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24 Jul

W.A.S.P. Recruits Patrick Johansson for European Tour dates

Veteran metalers, W.A.S.P., have tapped Pearl’s own Patrick Johansson for their recently launched and currently ongoing European tour which kicked off earlier this week at the Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen, Germany.  For Patrick Johansson- who is most notably known for his work with guitar virtuoso, Yngwie Malmsteen- this stint stands as his second term with the shock-rockers, having previously joined W.A.S.P. on a temporary basis in 2006 during the band’s Neon God tour cycle.  W.A.S.P. is currently touring behind their forthcoming album, Golgotha, their 15th studio effort, which is scheduled to hit the shelves this coming October. 

Fan-filmed footage of W.A.S.P. performing the tracks, “The Torture Never Stops”, and “The Real Me”, live from the Bang Your Head Festival can be viewed below.

For the extent of Patrick’s European tour he will be relying on a set of Masters Series drums, finished in the stunning Diamond Burst lacquer with black hardware, and topped with a matching 14x6.5 Masters Series snare drum.  More information on Patrick Johansson, including full specs on his monstrous Reference Series US-rig, can be found here.