THE RAW-SOUNDING RETURN BY W.A.S.P. TO THEIR EARLY DAYS OF SEX, BLOOD AND ROCK 'N' ROLL
“This album is like “Mean Man”, “Blind in Texas” and “Animal” all rolled into one” Blackie Lawless
Blackie Lawless launched W.A.S.P. on the unsuspecting world in 1983 and before long tales of their outrageous music and intense stage shows were legendary. In the last few years of the old century, W.A.S.P. made some of their most striking and brave albums. The ferocious, blood-splattered Kill Fuck Die and the celebratory sleazefest of Helldorado had provided solid proof that Blackie Lawless’ songwriting skills were as keen and unique as ever and, unlike the majority of his 80s contemporaries, this most dogged and determined of frontmen was entering a new era full of confidence, with that blazing inferno in his eyes clearly a long way from fizzling out.
Originally released in 1998, Helldorado represented an unabashed return to W.A.S.P.’s early 80s no-nonsense rock’n’roll approach. With few fancy frills and no needless distractions, Helldorado is rock ’n’ roll the way it was meant to be - hard as a biker's bicep and raw as a bloody steak!
"Obviously we are in a real good mood. So join us, and when you play this record turn it up till it just won't go no more. Fuck it, blow up your speakers, this thing was meant to be played fucking LOUD. It's as subtle as a hammer to the head!!!" Blackie
This CD edition of Helldorado is presented in digipack packaging with an 8-page booklet featuring lyrics and liner notes from Blackie.