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Gwar To Host Crack-A-Thon

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...

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Gojira Announces Only UK Show For 2010

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.

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Headliners Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

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:

Amorphis
Andromeda
Behemoth
Cannibal Corpse
Children Of Bodom
Doro
Dream Evil
Fear Factory
Gwar
Korpiklaani
Leaves' Eyes
Obituary
Rage
Ross The Boss
Suffocation
Devin Townsend

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Oderus Urungus To Return To Fox News' Red Eye

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:

"Let Us Slay"
"Lords and Masters"

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

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Sigh Vocalist Appears In Heavy Metal Cookbook

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.

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Gwar And Korpiklaani Confirmed For Bloodstock

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...

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Tales From The Pit: Wheelchair Moshing To Gwar

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."

This may be a slightly exaggerated of the story told in his recent interview with Metalunderground.com. Don't miss Oderus' previous pit story detailing their defeat of a skinhead wall of death.

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.

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More Bands Confirmed For Hellfest

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:

7 SECONDS
AGNOSTIC FRONT
ARCHITECTS
ARCH ENEMY
ATHEIST
BEHEMOTH
BLACK COBRA
BLOODBATH
BORN FROM PAIN
COUNT RAVEN
DARK FUNERAL
DYING FETUS
EARTH CRISIS
FINNTROLL
GENERAL SURGERY
GHOST BRIGADE
GWAR
IMMORTAL
KAMPFAR
NEGURA BUNGET
OBSCURA
RWAKE
SAVIOURS
SECRETS OF THE MOON
SEPULTURA
SUFFOCATION
SWALLOW THE SUN
SWORN ENEMY
TANKARD
TWISTED SISTER
WALLS OF JERICHO
WEEDEATER

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GWAR Invades Vancouver Record Store

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...

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Gwar's "Let Us Slay" Video Premieres Online

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...

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The Red Chord Reveals New Album Details

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...

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Gwar Enters The Billboard Charts

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!"

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Gwar Frontman Talks Shit About Anthrax and Lordi

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.

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Lamb Of God Announces Fall Tour Dates

On September 14th, Lamb of God will commence the fall Wrath tour in the United States and Canada, combining 25 support shows with Metallica, with 25 headline shows with special guests Gwar and Job For A Cowboy. The tour will end at Madison Square Garden on November 15th. This will be Lamb of God's third tour with Metallica after a three-week run last December in the US and a seven-week tour throughout Europe this summer.

"Wrath" debuted at number 2 on the Billboard chart and is on target to be the bands biggest worldwide selling record. The CD debuted at number 1 in Canada and Canadian fans will get multiple opportunities to see the band on the fall tour.

Here are the fall Lamb of God tour dates: More...

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GWAR Returns To Fox News' Red Eye

Fox News' most popular “Intergalactic Correspondent”, the ever-affable ODERUS URUNGUS, is returning to “Red Eye”, hosted by Greg Gutfeld, for his fourth triumphant appearance, late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning at 3AM EST.

“It's true…now that Walter Cronkite is dead, there is a vacuum in broadcast news that is crying for me to fill it,” said Oderus from his Antarctic stronghold. “All I have to do is figure what part of me will fit…”

In addition to TV, GWAR is taking over Satellite and FM Radio. The first single from the new album, Let Us Slay, is currently playing on Sirius/XM's Liquid Metal, and this Friday, July 24, at 6 PM PST, Oderus will be appearing on The Syndicated Radio Show CHAOS with Full Metal Jackie. (AFFILIATES) He'll be there for the world premiere of the track Damnation Under God. This is the only place where this song can be heard prior to the album's release.

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, the Intergalactic scumdogs GWAR will be wreaking havoc at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. There will be a signing session at the Con this Thursday, July 23, from 1-3PM, and GWAR will also be playing a headlining gig at Comic Con's Brutal Legend “Metal Meltdown” show.

Brutal Legend “Metal Meltdown” info:
• “4th and B” - San Diego
• Thursday July 23rd
• 9:30 pm – 2:00 am
• Support from 3 Inches of Blood, Unholy Pink, and DJ Keith Morris

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Gwar Posts New Track, "Let Us Slay," Online

GWAR has posted the first track from the new album, “LUST IN SPACE,” which is due out on August 18th via Metal Blade Records, online. The new song “Let Us Slay” can now be heard at the band’s official MySpace page.

Sez Oderus, GWAR's lead singer comments, "This song deals with the human race’s lust for blood, all the while maintaining the lie of ‘Thou shalt not kill’...It calls upon the humans to embrace their love of death (and therefore GWAR), shed their hypocritical trappings, and proceed with the apocalypse. It's going to happen anyway, so they might as well enjoy it!"

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GWAR Vocalist Oderus Urungus Grabs Victory

In an event asinine yet sublime, GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus has claimed victory over world-famous wrestler Tracy Smothers in a match held last week at Schoenbaum Amphitheater in Charleston, W. Virginia.

“It wasn't too hard…I just grabbed his neck, and choked. His eyeballs popped out of his skull. End of story,” said the well-hung shock-rocker.

Smothers corpse was quickly re-animated by the necrotic power of Oderus, and the two pledged to continue to wage their war as long as people “gave them money for it”.

“This is huge in Czechoslovakia,” said the still-bleeding Smothers.

There has been no word on the re-match.

Oderus also recently appeared on Fox News' late-night show, “Red Eye,” as their “Interplanetary Correspondent.” The footage is available HERE.

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Gwar Announces New Album, "Lust In Space"

GWAR is back with a brand-new album, "Lust In Space," just in time to celebrate their 25th Anniversary as a band. GWAR will also be triumphantly returning to Metal Blade Records for the release of "Lust In Space," due August 18.

On Wednesday, June 24th, vocalist Oderus Urungus meets Tracy Smothers of IWA East Coast Wrestling in a no-holds-barred wrestling match of titanic proportion.

Oderus comments, "I have no idea how I got roped into this one. I guess someone is making money off it. No matter! I will be there, with bells on, and this Tracy Smothers so-and-so is going to find out just what it's like to go toe-to toe with an intergalactic god! I just hope he shaves his armpits first."

The "Loser Leaves Earth" match will be part of the IWA East Coast Wrestling Event, "Pondo's Big Ass Birthday Bash" held at Schoenbaum Amphitheater in Coonskin Park, Charleston, WV, on June 24th.

"Hell, that makes me want to lose!" said Oderus, right before burying his Cuttlefish in a jar of stewed bloodworms.

GWAR's two-year long 25th Anniversary starts August 18th, when their new album, "Lust In Space," drops.

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Gwar Singer Oderus Booked For Wrestling Match

Oderus Urungus, lead singer of shock rock band Gwar, has been booked to wrestle former ECW wrestler Tracy Smothers at the Schoenbaum Amphitheater, Coonskin Park, Charleston, WV on June 24th.

Oderus states: "I have no idea how I got roped into this one. I guess someone is making money off it. No matter! I will be there, with bells on, and this Tracy Smothers so-and-so is going to find out just what it's like to go toe-to toe with an intergalactic god! I just hope he shaves his armpits first." More...

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Suicide Silence Post New Video Teaser Online

SUICIDE SILENCE just completed a lengthy North American tour headlining the second stage on the “Music As A Weapon IV” tour that featured Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil and Chimaira, among others. This will be followed with a stint on the “Canadian Carnage” tour this June, which features Slayer, Megadeth and Machine Head. Stay tuned for a massive U.S. touring announcement in the coming weeks and be sure to visit the bands official Myspace page to view their touring itinerary.

SUICIDE SILENCE recently shot a new video for the pummeling new track, “Wake Up,” which was shot by acclaimed producer David Brodsky (Black Dahlia Murder, GWAR). The clip is a disturbing look into the inner psyche while embracing the effect of hallucinogens. A 30-second teaser for the video can be viewed exclusively by clicking below.

Mitch Lucker (vocals) further comments: “The ‘Music As A Weapon IV’ tour was an amazing opportunity for us to play in front of thousands of people everyday and we know that the majority of them have never seen us before. It seems as if we made a lot of new fans and we want to thank everyone who checked us out and gave us a chance. We are excited to go home and enjoy a short break before heading out on the ‘Canadian Carnage’ tour and European festival shows. We will be back in North America this July as part of a massive package that should be announced in the coming weeks.

“We also shot a new video for the track ‘Wake Up’ with the mighty David Brodsky (Black Dahlia Murder, GWAR) and it was a pleasure to work with him again. We feel he perfectly nailed the concept we envisioned for this clip and we can’t wait for you all to see it. We couldn’t be more proud of No Time To Bleed and we are stoked for everyone to hear it and experience it in its entirety. There is no doubt that we have the best fans in the world and we owe all of this success to all of you. Thanks so much and we hope to see you all very soon.”

Be the first to score your own copy of the group’s much anticipated new album, No Time To Bleed (June 30th release), through the many exclusive pre-order packages listed below. These packages are exclusive to the online pre-orders and supplies are limited, so be sure to get your orders in now before you miss out.

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Suicide Silence are ready to take their mayhem to the next level. With No Time to Bleed, the new songs clearly represent their many influences, making a savage mix of Death Metal, Grindcore and Hardcore into each track. With production by Machine (Lamb Of God), this one is set to explode.

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ALSO AVAILABLE... Suicide Silence - No Time To Bleed - Maximum Bloodshed Edition

There is little doubt in anyone’s minds that SUICIDE SILENCE are one of the frontrunners of the new wave of American metal, a statement further validated as the group won the “Best New Talent” Award at the inaugural Revolver Golden Gods Awards, held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 7th, 2009. The group was also hailed as the event’s breakthrough artist by the LA Times, but make no mistake that this extreme juggernaut is not resting on their laurels and are about to take things up a notch with their highly anticipated sophomore release, No Time To Bleed, which was produced by the acclaimed Machine (Lamb of God). This new effort promises to make their debut offering seem like easy listening.

Check out a Teaser Clip of "Wake Up" Now!

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