W.A.S.P. To Release "Dying For The World" On June 11th



On June 11th, shock rock innovators W.A.S.P. will release their most inspired effort to date. On the heels of 2001's critically acclaimed Unholy Terror (heralded as an "…excuse to flay your carcass more ruthlessly than anyone else can…" by L.A. Weekly and "…hard, nasty and loud…" by Hit Parader magazine), Blackie Lawless and company are unleashing a 10-track demonstration of inspiration through aggression entitled Dying For The World.

With a lineup that currently consists of vocalist/guitarist/ringleader Blackie Lawless, longtime contributing drummer Frankie Banali and bassist Mike Duda, and newcomer Darrell Roberts (who joined the band just prior to the Unholy Terror U.S. Tour), Dying For The World was recorded and mixed at Blackie's studio in Los Angeles. The album was actually inspired by letters received from troops who fought in the Gulf War.

Blackie explains: "Our motivation for this record was prefaced by letters sent to us from the tank divisions during the Gulf War, where the troops would actually go into battle blaring 'F.ck Like A Beast' and 'Wild Child'. After the events on 9/11, we felt we would give them a fresh batch in essence, we've literally made an album to go kill people by."

Consisting of songs entitled "Shadow Man", "Hell For Eternity", "Trail Of Tears", "Rubberman", "My Wicked Heart", "Stone Cold Killers", "Hallowed Ground", "Hallowed Ground #5 (acoustic)" , "Black Bone Torso", and "Revengeance", Dying For The World emphasizes a method of dealing with anger. A native of Staten Island, Blackie elaborates: "This problem isn't going to go away we WILL have to deal with the Middle East eventually. There is no longer an 'if', it's 'when'!"

Should this bold statement of an album's message be misconstrued and be accused of corrupting America's youth, W.A.S.P. are no stranger to defending their rights as entertainers. Their music was under public scrutiny and placed on the Parents Music Resource Center's "Filthy 15" list in the mid 80's for containing "questionable lyrical content". VH-1 is premiering a new movie based on the subject on April 21st called Warning: Parental Advisory. USAToday.com will host an online live chat with Blackie Lawless on April 18th at 8:00pm Eastern to discuss the band's involvement and current state of music today. Log onto http://talk.usatoday.com for details.

W.A.S.P. plan to celebrate the release of Dying For The World with a summer tour, once again blatantly displaying their voracious stage show! Dying For The World will be released on June 11th through Sanctuary/Metal-Is.


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