W.A.S.P.’s new record Babylon has already outsold their previous effort and looks set to become the band’s biggest album for 20 years.

Backed up with a series of blistering live shows throughout 2009 – including a festival-stealing slot at Hard Rock Hell – Blackie Lawless and co. are on a roll.

And plans are afoot to film a second promo video to accompany a new single release from Babylon with demand for all things W.A.S.P. exceeding expectations. “We’re delighted with the response to the new record but as soon as we heard it we knew it would be a hit,” said Global Music’s Ged Cook.

“Blackie’s back to his best as anyone who saw him at Hard Rock Hell will agree.

“We’re so glad to have him on the Global Music roster and look forward to working with him in the future.”

Tyneside-based Global – who run the Demolition Records and DR2 imprints – will release new records by Killing For Company and The Glitterati during the next few months.

And the Cook brothers are currently scouting around for new projects as they look to bolster one of the most impressive rock rosters in Europe.