Current Metal Church and former W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland was recently interviewed by Duke TV.
The drummer spoke about W.A.S.P.‘s controversial and dark K.F.D.album released back in 1997 [as translated by Sleaze Roxx]: “Helldorado was so different from K.F.D. because we destroyed our female following with K.F.D. [laughs]. As groundbreaking and theatrical and awesome that tour was, in a way, it knocked the band down. The cross and the nun and fucking the nun and pulling out the fetus and stabbing it on the knife cod piece and holding it up as if in victory — it was too dark”
“Women couldn’t relate to it you know but it was theatrical and impactful. But we destroyed our following. I mean we really did. We brought the numbers way down. But Helldorado was our attempt — Blackie [Lawless] was like, ‘OK. We pushed it too far. We better do a fun record.’ You know, so we did “Cocaine Cowboys,” “Dirty Balls” and we started getting audiences excited again. Women started coming back. We started getting laid again. It was a fun time. We had fun doing that record.”