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(Metal-Is Records)

"Unholy Terror deals with socio, religious and political hypocrisy. I had a fundamentalist Christian upbringing and I grew up seeing the world through a very different pair of eyes. This album attempts to draw attention to those hypocritical points of view," Lawless explained. "This record in no way is intended to be blasphemous or an attack on religion, but specifically man's interpretation of what they believe the Bible says." Regarding the song "Charisma" Lawless explains: "There's a dark side of charisma that mesmerizes all of us when we look at the world figures who possess that dark gift. In the song there's a line that goes 'Preaching fear and using religion with the Bible and Koran.' Oftentimes organized religions wield a mighty power over their congregations in the name of God."

Unholy Terror tracks include: "Hate To Love Me," "Wasted White Boys," "Charisma," "Who Slayed Baby Jane?" "Evermore," "Let It Roar," "Euphoria," "Raven Heart" and "Loco-motive Man." Lawless says: "The lyrics of 'Loco-motive Man' are an open letter, written by a person who is describing what it is they are about to do and why. It's about someone who is unloved and starved for attention and is going to their school with the intention of murder-suicide. Hopefully if enough attention is brought to the idea of 'why' it happens maybe more of it could be prevented."

W.A.S.P. has been targeted for ridicule and censorship by many of these hypocritical, self-righteous, self-appointed guardians of so-called morality from the very beginning of its career. The notorious PMRC (Parents' Music Resource Center) Senate hearings in the mid-1980s targeted many "objectionable" rock 'n' roll acts (specifically W.A.S.P.) with the goal -- no matter what its supporters claimed -- of censorship.

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