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Gwar’s Mike Derks needs our help.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:47 AM (PST)

News broke today that Gwar’s Mike Derks is battling a bone marrow disorder. Balsac the Jaws of Death is a hero to many, the riff spewing glue that holds Gwar together. Let’s hope the metal and punk community will come together and try and help Mike. Gwar have certainly been through enough the last few years!

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Gwar release “Fuck This Place” official track, album details

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM (PST)

I have seen Gwar live more than any other band in my life (Melvins and Clutch run a close second and third). Some of my favorite memories include Oderus giving me a thumbs up as I faux-masturbated while crowd surfing during a show while the Scumdog billionaires performed their pretty much worst song “Sammy” or screaming along to “Horror Of Yig” until my throat was raw and my face was as orange from fake blood as Conald Trump’s is from spray tanning with Pam cooking spray before a good Putin nut gargle. What I am trying to say is, I am qualified to say as a very OG human filth that Gwar is still good.

I never thought I would be able to support the band without Oderus, one of the all time greatest and most original, fun and awesome voices in metal. Blothar, however, has done a fine job keeping the alien quest for dominance alive. They basically just sound like “I Hate Love Songs” and “Crush, Kill, Destroy” are every song now, which is a far better solution than if Oderus was replaced by someone with no past affiliation.

Now, the time has come…your Lords and Masters GWAR have unveiled the details of The Blood Of Gods. Today the first single “Fuck This Place” is available for audio and video streaming. Watch the video, check out the song and pre-order your copy of “The Blood of Gods” at metalblade.com/gwar! Your Intergalactic Overlords demand it! Digital pre-orders include an instant gratification download of “Fuck This Place”. Limited edition special bundle packs are available for pre-order as well.

The Blood of Gods“, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ronan Chris “Lord God” Murphy, will be released October 20th via Metal Blade Records. The album will be available in Standard CD, 2LP Colored Vinyl and Digital formats.

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Scumdog Millionaire: Inspirational quotes from Sleazy P. Martini

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8:31 AM (PST)

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Much like Rodney Dangerfield, the managers working tirelessly in entertainment get no respect. People are always whining about DIY being better and how management people are rip offs and con artists, but they miss out on the expertise a lifetime spent delivering the best in entertainment can offer. Only Gwar‘s Sleazy P. Martini has so tirelessly worked with the interests of his clients Gwar so earnestly in mind, with such benevolent…wait a minute, this crack is getting to me…Sleazy doesn’t give a shit about anybody…but, yeah…here are some mid week slingers from the best manager in the biz to zing up your work week.

Click HERE to be covered in wisdom (and for maybe the best political speech of all time).

By the way the credit for the name of this piece goes to Matt Goldpaugh from Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones (who has dressed as Beefcake for Halloween before, I recall).

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Baby, quit your cryin’…

Much has been said about the cause of death of the top Scumdog due to a heroin overdose in recent hours, but let’s face it…the obvious truth is Oderus thought it’d be a miracle if he made it to 50. And he did. Then what?

GWAR is eternal!

Well the wheels keep rolling
And another signpost gone
Baby can’t you hear me calling
Like a sad whale song [X2]
Sad whale baby

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Deep Cuts: Gwar

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:28 AM (PST)

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Slaves! It is only fitting that with the passage of Oderus Urungus into the maw of Gor Gor that we celebrate the earthly misdeeds of Gwar to the fullest with a Deep Cuts/Metal Riot tribute. In some ways, despite being loved and loathed Gwar were always underrated. The band was such a creative effort over the years. Brockie was a one of a kind maniac who knew how to push people’s buttons and stay in the media. Go Redskins!

I read years ago some bullshit that said they weren’t good musicians and had just recycled Slayer riffs. At the risk of taking shit I will say Gwar is much less of a one trick pony than Slayer (who I love, obviously). But Gwar have comedy, social critique, theatrics, great riffs, movies, many musical styles from “The Road Behind” to “Madness at the Core of Time”. A whole universe of characters. Shit, the only shirt of mine my mom actually took offense enough to douse with gasoline and BURN was my Gwar ‘I died on the flesh column’ Skulhedface t-shirt.

I remember a college class we had to share memories of Princess Diana and all I had was Gwar beating her to death with J. Benet Ramsey then decapitating and sodomizing O.J. Simpson. I will also never forget being pulled over in NJ in Asbury Park covered in fake Gwar blood with my friends after a Stone Pony show. Suddenly 8 (!!!) cop cars surrounded us and thought we had all killed someone. Thank God they didnt find the katana sword and drugs incidentally in the trunk, but I remember a butch lady cop groped my friend’s junk and we teased him. I also remember walking into the Stone Pony at that show and they kicked on red lights as the band blasted into “Ham On The Bone” from AMERICA MUST BE DESTROYED (a ballsy title if ever there was one). Blood was flying everywhere and I felt like I had entered a realm of pure madness! Shit, I remember when I first got the tape of that album from a friend and I was actually scared of the band at first before I became a real metalhead. “The Morality Squad” stands up alongside the best of The Dead Kennedys as a perfect indictment of the Bush/Reagan and the Democratic party led PMRC bullshit witch hunts against anyone different enough to say “Fuck You” in a damn metal or rap song. Diiiickbags!

Light up your crack rocks and hail Gwar. They were the first metal band to play Antarctica, Lars! “Have You Seen Me?” was the first bassline I ever learned to play!

Click HERE for the Gwar tunes that made this Deep Cuts Gwar-ticle. RIP Oderus!

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gwar-vinyl-sticker-eyeball-bat-logo-new-a3412GWAR manager Jack Flanagan had released the following statement regarding Dave Brockie’s death:

“It is with a saddened heart, that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR passed away at approximately 6:50 PM EST Sunday March 23,2014. His body was found Sunday by his band mate at his home in Richmond, VA. Richmond authorities have confirmed his death and next of kin has been notified. A full autopsy will be performed. He was 50 years old, born August 30, 1963.

My main focus right now is to look after my band mates and his family. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed.”

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Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, frontman of GWAR found dead at 50.

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6:52 AM (PST)

eyeball_oderusIt is with a heavy heart that I write this but according to the reports Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, was found dead in his Virginia home on Sunday, March 23, 2014. As of this time there is no apparent cause of death and the police did not suspect foul play but an autopsy will be performed.

We will keep you posted.

Brockie was the last of the founding members of GWAR which formed in 1984. They have released 13 studio albums, the last of which was Battle Maximus in September of 2013.

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Video Interview: Oderus Urungus

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 9:40 AM (PST)

IMG_8351Greetings cretins. Not long ago, I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Oderus Urungus of Gwar on their last visit to New York City. Serving as opening band for the tour was Richmond, Virginia’s Iron Reagan, who is comprised of members of Municipal Waste and Darkest Hour. Listen to them now. Oderus and I had a few minutes before he took to his stage decimations and decapitations. Among those tattered and torn were The Queen of England with the royal baby, Barack Obama, and Justin Bieber. Unfortunately, the re-crucifixion of Jesus happened in Jersey.

Gwar released their thirteenth studio album last September entitled Battle Maximus on Metal Blade. It is the first album featuring Pustulus Maximus on guitar.

 

Click here for the interview and photos from their show.

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Vday Love Metal Heart Melters

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 4:11 AM (PST)

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“Do you close your eyes with her and pretend I’m doing you again?” -Lzzy Hale

Click HERE for a top 5 countdown of some jams to warm your frozen hearts this Valentine’s Day.

Try and have fun in your mom’s basement with these romantic numbers to help you turn the pages on your crusty old Sears lingerie catalogue.

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GWAR releases video for “Madness at the Core of Time”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 12:25 PM (PST)

gwar-vinyl-sticker-eyeball-bat-logo-new-a3412Virginia, by was of Antarctica, metal band GWAR have premiered a video for the song “Madness at the Core of TIme.” The song is off GWARs latest release Battle Maximus.

You can listen to it here.

Battle Maximus is the bands 13th studio album and was released in September of this year via Metal Blade. It was the first album to feature Jamison Land as Beefcake the Mighty.

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Funny or Die and GWAR create GWARtoon

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:45 AM (PST)

gwar-vinyl-sticker-eyeball-bat-logo-new-a3412Official press release:

For the last two years animators Myke Chillian and Tommy Meehan have been working with the members of GWAR to create a “GWARtoon” that was appropriately disgusting and objectionable enough to most accurately represent the most dangerous band in rock and roll history. After all this long and hard work, today Funny or Die finally premieres “The Animated Tales of GWAR”. Check it out here.

Animator Myke Chillian described “The Animated Tales of GWAR”:

“Lead singer Oderus Urungus loses his murderous-mojo prompting the rest of the band to embark on an Antarctic quest for the cure. Weird Al Yankovic guest stars.”

Brutal front-fiend Oderus Urungus had this to say about the project–“I hate cartoons…cartoons are for kids, and kids are strictly for eating. But I just might have to back up a little and say that this is the greatest cartoon ever, even if I still hate it, just because it’s about US.”

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GWAR covers Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM (PST)

gwarlogoRichmond, VA Scumdogs of the Universe GWAR have covered yet another song for the A.V. Undercover. This year they tackle Billy Ocean’s 1988 hit “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car.”

You can listen to it here.

This is not GWAR’s first time covering a song for A.V. Undercover, the band covered Kansas’s 1977 hit “Carry On Wayward Son.” You can see that version here.

 

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Ghoul streaming ‘Intermediate Level Hard-Core’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 1:07 PM (PST)

Ghoul Creepsylvania thrashers Ghoul are streaming their forthcoming covers EP Intermediate Level Hard-Core via Decibel Magazine.

The EP includes covers from GWAR, Fearless Iranians From Hell, Willful Neglect, N.O.T.A, and Dayglo Abortions.

Intermediate Level Hard-Core will be released via Tankcrimes on August 20.

Stream the EP via Decibel Magazine.

Check out a free song download and Ghoul live show dates here.

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Whitechapel premiere “Vicer Exciser” lyric video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM (PST)

Whitechapel Knoxville death masters Whitechapel have premiered a lyric video for their song “Vicer Exciser” off of their recently re-issued The Somatic Defilement.

Check out the lyric video via Guitar World.

Whitechapel will be heading out on tour with Gwar, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs this fall. Check out tour dates here.

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Ghoul premieres “Americanized” cover/video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2:27 PM (PST)

Ghoul Californian thrash metallers Ghoul have premiered a video of their cover of Gwar‘s song “Americanized”.

Check it out here via Metal Injection.

“Americanized” is off of the upcoming Ghoul EP Intermediate Level Hard-Core, which will be released on August 20, 2013. The EP will include covers from Fearless Iranians From Hell, Willful Neglect, N.O.T.A. and Dayglo Abortions.

Check out the track-listing here.

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