Watch the entire WASP performance at the SKOGSRÖJET festival in Sweden

Video filmed by fans of WASPthe entire performance from July 30 to Forest clearance festival in Rejmyre, Sweden can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. on your knees / Inside the electric circus
02. the real me (WHO cover)
03. LoveMachine
04. Mad
05. The idol
06. Hellion / I don’t need a doctor
07. Pleasure arena

Bis:

08. Chainsaw Charlie (New Mortuary Murders)
09. Big Misconceptions About Me

2 more:

ten. wild child
11. I want to be someone

WASPTheir first live performance since December 2019 took place on July 23 at Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden.

WASP recently postponed its 40th anniversary European tour, originally scheduled for spring 2022, to spring 2023. The new dates will take place in March, April and May 2023. All tickets previously purchased for the 2022 tour will be valid at the rescheduled shows in 2023.

WASP will embark on their first US tour in a decade this fall. The trek will coincide with the band’s 40th anniversary and will include support from SAINT IN ARMOR and MICHAEL SCHENKER on some shows.

lawless blackie drove WASP as lead vocalist and lead songwriter since his debut. Its unique brand of visual, social and political commentary has taken the band to world heights and sold millions of records alongside a legacy of sold-out shows around the world spanning four decades. He is joined in WASPcurrent line-up by bassist mike duda and guitarist Doug Blairwhose tenures in the band span 26 and 18 years respectively, alongside drummer extraordinaire Achilles priest.

In a May 2022 interview Merger from Detroit WRIF radio station, Without faith or law spoke about the status of his long-running autobiography. He said: “It took a lot longer than I thought it would, but it’s one of the most fun things I’ve ever done in my life. It’s a huge amount of work because there’s so much in life that you forget, especially when you’re doing what we do for a living. Anyone who does what we do, it’s not like the average person out there where you go to work and you do your thing and you get into a routine. And there’s nothing wrong with that; it’s different.

“I often said that I had already…because of the schedule and the way any the group has to do things — you are here today; you’re somewhere else tomorrow – it’s like you’ve already lived four or five lives of someone else,” he explained. “And because of the amount of intensity that goes into the same space that everyone has. Twenty-four hours for someone who does this is not the same as twenty-four hours for someone who has a routine. And it can get a little crazy.

“The first thing I did was interview everyone I could think of and ask them, ‘What are your memories of that?'” Black revealed. “So I got them. But then where I got the majority of them was really in my head. And the deeper I got into them, the more things I totally forgot. Because, as I I said, there are so many things that will happen in any given day that the only thing you remember is the more intense thing. But maybe the other two or three things that were just below were just as intense, but you don’t remember them. You remember being on the flight the time the guys got mad at a flight attendant and stuffed her in the luggage bin, but you don’t remember a couple of things that occurred below. It’s a true story, by the way.”

Asked what he learned about himself from delving into his life while writing his book, Black says: “In the preface to the book, I write that it has been a process of discovery – both good and bad. I would say, after all is said and done, that it has been far far more good than bad, because what it did for me was like writing a script for a movie. And again, as I said, there is a lot things you forget. But also at the same time, what it does is it helps you connect the dots in your own life, of maybe things that you hadn’t really thought about were connected, and you come back back and you look at it and you’re like, ‘It’s as simple as the nose on my face. Why couldn’t I see this before? And there were a number of incidents like that – just personal stuff that might not be something you could share with someone else, because it wouldn’t make sense to them. But then again, there may be things that are. So hopefully when people read this they see themselves in it a lot.”

As to whether fans can expect to see Black‘s book and a new WASP album released simultaneously, Without faith or law said: “That was the plan initially, but the book is taking a lot longer than I thought it would. We were talking about making records and trying to make them right. Well, it’s the same with that – I’ll do it once, and I want it to be fair.”

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