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Samples here for the new album due 10/12:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Babylon/dp/B002OSUZ06/ref=mb_oe_o

 

 

Crazy", a brand new track from W.A.S.P., is available for streaming at Crazy", a brand new track from W.A.S.P., is available for streaming at Visit My Website. It can also be heard using the audio player below.

 

"Crazy" comes off W.A.S.P.'s new album, "Babylon", which is due on October 12 through Global Music (via Demolition Records). The CD is themed around biblical visions of "The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse," and is described in a press release as "a metal masterpiece that will make fans both old and new craving for more."

 

The track listing for the album is as follows:

 

01. Crazy

02. Live To Die Another Day

03. Babylon's Burning

04. Burn

05. Into The Fire

06. Thunder Red

07. Seas Of Fire

08. Godless Run

09. Promised Land

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Sounds like Wasp to me! :headbanger:

 

Yeah it sure does.

WASP is one of those bands like AC/DC that you know who it is right from the first vocal line. :headbanger:

 

I just hope this is better than the last few releases. Not that I disliked the last few but to me anyway they haven't done anything great since the back to back 'Unholy Terror/Dying for the World' era. :headbanger:

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I've LOVED their releases up until KFD which was a shitbomb... After that, the releases have been hit or miss song for song and very inconsistant throughout each CD for me. Most of the samples from this one sound pretty good. I'm hoping there's more than 9 songs though

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Been a W.A.S.P. fan since 1984 when I stumbled upon their debut at Fred Meyer (local variety store) and couldn't pass up the cassette tape based on the artwork alone.

 

I took it home and played it non-stop just about that entire summer... my friends thought I was crazy as they were alll listening to Scorpions pretty much exclusively.

 

The band has lost me over the years, but this one sounds like it's harkening back to their glory days. I'll pick it up for sure!

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OK, apparently I'm retarded. Where exactly on the label site can I hear the streaming song "Crazy?" I can't find it. :blink:

 

*EDIT* found it... not bad... gots a "Wild Child" kinda vibe to it. Me likee. :beerbang:

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This is good album IMO and the cover of Purple's "Burn" is awesome.

So far I like this one better than "Dominator" which I thought was pretty good.

 

B)

 

This is d*mn good...i agree that cover rips tail.Blackie's voice sounds great on here and it appears he gave his guitar player the green light to go off.

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This is good album IMO and the cover of Purple's "Burn" is awesome.

So far I like this one better than "Dominator" which I thought was pretty good.

 

B)

 

This is d*mn good...i agree that cover rips tail.Blackie's voice sounds great on here and it appears he gave his guitar player the green light to go off.

 

Yup the guitar player(Doug Blair) is kicking ass for sure. :headbanger:

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OK, apparently I'm retarded. Where exactly on the label site can I hear the streaming song "Crazy?" I can't find it. :blink:

 

*EDIT* found it... not bad... gots a "Wild Child" kinda vibe to it. Me likee. :beerbang:

Yeah, definite 'Wild Child' vibe... killer opening song.

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Who has gotten this here in the states and which online vendor did you buy it from?

 

I know Amazon.com has it.

NEH has it to but it's way to expensive at $20.99 IMO.

Typical WASP one of there best releases to date . Wish there were more tunes on it though !! Suppose to be another best of release in 2010 and have several new tracks we see I guess.............

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This is a seriously great CD. I don't think I gave it quite enough credit after my first spin. I'm not too fond of the last song, but the other 8 are fantastic slabs of traditional WASP. Really digging this thing.

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so, is it true that Blackie has changed his life around? A born again Christian and this album is almost a Christian album?

Haha. No. Not at all. Unless I totally misunderstood it. :)

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On not playing "Animal (**** Like A Beast)" live anymore:

 

Blackie: "We haven't done that song for several years. And it's totally because of my religious faith, and it's something that I don't want to do anymore, and I will never play that song again.

 

"What can I do to be a positive influence? So I'm looking at what I'm doing and I'm trying to create the best example that I can. I don't want 13-year-olds going around singing that song. If that's something they wanna do later in their life, that's their business. But, like I said, it's a question of faith and the religious conviction that I have."

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How about yourself? Lot of your songs hold questions, a search and doubt. Are you Doubting Thomas today, or a man of faith?

I left the church because I was mad at God and I was becoming institutionalised and didn’t know it. There were questions I was asking and I couldn’t get the answers that I wanted. I went for twenty years where I thought I was mad at God until I realised one day that I wasn’t mad at God…I was mad at Man! You know, for these 1300 different versions of the gospel of according to who ever you were listening to… And I’ve said since then that God didn’t leave me, I left God. I’ve come back around now where my faith…(stops) I don’t like to talk about it a lot because I don’t want to influence anybody, because I don’t want to be hypocritical like I’ve accused some of these other organised religions of being. What I try to encourage people to do is, if you want to know what’s being said in there, go read for yourself.

Take like the song Heaven’s Blessed. First time I read it, I was thinking, man, this is almost a creed. Then I started reading more, and I wasn’t sure if it was hypocritical from someone else’s point of view. What is the song about, what’s the meaning of it?

It’s precisely what it says. I’ve never been refused anything I’ve ever asked for…

…and who is the person portrayed saying that?

That’s me saying that.

You know, if that is you saying that, it should be almost like a creed for you, saying thank you for everything.

That’s precisely what I am doing. I felt it was about time to pay some respect…and again, I don’t want to preach to anybody about what they should, or shouldn’t do, but my whole life has been so stupid. I’ve been blessed beyond comprehension…I’ve lived four or five of somebody else’s lifetimes. It’s just…you know when I was talking about getting up and putting your shoes on and the shoes do the walking and it’s almost as if I’m along for the ride…

 

 

 

From another interview: http://www.metalzone.gr/interviews.php?action=details&id=191&lang=en

 

 

Metalzone.gr: First Of all I’d like to congratulate you on your latest release Babylon. Can you tell us a few things about this release?

Blackie Lawless: It basically started about a year ago. When I was watching a lot of the world leaders especially the big EU leaders experiencing what they were calling this global financial crisis. While talking about that they started saying about potentially having a one world system, a one world government and maybe a one world currency and I started thinking to myself are these guys been reading their Bible? Do they not understand what they are saying about a one world system? That’s really direct bible prophecy. So I went back and I started doing a really deep study of Revelation and The Bible and it was very interesting, because it was a lot similar to what they were saying. Even just a few weeks ago I heard one of the leaders out of the EU say that they believe that by the year 2018 they can have everybody in the EU micro chipped. And when I heard that….Ouowww! You know 20 years ago I wrote Headless Children and in that song there’s a line that says “Four horse men sit high up in the saddle and wait and ride the bloody trail of no return …” And when I heard these guys saying that I thought are we closer to that now than we were then? Because I am not sure these guys understand what they are really saying. But this is potentially really scary stuff. When I started looking at the idea of what they were saying that’s the idea of where Babylon came from. BABYLON is this idea of civilization that was a long time ago that will really rise again and comparison to the Roman Empire will rise again and the Roman Empire is what is by many people believed to be what the EU is now. It’s an observation of looking these things and really asking the same question, are we closer to this now than we think we are.

 

 

 

 

Metalzone.gr: Do you think that the Apocalypse is coming?

Blackie Lawless: What I am trying to say to people is keep your eyes open and pay close attention to the politicians that you elect. I talked about this for twenty years. And I am not going to sit here and tell you about what I don’t know about. Even Christ said to his disciples when they asked him when will all this happen he said no man knows the hour. So I am not going to sit here and try to tell you that I know that something like that is going to happen, but what I am saying is take the time to think about the people who represent you, because if you don’t use your freedom you will lose your freedom. It happens in the EU, it happens in America, because we get very comfortable. We become complaisant and politicians really understand that. They need that to do the things that they do and this is why they become so corrupt. And one of the things I am very encouraged about is – I don’t know how much you see over there about what has been going on in America though the past 4 or 5 months – the people here are really starting to speak out. There was a protest in Washington DC last Saturday (September 12th) 75.000 people were there. And that’s one of the biggest protests I’ve ever seen in my life in this country. Obama, when he came in a lot of people were enthusiastic about the things he was saying but they didn’t really understand what his policies were going to be. Because he says one thing and does another that’s what all politicians do. And people are really begging to understand what he is about because he is a socialist. And in America, our system isn’t based on socialism. His approval ratings, his popularity has fallen faster than any other president’s. He is below 45% now. That’s pretty amazing for a guy that just became president, this doesn’t normally happen. That’s happening because the people understand where he really wants to govern. The place he wants to govern from which is really from the socialistic point of view. That’s the reason for all these protests going on. The one that was in Washington is not the only one. It’s been happening in every major city in the US over the last couple of months. I was a little kid in the 60s but I still remember the protests that were going on because of Vietnam War. This, what is happening in America right now is bigger than that. You may not be seeing it over there because I know that most of the media especially in Europe are really pro Obama, they are going to do their own version of censorship. They’re not going to show you what’s really going on. But believe me when I say to you that this is the biggest thing I’ve seen in this country in my lifetime...

 

 

...Metalzone,gr: When you talk like that, I have to ask. Do you think that you’ve been placed by God?

Blackie Lawless: Absolutely

 

Metalzone.gr: You have deep faith...

Blackie Lawless: Yes.

 

 

...Metalzone.gr: Could this be what’s missing nowadays? More and more people don’t get enough love and they end up chasing mundane things in order to cover that starvation?

Blackie Lawless: Well what was the last thing Christ told his disciples before he left them? Above all other things, love one another. If that’s the last thing he told them, it gives you an idea of how important it is. And it’s more difficult to do. For whatever reasons we have our differences and I think it’s natural, but it’s something that I think we have to continue try to work at.

 

 

 

Metalzone.gr: I think it’s not just loving one another but also loving oneself.

Blackie Lawless: That’s probably the beginning of it all. But for me, I know what I had to do for myself, and I had to humble myself, before I could get to those points, I had to be willing to give it all away, and I mean that literally. This is something I don’t think I’ve ever talked about in any interview before, but that’s really the place I had to get to, to totally surrender yourself. Because that’s what it’s about. We were talking about people’s egos and things like that, about why it’s difficult to communicate sometimes, it’s because they don’t want to surrender. And when we say surrender I mean surrendering everything, ideas, all of that stuff. Break it down, strip it down, go look for the truth. Not the things you were taught as a kid, that may not be true, or things you were taught in school that may not be true, because a lot of this textbooks are somebody’s ideas in that, that’s not the truth. I wrote once all history is written by winners which is an old idea I am not the one that invented that but it’s true. If we’re not really willing to really surrender ourselves, we can not humble ourselves, and I think that’s really the beginning of understanding. You get to a point when you wake up one day and you think you know what, I don’t know anything. And that’s the beginning into knowledge and wisdom.

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