“This Is GWAR” Documentary Acquired By Shudder

GWAR’s “This Is GWAR” documentary has been acquired by Shudder. Fans in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand will be able to watch the film through the streaming service on July 21.

Shudder general manager Craig Engler commented:

“For more than three decades, GWAR has set the standard for heavy metal horror with larger-than-life personas and gore-filled stage shows that were unlike anything anyone had ever seen. But even their most ardent fans have never seen them like this, as the band and director Scott Barber reveal in moving detail the literal blood, sweat and tears that have made GWAR the true legends they are today.”

GWAR added:

“GWAR is founded on horror, humor, and heavy metal. Of course, we love Shudder! It’s our favorite. Every movie is like a home movie for us. Are you kidding me?? Monsters, demons, the undead, dinosaurs? Those are our people! GWAR and Shudder. Two terrifying tastes that taste terrifying together.”

Here’s a synopsis of the film:

“The powerful story of the most iconic heavy metal/art collective/monster band in the universe, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years. The feature documentary includes interviews with members of GWAR, both past and present, as well as other artists including Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennnon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera, and Ethan Embry, also including never before seen footage of legendary GWAR frontman Dave Brockie.”

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Guests On New GWAR Song “The Cutter”

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale is featured on a new GWAR song titled “The Cutter.” You can check that out below. The track appears on GWAR’s new album “The New Dark Ages,“ which is now available in digital outlets. The effort will also be available on CD on July 15 and on vinyl and cassette on September 16.

GWAR Premiere “Ratcatcher” Music Video

GWAR have premiered a new video for their new song “Ratcatcher.” This track is from the band’s new album “The New Dark Ages,“ which is now available in digital outlets. The effort will also be available on CD on July 15 and on vinyl and cassette on September 16. Blöthar commented:

“What better way to celebrate the end of human existence than a little reminder of your dark and violent past from the disease-ridden middle ages! ‘Ratcatcher‘ is the true story of the mysterious Pied Piper of Hamelin. HA! It was GWAR all along! This tune, and every single song on this album is red hot molten lead poured directly into your ears! GWAR is eternal!”

GWAR Premiere New Song “Berserker Mode”

GWAR have premiered a new song titled “Berserker Mode.” This track is from the band’s upcoming album “The New Dark Ages.“ That effort will be available on CD and digitally on June 3 and on vinyl and cassette on September 16. Notably, the record will be released alongside a graphic novel titled “GWAR In The Duoverse Of Absurdity.” Blöthar The Berserker commented:

“This is my origin story, about transforming into a drug-jacked unpredictable liability on the battlefield. But like me, it has a softer side, a tale of the struggle of becoming my authentic self…a sexy, multi-donged, vajazzzled, Viking cow beast known as…The Berserker Blóthar!!”

GWAR Premiere New Song “Mother Fucking Liar”

GWAR have premiered a new song titled “Mother Fucking Liar.” This track is from the band’s upcoming album “The New Dark Ages.“ That effort will be available on CD and digitally on June 3 and on vinyl and cassette on September 16. Notably, the record will be released alongside a graphic novel titled “GWAR In The Duoverse Of Absurdity.” Blöthar The Berserker commented:

“This song is for anybody who’s sick of all the pieces of shit talking out of both sides of their mouth. Motherfuck a motherfucking liar.”

“The New Dark Ages” Track Listing:

01. “New Dark Age”
02. “Blood Libel”
03. “Berserker Mode”
04. “Mother Fucking Liar”
05. “Unto The Breach”
06. “Completely Fucked”
07. “The Cutter”
08. “Rise Again”
09. “The Beast Will Eat Itself”
10. “Venom Of The Platypus”
11. “Ratcatcher”
12. “Bored To Death”
13. “Temple Ascent (Death Whistle Suite)”
14. “Starving Gods (Death Whistle Suite)”
15. “Deus Ex Monstrum (Death Whistle Suite)”

Blöthar The Berserker Thinks GWAR’s New Album Is Similar To Their ’90s Material

During a recent appearance on Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn’s “No Fuckin’ Regrets With Robb Flynn” podcast, GWAR’s Blöthar The Berserker discussed the band’s new album “The New Dark Ages” (out June 3). The singer says he believes the effort is similar to the group’s ’90s material.

Blöthar said the following about the record:

“This one has a lot of variety on it that actually I think is more like the records we did in the ’90s, in the early ’90s. Partly that’s because I’m playing bass on it, so it’s just got a different sound. The songs are… I think it’s just maybe a little more punk than the last record. It’s fun. I love it.”

He also revealed that the band may record a country EP to coincide with the release of the album’s companion graphic novel “GWAR In The Duoverse Of Absurdity”:

“That [alternate universe] GWAR is a country band. So I’ve been like, thinking about… I’m working on some country tunes just to have. I think it would be funny to do an EP of GWAR doing some country songs. I don’t know what it’s gonna be like, but it’s been fun to mess around with and think about.”

[via Metal Injection]

GWAR Announce Spring U.S. Tour With Crowbar, Nekrogoblikon, & The Native Howl

GWAR have announced a spring headlining tour. Crowbar, Nekrogoblikon, and The Native Howl will open.

Tour Dates:

05/19 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s (no Crowbar)
05/20 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant (PointFest PreParty) (no Crowbar)
05/21 Wichita, KS – TempleLive (no Crowbar)
05/23 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
05/24 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
05/26 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
05/27 Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
05/28 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
05/29 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
05/31 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
06/02 Destin, FL – Club LA
06/03 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
06/04 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
06/05 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
06/07 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/08 Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center
06/10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
06/11 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/12 Albany, NY – Empire Live
06/14 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
06/15 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
06/16 Providence, RI – The Strand
06/17 Reading, PA – Reverb

GWAR Announce Summer European/UK Tour

GWAR have announced a summer European/UK tour in support of their new album “The New Dark Ages“ (out June 3). Here’s the dates:

07/29 Tilburg, NET – 013
07/31 Berlin, GER – SO 26
08/02 Munich, GER – Free and Easy Festival
08/03 Essen, GER – Turock
08/04 Wacken, GER – Wacken
08/05 Makowice, POL – Pol’and’Rok Festival
08/08 Dover, UK – The Booking Hall
08/09 Brighton, UK – Chalk
08/10 Bristol, UK – Fleece
08/12 Catton Park, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
08/13 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
08/14 Leeds, UK – Key Club
08/16 Glasgow, UK – Garage
08/17 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
08/18 London, UK – The Dome

GWAR Announce New Album “The New Dark Ages” & Companion Graphic Novel

GWAR have announced a new album called “The New Dark Ages.“ The effort will be available on CD and digitally on June 3 and on vinyl and cassette on September 16. Notably, the record will be released alongside a companion graphic novel titled “GWAR In The Duoverse Of Absurdity.”

Vocalist Blóthar The Berserker had the following to say about the new album:

“This is the greatest rock record of all time. These are the songs for a new age, a New Dark Age, when men live by the dimming light of a technology destined to betray them. Listen, as we have a rock and roll orgy in the ruins of the world to celebrate humanity’s descent into an age of darkness, disease, ignorance, and death.”

The following was also said about the graphic novel, which was illustrated by Andy MacDonald (‘Wolverine‘, ‘Dr. Strange‘, ‘Wonder Woman‘), Shane White (‘Things Undone‘, ‘Braun‘, ‘Endless Summer‘), and Matt Maguire (GWAR):

“In the graphic novel the band are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the specter of rogue technology. On ‘The New Dark Ages‘ our heroes floorboard it through a kaleidoscope of hard driving heavy metal, and rock-n-fucking roll, building on their hilarious mythos, introducing cool new characters, and cataloging mankind’s hapless abandonment of their passions, rituals, and beliefs.”

Guitarist Bälsäc The Jaws Of Death added:

“This was the most utterly engrossing book I’ve ever read! I couldn’t wait until I’d read what was on the page before I was compelled to turn it! This novel has the one element that is missing in so many so-called literary masterpieces: It’s about me!”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

GWAR Help Crowdsurfer Get His Prosthetic Leg Back During Los Angeles, CA Show

During GWAR’s November 21 show at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, CA, a fan named Baron Vidar ended up losing his prosthetic leg while crowdsurfing. Fortunately, the band caught wind of the situation and decided to stop the show so he could get his appendage back. According to TMZ, the group told the crowd the following:

“If anybody’s got a fake leg out there, or got an extra fake leg, send it this way ‘cus this guy need his fucking leg.”

They also commented on social media:

“Not the first (or last) time someone lost a body part in the GWAR pit. This time it was just caught on video…🦿👹🤘🏽”

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