wasp blackieW.A.S.P.’s new record boasts a slew of potential singles in the vein of the band’s late 80s commercial heyday. That’s the verdict of excited Global Music chiefs as the Tyneside label prepares to unleash Babylon on an unsuspecting public on October 12.

Speaking exclusively to rushonrock, brothers Ged and Eric Cook revealed their star US signing has delivered a stunning album prior to this year’s full UK tour and an eagerly anticipated Saturday slot at Hard Rock Hell III.

“There are at least three songs which could be released as singles and we’re talking to Blackie [Lawless, vocals] about doing some videos,” explained the Global Music bosses. “He’s put his heart and soul into this record and it sounds superb. In our opinion it’s the best stuff he’s done for 20 years.”

W.A.S.P. will join headliners Queensryche, New York Dolls, Quireboys and Girlschool on the second day of Hard Rock Hell III – The Vikings’ Ball on December 5. The US shock rockers also play the following British dates in November/December:

Nov 27th, JB’s, Dudley, UK
Nov 28th, Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Nov 29th, 02 Academy, Manchester, UK
Nov 30th, 02 Academy, Leeds, UK
Dec 1st, The Waterfront, Norwich, UK
Dec 2nd, Shepards Bush Empire, London, UK
Dec 3rd, The Vice, Swansea, Wales, UK
Dec 4th, Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland

Dec 6th, The Garage, Glasgow, UK