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Gwar has returned to North America to begin the final preparations for a host of promo events and concert appearances in their continuing two-year long 25th Anniversary. After a lightening-quick four-month break spent in the band's hulking south-pole fortress ("fighting penguins..." claimed Gwar front-thing Oderus Urungus, "and working on a new album..."), the band reportedly made landfall late Wednesday evening, arriving in their signature bat-shaped helicopter at an undisclosed location.
In order to publicize their pressing agenda (and display the pressing of genitals), the band announced that on Friday, May 28th, at 10:00 p.m. E.S.T. Oderus Urungus will hold a web-based press conference, which can be viewed at this location, where he is expected to mouth-off about the insignificance of humanity and make a long and complicated set of demands. Viewers will be able to ask Oderus questions through the chat room, and he might even answer some of them.
In other news, Gwar is set to hit the road for the second leg of their "Lust in Space" tour, including stops at the Skatopia and Bonnaroo festivals. Bonarroo will also have a special Gwar autograph session at the official signing location, where loyal fans can get their favorite Gwar stuff signed, or even have their names carved into their foreheads. "It's a little thing we intend to do to, I mean for, our fans..." explained Gwar guitarist Balsac, the Jaws of Death, "So when they take all those drugs at Bonnaroo they won't forget who they are."
The upcoming Gwar tour dates are as follows: More...
Gwar has checked in with the following recap of their "Crack-a-Thon" 2010 appearance:
"After a week and a half of utter silence (and even less interest) Gwar's much-touted 'Crack-a-Thon 2010' was today revealed to be a 'complete disaster,' doing nothing to alleviate lead singer's Oderus Urungus' crack debt, which grew to four times its pre-Crack-a-Thon size. The MF Gallery, which hosted the event, was left in flaming ruin, until a squad of evil dwarfs emerged from the rubble, rebuilding the structure overnight.
"Despite stellar performances (Andrew WK, Kembra Phaler of The Voluptuos Horror of Karen Black), compelling interviews (Jamey Jasta, Mecronos of the band Dethrace), and exceptional bartending (Balsac the Jaws of Death), the highly-anticipated fund-raising drive actually ended up 'losing millions,' according to Betty Fizzbin, Crack-a-Thon official and part-time rodeo animal. She continued-- 'We actually made a ton of money...I mean the phones were ringing off the hooks, and cash was literally pouring into the box office! But then Oderus locked himself in the receipt booth and smoked it all up. He didn't even try to buy crack, he just smoked the money...'
"And while the Crack-a-Thon may have failed in its goal, everybody associated with this first-time webTV event agreed it was a lot of fun 'watch Oderus completely lose his shit.' As an obviously intoxicated Urungus stumbled around the stage, mumbling and throwing things, co-host Balsac the Jaws of Death kept things moving at a brisk pace, as the legions of celebrity guests were brought on and off with alarming regularity. Show highlights included Andrew WK and Oderus' duet of 'Candle in the Wind,' Kembra Phaler smashing paint-filled eggs into her vagina, and numerous appearances by homeless animal rights activist Chippy the Chippopautamus. More...
Gwar and The Red Chord have teamed up with Peta2 to post a video clip online about dog fighting. The video clip can be viewed below.
GWAR have today announced the latest series of exclusive concert appearances in support of their latest album, "Lust in Space."
"This is what we like to call the Tertiary Tornado Tour," said guitarist Balsac the Jaws of Death, reached today at the satellite Slave-Pit TV studios, located in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he and band-mate Oderus Urungus are preparing for the upcoming "Crack-a-Thon". "This is the tour where we hit all the places we missed the first time across the U.S., from a host of reasons ranging from bad weather, poor directions, or venereal diseases. Many people in these cities think they have escaped the wrath of GWAR, while others pray for our arrival. One thing is for sure...everybody's gonna die!" More...
Chicago's Dirge Within will be embarking on a tour with Gwar this summer. “Dirge Within and Gwar. Wow, that is a lethal combo! We are thrilled to be hitting the road with the mighty scumdogs!” says guitarist Shaun Glass. The currently announced tour dates are as follows:
6/1 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
6/2 Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies
6/4 Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
6/5 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre & Club
6/7 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
6/9 Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
6/10 Jackson, MS @ Club Fire
6/11 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
6/14 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
6/15 N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues SC
6/16 Richmond, VA @ The National
6/17 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
6/18 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
6/19 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
6/20 Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
6/22 Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
6/23 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre
6/24 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
6/25 Lexington, KY @ Buster's Billiards & Backroom
6/26 Rutland, OH @ 2010 Interpunk American Skate Fest
The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Superfly and A.C. Entertainment recently announced that the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has added several artists to the 2010 event, but I thought I'd highlight the few heavier bands on the line-up:
You really have to be a general music fan to appreciate a festival like Bonnaroo, so diehard metalheads need not bother. The full Bonnaroo 2010 lineup can be found here. The music festival takes place on Thursday, June 10 through June 13.
Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Jack Johnson and other top artists are donating their music to encourage Americans to speak out on climate change. Organized by the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, HeadCount and the NRDC Action Fund, this collaboration marks the first time free music has been used to prompt Americans to contact their elected officials.
Best of Bonnaroo, a compilation of 17 different live performances from the festival (unfortunately none of the heavier ones), is available for free at www.Musicforaction.org.
Even as they move to annihilate the city of Austin at this years SXSW music festival, Antarctic beast-lords Gwar are setting their sights on an event that is destined to go down as one of the most insane experiences in their long and obtuse career: The Crack-a-thon is on!
Gwar is staging the first Crack-a-thon April 16th and 17th at the MF Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Starting at 7:00 pm on April 16th, Oderus, joined by his co-host and band mate, Balsac the Jaws of Death, will star in Gwar's very own variety show which will be broadcast free of charge to anybody with an internet connection. In the tradition of "The Carol Burnett Show" or the Jerry Lewis MS telethon, Oderus will attempt to entertain and milk the viewing audience for every penny they have while presenting an assortment of guests that glitteringly represent the sub-middle-upper-lower strata of entertainments elite.
Today Gwar announced the first confirmed guest on the program, Oderus' Red Eye buddy and confirmed nose-bleeder, Andrew W.K. who will be performing live. Andrew W.K. commented about the appearance: “I am very excited to have an intimate experience with Oderus. I've admired his physique for so long, and now I finally get to see it up close... very up close.” Lead singer of Gwar and Crack-a-thone host Oderus Urungus is known for sharing his crack. More...
GOJIRA has announced that its only show in the United Kingdom will be its act on the Bloodstock Open Air Festival bill. Although GOJIRA has stated it will be playing more shows in the US, no new tour dates have been released as of yet. The current Bloodstock Open Air Festival lineup is as follows:
OBITUARY, ROSS THE BOSS, RAGE, ANDROMEDA, BEHEMOTH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, DORO, LEAVES EYES, SUFFOCATION, DREAM EVIL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, KORPIKLAANI, GWAR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, FEAR FACTORY, AMORPHIS, GOJIRA
The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is currently scheduled for August 13th, 14th, and 15th.
The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Finnish heavy metal outfit Children Of Bodom and industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be headlining the 2010 edition of the event.
Children Of Bodom's Alexi Laiho comments: "I'm really glad we're playing Bloodstock next year – it's the only UK show for us in 2010, and the crowd over there has been awesome for us lately!"
The lineup is now as follows:
Children Of Bodom
Ross The Boss
After spending the last three months decimating North America, Oderus Urungus and GWAR are putting the final touches on the first leg of their "LUST IN SPACE" 25th Anniversary Slay-a-bration. And what better way to do that than with a sold out show in New York City and a return to FOX NEWS' "Red Eye" as the shows one and only Intergalactic Correspondent. The show will air late Monday night December 14th at 3:00 am EST (12:00 PST).
Oderus Urungus had the following to say about his latest appearance:
"We have savaged the country for the last three months, bringing in mammoth crowds when most other tours were EATING SHIT. So look for a full report on all the naughtiest behind-the-scenes GWAR tour action, as well as an update on a things extraterrestrial!"
In other GWAR news, the band was recently featured on the Fuel TV show "The Daily Habit." If you missed the show when it originally aired, you can view the videos at the links below:
The final dates for GWAR on tour with Job For A Cowboy & The Red Chord are as follows:
12/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
12/13 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Dr. Mikannibal of Japanese metallers Sigh is sharing her Habanero Gyudon recipe with the world in the new cookbook "Hellbent For Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook." The book, which was put together by Annick "Morbid Chef" Giroux, is now available from Bazillion Points Books. "Hellbent For Cooking" features 101 entries from 32 countries and includes entries from bands such as Thin Lizzy, Anthrax, Destruction, Possessed, Obituary, Accept, Doro, Gwar, Toxic Holocaust, EyeHateGod, Saint Vitus, Amebix, Melechesh, Cauldron, Uriah Heep, and more. About 30% of the entries are vegetarian. More info on the cookbook can be found at this location.
Bloodstock Open Air has confirmed a further two acts for next years festival. After being forced to pull out in 2009, the organizers have confirmed Gwar will be making an appearance. The Grammy-nominated Scumdogs Of The Universe will be flying in from Antarctica to unleash hell on all in attendance. Frontmonster Oderus Urungus warns us of the impending orgy of bodily fluids, nuclear waste and all manner of murder and vulgarity:
"Greetings people of Earth, it is I, ODERUS URUNGUS, lead singer of the Bloodiest band in metal history, the mighty GWAR! And it is with a sense of toe-curling delight and impending DOOM that I announce the addition of the GWAR to the mammoth BLOODSTOCK Open Air Metal Festival to be held this summer in England. Thats right, from the frozen depths of Antarctica, GWAR brings what BLOODSTOCK needs...BLOOD! Prepare yourself for the most colossal, disgusting, and completely politically incorrect show in metal history! We'll bring the swords, you bring the bodies, and together we shall turn the slam-pit into a seething mass of DEATH not seen in Europe since the fall of Berlin! GWAR is playing BLOODSTOCK...and may the Pope choke on it!"
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani will also be bringing their band of merry metal to Derby this summer for their only UK appearance of 2010. The band commented: More...
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week’s story is from Oderus Urungus from GWAR. When asked what the weirdest thing he'd ever seen from the stage in the band's 1,500 shows over the course of their career, here's what he had to say:
"I can tell you the funniest thing. We were playing a show and I looked down on the audience and I was like, 'Why is that guy slamming in a lazy boy?' And I realized he was in a wheelchair and people were picking him up and passing him over the top of the crowd. Hilarious! He was screaming and fell out of his chair and was booted into submission. He only had a broken leg before the show, but now he’s totally paralyzed."
Gwar recently released their 12th studio album, "Lust In Space," which entered the Billboard Top 200 album charts at number 96. The band is currently on tour with Lamb of God and Job For a Cowboy.
Obscura, Arch Enemy, Seupltura, and Twisted Sister are the latest bands confirmed for next's year's Hellfest, set to take place June 18-20, 2010 in Clisson, France.
The current line up is as follows:
BORN FROM PAIN
SECRETS OF THE MOON
SWALLOW THE SUN
WALLS OF JERICHO
Experience the alien invasion of Oderus Urungus and Beefcake the Mighty face-to-face on Nov. 30, 2009 in Vancouver, BC.
The vocalist and bassist for the comedy thrash act will be conducting an autograph session at Scrape Records in the Canadian west coast city located at 323 Broadway East. More...
GWAR just kicked off the first phase of the tour of their two-year long 25th Anniversary Celebration. They are touring in support of their brand new album, "LUST IN SPACE," out now on Metal Blade Records.
GWAR recently wrapped up filming for their first music video off the of the “LUST IN SPACE” album for the lead single “LET US SLAY,” which you can view below.
Frontman ODERUS URUNGUS comments: "'LET US SLAY' is the first video from our new epic album, ‘LUST IN SPACE’, and provides actual first-hand footage of GWAR's recent travels through outer space and our cosmic struggle against that intergalactic asshole Cardinal Syn...this should put an end to any speculation that we are not really from outer space...you can really see us flying around on spaceships and shit!"
"This is just the latest GWAR video from esteemed director David Brodsky, whom we have worked w/ before on the amazing ‘SCHOOL’S OUT’ video. He is a very talented and effusively garrulous sort of guy, and he works for rocks! Plus I am particularly excited about the many dance moves that I executed in the course of the video...I recently studied under Christopher Walken, and after working very hard he gave me the nickname 'Twinkletoes!'"
Here are the latest Gwar tour dates as well: More...
Boston Massachusetts metal band THE RED CHORD is gearing up for the release of their fourth full length album, entitled "Fed Through the Teeth Machine," due out on October 27th in the US through Metal Blade Records.
Guitarist Mike “Gunface” McKenzie comments on the band’s new album "Fed Through the Teeth Machine," "We spent the last year working hard on this one and we're excited for everyone to finally hear it. It's a lot faster and, in my opinion, more straight forward in a structural sense. We're really happy with the great work Jonny Fay and Zeuss did too. It's not a concept record, but there are some loose conceptual elements to it: hygienic obsession, delusional compound-dwellers and Maniac Mansion. Get ready to make fun of us on the internet!" More...
Gore loving heavy metal group Gwar has entered the Billboard Top 200 album charts at number 96 with their latest studio offering, "Lust In Space." This is the highest charting album of the bands career.
Lead singer Oderus Urungus had the following to say about GWAR’s record setting chart debut, “We are appalled, shocked, outraged, and completely ecstatic over GWAR's latest master-work, Lust In Space debuting at #96 in the Billboard Charts...in keeping with my finally confirmed uber-rock star status, I have already vomited on Lindsay Lohan's puss, visited the the Obama girls, and sodomized Carrot-Top. And there was much rejoicing.”
Still sporting nachos in his beard, Oderus continued to rant “But 96? That's just not going to do it...GWAR and Metal Blade Records plan to keep on with this relentless assault until we go all the way to # 95!"
Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus talks smack on ANTHRAX and LORDI in his latest edition of his "Ask Oderus" advice column on MetalSucks, in addition to tackling topics such as crabcore, Hitler, and having sex with whales. An excerpt follows:
Q: Is it fair the singer from Anthrax got fired for shitting on the bass player’s back? Don’t you regularly give Cleveland steamers to Jizmak?
Was that really what happened? Was he really that bad a bass player? Wait… are you saying they fired the guy that shit on the bass player? Why would they do that? That band is never going to make it! Who did you say they were again? And as far as Jizmak goes, he IS a Cleveland steamer.
Q: My shirt is still stained with Hitler’s seaman from one of your shows. What is the best way to remove the funk of tyrannical man chowder?
Why would you want to get rid of it? That stuff rules! And anyway, I don’t think you CAN get rid of it. In fact, I think it probably spread to the rest of your clothing. How could you be stained by Hitler’s “seaman” anyway? What, did the last surviving crew member of the Bismark masturbate on you?
Q: Who will win in a wrestling match? Lordi or Pussycat Dolls?
I would have to say the Pussycat Dolls, thought I am not sure… Perhaps some kind of wrestling audition can be arranged… one where the Pussy-Cat Dolls are forced to wrestle the Cuttlefish of Cthulu (and also lick each other’s pussies). I could get them all pregnant, raise all the children and then throw them down a well full of eels. How their piercing screams enliven my love-nugget. Oh yeah, Lordi sucks.
Read the full article at "Ask Oderus" on MetalSucks.net.