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GWAR Announce Details For Third Annual GWAR-B-Q

GWAR Announce Details For Third Annual GWAR-B-Q

August 18th is going to be a great day for anyone within a 500 mile radius of Richmond Virginia. Now in its third year, the GWAR-B-Q is set to rock Hadad’s Lake. GWAR is set to headline the event and will be joined by The Casualties, GHOUL, Valient Thorr, Occultist, Lionize, Highness, Antietam 1862, MUTWAWA, and Black Naked Wings. There will also be Spew-O-Lympics, numerous food vendors, endless streams of golden nectar, pools to cool your fevered sun-burn, and much much more, including the return of the Sexecutioner to the GWAR stage for the first time in twelve years. Sexy has completed a lengthy sabbatical beneath the catacombs of Paris with his good friend, Prince Ray Pierre, better known as “Frenchy”, the demon of France. His return to the rock stage provides the promise of attaining unprecedented levels of naughtiness.

Last year’s GWAR-B-Q was scheduled to take place at Hadad’s Lake but fell through due to permit issues. GWAR leader Oderus Urungus had the following to say about the planning for this one of a kind event.

“All the proper arrangements have been made in triplicate and the proper demonic sponsorships attained,” said GWAR spokes-thing Oderus Urungus. “It’s going to be a stinking hot, beer and beef-smeared metallic murderfest of unprecedented debauchery…the most splat-tac-cularGWAR-B-Q!”

Some of the proceeds for this event will be donated to http://www.ringdogrescue.org .

Ticket details are not available as of this moment, so it is our advice to keep checking the official GWAR website.

Bands set to appear besides  GWAR:

The Casualties 
Strike Anywhere 
Ghoul 
Valient Thorr 
Murderess 
The Burial 
Lionize  
Occultist 
Lost Tribe 
Highness 
Antietam 1862 
Mutwawa 
Black Naked Wings

GWAR Invades Utah, Souls Stolen 04/10/12

GWAR w/ Municipal Waste, Ghoul and Legacy of Disorder 04/10/12

The Great Saltair – Magna, UT

Words/Photos by Meredith

 

When aliens come to your town, you apparently pile the family in your car and go see them. That’s what about 800 Utahns did on Tuesday April 10, 2012. The invaders, GWAR, stopped in Utah on their Return of the World Maggot Tour . Along with them they brought guests Legacy of Disorder(all the way from New Zealand), Ghoul, and Municipal Waste. Each band did their job in riling up the crowd that was more than happy to come out on a Tuesday to The Great Saltair and get gooey.

The openers, Legacy of Disorder, were very amped and brought a lot of metal energy to the slowly forming crowd. They performed a short set, and the lead singer even stepped off of the stage into the crowd for a song. After they finished, things got pretty interesting. The band Ghoul took the stage. Four guys with bloody shirts covering their faces, a blood squirting voodoo chicken and jokes about eating babies? Sure, why not. Afterall, if you’re going to the show, you know damn well what you will be seeing.

Ghoul played a very unique set, including dark banter and limited thematic horror. At one point, one of the band members commented “I’m so hungry, I haven’t eaten a baby in hours”, to which another member quipped “I found a deli tray in the back that was also satisfactory, you should try that”. I’m pretty sure there was a plastic chicken that was sacrificed on stage, complete with a squirting wound that the audience lapped up. They also had a giant pepper-spraying robot come out(fake red spray of course). Oh yeah, and you know, a sub-human creature that pulled its own intestines out and choked band members while they played….including a member of Municipal Waste that came out for a song.

And this is when it got NUTS. Municipal Waste came out and played rousing hits like “The Thrashin’ of the Christ”, “Peer Pressure” and the ever-popular feel-good hit “Insurance Fraud”. The singer mentioned he was having throat issues but that didn’t seem to dampen his spirit. During the second to last song, he called for a “Wall of Death”. Do you know what that is? I do, now. He asked members in the audience to take sides, and when the music hit to run full force at each other and try to get to the other side.  You know how I said you pile the family in the car and head to see the aliens? Well, there were quite a few children present. Glad to see dear ol’ Dad throwing 10 year-old Sonny Boy into the pit and scream “REGULATE SON”. I’m not even kidding.

After Municipal Waste cleared out, limping fans regrouped and the room got really thick. Oh and I missed the memo on the dress code, I wore all black. Apparently white pajamas, no underwear, the largest white shirt you can find, and Grandpa’s belted jumpsuit would have been more in line. It was about 45 minutes before the Ozzy tunes stopped and the lights dimmed for GWAR. I must admit, being one of only three photographers there(all chicks I might add, ROCK!) I was a little nervous. I had reserved my poncho to wrap my gear bag, and had my camera condom all snugged up and ready for action.

 

A cloaked creature opened the show with a quick explainantion on the deed he possessed to the castle of hell that GWAR would be performing from. A skeleton-headed character appeared. The next thing I saw was Oderus Urungus swing his big ass sword and cut the head off of the skeleton. This kicked off the first of the gore and the first song. Yay, right? Yeah…it was really cool. The now-headless torso took aim and showered the audience with blood. I used my proficient ninja skills to shoot this and duck the blood, which worked a few times. Then, the torso got wise and just dumped on me, twice. Mmmm, cold bloody water! Haha. I was a little shocked because of the chill, but kept on shooting.

GWAR tells a story. They present this live stage act that honestly had me missing the Ninja Turtles LIVE stage show I saw when I was 6. I was waiting for Shredder to make an appearance. Despite the gore, including yes, you heard it here, a satirical dismembering of Snooki(part of that “Jersey Shore” novelty act), they know how to throw an invasion. The crowd could not be more elated to take it in the face(yeah I said it) from GWAR. A large dinosaur-ish creature dubbed the Jagermonsta was cut limb from limb as well.  We had the delight of a necrotic Nazi coming out and throwing a bucket of radio-active guts on us as well.  He pointed right at me, I swear, but the middle of the crowd got his prizes, not me.

I was particularly amazed at the elaborate costuming that these dudes have to wear. Take Balsac The Jaws of Death, for instance. He stands in goat legs, complete with hooves that have to be at least 6-10 inches alone. He walks all over the stage, sings and plays guitar at the same time. Even if you don’t like the content of the music, the talent is definitely there.  Beefcake The Mighty, the giant trojan fellow, didn’t move around as much but was clutch on the bass. I couldn’t really see much of drummer Jizmak Da Gusha, but he drove the songs as the drummer has to. In case you didn’t know, GWAR has been nominated for two Grammys, but has lost. *The More You Know*.

This was my first GWAR experience. I enjoyed it. I thought that they were amusing, engaging, frightening and funny at times. Oderus did mention that the prompter wasn’t quite working and only had one hiccup waiting for it. That was the only moment that I realized they were “normals” under there. Other than that, the dismembering, blood-thirsty aliens commanded the attention of all. I had a great time ducking blood from the Blood Cannon, headless torso, Snooki’s guts, and just the general horror that ensued that night. They covered their normal setlist for this tour. Please enjoy the photos below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GWAR Announces Spring Leg of the Return of the World Maggot Tour

GWAR Announces Spring Leg of the Return of the World Maggot Tour

GWAR is about to awaken from their winter hibernation and return to the road for a spring leg of their Return of the World Maggot Tour. The trek will kick off with a special tribute for fallen guitarist Cory Smoot (AKA Flattus Maximus) at the National Theatre in Richmond, VA on March 16th. All proceeds from the Smoot Family Fund. From there, the tour will hit such exotic locations as Toledo Ohio, Lincoln Nebraska and Magna Utah before wrapping up April 11th in Ft. Collins Colorado. Municipal Waste, Ghoul and Legacy of Disorder will join GWAR on various points of the tour.

Personal slave to Oderus and Slave Pit spokesman Dave Brockie had this to say about the upcoming tour…

“All the years of doing GWAR could never have prepared us for what we have been through, and I want to thank the metal community and the extended GWAR family for all of your support. Finishing that last tour was the hardest thing we have ever had to do, and we still have about half of the country left to hit. We will continue as a four-piece, with the special tribute to Flattus at the end of the show, in order to give our fans a chance to say goodbye to our fallen Scumdog brother in true GWAR fashion-covered in blood and rocking the fuck out! After this tour is over we can start looking to the future and begin to put this tragedy behind us. But for now we are still in “Hail Flattus” mode!”

GWAR Spring 2012 Tour Dates 

3/16: Richmond, VA @ The National

3/17: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls

3/18: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

3/20: Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theater

3/21: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

3/22: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater

3/23: Toledo, OH @ The Omni

3/24: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards and Backroom

3/25: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

3/26: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater

3/27: Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court

3/28: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

3/30: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater

3/31: Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater

4/1: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club

4/2: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater

4/3: San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues

4/4: Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater

4/5: Chico, CA @ Senator Theater

4/6: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

4/7: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

4/9: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café

4/10: Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air

4/11: Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater

 

W/ Kylesa, Ghoul and Legacy of Disorder

4/13: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

4/14: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock

4/16: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

4/17: Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater

4/18: Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live

4/19: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

4/20: N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues SC

4/21: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar

4/22: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

4/23: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

4/25: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

4/27: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s Pub

4/28: Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

 

 

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