GWAR Team Up With In De Goot Entertainment

GWAR have signed a worldwide management deal with In De Goot Entertainment. The deal will help the band continue their “never-ending mission to destroy the music industry from the inside.”

In De Goot Entertainment founder Bill McGathy commented:

“You can’t talk about outrageous live performances and career longevity in the heavy metal world without talking about this legendary band. As human scum, we are excited to dive right in, and grateful to have been accepted into the ferociously ingenious world of GWAR!”

GWAR’s Blothar The Berserker added:

“We’re gonna be rich! Filthy fucking rich, I tell you. Imagine all the rolls of toilet paper and hand sanitizer I can buy…

In De Goot will help us in our never-ending mission to destroy the music industry from the inside. We will bring this den of iniquity to its knees.”

[via Blabbermouth]

GWAR’s Blothar Says Oderus Urungus Wouldn’t Have Wanted His Statue In A “Row Of Losers”

As previously reported, a Change.org petition to replace the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia with a statue of late GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus recently received over 50,000 signatures. However, Blothar The Berserker has since commented on the campaign saying that Oderus wouldn’t have wanted his statue in a “row of losers.”

Blothar told Consequence Of Sound the following:

“I don’t think that Oderus should replace Robert E. Lee on that statue in Richmond. For one thing, he’d be in some really shitty company. It’s just a parade of douchebags.”

He continued:

“Why would Oderus want to be in that row of losers? Even if they pulled them all down, Monument Avenue still has the reputation of being the place where losers [are honored with statues]. What kind of a county allows the losers of a war to erect a bunch of monuments and statues to themselves?”

He also added:

“I think they should just explode the entire damn monument. Make it a big smoldering hole in the ground.”

Blothar went on to say that he would like to see “statues of Oderus everywhere” but not on Monument Avenue.

Petition To Replace Robert E. Lee Statue With Late GWAR Frontman Oderus Urungus Gets Over 50,000 Signatures

Earlier this month, a Change.org petition was launched to replace the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia with a statue of late GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus. Impressively, the campaign has since gone on to receive over 50,000 signatures.

The following message was shared with the petition:

“Robert E. Lee is a failed war general that supported a racist cause. For too long, the city of Richmond has been displaying statues of him and other loser civil war veterans.

We the scumdogs of the universe call on the city of Richmond to erect a statue of great local leader Oderus Urungus in its place. While Oderus comes from the planet Scumdogia, he called Richmond his home, working with the local art community and employing local artists and ladies of the night.

After you sign, donate to the Richmond COVID-19 Arts and Culture Relief Fund at this below URL (please note the donation prompt after you sign will just go to Change.org marketing – so do not donate there, donate at the link below)

https://richmondcultureworks.org/relief-fund

GWAR To Release 30th Anniversary Box Set Edition Of “Scumdogs Of The Universe”

GWAR will be releasing a 30th anniversary box set edition of “Scumdogs Of The Unvierse” on August 7. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s what the set will include:

  • Remixed and Remastered album on two 180g White and Red Opaque Vinyl Discs
  • Cassette of demos and rarities
  • 48 page book of classic photos, gig posters and more
  • GWAR illustrated vinyl slipmat
  • Giant 3 foot x 4 foot subway poster of the album cover image
  • Collectable reproduction All Access pass
  • 8×10 promo photo
  • Enclosed in a custom display box
  • MP3, WAV, or FLAC download of the remastered audio
  • Sticker Pack
  • Death Certificate

Demo Cassette Track Listing:

01. “Vlad The Impaler”
02. “Black & Huge”
03. “Years W/O”
04. “Sexy Song”
05. “Death Pod”
06. “Cardinal Syn”
07. “Cool Place To Park”
08. “Jellyfish (King Queen)”
09. “Bring Me The Child”
10. “Slave Song”

Vinyl Track Listing:

Side A

01. “Salamanizer”
02. “Maggots”
03. “Sick Of You”
04. “Vlad The Impaler”

Side B

05. “Slaughterama”
06. “King Queen”

Side C

07. “Horror Of Yig”
08. “Love Surgery”
09. “Sexecutioner”

Side D

10. “Years Without Light”
11. “Black N Huge”
12. “Death Pod”
13. “Cool Place To Park”

The band commented:

“Human Scum! Times are tough. You’ve probably missed rent and emptied your bank account on toilet paper, frozen pizzas, and subscriptions to porn sites. Now that you are unemployed and destitute, your Lords and Masters GWAR have created something new to tempt you into wasting your meager stimulus checks.

2020 marks of the 30th Anniversary of seminal GWAR album “Scumdogs of the Universe.” 30 fucking years! Who would have thought??”

GWAR Tell Everyone To “Drink Bleach” In New Public Service Announcement

GWAR have put out a “public service announcement” to mock Donald Trump for his recent comments about injecting disinfectant to fight COVID-19. Jizmak Da Gusha said the following in the clip:

“Hey, everybody, it’s Jizmak of GWAR coming at you with another PSA for the COVID-19. It was really great to hear our president in America say that it was okay to, you know, use bleach as a cleaner or as a drug. I mean, GWAR’s been using it as a drug forever, so this is the stuff. You can inhale it. That’s a fun way. You can try to smoke it, shoot it… Obviously, drink it is the best. That’s what I like to do — you just get the big old bottle and just chug away… So if you wanna stay safe from COVID-19, drink bleach, shoot it, smoke it. Like I said before, GWAR does it all the ways. All right, people. Be safe, but stay sick.”

GWAR Discuss Self-Isolating With CNN

CNN recently interviewed GWAR’s Pustulus Maximus about self-isolating during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. You can watch that chat over at cnn.com.

Clutch & GWAR Pay Tribute To Late Manager Jack Flanagan

Clutch and GWAR’s longtime manager Jack Flanagan has sadly passed away. Both bands confirmed the news on social media, while also paying tribute to their late friend.

Here’s Clutch’s statement:

“We lost a hero today. Jack Flanagan was super human in every way. For 25 years, Jack guided the band through every conceivable situation with a precision and enthusiasm that will never be matched. It was only with Jack’s guidance and vision that we four young men were able to build a career out of rock and roll. His insight, his passion for the music, his love for all those around him, and his sense of humor, made him someone we couldn’t wait to see again. We were always excited when he would come visit us on the road or, even better, travel with us for a couple nights. Then it’d be like the old days again, when Jack was our road manager… and we’d all be on the bus together riding to the next gig, listening to the The Pogues, and cracking jokes. Jack Flanagan was the best manager, mentor, and friend we could have ever hoped for. Jack, thank you for making us better than we ever thought we could be.”

Here’s GWAR’s statement:

“Today we lost GWAR’s longtime manager and friend Jack Flanagan. Jack played a huge role in the career of GWAR and the lives of members of the Slave Pit for more than two decades. Jack was a staple in the punk and metal scene up and down the east coast since the 80’s, first playing with his band The Mob, and then as a figure in the music industry. No one believed in GWAR and supported the band and its members more than Jack Flanagan. We are eternally grateful, and will miss him more than words can express. #GWAR #JackFlanaganRIP”

GWAR Announce Holiday Shows With Unearth & Savage Master

GWAR have announced some holiday shows with Unearth and Savage Master. Blothar commented:

“Suck my candy cane and swallow my nog! GWAR are ready to cook your Christmas goose! So, pull up your chair at our dysfunctional family table and get ready to go deaf and blind from the loudest, hardest rockin’, heavy metal horror show in history. HO HO HO!”

Tour Dates:

12/27 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12/28 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
12/29 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
12/30 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
12/31 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

New Grave Marker Unveiled For Late GWAR Frontman Dave Brockie

A new grave marker for late GWAR frontman Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie was recently unveiled at the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA. The band shared the below photo and video:

GWAR & Voivod Announce European/UK Tour

GWAR and Voivod have announced a European/UK tour. Childrain will open on most dates and Downcast Collision will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

11/22 Bochum, GER – Matrix (with Downcast Collision) (no Childrain)
11/23 Vaureal, FRA – Le Forum (with Downcast Collision) (no Childrain)
11/24 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion (with Downcast Collision) (no Childrain)
11/26 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
11/27 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kruen
11/28 Tilburg, NET – 013 KZ
11/30 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
12/01 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
12/02 Wolverhampton, UK – Steel Mill
12/03 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
12/04 London, UK – Islington Academy
12/05 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
12/06 Bremen, GER – Schlachthof
12/07 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
12/08 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
12/09 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
12/10 Ziln, CZE – Masters of Rock Cafe
12/11 Graz, AUT – Explosvi
12/12 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
12/13 Pinarella di Cervia, ITA – Rock Planet
12/14 Zurich, SWI – Komplex