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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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Infernaeon Films New Music Video

INFERNAEON took some time off from preparing in Floridia for their upcoming tour with GWAR, to film a video for their cover of Metallica’s, “Creeping Death.” The video was directed by Jack Ass collaborator Mike “The King Of Rock N Roll Debauchery” Busey, at his compound in Florida, which was named by Playboy Magazine as “The Wildest House In America.” The video features appearances by GWAR frontman Orderus Urungus, Penthouse Pet Jessica Walker, snakes, undead women, and pyrotechnics.

The band has also announced former INTO ETERNITY drummer, Adam Sagan, has replaced Jeremie Kling, who has rejoined THE ABSENSE. More...

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Gwar Streaming New Song, Reveals New Album Art

Richmond, Virginia shock thrashers Gwar has revealed the cover artwork for its forthcoming studio album "GWAR’s Bloody Pit of Horror." The follow up to 2009's "Lust in Space" is set for release on November 9, 2010 through Metal Blade Records. The cover art as well as "Zombies March," the first single from "Bloody Pit of Horror," is available at this location.

Gwar will kick off its North American "Bloody Tour Of Horror," with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp on October 2, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Gwar Doubles North American Tour Dates

Richmond, Virginia's shock thrashers Gwar have announced a long list of additional dates for thier annual North American tour. The tour kicks off on October 2nd, 2010 in Baltimore and runs until December 6th ending in Minneapolis. The long extension of the tour was due to high demand. This will be Gwar's longest North American tour in the bands history, spanning across 3 months. Support on the tour will come from punk act The Casualties, death metallers Infernaeon and Mobile Death Camp.

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Infernaeon Comments On New Album

Floridian extreme metal act Infernaeon's new album, "Genesis to Nemesis," is currently out now. The album, recorded with producer Brian Elliott at Mana Recording Studios (Goatwhore, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) in St. Petersburg, Florida, also features a cover of Metallica's "Creeping Death" with Gwar's Oderus Urungus on guest vocals.

Vocalist Brian Werner commented on the release: "This was really a true test of our will. We had a million road blocks and people standing in our way on this, and we demolished the barriers, slit the throats and pissed on the graves of all who stood in our way. Bridges were burned, feelings were hurt and I personally don't give a fuck about anyone or anything that got destroyed in the process, as long as this album came out the way it was supposed to, because at the end of the day it's all about the music and nothing else fucking matters!!"

Keyboardist David Stein added; "This album couldn't have become a reality had it not been for the collective wills of everyone in this band. It was truly an honor to work with such professionals on this project."

Infernaeon will be supporting Gwar on their "Bloody Tour of Horror," this fall, starting October 2nd. The dates are as follows: More...

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Katatonia Added To "No Sleep Til" Tour

Sweden's Katatonia has checked in with the following announcement about joining the December "No Sleep Til" tour, which also features Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Atreyu, Suicide Silence, 3 Inches of Blood, and more:

"We're very pleased to announce one New Zealand and five Australian dates this coming December as part of the 'No Sleep Till Tour 2010.' Together with Megadeth, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Parkway Drive, Gwar, Alkaline Trio, among many others we´ll be rockin' out the land kangaroos and koalas for our first time ever. We couldn't be more excited! For a list of dates and venues please check this location. Ticket links will go up on September 9th."

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Gwar To Tour With The Casualties

Richmond, Virginia's shock thrashers Gwar have announced the dates for thier annual North American tour. The tour kicks off on October 2nd, 2010 in Baltimore and runs until November 5th ending in Houston, Texas. Support on the tour will come from punk act The Casualties, death metallers Infernaeon and Mobile Death Camp.

Gwar North American tour dates:
October 2 – Baltimore, MD - Sonar
October 4 – Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
October 5 – Knoxville, TN - Valarium
October 7 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
October 8 – Ybor City, FL - The Ritz Ybor
October 9 – Orlando, FL - Firestone Live
October 10 – Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
October 11 – Charlotte, NC - Amos’ Southend
October 12 – Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
October 13 – Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
October 14 – Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
October 15 – Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
October 16 – Worcester, MA - Rock and Shock, Palladium
October 17 – Montreal, QC - Theatre Telus
October 19 – Moncton, NB - Club Oxygen
October 20 – Halifax, NS - The New Place
October 22 – Quebec City, QB - Theatre Imperial
October 23 – Toronto, ON - Opera House
October 24 – Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
October 26 – Chicago, IL - House of Blues
October 27 – Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
October 28 – Sauget, IL - Pop’s
October 29 – Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
October 30 – Detroit, MI - Harpo’s
October 31 – Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
November 2 – Dallas, TX - House of Blues
November 3 – Little Rock, AR - The Village
November 4 – New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
November 5 – Houston, TX - House of Blues

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Watch Gwar's 12th Red Eye Appearance Online

In case you're not up at 3am to watch Fox New's Red Eye, you can now watch Gwar's 12th appearance on the program online here.

The GWAR-B-Q is back, on August 8th, 2010, at the Bike Lot in Richmond, VA. Check www.gwarbq.com for full details, directions, and more.

GWAR is busy working on their brand-new album, "GWAR's Bloody Pit of Horror," to be released this fall on Metal Blade Records.

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Gwar Vocalist To Appear On Fox News Red Eye Again

After his heavily-censored eleventh appearance on the late-night gab-fest Red Eye, in which he compared the smell of Jessica Parker's twat to "that of a camel-cunt", GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus has been slated to appear once again as the shows "Interplanetary Correspondent," despite repeated calls from the Vatican to ban the long-dicked alien from appearing in public.

"Screw the Pope. He's old," quoth the warty front-thing. "I'm back where I belong, on top, well, a little left of the top, more like the side...ohhh...fuck it."

Catch Oderus and host Greg "Butterball" Gutfeld on Red Eye, at 3:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, August 3rd.

In other GWAR news, the Slave Pit, GWAR's pit of slaves, located in Richmond, VA, is busily preparing for the re-awakening of an ancient GWAR tradition, the GWAR-B-Que. Back in the early days of GWAR, the slaves used to throw parties in the Pit in the hopes of attracting helpless women. These parties grew in size and fury as other bands and insane artists got involved...but then just stopped happening.

But the GWAR-B-Q is back, on August 8th, 2010, at the Bike Lot in Richmond, VA. Check www.gwarbq.com for full details, directions, and more.

GWAR is busy working on their brand-new album, "GWAR's Bloody Pit of Horror," to be released this fall on Metal Blade Records.

UPDATE: In case you missed it, you can now watch Gwar's 12th appearance on the program online here.

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Gwar Announces New Album Title

Richmond, Virginia by-way-of Antarctica shock thrashers Gwar have announced details regarding the band's upcoming studio album. The album's title has been set as "Gwar's Bloody Pit of Horror" and is planned for release sometime in the fall. "Gwar's Bloody Pit of Horror" is the follow up to 2009's "Lust In Space."

Gwar Vocalist Oderus Urungus commented by saying:
"Our new album is called Bloody Pit of Horror. We are fully aware that there is a movie of the same title, I assure you it has nothing to do with it, save the title, which we stole from them. But you see, we're calling it "GWAR's Bloody Pit of Horror", and that's a little different, so hopefully we won't get sued!"

Song titles set to appear on the album include "Hail to Genocide," "Storm is Coming," and "Tick-Tits."

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Gwar Vocalist To Appear On New Infernaeon Album

Florida death/grind act Infernaeon have revealed more details regarding the band's upcoming studio album titled "Genesis To Nemesis." The album, which was produced by Brian Elliott at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, will feature guest appearances by Erik Rutan and Oderus Urungus, vocalist of shock-thrashers Gwar. Oderus Urungus performs vocal duties on a cover of Metallica's classic "Creeping Death."

"Genesis To Nemesis." tracklisting
1. Into The N.O.X.
2. First of the Fallen
3. Lilith Ave. Satanas
4. Legacy of Kane featuring Erik Rutan
5. Ziasudra
6. Creeping Death featuring Oderus Urungus
7. The Scar of David
8. Immaculate Deception
9. Graven Image
10. Revelations

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Gwar Releases New Concert DVD

Gwar are preparing to release a brand new concert DVD titled "Lust In Space - Live At The National". The footage for the DVD was filmed at the National Theater in Richmond, Virginia and features a set 82 minutes in length.

"Lust In Space - Live At The National" tracklisting:
01. Metal Metal Land
02. Saddam A Go Go
03. Lords and Masters
04. Apes of Wrath
05. Tormentor
06. Where Is Zog?
07. Womb With A View
08. Let Them Slay
09. Maggots
10. Immortal Corruptor
11. The Price of Peace
12. Lust In Space
13. Bring Back The Bomb
14. Have You Seen Me?
15. Sick Of You

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Gwar Posts SXSW Footage

Galactic act Gwar has posted two video segments from the band's appearance at the SXSW, which can be found after the jump. The videos feature GWAR parading the streets of Austin, TX and interacting with their unfamiliar surroundings. Gwar is currently touring around U.S. and coming off of their performance at this year’s Bonnaroo festival. The upcoming dates are as follows:

6/23 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
6/24 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater
6/25 Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
7/2 Hamburg – Markthalle (Germany)
7/3 Roitzschjora – With Full Force (Germany)
7/4 München – Backstage (Germany)
7/5 Vienna – Scene (Austria)
7/7 Zizers – Event Stage (Switzerland)
7/8 Lindau – Club Vaudeville (Germany)
7/9 Stuttgart – Röhre (Germany)
7/10 La Bathie – Savoie Rock Festival (France)
7/11 Paris – Nouveau Casino (France)
7/12 Heidelberg – Halle 02 (Germany)
7/13 Aachen – Musikbunker (Germany)
7/14 Essen – Zeche Carl (Germany)
7/15 Leiden – LVC (Netherlands)
7/16 Dour – Dour Festival (Belgium)
7/17 Schloß Holte – Serengeti Festival (Germany)
8/11 Budapest – Sziget Festival (Hungary)
8/12 Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival (Czech Republic)
8/13 Augsburg – Kantine (Germany)
8/14 Ulft - Huntenpop (Netherlands)
8/15 Derby – Bloodstock (Great Britain)
8/17 Rostock – Mau Club (Germany)
8/18 Berlin – SO36 (Germany)
8/19 Saarbrücken – Garage (Germany)
8/20 Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival (Germany)
8/21 Lierop – Nirwana Tuinfest (Netherlands) More...

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Gwar Fails To Nasally Violate Dave Matthews Band

As the 25th Anniversary of Gwar plunges onward, the band descended upon the Bonnaroo festival for a performance that garnered the band SPIN Online's award for both best and worst act on the third day of the popular, drug-soaked music and art spectacle.

"A lot of people were very surprised to see us on the Bonnaroo stage", said lead front-thing Oderus Urungus. "But the more traditionally heavy festivals, such as Ozzfest or Warped, who claim to support underground and heavy music, have consistently denied Gwar, the heaviest underground band EVER! And what's even more ironic is that it took a bunch of tree-hugging hippies to give Gwar their biggest and best gig to date in the U.S. And that's after years of killing them onstage. Thank you, hippies!"

The band had publicly pledged to nasally violate the entire Dave Matthews Band, then had expanded the threat to include Jay-Z. But it was actually comedian Margaret Cho who became the sexual play thing to the band. To the chant of "Cho is a ho,” she took the stage during the bands encore and allowed Oderus to "fuck her face off." Footage of the disgusting event can be viewed below. More...

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Gwar Updates Tour Schedule

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...

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Gwar Issues Crack-A-Thon Recap

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...

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Gwar Posts Anti-Dog Fighting Video

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.

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Gwar Comments On Upcoming June US Tour Dates

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...

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Dirge Within Announces Tour With Gwar

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

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Brutal Assault Festival Confirms Two More Bands

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.

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Bonnaroo 2010 Stays Irrelevant to Metalheads

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:

Circa Survive
Rise Against
Les Claypool

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.

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