Light The Torch Drop Off Fall Tour With GWAR After Being “Unable To Find An Affordable Reliable Vehicle To Tour In”

Light The Torch have dropped off their upcoming tour with GWAR, Nekrogoblikon, and Crobot. The band had to sit out the trek after being “unable to find an affordable reliable vehicle to tour in.”

Light The Torch issued the following statement:

“It’s with great disappointment that we must announce we are pulling off the upcoming fall GWAR tour as well as the one Light The Torch headline show on Sep-17 in Columbus, OH. Since confirming the GWAR tour 2 months ago, we’ve been unable to find an affordable reliable vehicle to tour in, and with the tour starting in just a week we’re at the point where we can’t keep everyone in limbo. It’s such a unique time for touring bands right now with touring essentials in such high demand and low supply, something we’re experiencing first hand.

We sincerely apologize to the GWAR camp that we couldn’t find a way to make this happen. They have been nothing but accommodating and we know it would’ve been an amazing tour for us to do. We’re truly heartbroken and wish we had better news.

We encourage you all to still check out the tour when it comes to your town, featuring GWAR, Nekrogoblikon and Crobot.

Thanks to all of our fans for your understanding and continued support. We miss being out there and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Until then, stay safe and be well. Love LTT.”

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Etc. Added To 2022 Louder Than Life Festival

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Joey Valence & Brae, and Silly Goose have been added to this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY on September 22-25 and it will now feature the following:

September 22: Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence, Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Highly Suspect, Ministry, Nothing More, Spiritbox, Apocalyptica, Ho99o9, New Years Day, Lilith Czar, Dorothy, Plush, Maggie Lindemann, Taipei Houston, Royal & The Serpent, Giovannie And The Hired Guns, The Dead Deads, Mothica, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

September 23: Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, In This Moment, Meshuggah, Clutch, GWAR, In Flames, Baroness, Helmet, Crown The Empire, Poorstacy, Amigo The Devil, DED, All Good Things, Vended, Mike’s Dead, Suicide Silence, Orbit Culture, The Luka State, Ego Kill Talent, Aeir, and Archetypes Collide.

September 24: KISS, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Jerry Cantrell, Dance Gavin Dance, Body Count, Theory Of A Deadman, Sevendust, Pop Evil, We Came As Romans, Airbourne, Cherry Bombs, Ill Niño, Tetrarch, D.R.U.G.S., Redlight King, Wargasm, Trash Boat, The Alive, Solence, Dropout Kings, Bloodywood, and Silly Goose.

September 25: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Papa Roach, Architects, The Pretty Reckless, Bad Religion, Action Bronson, Jelly Roll, The Struts, Dirty Honey, Anti-Flag, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, Oxymorrons, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Crown Lands, Radkey, The Mysterines, The Native Howl, Shaman’s Harvest, Joey Valence & Brae, and As You Were.

GWAR Announce North American Tour With Light The Torch, Nekrogoblikon, & Crobot

GWAR have announced a fall North American tour. Light The Torch, Nekrogoblikon, and Crobot will open.

Tour Dates:

09/10 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest
09/11 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
09/13 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
09/14 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
09/15 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
09/16 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls
09/17 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/19 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
09/20 Little Rock, AR – The Music Hall
09/21 Columbia, MO – Blue Note
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
09/25 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
09/26 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
09/27 Casper, WY – Gaslight Social Outdoors
09/28 Billings, MT – Pub Station Outdoors
09/30 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/01 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
10/03 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue (no Light The Torch)
10/04 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10/06 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
10/08 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
10/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
10/10 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
10/11 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/12 Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Amphitheater
10/14 Dallas, TX – Amplify
10/15 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/16 Austin, TX – Empire Live
10/18 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
10/19 Orlando, FL – The Beachum
10/20 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/22 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theater
10/23 Detroit, MI – The Crofoot
10/26 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/28 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/29 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/30 Richmond, VA – The National
10/31 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
11/02 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
11/03 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage

Blöthar The Berserker commented:

“Long ago, GWAR broke the frame of what a rock concert can be. We’ve pushed the envelope of live performance for decades, but this time around, we wanted to do something different. This is the first GWAR show conceived to go along with a graphic novel and an album, all working together as one massive hunk of hot steaming shock rock performance ART!

A can’t-miss cavalcade of chaos, a trash culture trilogy, a shocking extravaganza that will leave you utterly spent, soaking wet, and bawling uncontrollably. We’ve got the coolest storyline, unbelievable new characters, more blood, gore, and gags than ever before. Come, unload your worries, human scum, and let GWAR transport you to the Duoverse of absurdity just in time for the NEW DARK AGE!”

Judas Priest, Bullet For My Valentine, Jinjer, Etc. Drop Off 2022 Aftershock Festival, Danzig, In Flames, Etc. Added

Judas Priest, Bullet For My Valentine, Jinjer, If I Die First, and Nita Strauss have all dropped off of this year’s Aftershock Festival. Danzig, Joey Valence & Brae, In Flames, Prong, and Set It Off will now be taking their places. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 6-9 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 6: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Ghostemane, Nothing More, Ice Nine Kills, Alexisonfire, Code Orange, Fever 333, Crown The Empire, Royal And The Serpent, Poorstacy, Prong, Taipei Houston, Dead Sara, Cherry Bombs, Vended, Solence, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

October 7: KISS, Danzig, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, Falling In Reverse, Meshuggah, Clutch, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, GWAR, In Flames, Apocalyptica, Helmet, Jeris Johnson, Joey Valence & Brae, Aeir, Crossfaith, Set It Off, Against The Current, Wargasm, Mike’s Dead, Nemophila, Orbit Culture, and Archetypes Collide.

October 8: My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Yungblud, The Distillers, Theory Of A Deadman, Beartooth, City Morgue, Thursday, Enter Shikari, Thrice, The Chats, Airbourne, Lilith Czar, Zeal & Ardor, Ho99o9, Point North, Trash Boat, Mothica, Ego Kill Talent, Crooked Teeth, and As You Were.

October 9: Muse, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Action Bronson, The Pretty Reckless, The Interrupters, The Struts, Underoath, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Zakk Sabbath, Bayside, New Years Day, Amigo The Devil, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Maggie Lindemann, Band-Maid, The Mysterines, Bloodywood, The Alive, and Jared James Nichols.

“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.”

Ghost, Mudvayne, Ice Cube, Etc. Added To 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event will take place at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia on September 8-11 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Slipknot
  • Disturbed
  • Ghost
  • Mudvayne
  • Ice Cube
  • 3 Doors Down
  • A Day To Remember
  • Halestorm
  • Lamb Of God
  • Alice Cooper
  • Tenacious D
  • Falling In Reverse
  • I Prevail
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Seether
  • Gojira
  • Underoath
  • New Found Glory
  • Pennywise
  • Skillet
  • Anthrax
  • Pierce The Veil
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Hollywood Undead
  • In This Moment
  • Motionless In White
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Daughtry
  • Jelly Roll
  • Down
  • Nelly
  • Saliva (feat. Josey Scott)
  • Nothing More
  • Theory Of A Deadman
  • Sevendust
  • Wage War
  • Pop Evil
  • Badflower
  • Knocked Loose
  • Candlebox
  • Starset
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Thrice
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • Insane Clown Posse
  • In Flames
  • GWAR
  • John 5
  • God Forbid
  • Apocalyptica
  • Spiritbox
  • Grandson
  • Fever 333
  • Puddle Of Mudd
  • The Amity Affliction
  • We Came As Romans
  • Bad Wolves
  • Kittie
  • Hatebreed
  • Silverstein
  • Queensrÿche
  • Shadows Fall
  • Story Of The Year
  • All That Remains
  • 3OH!3
  • Baroness
  • Buckcherry
  • Hoobastank
  • Hinder
  • Electric Callboy
  • Bad Omens
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Enter Shikari
  • Fit For A King
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Whitechapel
  • Zero 9:36
  • Suicide Silence
  • Slaughter To Prevail
  • Demon Hunter
  • Saving Abel
  • Adelitas Way
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Attila
  • Nonpoint
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Lacuna Coil
  • From Ashes To New
  • The Union Underground
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Red
  • Mushroomhead
  • Powerman 5000
  • The Plot In You
  • Alien Ant Farm
  • Lacey Sturm
  • Dayseeker
  • Texas In July
  • Stick To Your Guns
  • Counterparts
  • A Skylit Drive (original lineup)
  • Cold
  • Sion
  • ERRA
  • Bleeding Through
  • The Acacia Strain
  • Crazy Town
  • Municipal Waste
  • Butcher Babies
  • Comeback Kid
  • Fit For An Autopsy
  • Terror
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Stray From The Path
  • Tetrarch
  • Attack Attack!
  • Nita Strauss
  • Unearth
  • Darkest Hour
  • Norma Jean
  • Kublai Khan
  • Smile Empty Soul
  • The Word Alive
  • Silent Planet
  • Crowbar
  • Otherwise
  • Twiztid
  • Point North
  • Jeris Johnson
  • Project 86
  • Upon A Burning Body
  • Redlight King
  • Icon For Hire
  • Palisades
  • Siamese
  • Holding Absence
  • Hollow Front
  • Orbit Culture
  • Vended
  • Close Your Eyes
  • (hed)p.e.
  • Emo Nite Brooklyn
  • Solence
  • Brand Of Sacrifice
  • Dying Wish
  • Alpha Wolf
  • The Dead Daisies
  • Blacktop Mojo
  • Islander
  • Small Town Titans
  • Traitors
  • Varials
  • Left To Suffer
  • Zao
  • He Is Legend
  • SeeYouSpaceCowboy
  • Afterlife
  • Sleep Token
  • No Resolve
  • Any Given Sin
  • The Lonely Ones
  • GFM
  • Vampires Everywhere!
  • Get The Shot
  • Silvertung
  • Vangogo
  • Burden Of The Sky
  • Dying Oath
  • Kings County
  • Lansdowne
  • Relent
  • Hollow Intent
  • Velvet Chains
  • Dead Fervor
  • Next Attempt
  • The Other LA
  • Frame 42
  • Two Sides Of Me
  • Last Nights Villain
  • Braincell
  • Preacher
  • We Demand Parachutes
  • Plainview
  • Noble Poets
  • Crystal Cages

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!”

Muse To Replace Foo Fighters At 2022 Aftershock Festival

Muse have been added to this year’s Aftershock festival. The band will be replacing Foo Fighters, who cancelled all of their shows following the tragic death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins. The festival will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 6-9 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 6: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Ghostemane, Nothing More, Ice Nine Kills, Alexisonfire, Code Orange, Fever 333, Crown The Empire, Amigo The Devil, Ho99o9, Poorstacy, New Years Day, Cherry Bombs, Vended, If I Die First, Solence, Superbloom, and Bloodywood.

October 7: KISS, Judas Priest, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, Falling In Reverse, Meshuggah, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, GWAR, Jinjer, Apocalyptica, Helmet, Jeris Johnson, Plush, Crossfaith, Nita Strauss, Against The Current, Wargasm, Mike’s Dead, Nemophila, Orbit Culture, and Archetypes Collide.

October 8: My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Yungblud, The Distillers, Theory Of A Deadman, Beartooth, City Morgue, Thursday, Enter Shikari, Thrice, The Chats, Airbourne, Lilith Czar, Zeal & Ardor, Taipei Houston, Point North, Trash Boat, Dead Poet Society, Mothica, Ego Kill Talent, and Crooked Teeth.

October 9: Muse, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Action Bronson, The Pretty Reckless, The Interrupters, The Struts, Underoath, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Zakk Sabbath, Bayside, Dead Sara, Royal & The Serpent, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Maggie Lindemann, Band-Maid, The Mysterines, Eva Under Fire, The Alive, and Jared James Nichols.

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!!”