Last Update: October 8th 2019
“The Measure of a Man”
How is the true measure of a man actually measured? Is it willingness to help others? Compassion for those in need? A good name, that in times past was a pillar of the family, being equaled only to his word?
What was his score? How is his legacy remembered? Were there more wins than losses? Was some victory won for mankind? In life… did he win, period?
Most times, this can only be tallied in the last inning of the last game. If he’s truly fortunate, he’ll be given time to remember back and analyze the lifetime of plays that changed the games, and chiseled his character with every battle.
For some, that measure is in the seed. If that seed was then nurtured by the man into faithful fruit, it is then a reflection of all he has hoped, believed, and all he’s loved. In the years that followed, if the seed studied his example carefully, there would be little chance that “measure” would fail. To the contrary, in Biblical terms, the fruit of that original seed, is then passed on from one generation to the next.
“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children”, but by the same measure, “If the foundations be destroyed, what are the people to do”? These are the eternal cornerstones of his seed. The “inheritance” is the “foundation”, and the “foundation” is the “inheritance”.
There is no greater gift a man can leave to his seed but the True Foundation of God.
For that man, to be secure in that knowledge, is the greatest gift he can leave and receive. Rest assured, this is the “Measure of the Man” that all will be measured by.
For believing Christians, the Bible promises: “With Long Life will I satisfy you”.
The question, then asks the man… am I satisfied? Well??
He remains A Great Guiding Light in my life.
William Edward Duren
1928 – 2019
Now at Home with The Lord Jesus Christ
W.A.S.P. is happy to announce their exclusive performances at
ForceFest Festival in Mexico City on December 1st 2019,
KnotFest Festival in Bogota, Colombia on December 6th 2019, and Dark Dimensions Metal Fest in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 8th 2019
For tickets, go to our Tour Date Page:
W.A.S.P.’s "Re-Idolized" Officially Released TODAY!
Click here to view the new Chainsaw Charlie Video Premier:
This photo was taken just before the last song in the last show.
It captures the sentiment that was felt by fans everywhere.
And for making it one of our most sucessful tours ever, we say:
THANK YOU !!! THANK YOU !!! THANK YOU !!!
The recording of the new album "Re-Idolized" and the accompanying film for "The Crimson Idol" has developed unexpected delays. This will make it necessary for W.A.S.P. to withdraw from the 4 upcoming Festivals that were scheduled for this Summer. This was essential for the band to complete the album and film, to make the scheduled release in September, and the ensuing Tour in the fall.
W.A.S.P. - "Re-Idolized: The 25th Anniversary of The Crimson Idol"
The previously unreleased Film & Soundtrack united after 25 years!
Check out the first official trailer for W.A.S.P.'s upcoming 25th anniversary release "RE-IDOLIZED" HERE!
In 1992 W.A.S.P. released "The Crimson Idol". It's the story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music years later, he rises to international superstardom. Later followed by a catastrophic fall.
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the original release, which is still considered to be the best album of W.A.S.P.'s career, and one of the greatest concept albums of all times! "The Crimson Idol" undoubtedly belongs in every metal head’s record collection.The album about the anti-hero Jonathan Steele was originally intended to be accompanied by a movie, with several hundred hours of film that were shot to createapproximately 50 minutes of movie footage.
This film has never been released - Until now!
Napalm Records proudly announces "RE-IDOLZED", the 25th anniversary of the iconic hit album plus the original "The Crimson Idol" movie on DVD and Blu-ray! For the first time EVER as originally intended, released in one product!
"RE-IDOLIZED" will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, CD, and vinyl later this year!