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Scumdogs of the Universe, Gwar, Invade New Jersey

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The mighty Scumdogs of the Universe, otherwise known as Gwar, invaded the Starland Ballroom of Sayreville, NJ this past Sunday, October the 15th. This Gwar conquest was the first of Gwar's that my friend and I had witnessed. Before Gwar began their set though, The Red Chord and Municipal Waste had the honors of the opening ceremony.

Municipal Waste started off. I had heard of them through a friend that directed me to their myspace page. From that, I knew that Municipal Waste was a decent band, but after watching them spread their toxic thrash, I must say that I was thoroughly impressed. Municipal Waste’s first two songs were only ok, but after that their intense energy and quality music got me into them. Municipal Waste impressed me at the end of their set by taking out a boogie board and the singer climbed on top of it as the crowd kept it up and he stood up on it and finished out the set on the boogie board, literally crowd surfing. I thought that would be a hard act to follow, but I knew Gwar was going to be able to; they’re intergalactic warriors after all. But before that, The Red Chord came on.

The Red Chord weren’t very impressive in my opinion, though I did enjoy their breakdowns and some of the vocals. I wasn’t impressed with them because after a couple songs they start sounding like every metalcore band out there today. I suppose listening to your friends’ Darkest Hour, Underoath, and other metalcore band CDs ruins listening to new bands. Anyway, after what I thought was a mediocre performance, it was finally time for Gwar and I was more than excited for it!

When Gwar opened they opened with a scene in which a giant puppet astronaut landed on the planet Ragnarokk and was communicating to his ship about searching for life forms. This went into the discovery of one of Gwar’s slaves and the astronaut’s decapitation and blood spilling over those standing in the front row. Gwar then went into their first song, after which they announced that they would be playing their entire new album, “Beyond Hell”, as well as some older songs. In between each song Gwar had a scene with a giant puppet and some kind of story. Among the puppets decapitated and spewing blood and semen made of paint on the audience I recall a puppet dressed in a Nazi uniform with a Hitler face on one side and a Jesus face on the other, one of the popes in red robes, Gwar’s head slaughterer, Oderus Urungus, said “Didn’t we destroy you on the Sounds of the Underground?” After which Oderus and the pope became engaged in sword combat and the slaves commenced hacking his flesh and limbs away as was the routine of the night. Among favorite songs I heard that night were “8th Lock” and “Immortal Corrupter”. After the show I felt a sense of violation, but completion as I had just seen the most perverse, yet totally satisfying show of my entire life! Gwar, in my opinion, have the BEST live show I have EVER seen! Definitely catch these guys; the whole entire show from Municipal Waste to the Red Chord to the mighty Gwar, this show has something for everyone!

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1. bucnasty writes:

I can't wait to see GWAR on Halloween in Milwaukee. I've seen them three times before and it is indeed one of the best live shows around today.

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2. Jame Gumb writes:

GWAR Rules over every other band in the world, hell, every band in the UNIVERSE!

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3. Metalmaddness420 writes:

anyone know how to get gwar goo out of clothing? that sh** stains lol

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4. dmasa writes:

yea iv been to 2 of their shows and iv got to say they do have the best live shows iv ever seen even compared to bands like lamb of god slayer megadeth bodom and others. they may noy have as good music as other bands but by far the best shows.

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5. realmetal writes:

GWAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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6. ZYKLON MAN writes:

GWAR AND MUNICIPAL WASTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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7. slayerdisciple writes:

Gwar is a very good band and bein from richmond ive seen there shows many times, it is f***in insane

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8. Terminator writes:

GWAR RULES!!!

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9. savagebutcher writes:

to get the gwar "goo" outta your clothes buy oxyclean, that stuff really does work on EVERYTHING! My rents bought it and I've been usin it since, it's worked on every stain I've ever had!

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10. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

f*** YEAH!!! GWAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRR!

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11. ZYKLON MAN writes:

Municipal Waste along with Evile, Avenger of Blood, and Zyklon are the leading bands of this generation.

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12. rulin kmadd writes:

Goddamn straight Z-man BTW red chord blows dog semen those dudes suck a bunch
of scenekids trying to play shiitty DM.

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13. metalmessiah writes:

haha, how do you know they blow dog semen? I wanna know...ok no i really dont. But ur right, they do blow dog semen!!! haha. It really is like f***ed up death metal...at least make it a little less random and have some god damn structure!!

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14. metalmessiah writes:

oh yeah, GWAR pretty much rocks my socks off...after they turn them all sorts of blue and red of course!! haha

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15. SLAVE writes:

WELCOME TO BAHAGRU DO NOT BE AFRAID NOW U ARE A ZOMBIE AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS ARE DED

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16. ZYKLON MAN writes:

It isnt death metal at all. I know what death metal is cause i was there listening to it when it was new.
GORGUTS IS DEATH METAL!!! PESTILENCE IS DEATH!!! AUTOPSY IS DEATH METAL!!! DEATH IS DEATH METAL!!! ATHEIST IS DEATH METAL!! MORBID ANGEL IS DEATH METAL!!! CANCER IS DEATH METAL!!! DEICIDE IS DEATH METAL!!! VADER IS DEATH METAL!!! MASSACRE IS DEATH METAL!!! BUT THE RED CORD!! NO! THEY ARE JUST sh**TY METALCORE THAT TRIES TO BE DEATH METAL!!! ALSO AS KMADD STATED!!
They Blow Dog Semen.

BRING BACK PESTILENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BRING BACK

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17. ZYKLON MAN writes:

PESTILENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kill korn

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18. DRUNKARD NICK 4:20 writes:

I WENT TO ONE GWAR CONCERT AND I LOVED IT BLOOD SOAKED AND ROCKIN HARD!!!

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19. elaine writes:

i want to set the dye from the show in my shirt...any ideas to keep it from fading out in the wash?

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20. fuck you writes:

it sucks

haha

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