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Blackie Lawless from W.A.S.P. Could Use a New Promo Photo

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You guys all know Blackie Lawless from W.A.S.P., right? He used to look like this…tumblr_nbwfvmKvYu1tf8myho1_1280

…and now he looks like this:blackie lawless 2014

Holy shit. That’s not just an unflattering photo — that is the portrait of a dude who is aging about as well as a corpse.

So you can imagine my surprise when a press release announcing W.A.S.P.’s new album, Golgotha, hit my inbox yesterday and featured this promo photo:ZdJNBfkWhat the fuck? That’s more than just airbrushing… that photo is flat out old. Photographers can work a lot of magic these days to make someone look his or her best, but they’re not miracle workers, for fuck’s sake. I dunno who Blackie thinks he’s fooling. Even if a potential fan were more likely to pay attention to a Blackie who looks like Blackie and not a Blackie who looks like Jabba the Hutt in eyeliner, what does he think will happen when they show up to see him in concert? They’re just, like, not gonna notice that the dude leaves a snail trail whenever he walks across the stage???

W.A.S.P.’s new album, Golgotha, is out October 2 on Napalm…WASP - Golgotha

…if Down doesn’t kick Lawless’ ass before it comes out.Down IV - The Purple EP

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