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Below is our complete Gwar news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Van's Warped Tour 2017 Lineup Revealed

Looks like that leaked Warped Tour lineup from back in February was totally accurate!

GWAR and CKY will in fact be on this year's edition of the tour, as well as some surprises like Alestorm and Carnifex.

The full list of tour dates, kicking off June 16th and running through August 6th, can be found below. The artist roster will consist of: More...

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Berserker IV Festival Lineup Finalized

On April 14-15th 2017, The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan will play host to the annual Berserker music fest. Now in its fourth year, the all-ages, two-day event is a wholly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and his wife Veronica.

Berserker IV is capped offf with the addition of hardcore heavyweights Ringworm. This year's lineup boasts thirty bands on three stages with appearances by internationally touring acts like GWAR, OFF!, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Negative Approach, Brain Tentacles, Child Bite, and more as well as new and established underground artists including Immortal Bird, Cemetery Piss, Fuck You Pay Me, SNAFU, Artillery Breath, and others.

The festival also marks the official return of Eyehategod vocalist Mike IX William,s who will front the band for the first time since undergoing a liver transplant this past December.

For those who haven't recently replaced their livers, Berserker IV will debut the festival exclusive Blood Troll Mead, made with Michigan Wildflower Honey, fresh Elderberries, and fresh Gooseberries. It is made with fruits grown and used in Nordic tradition. We cannot promise no Trolls were harmed in the making of this mead. The full festival lineup will be as follows: More...

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Warped Tour Lineup Reportedly Leaked

This year's Warped Tour is set to take place from mid-June through early August, but until today the lineup was a big question mark.

KillTheMusic.net is reporting that part of the lineup has leaked, and will include GWAR (which makes sense, as the band canceled this year's GWAR-B-Q with the statement that "GWAR is about to take on the craziest year of touring").

It's important to note that the source of the leak was not identified, so this may be pure speculation. KillTheMusic issued this statement:

According to our sources, we learned the following facts about this year’s Warped Tour:

Bad Religion, Lagwagon, CKY, Black Veil Brides, Beartooth, Hatebreed, and GWAR are a few of the many bands playing the year.

5 bands from Fat Wreck Chords and 5 from Epitaph.

25 bands cut from the usual lineup to ensure this year is quality.

Assuming this leak doesn't change any plans, the full lineup is due to be announced on March 22nd, 2017 with the planned tour routing available below. More...

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Just For Fun

GWARsenio Hall Fights Off A "Gwarsuit"

Watch GWARsenio Hall fighting off a "Gwarsuit" - a fictitious lawsuit from Gwar - in the latest "Two Minutes To Late Night" episode. The clip showcases also some bonus Steve Brodsky (Cave In/Mutoid Man) action as well.

Check it out below:

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GWAR-B-Q 2017 Postponed

Attention Human Scum! Your Lords and Masters from GWAR have been quiet lately, but do not fret, things are about to pick the fuck up! We have good news and bad news...what do you want first? Bad news? We thought so...

It is with both great sorrow, and a twinge of self-satisfied glee (because we love to make you suffer), that we announce the following: the annual GWAR B-Q has been postponed this year. Yes we know that sucks, but the crew will make it up with the biggest and baddest GWAR B-Q yet when it returns in 2018.

Why is the GWAR B-Q postponed? Well, this is the good news! The band is working on a new album and a whole new show that will blow your minds faster and harder than a meth addicted hooker blows a paycheck. Also, GWAR is about to take on the craziest year of touring in the band's recent history, and will be destroying North America literally all year!

Dates and venues are still being lined up, but don't worry Bohabs, GWAR will be coming to visit all of your little shithole towns, and together, you will Make America Bleed Again! First up, the Scumdogs will hit Reading, PA, Columbus, OH and will headline the Berserker Metal Fest in Detroit, MI. Tickets for all of these shows go on sale this Friday February 10th. More...

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Berserker Fest Lineup Announced

On April 14th - 15th, The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan will play host to the annual Berserker music fest. Now in its fourth year, the all-ages, two-day event is a wholly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and his wife Veronica.

This year's lineup boasts thirty bands on three stages with appearances by internationally touring acts like GWAR, OFF!, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Negative Approach, Brain Tentacles, Child Bite, and more as well as new and established underground artists inlcuding Immortal Bird, Cemetery Piss, Fuck You Pay Me, SNAFU, Artillery Breath, and others.

Berserker IV also marks the official return of Eyehategod vocalist Mike IX Williams, who will front the band for the first time since undergoing a liver transplant this past December. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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GWAR Rigs The Election

GWAR has once again returned to The AV Club to take part in the Undercover Series. This marks GWAR's record-breaking 5th appearance at The AV Club, where for (four) years running your lords and masters won the title of "best cover of the year."

On this particular visit, GWAR gets started with a little bit of "Foreplay" from Boston, before getting political with a take on AC/DC's "If You Want Blood."

Since today is election day, and we are all tired of hearing about it, your lords and masters invited Trump and Clinton to duke it out in person, and we are sure the long suffering American public will be pleased with the outcome!

Following this triumph, GWAR will return to the band's Antarctic Fortress for the winter and work on a new album featuring the Berserker Blothar. More details will be made available soon. Stay tuned Human Scum!

One more thing, don't fret Bohabs! GWAR would not leave you without something special for Record Store Day this year, releasing a limited edition picture disc called "Black Friday" featuring covers of Billy Ocean's "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" and "West End Girls" from The Pet Shop Boys. This was Dave Brockie AKA Oderus Urungus' final recording with GWAR. More...

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Asphalt Graves (Gwar, Misery Index) Posts New Clip

Death-grind supergroup Asphalt Graves premieres a new music video for "Angst and Praise", taken from the band's new album "The New Primitive", which was released earlier in the year via Vitriol Records.

Asphalt Graves consists of Jason Netherton (Misery Index, ex-Dying Fetus), Adam Faris (ex-War Torn), Brent Purgason (GWAR), and Shannon Lucas (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder).

Check out now "Angst and Praise" below.

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Gwar Covers Adolescent Howard Stern's Song

Listen to Gwar's cover of Howard Stern's song "Silver Nickels And Golden Dimes", performed during the band's recent appearance on "The Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show". The song was written by Stern when he was in the sixth grade. It’s a long-running gag for the show, with various artists having covered the track in the past.

Check out now "Silver Nickels And Golden Dimes" below.

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GWAR To Appear On Howard Stern Wrap Up Show

As your lords and masters GWAR just hit the road for annual Halloween tour dates, they have a huge announcement to make.

For the first time ever, the Scumdogs of The Universe will invade The Howard Stern Compound to make their live debut on The Howard Stern Wrap Up Show this coming Monday, October 31st.

The band is set to perform two songs including a GWAR favorite and a special surprise that Stern Show fans will immediately recognize. The show is hosted by Gary Dell'Abate and Jon Hein and airs at 11:00 AM EST (with repeats throughout the day on the Howard Stern Channels on SiriusXM, Howard 100 and Howard 101).

It may have taken close to thirty-five years, but GWAR finally made it to Howard Stern!

"We are very excited that Howard and his crew have decided to bring their already low moral standards down a notch to have GWAR as a guest on The Wrap Up Show," said guitarist Pustulus Maximus. More...

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Gwar Launches Crowdfunding For New Comic Books

Gwar has launched a $39,900 crowdfunding campaign over at Kickstarter here for a new comic book titled "Gwar: Orgasmageddon."

The planned five-issue series will be put together by writer Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Welcome Back, Critical Hit), colorist Marissa Louise (RoboCop, Escape from New York), letterer Taylor Esposito (The Paybacks, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and editor Brendan Wright (Archie vs. Predator, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight).

Check out Gwar's promo video for the comic below:

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GWAR Gearing Up For U.S. Tour Dates

Following the GWAR B-Q bash, your lords and masters from GWAR are pleased to announce another round of tour dates for this October. Joining the tour are Darkest Hour and Mutoid Man.

This trek kicks off October 27th in Norfolk, VA and runs through October 30th in Washington, DC. Tickets for the Washington DC show go on sale August 25th while Norfolk and Millvale shows go on sale this Friday August 26th.

These new dates are in addition to previously announced show with Crowbar and Mutoid Man as well as an appearance at Riot Fest Chicago. A completed list of dates can be found below. It has also been confirmed that Sleazy P. Martini will be accompanying the band on all of these dates, who had the following to say:

"As manager of GWAR and America's benevolent deep state dictator Sleazy P. Martini. I want to encourage as many Americans as possible to shun the false left-right dichotomy that is politics and make their voices heard by coming out to see GWAR defend their belts on tour this year. And while your vote will have no effect on the Presidential election this year you can take pleasure in watching Trump and Clinton fight to the death. So come out and support democracy by watching GWAR take on all comers in a political death match knowing that at least it's not rigged... this time." More...

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Randy Blythe Vs. Gwar-B-Q Mascot Street Fight

GWAR is streaming a clip showing GWAR B-Q's mascot "Grilly" and Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe getting into a street fight. The 2016 GWAR B-Q, will take place August 20th, 2016 at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, VA.

States GWAR on the band's Facebook page: "Grilly confronts Lamb of God's D. Randall Blythe as tensions begin to boil over in anticipation of the 2016 GWAR B-Q!! Bah God! It's spilling out into the alleys and the streets! The mayhem! The carnage! YES! YES! YES!"

Check it out now below.

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GWAR Releasing Vodka

That's right Bohabs, the date is drawing closer and closer... The 7th Annual GWAR B-Q is set for Saturday August 20th in Richmond, VA at Hadad's Lake. The band line-ups are set for both the B4BQ and the GWAR B-Q, but in case you need a refresher here's who you can expect to see this year.

Priming you beasts for the feast at the B4BQ on Friday, August 19th: Cannibal Corpse, Nile, After The Burial, Suffocation, Carnifex, Revocation, Krisiun, Slaughter To Prevail, Ingested, and Enterprise Earth.

And annihilating stages at the GWAR B-Q on Saturday, August 20th: Gwar, Lamb Of God, Against Me!, Dillinger Escape Plan, August Burns Red, American Nightmare, Eyehategod, Lagwagon, Murphy's Law, Brain Tentacles, Mobile Deathcamp, Occultist, Ramming Speed, Sawyer Family, and The Death Of Rock And Roll.

Ahead of the festivities, your Lords and Masters are thrilled to announce their very own GWAR Vodka: Arctic Snow. Collaborating together with JRD master distiller and GWAR's master drunks, the band and the distillery have produced a potato vodka that is sure to please Bohabs and civilians alike. More...

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Dillinger Escape Plan Added To GWAR-B-Q

We are just over five weeks away from the wildest party of the summer, the one and only GWAR B-Q in Richmond, VA at Hadad's Lake on August 20th.

It has already been announced that GWAR, Lamb Of God, Against Me, August Burns Red, American Nightmare, EyehateGod, and others will will devastate and earfuck everyone at the event.

Today the show's organizers are pleased as piss in your mouth and announce the addition of The Dillinger Escape Plan. Guitarist Ben Weinman commented:

"In honor of the legendary Oderus Urungus, we are proud to take part in this year's GWAR B-Q. After all, any band who sings songs about killing hippies and Skinheads while simultaneously condemning war and shooting many gallons of blood on the crowd are friends of ours!"

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GWAR Announces Tour For Crack Money

Currently everyone in Antarctica is slaving away on preparations for the 7th Annual GWAR B-Q. During a break in the action to step away for a quick hit of crack, the band realized that there was no crack left.

"Since the FBI and CIA have put a huge dent in the human trafficking market we have to resort to touring again to make drug money! We can't catch a break!" exclaimed guitarist Pustulus Maximus!

So there you have it, the Scumdogs in GWAR need crack and they are out of money!!! So to combat this problem your Lords and Masters will be slaying Juggalos in July, GWAR B-Q'ing this August, then hitting the road with Crowbar and Mutoid Man from September 14th in Cincinnati, OH through September 18th in Buffalo, NY with a stop in Chicago at this year's Riot Fest. More...

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Asphalt Graves Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Asphalt Graves premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "The New Primitive", which will be out in stores July 08 via Vitriol. Asphalt Graves is based in Richmond, Virginia and consists of Jason Netherton (Misery Index, ex-Dying Fetus), Shannon Lucas (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder), Brett Purgason (GWAR), and Adam Faris (War Torn).

Check out now "The New Primitive" in its entirety below.

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August Burns Red To Play GWAR-B-Q

The 7th annual GWAR B-Q will be held on August 20th in beautiful Richmond, VA at historic Hadad's Lake. GWAR will of course be performing a set full of murder and mayhem along with the already stacked lineup which includes Lamb of God, Against Me!, American Nightmare, Eyehategod, and Lagwagon.

At long last, your Lords and Masters have revealed more of their diabolical plans today ... Bohabs the world over rejoice because August Burns Red, Murphy's Law, Occultist, Brain Tentacles (Featuring Dave Witte of Municipal Waste), Eat The Turnbuckle, Mobile Deathcamp (Featuring former Beefcake the Mighty Slave Todd Evans), Sawyer Family, and Death of Rock n Roll (Featuring former Flattus Slave Pete Lee) will join this year's GWARB-Q lineup.

Don't forget about the B4BQ either, which takes place August 19th at The National in Richmond, VA. The B4BQ includes the entire Summer Slaughter Tour lineup including: Cannibal Corpse, Nile, After The Burial, Suffocation, Carnifex, Revocation, Krisiun, Slaughter to Prevail and Ingested. Tickets for both events are available here. More...

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Asphalt Graves Premieres New Song "No Feast"

Death-grind supergroup Asphalt Graves premieres another new song entitled "No Feast (Without Cruelty)", taken from the upcoming new album "The New Primitive", which will be out in stores July 08 via Vitriol Records.

Asphalt Graves consists of Jason Netherton (Misery Index, ex-Dying Fetus), Adam Faris (ex-War Torn), Brent Purgason (GWAR), and Shannon Lucas (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder).

Check out now "No Feast (Without Cruelty)" below.

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GWAR Posts New Q & A Video

The scum dogs of the universe are working on a new album and have decided to announce it in properly bizarre fashion with a new episode of Pusty's Mailbag. The band comments:

"Day after day we are bludgeoned with an onslaught of lame questions and it's time we answered the most important one... Yes, GWAR has united itself to record yet another disasterpiece and it has been secretly in the writing phase for months in a crackhouse of seclusion in the northside of Chicago. A due date for the record has not been decided but the band is grinding out what may prove to be their most savage and bloodthirsty tracks to date.

"The Scumdogs are also currently searching for a producer that is brave enough to risk their life to give them the tones of the gods to make this next record stand as a testament to the next era of GWAR.

"We had found out about this information while watching the premier episode of Pusty's Mailbag where, apparently, he's taking time out of his day to host a show where the festering giant reads your letters. Watch the clip below as it may contain clues to the future endeavors of GWAR, including this year's highly anticipated GWAR B-Q, set for August 20, 2016 in Richmond, VA." More...

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