THEY have been loyal to Belfast and main man Blackie Lawless is bringing WASP back to the city once again on September 17th in Limelight1.
Six years after their last studio album the band have signed to Napalm Records for the release of new album 'Golgotha'
Spawned in Los Angeles in 1982, and gaining notoriety with shock rock tactics amidst the glam scene they were quickly propelled to fame and infamy - especially after the release of the single 'Animal (F**k Like a Beast).
Although Lawless has largely disowned some of that period in his life (Animal is no longer played live) the anthemic 'I Wanna Be Somebody' and 'L.O.V.E. Machine' seemingly haven't aged from the Capitol Records eponymous release in '83/84.
After a series of releases that saw them take a less cock rock approach such as Headless Children, their fifth studio release 'Crimson Idol' cemented their reputation among fans and previously skeptical critics.
Maintaining a steady tour schedule after the 2009 release of 'Babylon' that culminated in the 30 Years of Thunder dates Lawless is full of praise for new label Napalm.
He said: "We're looking forward to years of great success together starting with the release of...Golgotha".
The Austrian label see the signing of WASP as quite a coup.
"With their impressive career and ability to create musical masterpieces WASP have always been one of the most influential metal bands out there since the beginning of their career," said Thomas Caser, Vice President of Napalm Records. "We are thrilled about the upcoming album 'Golgotha', which will be release this summer."
And, of course, that means we should all have a chance to wrap our lugs around the release before WASP brings its metal sting to Belfast on September 17th.
Tickets, priced £25 + booking fee, are on sale via Ticketmaster.