GWAR’s latest musical masterpiece “The Disc With No Name” is set for release on May 28th via Pit Records. This four song EP finds GWAR exploring their sensitive side (and yours if you aren’t careful) with acoustic versions of four well-known numbers from the band’s storied career as legitimate gods of shock rock. The picture disc is sold out at GWAR.netbut limited quantities will be available at indie retail stores in the US starting on May 28th.
Today, your Lords and Masters are as thrilled as David Crosby scoring an eight-ball to unveil a new epic video for the acoustic version of “Fuck This Place.” Watch the video HERE. Guitarist Pustulus Maximus confessed, “I forgot to pay my electric bill so we were forced to rehearse acoustically and this is the result. The GWAR, the bad, and the ugly,”
Singer Blóthar the Berserker had a somewhat more confusing take; “This isn’t what I thought they meant by ‘unplugged.’ I haven’t been able to muster a turd for years.”
Stay tuned for more GWAR news including info on their forthcoming “Ragnarok” rye whiskey, “Bud of Gods” CBD and touring plans.
Stripped Down, Unplugged Version of “Fuck This Place” Streaming Now
We are just a mere three months into the year, but 2021 truly is shaping up to be the year of the Bohab! Following the announcement of GWAR’s “Ragnarok” Rye and their brand new CBD line “Bud of Gods,” your Lords and Masters have yet another surprise up their sleeve. May 28th will see the release of “The Disc With No Name,” via Pit Records. The EP is a limited edition 12” picture disc. It is available for purchase at GWAR.net and indie retailers.
“The Disc With No Name” features unplugged versions of four GWAR classics, completely reimagined and rearranged with acoustic instruments. The idea to release the EP came during last year’s quarantine following the band’s heart wrenching, emotional and ridiculous acoustic performance for The A.V. Club during their quarantine sessions. With this release, the band looks back wistfully on eons of murderous rock and roll and the lonesome time of the great GWARANTINEof 2020. Listen to the unplugged version of “Fuck This Place” HERE
Lead singer Blóthar the Berserker had this to say: “During the quarantine of 2020 I spent long, lonely days with my hand down my pants, hiding out in a fortress made entirely of rolls of toilet paper, drinking hand sanitizer and watching ‘1000-Lb Sisters’… which is business as usual for me. So I was relieved when I got the call to lay down some vocals on “The Disc With No Name.” We recorded this record over the telephone, which was fine with me, because I can’t stand to be in the same room as the other members of GWAR.”
In other GWAR news, the alien overlords have teamed up Puck Hcky for an exclusive live of GWAR hockey jerseys. The jerseys are available for purchase HERE.
“The Disc With No Name” Tracklisting:
Side A: Fuck This Place Gonna Kill You Side B: I’ll Be Your Monster The Road Behind
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.
“Ahh, sucha powerful spirit. A delicious sacrament to drink in preparation for battle, and it’ll get you really, really crazy,” says The Berserker Blothar.
“We were quite surprised when GWAR showed up at our distillery,” said the exasperated founder and general manager, Scott Harris. “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.”
Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. X Rye Whisky (92 Proof/46% ABV) $99/750mL
About Catoctin Creek Distilling: Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠, was founded by Scott and Becky Harris in 2009. Inspired by the history and craft of Virginia, Catoctin Creek made a name for itself as the first legal distillery since Prohibition in Purcellville, Virginia’s Loudoun County. The craft distillery is home to Virginia’s most-awarded whisky, Roundstone Rye, which has been presented gold medals across the globe and stands out through its old-world production methods. Catoctin Creek prides itself on sourcing rye whisky, gin, and seasonal brandy from local grains and fruits, with spirits available in 27 states and 3 continents. The Harris’ intricate attention to detail results in high quality internationally acclaimed products, including seasonal releases and private cask offerings, that recognize the true craft of Virginia spirits. For more information, call (540) 751-8404 or visit CatoctinCreekDistilling.com. Follow Catoctin Creek on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
About GWAR: The story of GWAR is carved across the history of this barren and hopeless planet, but GWAR themselves are not of this world. Their story begins in the deepest reaches of outer space. Long ago, the beings who would become the rock band GWAR were part of an elite fighting force, the Scumdogs of the Universe. For eons, they served as thralls to a supreme being known only as the Master. But one by one, each future member of the band earned a glaring reputation for being an intergalactic screw-up. And so, they were banished, sent away on a fool’s errand to conquer planet Earth. Once here, GWAR shaped the face of the globe, destroying and rebuilding the natural world, and giving rise to all human history. For more information, visit GWAR.net.
“Scumdogs of the Universe” (30th Anniversary Edition – Remixed and Re-mastered)
Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars
The year is 2020, the day October 30th. An entire planet grasping for air, Impending doom hangs overhead like a thick fog, blinding all to the approaching hell. Mother Earth in chains, she pleads to her captor, “Spare the human race.” Emerging from a dank green cloud of alien gases, gripping his cuttlefish genitals, Oderus Urungus circa 1990 appears. Cocaine dust smeared beneath his nostrils, crust around his lips, Oderus stands before our earthly mother. He lifts his mighty sword to deliver one final blow. There is now no one standing between us and our alien masters. Our lords GWAR return to unleash their magnum opus upon us once again. Reborn, remixed, and re-mastered, “Scumdogs of the Universe” is back for the 30th Anniversary of human annihilation. Rest assured, doomsday sounds better this time around.
“So don’t you know? I’m so sick of you.” Croons front man Oderus Urungus flanked by a legion of Scumdog brethren including Beefcake the Mighty, Flattus Maximus, Balsac the Jaws of Death, Jizmak Da Gusha,, one or two intergalactic hanger-ons and managed by the only human on earth coked out enough to tame these unwieldy beasts, the man with the “Worlds Tightest Pants” Sleazy P. Martini. “Scumdogs of the Universe” is easily the bands least disliked album. Riddled with classics like “Sick of You”, Vlad the Impaler” and “Cool Place to Park” which along with the rest of the album received a special 30th anniversary Remix and Re-master courtesy of Ronan Chris Murphy.
Though GWAR may prefer to stick other things in their orifices, the music creeping its way into your pores is infectious and here to stay like a nasty case of Neptunian gonorrhea. Long time fans that by now should be well versed in these songs are given a fresh update that will help them relive the experience of hearing these tunes for the first time. This re-master is definitely one you need in your collection and butts up nicely against an original Master pressing.
“Scumdogs of the Universe” 30th Anniversary Edition is available October 30th on Pit Records in a variety of formats. A must have for GWAR fans, profanity lovers, and metal-heads alike. Don’t miss the “Scumdogs XXX Live” live stream concert event the same day to see some live GWAR music. Check out GWAR.net for awesome pre-order packages of the album, tickets to the live stream event, and more updates on all things GWAR.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of their classic album “Scumdogs of the Universe,” your Lords and Masters GWAR are pleased to announce the “Scumdogs XXX Live” live streaming concert event, presented by Liquid Death and Metal Injection.
This one of a kind experience is set for Friday, October 30th with the pre-show starting at 6:00 PM Eastern. The live stream performance kicks off at 8:00 PM Eastern. Tickets and VIP Packages can be purchased at GWAR.net. The show will be available on demand through November 15th.
“Scumdogs XXX Live” will be a full-fledged GWAR performance and a spectacle the likes of which you have never seen. Your Lords and Masters will celebrate this momentous occasion by ripping through the entire “Scumdogs of the Universe” album from front to back. Will there be special guests? You’re goddamn right there will be special guests. Are we going to tell you who they are? No we aren’t, but you can find out for yourself on October 30th.
Blōthar the Berserker had this to say about the momentous occasion:“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.”
This past weeked saw GWAR play their first ever drive-in shows at the Diamond in Richmond, VA. For the first time ever GWAR shot blood and spew all over a parking lot full of bohabs in cars. Could there be more in the works? Stay tuned.
There are exactly ZERO cases of Covid-19 in the freezing cold arctic tundra of Antarctica. This is great news as your Lords and Masters GWAR have been cleared for travel.
Unfortunately, during this time of quarantine, GWAR have also found themselves running precariously low on magic talent-dust (drugs), toilet paper, and money. But don’t worry your hideous little heads, as your Scumdog overlords have a plan to replenish their stash and entertain the faithful legions of Bohabs at the same time!
On Saturday October 10th, GWAR will return to the flaming remnants of Richmond, Virginia for a special Drive In Show. The show is set to take place at The Diamond Drive In located at 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. This is a drive-in show with social distancing measures in effect. Lots for the show will open up at 8:30 PM local time and the show starts at 9:45 PM local time.
Tickets go on sale this Friday September 11th at 10:00 AM EST. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Blothar the Berserker had this to say; “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 will release special 30th anniversary editions of “Scumdogs of the Universe,” onOctober 30th. The album is available on CD, Double LP, Cassette and digital and is available for pre-orderHERE. The limited edition box sets are nearly sold out and the last few are available exclusively athttp://www.gwar.net
Humans! You can help decide who GWAR will kill on stage for the NEXT 4 years!! Text VOTER BOHAB to 40649 to register to vote in November, and don’t forget to check your registration HERE.
30th Anniversary Editions of “Scumdogs of the Universe” Available October 30th
GWAR are currently in the midst of the 30th anniversary celebration of “Scumdogs of the Universe.” That celebration also consists of you, the human scum purchasing special 30th anniversary editions of the album, so once again you can worship at the feet of your masters, while listening to this glorious aural masterpiece, the way it was meant to be heard. The album is available on CD, Double LP, Cassette and digital and is available for pre-order HERE. The limited edition box sets are nearly sold out and the last few are available exclusively at http://www.gwar.net
Today the band unleashes a classic performance video, featuring the newly remixed and remastered audio version “Cool Place to Park.” Watch the video HERE.
Been stuck at home in your mom’s basement since March? Tired of watching the same old shit on Netflix and Hulu? Have you had enough of Ancient Aliens, and the Tiger King? Ready to throttle that no-neck Danzig twin Big Ed from 90 Day Fiancé? GWAR has the solution! Your Lords and Masters are launching a brand new monthly variety show from their frozen fortress to warm the cockles of your cold dead hearts! “Undead From Antarctica” will premiere this Sunday at 9:00 PM Eastern, on GWAR’s YouTube Channel.
Watch a trailer for “Undead From Antarctica” HERE.
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!!
If you survive the broadcast, airing immediately after UFA, you can enjoy the after-party: “Undead Live!” a live-cast where fans can ask questions of a member of GWAR and try to make sense of what will undoubtedly prove to be a confusing jumble of chaos. This week’s guest host will be BalSac the Jaws ‘o Death!
Sundays will be known as “Undead Night” from now on. Every second Sunday of the month will feature a new edition of “Undead From Antarctica ”, but you won’t have to spend the other 30 odd days missing your Scumdog Overlords, because on the intervening Sundays you will still get a new ”, where you can interact with GWAR from safely behind your computer screen.
“It’s like Saturday Night Live,” says BalSac, “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.”
In additional GWAR news the band will be releasing 30th anniversary versions of “Scumdogs of the Universe.” The album will be available on CD, Double LP, Cassette and digital and is available for pre-order HERE. The limited edition box sets are nearly sold out and the last few are available exclusively at http://www.gwar.net
It has been thirty of your Earth “years” since your Lords and Masters GWAR released what many consider to be the band’s career-defining album “Scumdogs of the Universe.” In celebration of this momentous occasion, GWAR are pleased as piss to unveil 30th anniversary versions of “Scumdogs of the Universe.”
The album will be available on CD, Double LP, Cassette and digital and is available for pre-order HERE.
The limited edition box sets are nearly sold out and the last few are available exclusively at http://www.gwar.net
Check out a clip of GWAR performing the classic track “Maggots” HERE.
In more GWAR news, the band has teamed up with Creature Skateboards for a limited edition of GWAR skate decks. Only Creature can facilitate 30 years of GWAR on a skateboard. Well, actually it takes 4 boards ranging from 8.25″ – to 9″ wide to celebrate that many years of gore-drenched filth and torment of the human race. Creature is proud to offer these GWAR decks (with graphics provided by the band themselves!) to you special maggots that just can’t get enough vomit and secretion from the legendary group of space pirates! Act quick ‘cause these vile sticks are already marching out the door.
Hail GWAR! These decks will be available at your local skate shop and online HERE.
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??
In celebration of this momentous occasion, GWAR is pleased to announce a special 30th Anniversary “Scumdogs of the Universe” Box Set! This limited edition release of “Scumdogs of the Universe” has been completely remixed, remastered, and perfected by Ronan Chris Murphy. Hear GWAR’s classic breakout album the way the Scumdogs intended the listener to hear it. The 30th Anniversary “Scumdogs of the Universe” Box Set includes never before released versions of songs you love with lots of goodies and collectibles thrown in.
This massive collection includes:
*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
Lead guitar player of GWAR, Brent Purgason, has joined up with Against the Grain, a veteran rock and roll outfit hailing from Detroit, Michigan and founded in 2009. They have a long history together touring many of the same circuits as well as alongside Purgason’s other band U.S. Bastards.
“I got to know the guys many years ago touring in punk rock clubs and we became close friends quickly. I was a fan of the band right from the start and we’ve always kept in touch. When I heard Nick was going to take a break and step away from touring for a while I was ready and waiting to help out. We were already jamming together and writing some songs just for fun so it was a perfect fit. I’m stoked to head out and do some shows this spring,” says Purgason.
Purgason also filled in on guitar with the band opening for GWAR, Sacred Reich, and Toxic Holocaust when Kyle Davis had taken time off touring to have a baby. Footage from those shows can be seen here.
Merry Xmas Human Scum! So you’ve finally wiped your chin clean of Santa’s jolly old “elf gravy” and finished shovelling your faces full of baked goods. Well, your Lords and Masters GWAR are set to bring their very special brand of holiday cheer, to your shit hole town! Starting December 27th in Washington DC and running through New Years Eve in Cincinnati, OH, GWAR will return to the road on the “Use Your Collusion” holiday tour. Support on these dates will come from Unearth and Savage Master.
Lead singer of GWAR, the Berserker Blothar had this to say:
“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!”
Don’t forget, you can assure your corpse will have a spot on top of the pile by purchasing the “Lords and Masters” VIP experience. That’s right, you too can meat and greet GWAR and worship at their feet…for a price. All tickets and VIP packages are on sale HERE.
Each Lords & Masters VIP Experience Includes:
•One (1) General Admission Ticket with Venue Early Entry (potentially guest list)
•Exclusive access to GWAR soundcheck where you will pledge allegiance to your Lords & Masters!
•Tour of the weapons of your Lords & Masters
•Crowd Free Merch Access
•One (1) Souvenir item signed by members of GWAR
•One (1) Souvenir GWAR laminate
•Photo opportunity with GWAR in costume before they take the stage
•You will be killed by GWAR on stage during the show.
•Designated Slave Pit Area to pledge your allegiance before you are killed on stage by GWAR!
GWAR “Use Your Collusion” Holiday 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
GWAR “Use Your Collusion” Tour W/ Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust and Against the Grain:
10/1: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
10/2: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
10/5: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10/6: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/8: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/9: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
10/10: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/11: Minneapolis. MN @ Skyway Theatre
10/12: Kansas City, MO @ CrossroadsKC
10/13: Denver, CO @ Summit
10/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10/16: Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse
10/17: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/18: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/19: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/20: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/21: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/23: Fresno, CA @ Tioga-Sequoia Brewery
10/24: Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
10/25: Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amp
10/26: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
10/27: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/28: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/30: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/31: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
11/1: Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
11/2: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/3: New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
11/4: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
11/5: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
People of Europe!!! It has been over 10 years since your Alien Overlords GWAR feasted on the souls of the Old World. At last, the wait is finally over. The time has come for GWAR’s insatiable thirst for blood to be quenched. Yes, you heard right! Your Lords and Masters GWAR will make their triumphant return across the pond late this November into December on their “Use Your Collusion” 2019 European & UK Tour. The attack begins in Bochum, Germany on November 22nd. They end their invasion by storming Zurich, Switzerland on December 14th, and by that time the continent will be little more than a smoldering pile of poo. Main support for the whole tour are metal legends VOIVOD! All tickets will be available for purchase at http://www.gwar.net. Pre-sales begin today and the general public on-sale is set for August 16th at 9:00am GMT.
“GWAR has waited long enough to terrorize youth across the pond. What better way to spend a winter than pillaging and copulating across Europe, says guitarist Pustulus Maximus.
Lead singer The Berserker Blóthar chimes in, “All of Europe will bow to the majesty of GWAR! We will destroy your cities and consume all of your drugs. We will bring welcome death to the most depressed, emotionally and sexually repressed people on Earth. I cannot wait to wreak havoc on your infinitely inferior plumbing.”
“In Europe they call me doner kabob because that’s all I eat there. I Love European culture. Can’t wait for the tour, adds drummer JiZMak da Gusha.
Calling all bohabs! Gwar Launch New Kickstarter Campaign for “GWAR vs Time” deck building game
Players will get to go and conquer and kick butt throughout the entire history of the greatest band of all time!
“Gwar vs Time” is an exciting dual-resource deck building card game for 3 to 5 players, featuring your favorite GWAR characters. items, and locations, as well as their enemies, from throughout the band’s decades-long history.
If you’re a GWAR fan but don’t play these types of games, it’s pretty easy to learn. If you’re not a GWAR fan (which are called Bohabs), but you’re a gamer, it’s a fun game and you just might be a Bohab when you’re done.
Art by GWAR! Some never seen before! You must have it! (Includes key characters, such as Balsac the jaws of Death, Beefcake the Mighty, Berserker Blothar, Jizmak da Gusha, Oderus Urungus, and Flattus and Pustulus Maximus!)
Includes key villains, such as Techno & Sawborg Destructo, Cardinal Syn, the Master, Boss Glom, and Mr. Perfect.
New things from the GWARniverse! Made up by these guys and GWAR!
Mechanics for things to do when it isn’t your turn!
Optional depth for more serious gamers
More or less family friendly, or at least teen friendly, while still being GWAR.
At 2:00 PM on Friday, August 30th, 2019, GWAR will unveil a monument to the band’s co-founder and longtime leader Dave Brockie, which will be set in Richmond, Virginia’s famed Hollywood Cemetery (412 S Cherry St, Richmond, VA). All are invited to the unveiling, and to a free party the next day, August 31st, at the GWARbar (217 W Clay St, Richmond, VA).
The party will feature a performance by RAWG, the greatest GWAR tribute band of all time. Friday, August 30th marks what would have been Dave Brockie‘s 56th birthday. The erection of this monument has been a long time coming, and we are grateful and happy we can finally do this for Dave.
We thank the many people who donated time and money to make this a reality. We hope the marker will provide a long-needed place for Brockie’s friends, family, and fans to pay their respects to this wonderful and deeply talented human being, and of course, to Dave’s famous creation; Oderus Urungus, who will always be remembered as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and roll history.