ReIdolized (February 2, 2018)

W.A.S.P. – ReIdolized (February 2, 2018)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Crimson Idol – the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, which was originally intended to be accompanied by a movie, with several hundred hours of film that were shot to create approximately 60 minutes of movie footage. The album is still considered to be the best of W.A.S.P.‘s career, and one of the greatest concept albums of all time! It undoubtedly belongs in every metal head’s record…

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CHRIS HOLMES – C.H.P. (Album Review)

CHRIS HOLMES – C.H.P. (Album Review)

My love of W.A.S.P. goes back a long time, in fact, the longest of any other hard rock/heavy metal band. They were my first. As a teenager, the last thing I thought I would find in the records section at the library was a W.A.S.P. album. Along with their first album, I also found KISS’ first. I ditched the KISS one and checked out W.A.S.P. and loved it. Don’t fret, I would check out the…

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Rizon – Power Plant (Album Review)

Rizon – Power Plant (Album Review)

File this one under surprisingly great…”if you rule the world, the heart is on fire“; the blood certainly pumped a bit faster after this release.  For fans of bands such as Amaranthe, Swiss band Rizon are like catnip cocaine for cool cats.  This band knows how to bellow out catchy pop metal with all the swagger of a grifter taking your hard earned cash. The band is made up of Matthias Götz (vocals/acoustic guitars), Rahel…

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Hey Rolling Stone! Get Off My Lawn!

Hey Rolling Stone! Get Off My Lawn!

Hey, Rolling Stone! Get Off My Lawn! So there I was minding my own business until someone sent me a link to read an article. Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Hair Metal Albums of All Time, interesting because as a teenager from 83-89 I was fully engaged in the world of hair metal and I pretty much recall the ever pompous Rolling Stone pretty much ignoring the entire genre if not openly mocking it. First I…

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Album Review: W.A.S.P. – Golgotha

Album Review: W.A.S.P. – Golgotha

Place of the Skull Golgotha is the 15th studio album from the band they call W.A.S.P. Blackie Lawless has survived the ups and downs of the ever-changing music industry, not to mention more than a few lineup changes. The fact remains, he has always stayed true to his vision of W.A.S.P. They maintained a signature sound and whether they were singing about partying, politics or religion you could always count on it to rock. I was…

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W.A.S.P.-Golgotha (October 9, 2015)

W.A.S.P.-Golgotha (October 9, 2015)

On Golgotha, W.A.S.P. are staying true to the biblical horror stories they employed on Babylon (2009): the name-giving place of skulls is the hill Jesus Christ was crucified upon. Faithful Blackie Lawless fans had to wait for new material for six years – and this album was damn well worth the wait! Golgotha follows the path that was established with Babylon and Dominator and is soaring to new heights with highly melodic metal anthems that…

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Meister at Sweden Rock 2014: Day #3

Meister at Sweden Rock 2014: Day #3

You Wanted the Sun, You Got the Sun! This morning I awoke drenched in sweat as the bright sun pounded down on my tent……this is much better than the damp, cold, rainy overcast skies of the past couple of days!  After freshening up in the shower trailer (not as fun as it sounds, trust me!), I headed out for a long day of rock with many acts on my “hit list” for today.  Once in…

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