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Heavy metal space mutants GWAR have announced their new guitarist Pustulus Maximus!

Lead singer Dave Brockie had this to say about the addition:
“Everyone knows we lost Cory last year and it’s been a rough time,” begins Brockie. “But we have been forging onwards, we’ve been writing new songs, and we’re in the middle of writing a really awesome new album. And part of the whole process was finding a new guitar player and I’m really happy [to say that] Brent Purgason, who plays in Antietam 1862 and Cannabis Corpse now plays in this little band called GWAR. He was a really good friend of Cory’s and he’s just a perfect fit. He actually got the job about a month ago and he’s been in the Slave Pit five days a week. We’ve been working really hard on the new album. . . His [character] name is ‘Pustulus Maximus.’”

You can catch Pustulus and the rest of the band on tour with Devildriver and Cancer Bats! Dates are below:

Oct. 25 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct. 26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 27 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 31 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Nov. 01 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Nov. 02 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Nov. 03 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Nov. 04 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
Nov. 05 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Nov. 06 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Nov. 08 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Nov. 09 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Nov. 10 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
Nov. 11 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Nov. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater
Nov. 14 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre
Nov. 15 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Nov. 16 – Saskatoon, SK – Odeon Events Centre
Nov. 17 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Center
Nov. 18 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov. 20 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Nov. 21 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Nov. 23 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
Nov. 24 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Nov. 26 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater

GWAR official merch store!


Devildriver will be the main support on GWAR’s
headlining tour this fall!
Cancer Bats and Legacy Of Disorder will be the opening acts so be sure to cruise out and get eaten BY THE GWAR MAGGOT!

DEVILDRIVER full dates:

Headline Dates
10/7: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club
10/9: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/10: Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock
10/11: Cleveland Flats, OH @ Peabody’s Down Under

With GWAR, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder
10/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10/15: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/18: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/19: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/20: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

Headline Date
10/21: Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

With GWAR, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder
10/22: Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/26: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/27: Houston, TX @ House of Blues

Headline Dates
10/28: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/30: Farmington, NM @ Top Deck

With GWAR, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder
10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/4: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/6: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/8: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/9: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/11: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/12: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
11/14: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
11/15: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/16: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
11/17: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Center
11/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/23: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/24: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/26: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater

GWAR official merch store.

Devildriver official merchstore.

Cancer Bats official merch store.


This years Heavy MTL Fest has a stacked lineup! IndieMerch bands Between The Buried And Me, The Faceless, Goatwhore, Job For A Cowboy, and Cancer Bats will be joining such artists as Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, and Lamb Of God at the two day event. The festival takes place on August 11th and 12th in Montreal and further information can be found HERE.


Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Be sure to check out all the amazing pre-orders we have going on right now, including releases from Cattle Decapitation, Cancer Bats, and more!

Cattle Decapitation official merch.

Disfiguring The Goddess official merch.

Trioscapes official merch.

Iron Solomon official merch.

Cancer Bats official merch.


Our good friends over at Metal Blade Records have just launched the pre-orders for three upcoming releases! Cancer Bat’s are armed to the teeth with their latest album “Dead Set On Living” which will ship around 4/19. Allegaeon will drop their highly anticipated new cd “Formshifter” in May, with orders going out 5/3. Exhumer is releasing their first album in 24 years titled “Fire and Damnation,” with pre-orders shipping around 4/5.

Follow the link to shop for these releases and more at the Metal Blade Pre-orders page.


2012 is on the horizon and IndieMerch has the insight on the jams that will be invading your stereos next year! Check below for some of the best releases from some of your favorite bands, and this is just the beginning as there will be plenty more announced in the next few months. Beyond stacked lineup. Get ready:

The Devils Blood: “The Thousandfold Epicentre” out January 17th, 2012 on Metal Blade. PREORDER HERE.
Aborted: “Global Flatline” out January 2012 on Century Media. PREORDER HERE.
Hit The Lights: “Invicta” out January 31st, 2012 on Razor and Tie. PREORDER HERE
Corrosion Of Conformity “S/T” out February 2012 on Candlelight records. PREORDER HERE.
Napalm Death “Utilitarian” – February 28th on Century Media.
Cancer Bats: “Dead Set On Living” out April 2012 on Distort.
Job For A Cowboy: Currently untitled, album dropping early 2012 on Metal Blade.
Gojira: Currently untitled, album out Spring 2012 on Roadrunner Records.
Goatwhore: Currently untitled, album out 2012 on Metal Blade.
Cannibal Corpse: Currently untitled, out early 2012 on Metal Blade.
3 Inches Of Blood: Currently untitled, out 2012 on Century Media.
Clutch: unknown release date. Sometime in 2012.
The Red Chord: unknown release date. Sometime in 2012.

Be on the lookout for more pre-orders from the aforementioned bands right here at IndieMerchstore.


Canadians finest Cancer Bats have unleashed their teaser for the highly anticipated album titled “Dead Set On Living.” This is the follow up to their 2010 effort “Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones.” If the rest of the album sounds like this teaser then we are all in for a treat of the heavy variety. The effort will be released April 2012 so keep your eyes peeled for more updates!

Cancer Bats official merchandise.


Cancer Bats have titled their highly anticipated album “Dead Set On Living.” Look for the new jams to drop early next year. The band recently conducted an interview discussing the band and their inspiration for “Living.” It’s a great read so check it out!

Cancer Bats interview.

Hail Destroyer video:

Cancer Bats official merch store.


A plethora of exciting news from the 3 Inches Of Blood camp!

On the recording front, the band just finished tracking three songs for an upcoming 7″ titled “Anthems For The Victorious.” The effort comes out May 12th on Century Media and will be pressed on limited edition orange vinyl. Track listing:

Side A: “Lords Of Change”
Side B: “Strength Of The Grave”

This leaves an additional track that could be used on a future release. A studio update featuring a great “Dumb and Dumber” reference can be found below:

In touring news, 3 Inches Of Blood starts a Canadian tour today featuring fellow IndieMerch band Cancer Bats!

Dates are as follows:
05/02 – Banff, AB @ Devils Gap
05/03 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
05/04 – Brandon, MB @ North Hill Inn
05/06 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
05/07 – Timmins, ON @ The Victory Tavern
05/09 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
05/10 – Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan
05/11 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Hunter’s Ale House
05/12 – Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan
05/13 – Halifax, NS @ The Paragon Theatre
05/14 – Halifax, NS @ The Pavilion
05/15 – Fredericton, NB @ Nicky Zee’s Nightclub
05/16 – Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Le Dartagnan
05/17 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
05/18 – Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh Comedy Club
05/19 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theatre
05/20 – London, ON @ Rumrunners
05/21 – Sudbury, ON @ Jubilee Hall
05/24 – Regina, SK @ The Distrikt
05/25 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
05/26 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway bar – SAIT Campus
05/27 – Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks
05/28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre
05/29 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub

3 Inches Of Blood have also been nominated for a 2011 Indie award for “Metal Artist/Group Of The Year”. The 11th Annual Independent Music Awards – “The Indies” – is Canadian Music Week’s closing party, taking place on Saturday March 12, 2011 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Congrats!

Last but certainly not least, the band has some righteous new designs up on their merch store. The howling wolf is fantastic and should be a staple in any metal heads shirt collection.
3 Inches Of Blood official merch store.




(Photo by Steve Gerrard)

Toronto, Ontario’s Cancer Bats and LiveStream.com are thrilled to be streaming tonight’s performance at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA in its entirety, live! You can watch Cancer Bats perform live and in color at www.livestream.com/theknitspokane tonight at 9pm PST (times are subject to change as this is a live event). Fans will be able to view the performance at the link above for up to one year from today.

Cancer Bats are currently ripping up the U.S. and Canada with Devildriverl and Baptized In Blood. See below for all current tour dates!

CANADIAN/U.S. DATES W/ DEVILDRIVER, BAPTIZED IN BLOOD
1/24 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
1/25 Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
1/26 Prince George, BC @ The Generator
1/27 Calgary, AB @ Republik
1/28 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
1/29 Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub
1/30 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
1/31 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
2/02 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
2/03 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
2/04 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
2/05 Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock
2/06 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
2/08 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
2/09 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
2/10 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre

Pick up gear from the official Cancer Bats merch store


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