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GWAR B-Q Postponed Until 2018 – New Album In Progress – Heavy Touring in 2017 – First Dates Announced 

gwartourAttention Human Scum!! Your Lords and Masters GWAR have been quiet lately, but do not fret, things are about to pick the fuck up!  We have good news and bad news…what do you want first? Bad news? We thought so…

It is with both great sorrow, and a twinge of self-satisfied glee (because we love to make you suffer), that we announce the following:  The GWAR B-Q has been postponed this year.  Yes we know that sucks, but we will make it up with the biggest and baddest GWAR B-Q yet when it returns in 2018.

Why is the GWAR B-Q postponed?  Well, this is the good news! The band is working on a new album and a whole new show that will blow your minds faster and harder than a meth addicted hooker blows a paycheck. Also, GWAR are about to take on the craziest year of touring in the band’s recent history, and will be destroying North America literally all year!  We are still lining up dates for the year long killing spree, but don’t worry Bohabs, GWAR will be coming to visit all of your little shithole towns, and together, we will Make America Bleed Again!  And as a little treat for all you Bohabs, GWAR can confirm their first tour dates set for April.  The Scumdogs will hit Reading, PA, Columbus, OH and will headline the Berserker Metal Fest in Detroit, MI.  Tickets for all of these shows go on sale this Friday February 10th.

Details about the new album remain sketchy, partly because the band wants to proceed with great secrecy, and partly because they have been very busy playing Pokémon GO. Suffice to say that they are working an album that will change the world as we know it, altering the consciousness of all living things. More details about the recording will be made available “when we fucking want to tell you”, says guitarist Pustulus Maximus. We wait with (mastur) bated breath!!

The 7th Annual GWAR B-Q Breaks All Records…And Bones! 

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Last weekend, Bohabs and music fans alike descended on beautiful Richmond, Virginia to attend the 7th Annual GWAR B-Q at Hadad’s Lake.  Once again, the legendary GWAR found themselves lounging atop the bodies of the thousands of GWAR B-Q attendees, swilling massive amounts of GWAR Beer, mainlining “Arctic Snow” Vodka, and stinking up the joint by chain-smoking the band’s own premium limited edition CiGWARs.

The 2016 GWAR B-Q broke all previous records for, death count, casualties and utter devastation. Every band that performed kicked so much ass that GWAR spared their lives, although the “members” of several groups were severely beaten and humiliated in a series of no holds barred wrestling matches. The 2016 lineup goes toe-to-toe with any other festival performance anywhere, on any day: GWAR, LAMB OF GOD, AGAINST ME!, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, AUGUST BURNS RED, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, EYEHATEGOD, LAGWAGON, MURPHY’S LAW, BRAIN TENTACLES, MOBILE DEATHCAMP, OCCULTIST, SAWYER FAMILY, and THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.

The sights were spectacular! There was the real life ROCK STAR moment when DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN made a fan’s dream come true… Cool Romanian vampire types gleefully lost their composure upon meeting LAMB OF GOD’S RANDY BLYTHE and WILLIE ADLER (seriously, it was like watching someone meet The freakin’ Beatles) and, with a dangling cig in his mouth, PHIL ANSELMO even performed a Bohab wedding! WHAT? Oh, and there were blood soaked Heavy Metal Jesus sightings everywhere too. It was like we were blessed and couldn’t lose!

But of course, the main event of this and every GWAR B-Q was the jaw-dropping, eyeball-popping exhibition by the annihilators of the human race, our Lords and Masters, the Scumdogs of the Universe, GWAR! Those in attendance witnessed a blistering set that featured the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fighting to the death for control of the American government, as well as GWAR defending their belts for the “Intergalactic Wrestling Championship.”

You never know what’s going to happen at GWAR B-Q but everyone seems to agree, this festival is unfolding as a MUST EXPERIENCE EVENT!

Another successful GWAR B-Q is now in the books and the human slaves that organize it are incredibly grateful and already gearing up for next year’s event, which is slated to be even bigger and better display of carnage, mayhem, and GOOD TIMES than this year!

Take a look at the FULL PHOTO GALLERY HEREhttp://gwarbq.com/gallery/gwarbq-2016-photos

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GWAR-B-Q Special On Sirius XM Liquid Metal ch.40 

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Starting this Monday 8/29, through Friday 9/2, tune in to hear EXCLUSIVE coverage from this year’s 7th annual GWAR-B-Q in Richmond Virginia on Sirius XM Liquid Metal ch.40!! Every day from 8am-Midnight Eastern, at the top of every hour, Sirius XM Liquid Metal host, Shawn “The Butcher” brings you the blood soaked sights, sounds, and smells of this year’s GWAR-B-Q.

Beginning on day 1, at the National in Richmond Virginia for the B4BQ, aka The Summer Slaughter Tour, Shawn catches up with Revocation, Carnifex and MORE!! You’ll hear about stories from the road, upcoming projects, future tours and anything else the guys feel like talking about!!

The second day’s festivities take place at the lovely “Hadad’s Lake” in Richmond Virginia, for the show everyone came to see, the 7th annual GWAR-B-Q. Complete w/ costume contests, spew olympics, and some of the best metal GWAR can offer!! Featuring bands like Lamb Of God, Dillinger Escape Plan, EyeHateGod, Eat The Turnbuckle and MANY MORE!! All brought you by our lords and masters, the scumdogs in GWAR!! You’ll hear one on one interviews w/ the bands, telling their favorite GWAR stories, their enthusiasm for taking place in the 7th annual GWAR-B-Q, what they have going on after the festival and MORE!!

Tune in on Sirius XM Liquid Metal ch. 40!

GWAR Beard Oil from Doctor Nick’s Amazing Man Stuff! 

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As an actual doctor of time and space, Doctor Nick was the only logical choice for GWAR when it came to selecting premium male grooming products. This was, of course, largely due to the fact that he is the only known curator of such products who also possesses the ability and desire to transcend space and time through the past few millennia.

Doctor Nick’s Beard Oils and other grooming products are simply a dream for any carbon based life form who’s concerned with the appearance of its hair covered meat bag and these special oils are no exception. Straight from the bowels of Antarctica, through a 9-mile time chasm and right onto your face that only a mother can barely love. Ever of them is crafted from only the finest organic bullshit that’s 100% guaranteed to not contain anything the media says is bad for your and chock full of everything they say is. So pink’s up! You look good, and everyone should fuckin’ know it.

Take your pick from:

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Intergalactic Aphrodisiac Blend – Earth’s women don’t stand a chance against this unstoppable force made from lavender, neroli, sandalwood and patchouli essential oils. You’ll need special habitats for all the feral women following you around trying break off a piece of that sweet sweet face forest.

Nitro Burning Funny Beard
As ridiculously delicious as the name is…well.. Ridiculous. Enough citrus in this one to cover up the stench coming out of that hair covered bong hole on your adorable little face. Made with lime, grapefruit, sweet orange, lemon, neroli, black pepper and pine needle essential oils.

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Grab some granola and lube up that crumb dumpster with this surprisingly fresh smelling beard oil crafted from the finest organic bullshit like lemon grass, basil and patchouli. It’s not soap, so hippies can use it too.

Blothar’s Berserker Sauce
The only beard oil to transcend time, keeping even the most brutal warriors beard soft and cuddly throughout a millennia. When you’ve seen genocide so many times, you just want something nice god dammit! Like beard oil that smells of Siberian fir, Black Pepper and roses.

Available at the 2016 GWAR B-Q Merchandise Tent!

 

The Vices of GWAR B-Q 

They say that love has many virtues. Virtues are for the weak and pitiful. We need VICES! Your Lords and Masters of GWAR are sustained on a steady diet of human souls and the flesh of politicians. We enjoy the occasional virgin as an amuse bouche. An aperitif. A palate cleanser. But we realize that pitiful mortals require sturdier stuff to keep up the head-banging pace of an action-packed GWAR B-Q, and this year is no damned different. Calories, pitiful humans. Calories.

IMG_0441 copyFor starters, Balsac the Jaws of Death is whipping up his Famous Pork Shoulder. Sure. It’s pork. Tastes like pork. Looks like pork. Could be pork. Could be Nigerian email scammers, but probably pork. Balsac perfected this dish at the GWARbar, and it’s become a favorite among Bohabs everywhere. Smoked, braised, grilled to perfection, it’s slathered with equal parts GWAR-B-Q Sauce and the blood of innocent victims. Mostly GWAR-B-Q Sauce. The sauce has jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, L’il Lucy’s Hot Pepper Ale, and some other exotic ingredients, and the tantalizing taste will take your mind away from the humdrum tedium of your existence here on crusty old Earth.

 

 

We’ll also be introducing the world to the greatest elixir ever invented, Arctic Snow GWAR Vodka. You can make vodka out of a bunch of different things, but we went with a potato vodka because you can shoot a potato from an air cannon. It also tastes better. It was made in Richmond, Virginia, home of the GWARbar, by James River Distillery. They’re small, and mainly make craft gins. After we swung some battleaxes and severed some limbs they saw through the mist of blood and viscera, plugged their sucking chest wounds, and made our goddamned Arctic Snow. It’s smooth. It’s delicious. It has the faintest hint of cucumber. Chicks dig it.

Re-read that last thing. Learn it. Love it. Live it.

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To  accompany Arctic Snow, we have some diabolical GWAR potions cooked up for your drinking pleasure. There will be smoothies and punches. Shots and shooters. And liberal doses of Texas Beach Bloody Marys. Texas Beach is an idyllic alee on the banks of the James River in downtown Richmond – a favorite spot for love-struck Bohabs in the thralls of rut.

So one night, we went down there, sacrificed some particularly meaty ones, drained them of blood, and used their femurs as swizzle sticks… It’s actually made by true blue Richmonders, is all natural with no preservatives, is totally vegan (if you’re into that), and rocks a Bloody Mary harder than a panel van on prom night. It’s our go-to at GWARbar.

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Lastly, Cigar City Brewing is coming back to GWAR B-Q with their tribute to OUR Lord and Master with Oderus Ale – a tribute to the heaviest demigod to ever slay the universe, Oderus Urungus.

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Actually, that’s not the last vice we’ll offer you pitiful slimeball Bohabs, but perhaps now you’re hungry.

Phil Anselmo On Filling in For EYEHATEGOD’s Mike IX at GWAR B­-Q 

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We have explosive earth news, Bohabs!

It seems Mike IX Williams, unfortunately, will be unable to join us for GWAR B­-Q on August 20th, as planned, but don’t worry, because the legendary PHILIP H. ANSELMO is making the trek to Richmond to front EYEHATEGOD before the rabid masses! As your Lords and Masters were seasoning Anselmo to serve as tasty shred for the almighty meat grinder, he had this to say, “When our brothers in one of New Orleans’ most influential music outfits needs me, I’m there, 1000%. There is no secret that I adore my brethren in EYEHATEGOD, as I’ve always supported them through thick and thin. This present situation will be no different. In light of Michael D. William’s health issues, which he needs to address more importantly than any other point in his life, and should be respected by anyone with a heart, I will do my best to fill in for him. Those are mighty big shoes to fill, but I shall do my best, once again. I do believe I speak on behalf of the concerned parties when I state that we ALL NEED Mike9 Williams to heal, recover, and get better ASAP. These gigs are NOT about me; it is about keeping the obligations of EHG so, as a band and force, they are able to stay true to their commitments to these two gigs. My admiration of Mike and all his works, especially EHG, knows zero boundaries, hence, me doing these gigs. Here’s to Mike’s recovery, and here’s to supporting these shows on his behalf. Much love to everyone.”

In response, Mike IX was heard throughout the interweb thingy saying, “Phil has my full blessing for these shows and, with all forces willing, I will return to the stage as soon as I am physically able.”

GWAR wishes Mike IX a speedy recovery and look forward to the day they can shove him into the grinder! The Intergalactic Lords had been looking forward to that! Get your tickets to this HISTORIC EVENT at http://gwarbq.com/tickets .

Pusty’s Mailbag: Episode 02 

Find out what’s going on in the world of GWAR in this installment of Pusty’s Mailbag! Pustulus receives a letter addressed to Beefcake, who shows us how to create the perfect sandwich (with extra special sauce)!!

Tales of a Bohab: Shaun on Springer 

1997. Remember that? Honorary Scumdog Bill Clinton was inaugurated for his second term. Scientists cloned a sheep, to pleasure sheep farmers the world over. A hip new show premiered in Japan – Pokémon. Astronauts ventured into space to fix the Hubble Telescope, and thousands of miserable humans saw lights in the skies of Phoenix, Arizona…

Pokémon has turned out to be a complete mind-fuck, that telescope will never find us, and that was GWAR in the skies over Phoenix.

Meanwhile, on the miserable, wind-swept streets of that septic pool called Chicago, an anarchist-inspired gathering of Bohabs met in that great cavern called The Metro for a performance by your Lords and Masters, GWAR.

Among those in attendance was an impressionable neophyte named Shaun. A fresh-faced 14-year old, Shaun had heard the aural ambrosia of GWAR, but had never faced our wrath in a live setting. We were about to change his life.

After blowing his mind and exploding his eardrums, Shaun staggered out into the bitter winds of Clark Street, anxious to share the word of the Lords of the Universe. A strange man on the street thrust a pitiful flyer into his hand.

“Would you like to appear on the Jerry Springer Show to talk about Shock Rock?”

Would he!

There was a number to call, and he dutifully dialed it. The assholes at Springer invited him to a taping, but there was one catch – given his delicate age, he would have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This was a problem, as Shaun’s mother was unaware that he had been indoctrinated by GWAR the evening before.

After three weeks of pleading and no small amount of bribery, Mother of Shaun agreed to drive him to Springer. As it turns out, he was the only one coherent enough at the end of GWAR’s show to actually keep the flyer and call the Springer Show.

Shaun told us, “The Springer people sucked. The promised a Green Room with food, and it was a tray of stale bagels. They tried to rush me and GWAR on and off the stage, and in and out of the Green Room. You can’t rush GWAR. And on stage? God I was nervous. When they called my name to bring me out, I almost threw up, but being seated next to Oderus and the other Lords of GWAR gave me courage. I quickly started my own band, and that experience forever banished stage fright from my character.”

We have that effect on a lot of people.

Shaun is now a bit of an artist, a pale facsimile of his heroes GWAR. He also fronts his own band, Oily Anal Discharge.

Some good things DO come out of Chicago.

Check out OAD on ReverbNation and Facebook. And check out the clip below for a peek at the making of a true Bohab.

GWAR Introduces “Arctic Snow” Vodka and Announces Special Events For GWAR B-Q 2016! 

That’s right Bohabs, the date is drawing closer and closer… The 7th Annual GWAR B-Q is set for Saturday, August 20th in beautiful Richmond, VA at Hadad’s Lake. The band line-ups are set for both the B4BQ and the GWAR B-Q, but in case you need a refresher here’s who you can expect to see this year.

Priming you beasts for the feast at the B4BQ on Friday, August 19th:
CANNIBAL CORPSE, NILE, AFTER THE BURIAL, SUFFOCATION, CARNIFEX, REVOCATION, KRISIUN, SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL, INGESTED and ENTERPRISE EARTH. Get your tickets HERE!

And annihilating stages at the GWAR B-Q on Saturday, August 20th:
GWAR, LAMB OF GOD, AGAINST ME!, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, AUGUST BURNS RED, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, EYEHATEGOD, LAGWAGON, MURPHY’S LAW, BRAIN TENTACLES, MOBILE DEATHCAMP, OCCULTIST, RAMMING SPEED, SAWYER FAMILY, and THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. Get your tickets HERE.

So you know the bands that are playing and now it’s time to let you know about the other amazing events that are set for the GWAR B-Q!

 

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First, your Lords and Masters are thrilled to announce their very own GWAR Vodka.That’s right! GWAR and James River Distillery will unleash Arctic Snow to the masses. Collaborating together with JRD master distiller and GWAR’s master drunks, the band and the distillery have produced a potato vodka that is sure to please Bohabs and civilians alike. Arctic Snow is 80 proof and distilled 4 times for the perfect balance of flavor and smoothness. It gets you drunk too. It will be making its debut at GWAR B-Q on August 20th and will be available at James River Distillery’s store thereafter.

 

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The “GWART” Contest will be held for the very first time! Over the past 32 years, Bohabs have been creating artistic etchings and inscriptions with their puny hands dedicated to GWAR. These creations have not gone unnoticed and please your Lords & Masters greatly.

If you think you have what it takes to impress GWAR, send ONE piece of art via email. There will be TWO WINNERS!!

A panel of experts, or a bum in GWAR’S lair, will select the top ten entries from the submissions. One winner will be picked by whomever gets the most votes online via FB and the other winner will be picked by a select all star panel of art judges, including GWAR’s very own artist, the guys creating the sick fun that you crave. Bohabs DO NOT have to be present to win either prize, and there is a chance that one artist could win BOTH prizes. Email your entry to: hoopleworks@gmail.com by Aug 6th for a chance to win. Only one entry per person and art must be GWAR related. The two prizes include: Relics dug out from the depths of Slave Pit hell. Start stabbing at some paper with pens, pencils, severed limbs or whatever your feeble little minds can dig up.

 

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The Costume Contest returns to the GWAR B-Q as minions of Bohabs adorn themselves with duct tape and tampons to win meaningless prizes and gain acceptance from their masters, GWAR. Sign up for the costume contest at 2pm at Pavillon J near the Mill Rd gate with clearly marked event signage. The winner and runner up will be paraded around on stage in front of the festival crowd to claim their prizes.

 

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This year will see the return of the “Spew-O-Lympics”, a semi-aquatic-flail-fest of despair! Wanna-be contestants are required to submit a short essay on why they feel they should be considered to participate in this hallowed event. Longer than 200 words ensures immediate disqualification (and dismemberment). The band themselves will read these essays while taking a dump, and judge the top selections. Find out how to enter at https://www.facebook.com/SpewOlympics.

 

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Also returning this year at the GWAR-B-Q is the Rolling Wheels of Death Skate Park. In an effort to bump up the number of life altering casualties, GWAR has added a second half pipe that is 6’ tall and 12’ wide with a 7’ transition. Remember you must be 18 to enter the park and will have to sign a waiver to be able to participate.

 

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The insane freaks from the FBM Bike Co. will also be back again with multiple bike ramps to propel hapless Bohabs high into the air, just to come crashing down into the inky depths of Hadad’s Lake.

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Over the past 32 years, Bohabs have been creating artistic etchings and inscriptions with their puny hands dedicated to GWAR. These creations have not gone unnoticed and please your Lords & Masters greatly. Hold on to you innards because its contest time… GWART Contest Time.
If you think you have what it takes to impress GWAR, send ONE piece of art via email. There will be TWO WINNERS!!

A panel of experts (or a bum in GWAR’S lair) will select the top ten entries from the submissions. One winner will be picked by whomever gets the most votes online, and one winner will be picked by GWAR B-Q attendees. Bohabs DO NOT have to be present to win either prize, and there is a chance that one artist could win BOTH prizes. Email your entry to: hoopleworks@gmail.com

Only one entry per person & must be GWAR related.

The two prizes include: Relics dug out from the depths of Slave Pit hell.
Start stabbing at some paper with pens, pencils, severed limbs or whatever your feeble little minds can come up with.

Winners will be announced at the 7th Annual GWAR B-Q on August 20th.
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Dave Brockie Dead at age 50. RIP Brother 

"It is with a saddened heart, that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR passed away at approximately 6:50 PM EST Sunday March 23,2014. His body was found Sunday by his band mate at his home in Richmond, VA. Richmond authorities have confirmed his death and next of kin has been notified. A full autopsy will be performed. He was 50 years old, born August 30, 1963.
My main focus right now is to look after my band mates and his family. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed." -GWAR's manager, Jack Flanagan

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