GWAR Team Up With Catoctin Creek For “Ragnarök Rye”

GWAR have joined forces with Catoctin Creek to create “Ragnarök Rye.” The 92 proof (46% ABV) whiskey is expected to be released in February 2021.

A press release said the following:

“Eons ago, the members of the intergalactic shock rock band known as GWAR descended on this world as passengers on a flaming comet that would bring about the destruction of most life on Earth. The asteroid plowed into the continent of Antarctica with devastating force, melting the ice, setting much of the world ablaze, and leaving a massive crater filled with the purest Antarctic water and a strangely intoxicating ichor that flowed from the veins of the immortal GWAR. Legend recorded these events as the tale of Ragnarök, the end of days. But like all endings, it was also a beginning. Now, this blood of the gods, harvested from the great caldera, has been distilled and bottled by Catoctin Creek Distilling Company as Ragnarök Rye.

The mad scientists at Catoctin Creek conducted experiments on aging the blood of GWAR in barrels made from the different types of wood scorched by the comet’s blast. They used the rarest of grains and watered their mash bill with the melted Antarctic ice to create a single 92 proof rye whisky, potstilled and then aged in charred new White Oak. Members of GWAR then hurl the whisky barrels into the orbit of the Moon, causing contraction to take place as the barrels spin under the influence of the deathly coldness of space and the life-giving heat of the sun. The end result is Ragnarök Rye, an exquisite beverage graced with notes of cherrywood and sugar maple to produce subtle flavors unheard of in a traditional rye whisky. Truly, there is nothing else in the vast universe like the rock band GWAR, and in tribute to the band’s originality as the most elaborate, and transgressive theatrical production in heavy metal history, the distillers at Catoctin Creek have made sure there is nothing else like Ragnarök Rye.”

GWAR’s Blothar the Berserker commented:

“Ahh, such a powerful spirit. A delicious sacrament to drink in preparation for battle, and it’ll get you really, really crazy.”

Catoctin Creek founder and general manager Scott Harris added:

“We were quite surprised when GWAR showed up at our distillery. Purcellville is a quiet town, so to have these intergalactic visitors was—honestly — a little stressful. We had to constantly keep an eye on them to keep them from breaking stuff, and they even tried to eat our dog, Otto. The only way we could get them to leave was to agree to bottle their whisky for them.”

GWAR Announce “Scumdogs XXX Live” Livestream Concert

GWAR will be performing “Scumdogs Of The Universe” in full with some special guests during a livestream concert on October 30. The virtual event will start at 5:00pm PDT/8:00pm EDT with a pre-show set to launch at 3:00pm PDT / 6:00pm EDT. Tickets can be found HERE. Blothar The Berserker commented:

“We always wanted to do a concert without an audience in the room. The audience is always the worst part. Well, that and the fact that we’re constantly being attacked by a bunch of assholes while we try to get through a set. Man, I hope none of those old school dicks show up to rain on our glorious parade.”

GWAR Announce October Drive-In Show

GWAR will be playing a drive-in show at the Diamond Drive In in Richmond, VA on October 10. Tickets for that event are available HERE. Blothar The Berserker commented:

“Denizens of Richmond, Virginia! Americans do everything in their cars, and now that will include watching the greatest rock and roll horror show on this or any other planet! Truly, what is October without a global pandemic and the chance to watch GWAR from the comfort of your shitty old hoopty?! Grab a hotdog, slather it in chili, and shove it down your throat as we bring you the pinnacle of entertainment, the ultimate creature feature, live and writhing…all over your windshield!”

GWAR Share Video For Remixed/Remastered Version Of “Cool Place To Park”

GWAR have shared a new video for a remixed/remastered version of “Cool Place To Park.” This version of the track is from the 30th anniversary edition of “Scumdogs Of The Universe,“ which will be released on October 30.

GWAR Planning Drive-In Concert, Acoustic EP, Etc.

During a recent interview with Revolver, Blothar The Berserker offered an update on GWAR’s current plans. According to him, the group are planning a drive-in concert, a livestream event, an acoustic EP, and more.

Blothar said the following:

“We’re going to have a lot of stuff going on. I’m not going to get specific dates because then we would actually have to do the work, and we don’t want to do that.

So in the future, vaguely, I can say that, yes, GWAR will be doing a live drive-in performance at some point where people can drive up their cars and watch the band — the greatest band in rock & roll history — perform. We’re also going to do a livestream GWAR event. At some point, we’re working on a new comic book.

We’ve got a bunch of new products coming out. Most of them are intoxicants, exploiting human vices in one way or the other. Our own line of sex toys, which may be released.

We’ve got a lot of stuff going on, let me tell ya. At some point, we’re going to have to record an album, which we hope will be out towards the end of next year. In the meantime, we have an acoustic EP that we’re working on and trying to get that out the door.”

Student Dresses As GWAR’s Oderus Urungus To Pick Up His Grades

Lani Hernandez-David, an 18-year-old student in London, decided to pick up his grades in a hand-crafted costume based on late GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus. You can find some photos and footage of that in the below Instagram slideshow. You can also find some of Hernandez-David’s other creations, including Slipknot masks, HERE.

[via Loudwire]

GWAR To Launch New Variety Show “Undead From Antarctica”

GWAR have announce that they will be launching a new monthly variety show, titled “Undead From Antarctica,” on August 16. The first episode will feature a chat with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and more.

Th following description of episode one was shared in a press release:

“This is the show you’ve been hoping for ever since you went down the rabbit hole of ‘Phallus In Wonderland‘ so many years ago. You will be tortured by 30 minutes packed full of the sick and twisted entertainment you’ve come to expect from your lords and masters. In this episode you’ll get an in depth lessons on the History of GWAR, pound booze with JiZMak, witness an intimate conversion between Pustulus and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, find your only real source for Fake News and if you are insanely lucky, you might be named as one of the Bohabs of the Week! And, oh yeah, did we forget to mention, we’ve got the X-COPS!!”

Balsac The Jaws Of Death also added the following about the show:

“It’s like Saturday Night Live, except it’s not on Saturday, it’s on Sunday., And it’s not live, it’s undead, And it’s not on TV, it’s on your computer or phone. And…it’s funny.”

Each episode will air on YouTube every second Sunday of the month and they will be followed by an “Undead Live!” livecast. You can find a trailer below:

GWAR To Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of “Scumdogs Of The Universe”, Team Up With Creature For New Skate Decks

GWAR will be releasing a 30th anniversary edition “Scumdogs Of The Universe” on October 30. The effort can be pre-ordered HERE in various formats including a limited edition box set. A live video for “Maggots” from the record can also be found below. In other news, the band have also teamed up with Creature Skateboards to create four new skate decks. You can find those in local skate shops.