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GWAR Reveals New Album Details

Antarctic gods GWAR are set to return to the realms of man and reclaim their vice-like grip on the throat of humanity after spending the last year and a half working on their follow-up to 2011's "Bloody Pit of Horror."

The new recording, "Battle Maximus," is GWAR's first full-length studio effort since the loss of their longtime guitar player, Flattus Maximus, and is set to hit the streets on September 17th on Metal Blade Records.

Check out the first track, "Madness at the Core of Time" at this location.

"This album is both a tribute to Flattus and a telling of the next chapter in the story of GWAR," said warty front-thing Oderus Urungus. "The combo of the brand new album and show should satisfy even the most hardcore Flattus devotee with the fact that GWAR's slay-skills are as supreme as ever, and the band stands poised to embark on our most earth-shattering world tour yet. We have mourned, we have honored, and now it's time to fucking DEVASTATE in the name of Flattus and the supreme entity that is GWAR."

Oderus continued..."This is our first record in our brand-new Slave Pit Studios, which Flattus had a lead role in designing, but without him we had no one left to twiddle the buttons, much less play the blazing metal leads and provide the musical direction that rescued GWAR from the depths of clown-band obscurity. I mean, Balsac is no slouch, but Flattus' departure left a huge hole in our band. We had no choice. We had to blow the Horn of Hate..."

The Horn of Hate is an ancient Slave Pit contraption that summons all the Scumdogs in the Universe in the unlikely event that one of them is killed in battle, disintegrated, or becomes a Mormon. As the cosmic tones echoed throughout the universe (which unfortunately sounds like a giant duck-fart), the Maximus tribe answered the call by traveling to Earth to wage the mighty "Battle Maximus," a musical trial-by-combat for the right to follow in the footsteps of Flattus. When the dust had settled, but one Scumdog remained standing...the zit-encrusted and undeniably shred-tastic Pustulus Maximus. More...

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GWAR Streaming New Track

GWAR is streaming the new track "Madness at the Core of Time." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Battle Maximus," which is due for release on September 17th via Metal Blade Records.

"Battle Maximus" is the first album to feature new guitarist Pustulus Maximus, who joined the band after the death of Cory Smoot a/k/a Flattus Maximus back in 2011.

Check out "Madness at the Core of Time" here:

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GWAR Releasing Beer, Announces Sampling Event

Everyone's favorite alien overlord and lead-throat thing of GWAR, Oderus Urungus, will take a brief break from his arctic slumber to get "fucked up with the fans" for the debut of the GWAR-B-Q beer.

The beer was created from a recipe by Rob Chalmers especially for the upcoming GWAR-B-Q (August 17th in Richmond,VA), but as a special treat for the fans Oderus himself will be travelling (via bat-shaped helicopter, of course.) to Ybor City, Florida to officially debut the brand-new, mind-altering product.

"This is another milestone on the road leading to the GWAR-B-Q, the new GWAR album, and the brand-new GWAR show we will be putting on tour this fall," said the hardest-partying front-creature in rock. "I am looking forward to meeting with the fans, getting incredibly wasted, and then vomiting all over them. Then we will sell that!"

The event, which is presented by GWAR, Cigar City Brewing, Crowbar Live and DMD will feature free samples of the all new GWAR B-Q Beer as well as Brutal Burgers topped with GWAR-B-Q Sauce.

"Next product? GWAR meat!" said Oderus. Admission to the event is five dollars at the door. The first fifty fans wearing GWAR gear or attire will be admitted free. In addition to the guzzling and the gorging, the event will also feature live music from GWAR ATTACK, (GWAR cover band), American Fix, Black Tides Roll and Doom Wolf. The event is 18 and up. More...

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More GWAR-B-Q Details Announced

Slave Pit Inc. today announced new details regarding this summer's entertainment apocalypse, the 4th annual GWAR-B-Q, to be held August 17th at Hadad's Water Park in Richmond, Va.

Attendees can now add not one but two new social events to be held the same weekend as the GWAR-B-Q: the "B4-B-Q" (to be held the night before at The Canal Club), and the "GWA-fter Party" (after the GWAR-B-Q, for those of you who are morons).

In addition, the directors of GWAR's coveted "Spew-O-Lympics," a centerpiece event of every GWAR-B-Q, released a statement regarding this year's event and the incredible prize package some lucky Spew-lympian will ultimately attain. A full feast of fun awaits the teeming masses as Richmond prepares for the most action-packed weekend in the glorious history of the GWAR-B-Q!

On Friday, Aug.16th, the festivities begin with the "B4-B-Q," a power-packed line-up of brutal bands to be held at Richmond's venerated Canal Club, which for the last two years has hosted the Cory Smoot Memorial Show. Admission is free to any GWAR-B-Q ticket holder, so be sure to bring a copy of your ticket, or a receipt, or the actual ticket (if you are an idiot). Check the "B4-B-Q" event info on the official GWAR Facebook page for more information.

Hosted by the personal Slaves of Oderus and Balsac, Dave Brockie and Mike Derks, doors open at 7 and the line-up consists of, in no particular order:

Apocalypse Dudes / RVA
U.S. Bastards / RVA
Savage Attack / RVA
Bloody Crackdown / RVA
Red Box Money Cult / Roanoke
Rong / Wilmington
Stuck Backwards / Norfolk More...

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Ghoul Posts "Americanized" Video

Today Metal Injection offers up the official premiere of “Americanized” as covered by splatterthrash death-wrought miscreants Ghoul.

The one-minute-forty-three-second surge of cinematic lunacy features head GWAR deviant Oderus Urungus as well as a host of eye-titillation in the form of blood, guns, burgers, rodeos, motorcycles, drugs, sheep fucking and more! Check it out here or in the player below.

Ghoul’s rampaging rendition of “Americanized” comes by way of the band's recently detonated covers EP, "Intermediate Level Hard-Core," available now digitally and on vinyl via Tankcrimes Records. The track listing is:

1. Americanized (GWAR cover featuring Oderus Urungus)
2. Blow Up the Embassy (Fearless Iranians From Hell cover)
3. E.M.S.&D. (Willful Neglect cover)
4. Propaganda Control (N.O.T.A cover)
5. Proud to be Creepsylvanian (Dayglo Abortions cover originally released as "Proud to Be Canadian") More...

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GWAR Announces Tour With Hatebreed

Intergalactic mutants GWAR and hardcore metal heavyweights Hatebreed are co-headlining a short run of gigs in September. GWAR has also confirmed a new festival date, appearing at Chicago's "Riot Fest" for the second year in a row.

Joining the fun will be Richmond, VA's Iron Reagan, featuring members of Municipal Waste and Cannabis Corpse.

GWAR is now gearing up for the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q and the release of a new album in the early fall. Razor and Tie recording artists Hatebreed will be continuing tho support newest release "The Divinity of Purpose." Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta had this to say about the upcoming mini-tour:

"We're extremely happy to finally hook up some GWAR/Hatebreed dates after years of trying to get our schedules to connect! We'll have spent this entire summer rocking stages in Europe so it will be great to get back to the good ole USA, to get down & dirty in the clubs with our favorite mutants from Antarctica. These gigs are not to be missed!"

GWAR front-thing Oderus made a simpler comment. "GWAR and Hatebreed together is really gonna fuck some people up."

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GWAR Posts New GWAR-B-Q Trailer

In keeping with the tradition of past GWAR-B-Q's, Slave Pit Inc. today released their latest commercial hyping what will certainly go down in history as the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet, presented once again by the Slave Pit and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue.

With tickets scheduled to go on sale in two weeks, the countdown is on for the most decadent, delicious, and downright depraved social event for mutant miscreants in the history of this mud-ball planet! Check out the cinematic masterpiece below, directed by the same Slave responsible for the last two GWAR-B-Q commercials.

Tickets for this barbaric extravaganza will be available June 6th at this location and come in three different versions…

But wait! Before you buy your tickets, check out the "Win It Before You Can Buy It" contest on local Richmond radio station 102.1 the X, airing June 3rd-7th. Listen for your chance to win tickets which grant you full access to the GWAR-B-Q, "Meat and Beat," the "B4BQ," and the "GWAFTER PARTY EVENT," plus the chance to become GWAR's "Slave for a Day," which could entail duties as critically important as draining the pus from Pustulus' scabby leg-enders, to sitting around backstage in everybody's way while getting completely hammered until you are thrown into a trash dumpster. More...

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More GWAR-B-Q Details Revealed

Antarctic rock-gods Gwar have finally announced the ticket info for this year's GWAR-B-Q, located at Hadad's Water Park in Richmond, VA. 2013 sees the event entering its fourth consecutive year while offering its most bone-crushing line-up yet, setting the stage for what will certainly be the most massive GWAR-B-Q in the history of the human or any other race!

There will be three levels of tickets sold and all tickets will be available only on the GWAR-B-Q website here. Tickets go on sale June 6th, and info is as follows:

Standard $30 Ticket - All day entry
Deluxe $40 Ticket - All day entry and official GWAR-B-Q t-shirt
Premium $100 Ticket (Limited Quantity 150)- All day entry, official GWAR-B-Q t-shirt and VIP Pass for Meet & Greet signing with GWAR and possible chance to appear on stage with GWAR.

Today GWAR continues in the tradition of reuniting classic bands to play at the GWAR-B-Q, with the addition of the X-Cops! That's right, the original lineup featuring Lt. Louie Scrapinetti (Mike Derks), Cadet Billy Club (Mike Dunn), Patrolman Cobb Knobbler (Dave Brockie), Sgt. Al Depantsia (Pete Lee), Sherriff Tubb Tucker (Casey Orr), Mountain Bike Officer Biff Buff (Brad Roberts), Sgt. Zypygski (Bob Gorman), and Detective Philip McRevis (Dave Musel) are reuniting for one night only at this year's GWAR-B-Q. This will serve as the band's first show since 1996.

X-Cops's bass "man" Cobb Knobbler commented on the reunion of the band: "I am excited to get the boys together for one last gig, especially since I have become a member of the Westboro Baptist Church." More...

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GWAR Reveals GWAR-B-Q Lineup

Antarctic rock-gods GWAR today released the first line-up for this year's GWAR-B-Q, located at Hadad's Water Park in Richmond, VA.

This year sees the event entering its fourth consecutive year while offering its most bone crushing lineup yet, setting the stage for what will certainly be the most massive GWAR-B-Q in the history of the human or any other race!

The event is scheduled to take place Saturday August 17th, 2013 at Hadad's Water Park in Richmond, VA, located at 7900 Osbourne Turnpike. Doors will open at 10:00 AM and the first band will hit the stage at 11:00 AM. For more information be sure to visit this location. Ticket information will be announced shortly.

Municipal Waste will provide main support to the mighty GWAR, and in turn will be supported by a plethora of devastating acts like Corrosion of Conformity, Pig Destroyer, Cannabis Corpse, Loincloth, Kung-Fu Dykes and many more. Once again Hadad's will host not one but TWO stages which will be packed with bands all day...and finally there are rumors of a yet-to-be-announced act that will put this year's GWAR-B-Q 2013 completely over the top. More...

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GWAR To Broadcast Live Show

Mutant Overlords GWAR will be taking over the airwaves of AXS TV to bring to you - the human scum - a live broadcast transmission from one of their upcoming performances.

GWAR's "Fate or Chaos Tour 2013" will be aired live on AXS TV on April 17th at The Gothic Theater in Denver, Colorado. The broadcast will air at 12:00 AM EST/ 9:00 PM PST. AXS TV is available on DIRECTV Channel 340, DISH Network Channel 362, AT&T U-Verse Channel 1106, and Verizon FiOS Channel 569. For additional affiliate and distributor channel information including Charter, Comcast Xfinity, Suddenlink and others please visit this location.

There will be contests and giveaways on the GWAR tab of the AXS TV website at this location. Quoteth the warty one, Oderus Urungus, lead singer of GWAR:

"The Fate or Chaos show is the most spectacular show we have done since the one we did before this one, and that one was awesome, even though I can't remember what it was. Now GWAR's struggle against your angry God is to be broadcast live by AXS TV and preserverd for all eternity, an undying testimony to the undimmed majesty of the world's most outrageous rock and roll band…the mighty GWAR!" More...

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GWAR Announces "Meat And Meet" Event

Antarctic metal monsters GWAR are kicking off their spring run of dates with a special "Meat and Meet" at the world-famous Grinders in Kansas City, Mo. The "Meat and Meet" is scheduled for Monday April 8th from 6-8 PM.

This event is not only for the members of GWAR to drink and eat themselves into a bloated coma with their legions of slavering fans, but to announce and introduce their brand-new and 100% edible "GWAR-B-Q" sauce, personally created for human consumption by none other than GWAR's steel-faced guitar player, Balsac, the Jaws of Death.

"This new taste sensation is mostly made out of the blood of really hot chicks," explained the surprisingly cordial space-barbarian. "It was a terrible waste of fine ass, but ultimately worth it because this sauce is absolutely delicious!"

GWAR will be kicking off the second leg of the "Fate or Chaos" tour April 10th in Tucson, AZ and will run through April 25th in Jacksonville, Florida. Support on the tour will come from Warbeast and Wilson. All dates can be found below.

The summer will also herald the fourth annual GWAR-B-Q, and this year is shaping up to have the most colossal, bone crushing lineup yet. But that's not all from your toxic mutant under-lords. Rumors of boxed sets, GWAR-B-Q sauce, GWAR beer, and long-awaited "comedy" albums abound. Further details about all of these projects would have to wait until "we get our shit together," said Oderus. More...

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Wilson Joining Warbeast On Tour

Wilson will be embarking on a tour with Gwar and Warbeast this coming April, with dates available below. The following press release was also issued about Wilson:

"The growl of chain saws making firewood of fifty foot pines. That's Wilson. The howling of a pack of wolves battling a rabid moose. That's Wilson. The panting, gasping breaths of a smoke break 'nooner.' That's fucking Wilson. The citation for a noise violation... that's just where the party begins.

"If all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, then all party and no bullshit have made Wilson juggernauts. For the past few years Wilson has transformed shows into parties, and concerts into riots throughout the Midwest. Wilson has not only held their own, but raised the bar for how much fun live music can be.

"Now Wilson is ready to take their party to the road, heading out on the 'Fate or Chaos' North American tour with Mutant Overlords GWAR and Warbeast. The tour is set to kick off April 10th in Tucson, AZ and will run through April 25th in Jacksonville, FL. Tickets for all the dates are on sale now."

Chad Nicefield Vocalist/Weirdo Beardo commented on the upcoming "Fate or Chaos" tour: "We are extremely excited and honored to be supporting the legendary GWAR this April! Wilson cannot wait for all the fuckery to unveil itself on the road with these scumdogs!" More...

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GWAR Announces More Tour Dates

After spending months deep inside their arctic fortress working on what will be their next album, your Lords and Masters GWAR have announced their return to the road in North America.

The second leg of the "Fate or Chaos" tour is scheduled to kick off April 10th in Tucson, AZ and will run through April 25th in Jacksonville, Florida. Support on the tour will come from Warbeast and Wilson. Tickets go on sale this Friday February 15th.

Briefly putting down the crack pipe, lead throat thing Oderus Urungus spoke about going back on tour: "As you humans amuse yourself with your mundane holidays, it has been a time of intense activity for GWAR, as we record our 13th studio album-- the first one with our new Scumdog brother, Pustulus Maximus!"

The Filth-Lord continued: "We begin this years festivities with the second and final leg of our Fate or Chaos tour, so everybody who missed the first leg can see Cyber-Jesus get his fucking ass handed to him. Then it's back in the studio to work on all the hulking war machines we shall need on our devastating, brand-spanking new tour, after the album drops at the end of the summer! Can you believe I said drop? How fucking stupid!"

Oderus Urungus and Balsac the Jaws of Death, recently took New York by storm when they were in town filming a segment for the SyFy TV Show "Oddities." More...

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GWAR Video Interview Available

A new video interview has been posted online, courtesy of The Age of Metal, with Master Of The Universe and Gwar vocalist Oderus Urungus.

The video is available below and was shot in Tempe, AZ at the Marquee Theater. A recently posted video interview with Gwar's new member Pustulus Maximus is also available at this location.

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GWAR's Pustulus Maximus Appears In Video Interview

Metal Injection has posted the first ever video interview with new GWAR guitarist, Pustulus Maximus.

Pustulus was joined by frontman Oderus Urungus and drummer Jizmak the Gusha for the conversation, which featured talk of the band's new tour, when fans can expect a new album, and Gwar's take on Halloween costumes.

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Gwar Front Thing Appears On "Louder Education"

Metal Injection & Peavey have premiered another episode of "Louder Education," a new collaborative show starring Testament shredder Alex Skolnick. On the season finale, GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus talks about celebrity culture, the history of GWAR, and he sets the record straight about his feelings on Megadeth's Dave Mustaine.

At the end of it all, not only does Oderus jam with the kids on the GWAR crusher "Let Us Slay," but Alex Sklonick joins him and the kids for an encore jam of the Testament jam, "The Preacher." Check out the clip below. The entire season of "Louder Education" is also now available for viewing at Metal Injection here. More...

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GWAR Heading Out On Tour

Intergalactic space mutants GWAR will kick off their North American tour dubbed the "Fate or Chaos" tour this Friday October 12th in Philadelphia, PA. The tour will run through November 26th wrapping up in Pittsburgh, PA. Direct support on the tour will be provided by DevilDriver, with Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder rounding out the bill.

GWAR lead throat thing Oderus Urungus spoke about the upcoming tour: "We are pleased as piss-punch to be back on the road with old buddies DevilDriver and Legacy of Disorder, and very stoked to also have Cancer Bats with us. They are from Canada right? Why do so many cool things come from a place they call America's Hat? Who is to say that America isn't Canada's sweater? No matter! With a nod to departed Scumdog Flattus Maximus, let the games begin with a BRAND NEW SHOW. Let the era of Pustulus Maximus begin!"

It was announced last week that Pustulus Maximus has now joined GWAR as an official Scumdog brother. Little is known about this being, other than that he has a skin condition where his face and feet are covered in painful pustules that can only be soothed by the application of savage metal, spoiled elephant semen, or oral sex. Pustulus is also rumored to be half-deaf, which leads him to yell at everyone, which he does often, because he is convinced everyone in the band is ignoring him when actually he just can't hear what they are saying. It is not known whether he crashed his Scumship into Antarctica or wandered up from the depths of GWAR's Antarctic fortress - all that is known is that he is here, now, and is ready to ROCK. More...

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GWAR Reveals New Member

It was a little less than a year ago that the world was rocked by the passing of Flattus Maximus, back to the cosmos from whence he came. And since that day fans of GWAR have wondered how the mighty overlords would deal with the void it left within the band. The members of GWAR responded the only way they knew how - by soldiering on and continuing to play as a four piece.

But from the very beginning of that phase, the quest began to find the new Scumdog that was in every way as magnificent as his predecessor. Today the members of GWAR are pleased to inform their legions of followers, and even more so their many enemies, that once again the band is whole, with the proclamation that long lost cousin of Flattus, Pustulus Maximus, has officially joined the band in the position of lead guitarist, and will join with the group on their upcoming "Fate or Chaos" tour.

Pustulus offered his first words to the press with the following, "At this point I have nothing to say to the press, even though I am talking to you. I will let my guitar speak for itself. But let me add that I am bloodsworn to honor the legacy of the great Flattus and indeed the whole Maximus tribe. I didn't come here to fuck around. HAIL FLATTUS!" More...

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Gwar Issues GWAR-B-Q Recap

"Beyond our wildest dreams, and they can get pretty kinky, we were almost completely 100 % satisfied with this years GWAR-B-Q," said lead singer Oderus Urungus, reached at his Antarctic bungalo. "Everything went well, except that hottie from Attack of the Show didn't show up...but I suppose that is understandable. We did feed her to a worm last year!"

From everything to the weather (which was an enjoyable 85 degrees), to the authorities (who seemed to be enjoying themselves), to the bands (who all put on amazing sets), all conditions were in perfect alignment and the much-anticipated event went off without a hitch...well, almost.

Slave Pit spokesman Dave Brockie had this to say about the event: "The 'Meat and Beat' went great, and Oderus stayed in the area an extra three hours to make sure everybody got to hang out with their Lord and Master. It was a great line-up of great bands, and we got to see both Sleazy P. AND The Sexecutioner! It was a huge improvement over last year (when we didn't even manage to have it outside) - we made big strides this year and I am sure next year we will get even bigger and better. Rest assured any hiccups we had have been noted and will be sorted out for next year's event...so see ya at GWAR-B-Q 2013!"

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Devildriver Announces More Live Shows

California's Devildriver is preparing to hit the road one final time in North America in support of latest release "Beast." The tour is scheduled to kick off October 7th in Grand Junction, Colorado with a string of headlining dates before the band meets up with GWAR on October 12th in Philadelphia, PA to start the "Fate or Chaos" tour. Devildriver will also play select headline dates during off days of the tour with GWAR. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

Frontman Dez Fafara commented on the upcoming tour with GWAR: "Devildriver was going to take some time off from our touring schedule in October and November, but when we were asked to support GWAR, it was a resounding YES in our Camp!

"The GWAR tour we did is still the most fun the band and I have ever had on a run and we are all excited and looking forward to these shows. Our crowds go together well and it will be Halloween Season so it seems appropriate and fitting we should be out on the road at this time and with a timeless act like The All Mighty GWAR! HAIL to the Devils Duo about to ride together again!"

Devildriver recently announced its signing to Napalm Records. Following this tour, the band will take some time off and will then head out for a European tour in February of 2013. Look for the band to be back with their new album and Napalm Records debut in 2014. More...

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