Human Scum! It is now that time of year and your Lords and Masters GWARwill soon awaken from their Antarctic slumber to devastate North America once again. The “Gore, Core, Metal and More” tour will be co-headlined by GWAR, and the mighty Hatebreed! This rolling heavy metal nightmare kicks off October 7th, following an appearance from GWAR at the Rock Allegiance Festival in Camden, NJ on October 6th. A complete list of all dates can be found below.
Before the tour begins, GWAR is pleased as a bowl of bloody punch to share with you the new video for their epic song “Viking Death Machine,” taken from their latest opus, 2017’s The Blood of Gods, a masterpiece of obscenity chronicling the rise of humanity against their makers, and the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that is uptight and wrong with the world. The video was created by Makinita Silva, an Ecuadorian masked Luchador who is also an independent 2-D animator.
Watch the video below.
Of the video, Blothar has the following to say: “Humans, are you ready to ride the ‘Viking Death Machine’? Our latest video is a faithful animated schlockumentary depicting my harrowing, blood-drenched defeat of the Load Warriors and the other denizens of Saturday morning raceway hijinks, including all of my fellow bandmates in GWAR. I am delighted to take my rightful place as the King of Cartoon Violence, and champion of the first annual Suck-It-Up-Butter Cup! Watch the video now! It’ll make you shit.”
GWAR tour dates
Oct. 6: Camden, NJ @ Rock Allegiance*
Oct. 7: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Oct. 9: Lawrence, KS @ Granda Theater
Oct. 10: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Oct. 11: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Oct. 12: Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House
Oct. 13: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival*
Oct. 15: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
Oct. 16: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Oct. 18: Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
Oct. 19: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Oct. 20: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Oct. 22: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Oct. 23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Oct. 24: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 25: Sauget, IL @ Pops
Oct. 26: Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
Oct. 27: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
Oct. 28: Peoria, IL @ Monarch Music Hall
GWAR headline tour dates
Oct. 29: Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
Oct. 30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Oct. 31: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Nov. 2: North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Nov. 3: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Nov. 4: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
Nov. 6: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Nov. 7: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Nov. 8: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov. 9: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Nov. 10: Richmond, VA @ The National#
#=w/ Municipal Waste, High on Fire, Toxic Holocaust
In the video below, Pustulus Maximus of Gwar, discusses killing the Warped Tour, killing humans, eating pussy and more with Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV @ Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California.
In further news, Gwar, are returning to conquer and destroy Australia in APRIL 2018!
“The Blood of Gods Tour” continues on into Australia, as your masters and supreme overlords take their one of a kind carnival of blood-drenched death and destruction Down Under. The last time GWAR visited Australia in 2014, they upset the Australian public with the controversial and media-hyped beheading of an effigy of then-Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. The body count will be even higher when GWAR returns to Australia in April of 2018 for more heavy metal carnage. Mark your calendars or leave the country.
Blothar the Berskerer had this to say about the upcoming bloodbath: “People of Australia, koala bears, kangaroos, crocodiles, wallabies…lend me your ears…and your skulls, and all of your internal organs…GWAR is coming to turn the Land of Dreams into your worst nightmare. Fire up the barby, we are going to eat Australia!
As for the Adelaide scum and your worthless existence, the so-called “Rock Capital of Australia”… is that crack rock? We shall turn the Great Australian Bight into our Great Australian BITE as our parting gift to Australia.”
GWAR are riding the wave of worldwide dominance with their new record The Blood of Gods, released by Metal Blade Records in October 2017. The new record, and the spectacular tour to support it, have been praised by fans and media alike as triumphs of unimaginable genius.
Scumdogs of the universe and lords of chaos Gwar, attacked the stage at a sold Ace of Spades with an unbridled fury. Bringing the The Blood of Gods Tour, to a standing or squirming room only crowd, in downtown Sacramento, we were all in for a treat as they pummeled us with “War On Gwar”, the first track off the new record and closing the night out with their cover of the AC/DC classic “If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It”
October 20th here in Richmond, hundreds of Bohabs flocked to The National for Gwars start of their ‘Blood of the Gods” tour. This is the same day as the release of their album, of the same name fans, were anxiously clamoring for. For those of you who have never been to a Gwar show, or are patiently awaiting their ticket date in their city, I’m here to paint you a very bloody picture.
US Bastards start off the show. The lead singer is Gwar slave Brent Purgason. They were high energy thrash punk and had a way of keeping the pit going. I was a part of that pit and it did go crazy. They are a definite must see and are on the rise here in Richmond. California friends please check them out.
Doyle came on the stage right after. The band is named after the guitarist that was formerly a member of the Misfits. This was my first time seeing them play onstage. I was shocked to see, Doyle himself was not the lead singer, but nonetheless they had a great set. Many were disappointed, that there were too many slow songs and no Misfit covers, but I had a fun time listening and watching them play.
Now Ghoul truly entertained me. I was sucked into their story line, which now is kinda blurry to me, since I had a few pre-show beers and a few hits of a weed oil vape. In spite of that, Ghouls characters were amazing, and their deaths were even better. There is no wonder why they were invited, to play before Gwar. I suggest you catch a Ghoul show whenever you can.
Now for what all you bohabs are waiting for. Gwar’s set started off with a video playing on two screens on stage, talking about how America has finally found a way to best Gwar. Two soldiers come on stage, looking to ensure that they have finally killed Gwar, and of course they did not. They were quickly beheaded. I won’t give too much away, but they are introduced to a new boss from Glomco, and had to fight a series of villains. I must say many of the songs, I did not like as much in my last review, were much better with the visuals onstage. Blowthar (Michael Bishop) did great, and though my heart yearns for Oderus (Dave Brockie), and his deep and sexy voice, I can appreciate Blowthar. The song that hit me the most is Phantom Limb, a song dedicated to Oderus. It was a great night. You are in for a bloody treat.
All in all Gwar did a great show. Mike Derk’s Balsac the Jaws of Death is fighting a serious bone marrow disease and doing what he loves the most to get through it. Please show your support and register to donate bone marrow and donate money for medical help at this site. Show your support. He’s been playing for the fans forever and I wish him the fastest recovery and better health. Nikki Knight
Set List: War on GWAR, Hail, Genocide!, I’ll Be Your Monster, Death to Dickie Duncan, Saddam a Go-Go, Womb With A View, Crushed by the Cross, Viking Death Machine, Bring Back the Bomb, El Presidente, Swarm, Meat Sandwich, The Sordid Soliloquy of Sawborg Destructo, Mr. Perfect, The Morality Squad, Fuck This Place, Phantom Limb, If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
Catch Gwar on the remaning dates coming soon to you’re town!
10/26: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
10/27: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10/28: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
10/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/31: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/1: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/2: Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom* (Stonecutters Open)
11/3: St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
11/4: Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock
11/5: Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11/7: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/8: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid
11/9: Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Events Center
11/10: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/11: Calgary, AB @ The Palaces
11/13: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
11/14: Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/15: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/17: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/18: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
11/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/21: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater
11/23: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
11/24: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/25: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/26: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
11/28: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
11/29: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Gwar been slaying and spewing on millions ever since their first show at P.B. Kelly’s in 1985 and throughout their career the unforgettable and irreplaceable Dave Brockie had many different influences and always experimented with their sound. Three years after his tragic passing his ocean of bohabs (gwar fans) have mourned and been looking to the rest of the band to help them carry on. Now after two Gwarbq’s and new looks at Warped Tour they are now soon to be releasing a new album. Blood Of The Gods.
There are many songs on this album like “Fuck This Place” and “EL Presidente” that seem to be follow ups to Lust in Space and Sadam A GO GO. This brings upon some nostalgia of the past. “Phantom Limb” is a song dedicated to Oderus/Dave Brockie and you cant help but think of what Oderus might’ve said back. I can see memories flow in the forefront of my mind about Dave/Oderus . There are many good songs on this album but some like ” I’ll Be Your Monster” and “Death to Dickie Duncan” fall a bit flat to me and doesn’t give me the feeling Gwar usually does. Honestly I can say that the album is ok and I do like a few of the songs although I still feel like there is something missing.
Not to sound like a whiney bohab but it honestly is missing the feel Oderus used to give the songs when he performed them. Blothar has amazing vocals and there is nothing wrong with his job at all I just feel like this is something that is difficult to assimilate to. Oderus had a more raw and aggressive sound that showed his range from low guttural growls to clean smooth notes sustained and held lengthy strides that bounce back and forth to our amazement and Blothar has a very clean high pitched voice and has a great growl like a roar Its very different in delivery of the sound and is still something I’m sure many bohab’s will enjoy.
1. “War on Gwar” 7:21
2. “Viking Death Machine” 4:15
3. “El Presidente” 4:21
4. “I’ll Be Your Monster” 3:09
5. “Auroch” 4:05
6. “Swarm” 4:33
7. “The Sordid Soliloquy of Sawborg Destructo” 4:07
8. “Death to Dickie Duncan” 3:39
9. “Crushed By the Cross” 3:57
10. “Fuck This Place” 5:08
11. “Phantom Limb” 6:10
12. “If You Want Blood (You Got It)” (AC/DC cover)
Released October 20, 2017
Label Metal Blade Records
Producer Ronan Chris Murphy
Author: Nikki Knight