W.A.S.P performing their Golgotha Tour at Rock City Nottingham on Saturday 19th September 2015


Review by  Kevin Cooper

During the 1980’s W.A.S.P were definitely at their concert peak and were the craziest band of them all. With Blackie Lawless being the only surviving member, they are still one of the best live bands ever.

Returning to Rock City, they treated this appreciative crowd to new tunes and some old classics. Touring to promote their latest album, Golgotha, this band can still rock the rafters.

Opening with On Your Knees, a classic from their debut self-titled album, W.A.S.P sounded as fresh as they did back in the day. Inside The Electric Circus showed why the decision for Lawless to change from bass to rhythm guitar had been a good one, whilst accompanying band members Doug Blair, Mike Duda and guest drummer, Patrick Johansson were brilliant throughout.

Tracks from the new album; Last Runaway and Miss You (Thunderhead) were very well received, showing that this band have still got what it takes, before ending the set with a rocking Golgotha.

The band came back on to the stage for the first of two encores; delivering Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue) from their Crimson Idol album before finishing off what had been a great evening with Wild Child and I Wanna Be Somebody.

With the music still echoing around Rock City, the evening had come to a close too soon. Whilst the set may have been a little short, and the break between the encores a little too long, these aging rockers can still show the youngsters a thing or two.