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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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GWAR Issues State Of The Union

The countdown is on as GWAR gets ready to release bone-crushing, corpse-grinding new opus "The Blood of Gods" on October 20th via Metal Blade Records.

As the world continues hurtling through space towards a great conflagration of death and destruction, your alien overlords have dropped "El Presidente," the second single from the album. Hopefully this will speed things along! Additionally, Beefcake the Mighty has issued a brief "State Of The GWAR Union" address.

Concerning the album, "The Blood of Gods" chronicles the rise of human beings against their makers, and the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that oppose them. Along the way, the band challenges the sins of humanity from politics, pollution, and organized religion, to fast food, and factory farming. Humans are shown as what they are; a parasitic disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry! More...

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GWAR Unveils New Album

The time has come, your Lords and Masters from GWAR have unveiled the details of their latest splatterpiece "The Blood of Gods."

Today the first single "Fuck This Place" is available for audio and video streaming below. The Berserker Blothar says:

"'Fuck This Place,' the name says it all. Look around you. Your life sucks. Your planet is dying. You want to kill yourself and everyone you meet. So do it. You've drenched yourselves in gasoline, and now GWAR offers you a light. The finish line of the human race is at last within reach. Scream it now at the top of your lungs... 'Fuck This Place!'"

New album "The Blood of Gods" was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ronan Chris "Lord God" Murphy and will be released October 20th via Metal Blade Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. War on GWAR
2. Viking Death Machine
3. El Presidente
4. I'll Be Your Monster
5. Auroch
6. Swarm
7. The Sordid Soliloquy Of Sawborg Destructo
8. Death to Dickie Duncan
9. Crushed By The Cross
10. Fuck This Place
11. Phantom Limb
12. If You Want Blood (You Got It) - AC/DC Cover More...

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GWAR Announces North American Tour

On October 20th, GWAR will release a new studio album entitled "The Blood of Gods" via Metal Blade Records.

In support of that impending album, your Lords and Masters will leave their arctic slumber and return to the road to cause aural (and anal) devastation across North America. Joining in the chaos will be Ghoul, Doyle (10/20-11/5), He Is Legend (11/7-12/10) and U.S. Bastards.

The tour kicks off in Richmond, VA on October 20th and runs through December 10th in Detroit, MI and includes a stop in New York City on Halloween. A complete list of WAR dates can be found below.

The Berserker Blothar had this to say about the upcoming shows: "Humans, we are coming to tear your world apart with a live performance the likes of which has never been seen on this or any other planet! This album, 'The Blood of Gods,' is the greatest thing since French toast. Just hearing these songs performed will result in an instant paroxysm of weeping, gnashing of teeth, and the uncontrollable voiding of your filthy bowels. Now, we are taking the whole bloody shit show on the road, with the most spectacular, blood-drenched, gruesome, and terrifying rock concert of all time. Don't miss your chance to sacrifice yourself to GWAR at a venue near you!" More...

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Gwar Slammed By Born Of Osiris Guitarist Over Joke

Gwar has essentially made a career off of being politically incorrect, but some may feel the band has gone too far during the band's appearance at the ‘Vans Warped Tour gig in Noblesville, IN yesterday, July 20th. Some fans have posted that Gwar has addressed Linkin Park vocalist's apparent suicide yester, commenting: "Suicide is no joke, but Linkin Park sure is."


Gwar's comment led Born Of Osiris guitarist Lee McKinney to slam the band via social media platform Twitter: More...

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Gwar Premieres New Song "Fuck This Place" Live

Gwar premieres a new song called "Fuck This Place", taken from the upcoming new album "The Blood Of Gods", which is currently being finalized and will be released this coming fall.

Check out now "Fuck This Place" below.

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GWAR Announces New Album

For the first time ever, the Antarctic Alien Overlords from GWAR will hit the road beginning tomorrow as part of Van's Warped Tour. The tour crisscrosses the United States, running through August 6th in Pomona, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Last week, during GWAR's social media takeover for this impending tour, the band announced the name of forthcoming new album: "The Blood Of Gods." The record will be released this fall via Metal Blade Records and this is the first album to feature the Berserker Blothar on lead vocals.

For those of you human scum that are attending Warped, you will have your chance to pre-order the album before anyone else. That's right Bohabs, just head over to the GWAR merchandise tent to pre-order your copy of "The Blood Of Gods." When you give the hateful slave working the GWAR merchandise booth your hard earned cash, they will give you a special laminate that will guarantee you a copy of the CD upon release date. So act now, and spare yourself the wrath of the most violent band in universe... And don't lose your special laminate, it's your ticket to a guaranteed lifetime of eternal suffering!

Guitarist Pustulus Maximus did his best to explain the pre-order process in a video clip. More...

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GWAR Taking Over Warped Tour's Social Media

Attention filthy humans: as you already know, your lords and masters from GWAR will be hitting the road this summer as part of the Vans' Warped Tour...scratch that...it is now called the Vans' #GWARpedTour.

That's right, our alien overlords are working on their plans to take over the entire tour, and today they are beginning to put this plan into motion by taking over the #GWARpedTour social media accounts. Rumor has it that the band will be revealing some details about an upcoming album, as well as filling you in on what you can expect this year from the Mighty Scumdog Warriors!

"I don't look forward to much but I gotta say, there's no other job on Earth where you get paid to spray blood on kids. To make sure we had enough vital fluids for this #GWARped Tour we had to sacrifice the inhabitants of an entire island community!" says guitarist Pustulus Maximus.

Make sure to follow all of the action at Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. More...

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GWAR Releasing "Orgasmageddon" Comic

Following up on an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign late last year, GWAR will bring the blasphemous, blood-soaked series that fans demanded to print in June, courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment. Check out a trailer for the upcoming "Orgasmageddon" comic series below.

From the depths of outer space to the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, punk rock and heavy metal's most shocking band of intergalactic blood-spewing alien monsters has returned to kill everything and respect nothing in the pages of "GWAR: Orgasmageddon." The first issue will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' April 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in June.

Banished to the past by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, the heroes of GWAR trample through time like a deranged Bill & Ted on bath salts. Antics ensue as they stomp and smash and shape human history to what we accept as our current reality. Co-written by GWAR and Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), and featuring art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Welcome Back, Critical Hit), "Orgasmageddon" is a love letter to comics, grindhouse movies, and heavy metal, sure to appeal both to the most die-hard fan and the comics fanboy/fangirl intrigued by the prospect of social awareness drowned in geysers of blood and alien jizz. More...

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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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