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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.
On November 24, Gwar played a sold-out show at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, along with All That Remains and Dying Fetus. I have never seen any of the bands live before so I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially Gwar. I have heard stories about Gwar’s shows but it’s just not the same as experiencing it yourself. More...
Chart Attack has posted the following article on Gwar:
Gwar lead singer Oderous Urungus is pissed. Well, it’s actually the man behind the mask — Dave Brockie — who’s steaming. The grizzly crooner has been dealing with naysayers for far too long. After nearly two decades of slugging it out in a big rubber suit as a "giant mutant marauder from outer space" playing heavy metal to worthless humans, he’s sick of his theatrical rock band’s blood, sweat and tears getting relegated to the status of mere "gimmick."
"Gwar is funny but it’s a gimmick that gets old? Fuck off," he grunts. "Every band has a gimmick whether you’re pretending you’re outer space mutants or you’re dudes with long hair and bullet belts. Our shtick is way more versatile because while the dudes with bullet belts and long hair are going bald and getting fat, I’m climbing into my air conditioned Oderous Urungus murder suit. And quite honestly, the fatter I get, the more the fans like it! We have as much to do with Cats [the musical] as we do with Black Sabbath. It’s a theatrical production — way-off Broadway theatre brought to you in a punk rock/metal venue."
Strangely enough, only now does Brockie see a true future for Gwar. He never expected that what started out as a gag would see him doused in blood and singing about dead babies nightly for the rest of his life, but thanks to the vitality of War Party, he has even more grandiose plans.
"We will hand Gwar down. I’m dead fuckin’ serious… either to other performers or people that we breed ourselves in great vats underneath the Slave Pit. Gwar will be a band that lasts forever thanks to this Second Coming, if you will. The biggest days of Gwar are in front of us and we have no intention of stopping our assault until we’ve brought the human race to its knees."
Read the full article at Chart Attack.
GWAR have set "War Party" as the title of their new album, due on October 26 through DRT Entertainment. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and was mixed at the Chop Shop in NYC. Handling the production duties was Glen Robinson, who worked with the band on their classic third album, "America Must Be Destroyed". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Krosstika", "Decay of Granduer" and "War Party".
GWAR will kick off a national headlining tour on October 26 in Norfolk, VA. Support at all dates will come from DYING FETUS.
GWAR w/ DYING FETUS tour dates: More...
Gwar have set October 26th to be the release date for the band's forthcoming album, due out on DRT Entertainment. A full US tour will follow.
Oakland-based purveyors of aggression Watch Them Die will be shooting a video for their song "Sadist Ways" in the Los Angeles area on August 21.
As previously reported, Watch Them Die will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation and Goatwhore this summer. The trek kicks off on July 25 and wraps up on August 19. The group have just returned home after completing a highly successful run with Gwar, which also included a limited number of dates with Darkest Hour.
GWAR have lined up some shows for April/May. They have begun preliminary work on the follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived", tentatively due later in the year.
The tour dates are as follows: More...