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After a brief arctic slumber your Lords and Masters GWAR will be returning to the road this Spring on the second leg of their “Return of the World Maggot Tour”. The tour kicks off with a special tribute show for fallen band mate and friend Cory Smoot, AKA Flattus Maximus, in Richmond, VA, at The National Theater on Friday March 16th. All proceeds from the Richmond show will benefit the “Smoot Family Fund” which has been established to help support Cory’s widow and their unborn child. Support on this run will come from fellow Richmond metallers Municipal Waste and California’s Ghoul. Legacy of Disorder will join the tour on March 20th in Boston and the tour will run through April 11th in Fort Collins, CO.

Tickets for fan club members go on sale tomorrow January 25th and tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday January 27th and Saturday January 28th .

Personal slave to Oderus and Slave Pit spokesman Dave Brockie had this to say…

“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!”

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

GWAR official merchandise.

GWAR have made their cover of Dayglo Abortions’ “Isn’t This Disgusting” available on iTunes. It is the last song they recorded with guitarist Cory Smoot before his untimely passing. Singer Oderus had this to say about it:

“The Dayglo’s have always been one of my favorite bands ever since we played a show with them 25 years ago. So when we heard about this project we were completely stoked, not just with the idea, but the song selected for us. It pretty much sums up my whole attitude. But I had no idea it would the last time I worked with Cory Smoot in the studio. This track has Cory‘s last studio leads, and as usual they fucking rip. Cory may have left us but his music will live forever. CRANK IT!”

Click here to purchase “Isn’t This Disgusting.”

All proceeds from the single will go directly to the Snoot Family Fund to help his wife and child. Righteous jams going to a righteous cause? It’s a no brainer.

GWAR official merch store.

GWAR and Metal Blade Records have started a donation page to help the family of their fallen hero Cory Smoot Aka Flattus Maximus. It’s a trying time for the band and family so anything you can do to help out would be greatly appreciated.

Click here to donate.

Intergalactic Mutant Overlords GWAR, will contain their media onslaught today with two high profile appearances. Your lords and masters are making their triumphant return to “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”. (10/27 NBC 12:30 AM EST)

Oderus will also be making a special appearance today at 5 PM EST on Sirius-XM’s Liquid Metal. The warty front man will be playing some of his favorite GWAR tracks, talking about the current tour with Every Time I Die and Ghoul, and talk about the possible concept for the next GWAR album.

Lead throat thing Oderus Urungus spoke about GWAR’s continuing media domination:

“We are doing so much stuff that they are talking about chopping off my head and growing a new me out of the stump.”

The dude is a walking sound byte, I love it. Be sure to cruise out to one of their shows with Every Time I Die and Ghoul. Flyer/Dates below.

10/18 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
10/19 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
10/20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/21 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/22 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/23 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/25 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/26 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
10/28 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/29 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
10/30 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
10/31 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/01 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
11/02 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/04 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre
11/05 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/07 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11/08 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/09 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
11/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/12 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/13 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
11/14 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
11/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/16 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
11/18 Austin, TX @ East Side Drive In
11/19 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/21 New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
11/22 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/23 Tampa, FL @ Green Iguana Stadium
11/25 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
11/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/27 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

Legendary shock rockers GWAR have announced the details to the follow up of their highly successful GWAR-BQ. This years event will take place on September 17th at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond Virginia.

Tickets will go on sale soon over at GWAR.NET soon where they will be $20 pre sale. The show will $25 at the door as well as other different ticket options for VIP, students, etc.

Bands this year will be GWAR, Kepone, Mensrea, D.B.X., and White Cross. Except tons of fun activities such as the bloody t shirt contest, karaoke competition, and a kissing booth with Oderus himself (Yuck!).

Check out the video for more details:

For more info and updates, please visit www.gwarbq.com.

This dude will be there too!

Snag some gear at the GWAR official merch store.

Heavy metal shock-rockers GWAR will be heading to Europe for a slew of dates starting next month, including festivals such as Download and Sonisphere.

06/09 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/12 England, UK – Download Festival
06/13 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC Glasgow (feat. Clutch)
06/14 Cardiff, Wales – Millenium Music Hall (feat. Clutch)
06/16 Hengelo, NL – Metropool
06/17 Leubeck, GER – Triesband
06/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/19 Berlin, GER – SO 36
06/21 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
06/22 Essen, GER – Zeche
06/23 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
06/24 Basel, SWI – Sonisphere
06/25 Osnabrueck, GER – Ballroom Osnabrueck
06/26 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting

Mom won’t let you backpack across Europe to follow your favorite band, only to get lost in Brussels armed only with a worn out toothbrush and currency for a country that no longer exists? We have you covered. Shop some gear at the official GWAR merch store.

GWAR’s recent destruction of the puny earth show known as “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” is now available for human viewing. Check out the mayhem below, cretin!

GWAR official merch store.

The day many thought would never come is finally upon us. Your lords and masters the one and only GWAR will be performing live…(well, taped they may have to censor some stuff out before the masses can view what the band has in store for them) tonight on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. GWAR has made numerous TV appearances throughout their twenty five plus year history, but this is the first time the band will be appearing on national late night television. First FOX news, now NBC, what next…?

When asked what he thought about performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, bellicose bass player Beefcake the Mighty grunted the following:

“As disappointed as we are that we must reschedule our attack on St. Louis, we are simply tickled shitless that we have been invited to perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! One can only assume that our shared insatiable lust for sex and drugs and rock & roll prompted the impish Saturday Night Live alumnus to request we attend his court! Regardless of the reason, we embrace this opportunity to enlist the millions of Late Night viewers into GWAR’s legions of blood-loyal slaves! How fortunate for you all!”

Guitar player Balsac the Jaws of Death also chimed in:
“I feel like Hester Prynne on prom night! I am absolutely giddy to be performing for the crowned queen of late night, her highness, Jimmy Fallon”

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon airs at 12:35 am so adjust your TIVO accordingly unless you are a night owl. If so, then “hoo, hoo hoo hoo, hoo hoo hoo, hoo, hoo.” Thats owl code for “GWAR is going to rip your face off!”

IndieMerch’s very own Shannon S. had the distinctly grotesque pleasure to catch GWAR live! The show took place on October 14th in Cleveland. Check out his review and pics below. Great job Shannon!

“I waited with bated breath, as the lights dimmed and fog machines sputtered on, for GWAR to make an entrance. The crowd behind me, a sweaty, writhing mob, were almost all wearing clean white shirts – scattered here and there were people wearing shirts that were once white, but were stained red, green, and brown – the mark of a seasoned GWAR fan. Those select few had seen horrors that would make most men weep. The security guards were discussing rumors of what would happen during the set – “how much fog will there be?”, “I heard it gets a little messy.” ,”you better put your cellphone somewhere.”

They had no idea.

Then, two horribly disfigured…things shambled towards the front of the stage. They may have been men once, but now they were nothing more than walking dead. The crowd roared. Oderus Urungus took the stage and with one mighty swing of his wicked blade, he lopped the heads off the shambling corpses – blood spewing in gouts onto the crowd. One security guard happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and stood directly infront of one of the corpses bloody, spraying orifice – he was instantly soaked. It was hilarious. The lights kicked on and the band started into a violent tirade of noise that was more battlecry than song. One of the photographers on tour with GWAR warned me which songs would be “clean” and which songs would be “messy,” but I could not have cared less. In addition to photographing the show, I was there to see GWAR – and that meant getting messy.

Throughout the set they brought out several guests – a dead baby, several of GWAR’s enemies, Lady Gaga, a dead dog, and Sarah Palin, all of which met a grisly fate, covered in blood and other body fluids, at the hands of GWAR. All of these victims showered the audience, and myself, with massive sprays of blood as GWAR hacked away at limbs and internal organs. It ruled.”

Be sure to check out their tour dates HERE to catch the mayhem live.

Can’t make it to a show? We have you covered. Visit the official GWAR merch store to pick up some sweet threads from everyones interplanetary space mutants.

The always righteous Bloody Disgusting has the premiere of the GWAR song “Zombies, March!” off their upcoming album “Bloody Pit of Horror.” The song rips and if its any indication of the rest of the album, we are in for a treat.

Click here to jam the new song.

Head throat thing Oderus Urungus muttered the following:
“Now it begins, the campaign of cosmic suffering that begins the second half of our super-cool 25th Anniversary of eternal hatred! There is no relenting in our assault, as soon as we got done touring “Lust in Space” we went straight into the studio and recorded our latest batch of metallic musings–where ever we go there are great deeds, and songs must be written to honor the slain…so we write a lot of material!”

“Bloody Pit of Horror” hits the shelves on November 9th via Metal Blade.

Catch GWAR on the “Bloody Tour Of Horror”, with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp:

10/2 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
10/5 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
10/7 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/8 – Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/9 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
10/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/11 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
10/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
10/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock N Shock Festival*
10/17 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Telus
10/19 – Moncton, NB @ Club Oxygen
10/20 – Halifax, NS @ The New Palace
10/22 – Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Imperial
10/23 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/24 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/27 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/28 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
10/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
10/30 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
10/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/2 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/3 – Little Rock, AR @ The Village
11/4 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/5 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/6 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park*
11/8 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11/9 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
11/10 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
11/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/13 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
11/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
11/15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/17 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
11/18 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
11/19 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
11/20 – Bend, OR @ Midtown Music Hall
11/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/22 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House Concert Hall
11/24 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
11/26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/27 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/1 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
12/2 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/3 – Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
12/4 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
12/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

It’s getting cold, time to show your support with some bloody awesome gear!
GWAR official merch store.

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