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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GWAR Launch Half Pint Figures Line

GWAR have teamed up with Knuckleheadz for a new half pint figures line. Series 1 includes figures based on Blöthar The Berserker, Jizmak Da Gusha, and Beefcake The Mighty. Those can be pre-ordered HERE. Blöthar had the following to say about the figures:

“What sorcery is this?! Someone has shrunk us down so small we are barely visible. This is fucking adorable! We will kick the ass of every toy under the tree.”

Select Performances From 2021 Welcome To Rockville Festival To Be Livestreamed On Twitch

Organizers of the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival have revealed that fans will be able to watch select performances from the event live on Twitch. As previously reported, that festival will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14. Here’s the Twitch schedule:

November 10 (7:00pm – 11:30pm ET): Afterlife, Softspoken, Defy The Tyrant, The Dood, and The Noctambulant.

November 11 (1:00pm – 11:45pm ET): Slipknot, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Brass Against, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Teenage Wrist, Spirtbox, Blame My Youth, Jeris Johnson, Siickbrain, and Dana Dentata.

November 12 (1:00pm – 10:00pm ET): Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Ice Nine Kills, Butcher Babies, Starset, Amigo The Devil, Ayron Jones, Zero 9:36, Austin Meade, Whit3 Collr, Tallah, and The Alpha Complex.

November 13 (1:30pm – 11:40pm ET): Disturbed, Staind, Lamb Of God, The Offspring, Asking Alexandria, Badflower, Atreyu, Fever 333, Sick Puppies, Dead Poet Society, Fame On Fire, and Brkn Love.

November 14 (1:00pm – 10:00pm ET): Mudvayne, Anthrax, Jelly Roll, Sleeping With Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance, Fire From The Gods, Goodbye June, Survive The Sun, Code Orange, Crown The Empire, GWAR, Avoid, and The Warning.

Hyro The Hero & Ego Kill Talent Drop Off Welcome To Rockville Festival, Butcher Babies Eva Under Fire, & WHIT3 COLLR Added

Butcher Babies, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. Their additions come after Hyro The Hero and Ego Kill Talent were forced to drop off the event. Welcome To Rockville will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Butcher Babies, Tallah, Austin Meade, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Says He Almost Joined GWAR When He Was A Teenager

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed that he almost joined GWAR when he was a teenager. However, he ultimately passed on the offer and later went on to drum for Nirvana.

Grohl said the following:

“GWAR were looking for a drummer. And I talked to their guitar player Dewey [Rowell, aka ‘Flattus Maximus’] about it. And he’s, like, ‘It’s great, and you get to design your own costume.’ As drummer, you don’t want something that covers your face fully. You want your arms to be free. So I was, like, ‘’Cool.’ So I started kind of drawing this thing. At the time GWAR was a band that would draw like 700 people, right? Which is huge. And then the more I thought about it, am I really gonna invite my uncle to see me play when there’s like fake blood and cum shooting all over the place?”

GWAR’s Mike Bishop has since confirmed the news to Rolling Stone as well:

“Our guitar player Dewey was booking shows in Richmond at the time and we had all seen Dave play with his bands Dain Bramage and later on in Scream. He was already one of the greatest, hardest-hitting drummers I had ever seen. He still is. Dewey called and started the conversation with him about joining GWAR.”

“I was stoked, because I played bass at the time, and I would have loved to jam with him. Just think, he could have been working his ass off playing drums in a rubber monster suit all these years. Boy, did he make the wrong choice.”

Bishop also added the following on social media as his character Blöthar The Berserker:

“He used to hang around the track with all the other young punks jacked on gak. This is back before he lost all his teeth. We hired him and then called him back immediately and fired him. He was in the band for around 7.5 min. He was holding us back.”

GWAR Announce First NFT Collection

GWAR have joined forces with Fanaply to launch their first-ever NFT collection. The digital pieces are currently available at fanaply.com and at gwar.net.

The following was said about the NFTs:

“The GWAR Official NFT Collection includes three different NFTs, featuring music and brand new, original digital art from Matt Maguire of GWAR. The NFTs in partnership with Fanaply will be all minted and backed on the Ethereum blockchain so they are guaranteed scarce and unique. Each NFT will be available to all fans for direct purchase at accessible prices, from $20 to $250.”

Blöthar The Berserker added:

“Our manager Sleazy P. Martini tells me that with these NFTs, our fans will get some cool, original, never-before-seen GWAR art, and they can own a little piece of the GWAR universe. He also tells me that if we sell enough of them, I can buy lots of curly fries.”

Grant Dexter, co-founder and CEO of Fanaply, also commented:

“We’re thrilled to be bringing limited-edition digital assets to the incredible fans of the iconic band GWAR. NFTs offer bands a new and creative way to express themselves to their fan communities, while allowing those fans to collect, commemorate and celebrate the bands creations via our digital collectibles. Our NFTs are built for fans — they are inclusive, environmentally friendly and offer fans real digital ownership for the first time ever.”

The following information was shared for each NFT:

*Scumdog Legionnaire* – Only 10 limited edition NFTs available, for direct purchase for $250:

The rarest of honors that any human can achieve is to fight (and most likely die) beside the Scumdogs of the Universe. The select few who have achieved this privilege have now become Legend!

*Slave of GWAR* – Only 50 limited edition NFTs available, for direct purchase for $40:

Only the cream of the human crop are selected by GWAR to ascend to the status of Slave. In the past, the only way to achieve this honor was through years of physical service to GWAR. Now there is a short cut.

*Bohab 4 Lyfe – 250 limited edition NFTs available, for direct purchase for $20:

Bohabs are humans who worship our Lords and Masters, GWAR. Some claim that the Bohabs are a secret cult, dedicated to chaos and abandon. Some are right. Now you can prove that you are among their ranks with this entry level NFT.

Slipknot, A Day To Remember, & Gojira Added To 2021 Welcome To Rockville Festival

Slipknot, A Day To Remember, and Gojira have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. The event will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Tallah, Austin Meade, and Ego Kill Talent.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

Slipknot To Replace Nine Inch Nails At 2021 Riot Fest

Slipknot have been added to this year’s Riot Fest as a replacement for Nine Inch Nails, who recently cancelled all of their 2021 dates. That event will take place on September 16-19 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 16 (preview party): Morrissey with special guests.

September 17: The Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed And Cambria, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), NOFX, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Circle Jerks, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, Meg Myers, The Lawrence Arms, Beach Bunny, Anti-Flag, Living Colour, Fishbone, Envy On The Coast, The Sounds, Amigo The Devil, Eyedress, Beach Goons, Meet Me At The Altar, Seratones, Radkey, Kississippi, Jackie Hayes, Oxymorons, Girlpuppy, and Senio Kino.

September 18: Run The Jewels, Faith No More, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Gogol Bordello, Mayday Parade, Bayside, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andrew W.K., Best Coast, Big Freedia, GWAR, Hepcat, Les Savy Fav, The Bronx, Four Year Strong, Citizen, Fucked Up, Joywave, Night Moves, Man On Man, Holy Fawn, The Bollweevils, Ganser, Just Friends, The Orphan The Poet, Bearings, Spider, and Devon Kay & The Solutions.

September 19: Slipknot, Pixies, Machine Gun Kelly, Devo, Mr. Bungle, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, The Ghost Inside, Body Count, Thursday, K.Flay, Knuckle Puck, HEALTH, The Bled, Mother Mother, 3OH!3, Fever 333, Alex G, Kennyhoopla, Bleached, The Gories, FACS, Ratboys, Blackstarkids, The Clockworks, Skating Polly, Pet Symmetry, Melkbelly, Gymshorts, The Weak Days, and Airstream Futures.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“Riot Fest 2021 is almost here. Finally. It’s really happening. Unfortunately, Nine Inch Nails has cancelled all 2021 shows, including this year’s fest—with that, Morrissey will play Thursday curated with very special guests, and Slipknot will close out on Sunday.

All 3-day and Sunday ticket holders now get access to our Thursday Preview Party! And to benefit our Chicago community, tickets are on sale now for Thursday with all proceeds going to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and other TBA organizations.

Stay tuned for more info and announcements, including a second wave of Riot Fest Late Night shows which will be announced this Friday, August 20th.

Our fans deserve something amazing and we can’t wait to be together again. We’ve been working around the clock to make 2021 even more special—so that hopefully for one weekend, we can escape the world and find comfort in the music and people we hold dear.”

Lamb Of God, Mercyful Fate, Dimmu Borgir, Etc. Set For 2022 Bloodstock Open Air Festival

The first set of bands have been revealed for next year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival. The event will take place at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK on August 11-14, 2022 and it will feature: Lamb Of God, Mercyful Fate, Dimmu Borgir, Testament, Bury Tomorrow, Vio-lence, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, Sacred Reich, GWAR, Exodus, The Black Dahlia Murder, Static-X, Heathen, Bloodywood, Life Of Agony, The Night Flight Orchestra, and Butcher Babies.

“This Is GWAR” Documentary To Debut At 2021 Fantastic Fest

GWAR’s new documentary, “This Is GWAR,” is set to debut at the 2021 Fantastic Fest, which will take place in Austin, TX on September 23-30. The film was directed by Scott Barber with producers Tommy Avallone and Josh Goldbloom and it will feature interviews with current and past members of the band, Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera and Ethan Embry. It will also include never before seen footage of late frontman Dave Brockie. “Let There Be GWAR” author Bob Gorman commented:

“The story that emerges shows the trials and tribulations of GWAR. The founders of this band deserve credit, and that perspective is in there, but it also follows the story of those who have lived with the band and sought to keep it alive these many years.”