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SHUDDER Acquires Award-Winning Doc THIS IS GWAR

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SHUDDER Acquires Award-Winning Doc THIS IS GWAR

Shudder, AMC Network's premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, has acquired rights to the documentary. This is GWAR, which gives rare insight into the 30-plus year career of one of the world's most outrageous heavy metal bands, GWAR, known for their grotesque costumed characters and notoriously wild, fluid-soaked stage shows. The film, which world premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX, and won the 2021 Audience Award at NIGHTSTREAM, will be available exclusively on Shudder in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on Thursday, July 21.

Watch the trailer here!

"For more than three decades, GWAR has set the standard for heavy metal horror with larger-than-life personas and gore-filled stage shows that were unlike anything anyone had ever seen,” said Shudder General Manager Craig Engler. “But even their most ardent fans have never seen them like this, as the band and director Scott Barber reveal in moving detail the literal blood, sweat and tears that have made GWAR the true legends they are today."

Added GWAR, "GWAR is founded on horror, humor, and heavy metal. Of course, we love Shudder! It's our favorite. Every movie is like a home movie for us. Are you kidding me?? Monsters, demons, the undead, dinosaurs? Those are our people! GWAR and Shudder. Two terrifying tastes that taste terrifying together."

This is GWAR is the powerful story of the iconic heavy metal art collective, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years. The feature documentary includes interviews with the band members, both past and present, and other artists, including Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera, and Ethan Embry, including never seen footage of legendary GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus).

This is GWAR is directed by Scott Barber (Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story), with producers Tommy Avallone (Bill Murray Stories) and Josh Goldbloom (V/H/S/94). Executive Producers include Bill Parks, Zach Blair, Matthew Helderman, and Luke Taylor.

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The New Dark Ages Album and Ratcatcher Video are Out Now!

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The New Dark Ages Album and Ratcatcher Video are Out Now!

Human Scum! Today is the day! “The New Dark Ages” has finally been unleashed on the public. The album is available digitally today! It will be released on CD July 15th and vinyl and cassette on September 16th via the band’s own Pit Records. Stream the album right hereOrder physical products here!

In celebration of the album’s release, GWAR has released a video for their big-time, sell-out, soon-to-be hit radio single “Ratcatcher.” Watch the video HERE.

Lead singer Blóthar sez: “What better way to celebrate the end of human existence than a little reminder of your dark and violent past from the disease-ridden middle ages! Ratcatcher is the true story of the mysterious Pied Piper of Hamelin. HA! It was GWAR all along! This tune, and every single song on this album is red hot molten lead poured directly into your ears! GWAR is eternal!

The New Dark Ages chronicles GWAR's adventures in the Duoverse, where the band rediscovers old powers such as Blóthar’s terrifying Berserker Mode, and encounter new allies, such as the murderous maven known as The Cutter. Along the way, they battle the living monuments of a lost cause and armies of undead soldiers who Rise Again to fight a New Civil War.

The New Dark Ages Tracklisting:

  1. New Dark Age
  2. Blood Libel
  3. Berserker Mode
  4. Mother Fucking Liar
  5. Unto the Breach
  6. Completely Fucked
  7. The Cutter
  8. Rise Again
  9. The Beast Will Eat Itself
  10. The Venom of the Platypus
  11. Ratcatcher
  12. Bored to Death
  13. Death Whistle Suite:
  • Temple Ascent
  • Starving Gods
  • Deus Ex Monstrum

The album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel, “GWAR In the Duoverse of Absurdity,” which will also be released by Z2 Comics on July 15th. In the graphic novel the band are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the specter of rogue technology.  Get the book here!

In support of the album, GWAR the band is currently on “The Black Death Rager World Tour.” The tour stops tonight in Chattanooga, TN and runs through June 17th in Reading, PA. Support will be provided by Goatwhore, The Native Howl and Nekrogoblikon.  Get tickets here!

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CALLING ALL BOHABS OF WASHINGTON DC!

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CALLING ALL BOHABS OF WASHINGTON DC!

Your Lords & Masters have a special announcement and because of your dedication, you are the first to hear about it.

As you know, The Black Death Rager World Tour hits your puny city on Friday, June 10th at the 9:30 Club. BEFORE THE SHOW we are hosting a limited number of humans at what will be a uniquely infamous GWAR-B-Q event. Together with Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, GWAR has produced Blood Geyser and YOU get to be among the first guinea pigs lucky guests to indulge in this new intergalactic elixir beer variant.  

Grab your VIP Pass fast right here! Only 100 of these will be available  

VIP Bundle includes:

  • 1 pass to the VIP Event
  • 2 free beers at the event
  • 1 shirt, size of their choice
  • 1 pint glass
  • Free BBQ
  • Meet & Greet

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GWAR Have Gone Berserk! Check Out the New Song “Berserker Mode”

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GWAR Have Gone Berserk! Check Out the New Song “Berserker Mode”

As the release date draws nearer, the mighty alien overlords of GWAR have unleashed the second track from their forthcoming masterpiece, “The New Dark Ages.” Watch the visualizer, and listen to the song “Berserker Mode” below! The visualizer features the first animated art cells from the band’s upcoming graphic novel “GWAR In the Duoverse of Absurdity.”

Lead singer Blothar had this to say about the song:
This is my origin story, about transforming into a drug-jacked unpredictable liability on the battlefield. But like me, it has a softer side, a tale of the struggle of becoming my authentic self…a sexy, multi-donged, vajazzzled, Viking cow beast known as…The Berserker Blóthar!!

Pre-order “The New Dark Ages” at right here! The album will be released on CD/Digital June 3rd and Vinyl and Cassette September 16th via the band’s own “Pit Records.”

The New Dark Ages chronicles GWAR's adventures in the Duoverse, where the band rediscovers old powers such as Blóthar’s terrifying Berserker Mode, and encounter new allies, such as the murderous maven known as The Cutter. Along the way, they battle the living monuments of a lost cause and armies of undead soldiers who Rise Again to fight a New Civil War.

The New Dark Ages Tracklisting:
1. New Dark Age
2. Blood Libel
3. Berserker Mode
4. Mother Fucking Liar
5. Unto the Breach
6. Completely Fucked
7. The Cutter
8. Rise Again
9. The Beast Will Eat Itself
10. The Venom of the Platypus
11. Ratcatcher
12. Bored to Death
13. Death Whistle Suite:
-Temple Ascent
-Starving Gods
-Deus Ex Monstrum

The album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel, “GWAR In the Duoverse of Absurdity,” which will also be released by Z2 Comics on June 3rd. In the graphic novel the band are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the specter of rogue technology.

In support of the album, GWAR will return to the road this Spring on “The Black Death Rager World Tour.” The tour starts this Thursday May 19th in Ft. Wayne, IN and runs through June 17th in Reading, PA. Support will be provided by Goatwhore, The Native Howl and Nekrogoblikon.

Following the US leg of the tour, GWAR will return to Europe this Summer, including appearances at the Bloodstock and Wacken Open Air Festivals. Find a complete list of dates right here!

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GWAR Release New Single “Mother Fucking Liar”

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GWAR Release New Single “Mother Fucking Liar”

Humans, you have waited long enough! The day is finally here! As of today, your Lords and Masters GWAR unleash their latest aural masterpiece. Taken from their forthcoming album “The New Dark Ages,” GWAR is pleased as piss to debut the song “Mother Fucking Liar!” Watch the visualizer and listen to the song below!



“This song is for anybody who’s sick of all the pieces of shit talking out of both sides of their mouth. Motherfuck a motherfucking liar,” says vocalist Blöthar the Berserker

Pre-order “The New Dark Ages” here. The album will be released on CD/Digital June 3rd and Vinyl and Cassette September 16th via the band’s own “Pit Records.”

The New Dark Ages chronicles GWAR's adventures in the Duoverse, where the band rediscovers old powers such as Blóthar’s terrifying Berserker Mode, and encounter new allies, such as the murderous maven known as The Cutter. Along the way, they battle the living monuments of a lost cause and armies of undead soldiers who Rise Again to fight a New Civil War.

gwar the new dark ages cover

(Art By: Alex Horley)

The New Dark Ages Tracklisting:
1. New Dark Age
2. Blood Libel
3. Berserker Mode
4. Mother Fucking Liar
5. Unto the Breach
6. Completely Fucked
7. The Cutter
8. Rise Again
9. The Beast Will Eat Itself
10. The Venom of the Platypus
11. Ratcatcher
12. Bored to Death
13. Temple Ascent (Death Whistle Suite)
14. Starving Gods (Death Whistle Suite)
15. Deus Ex Monstrum (Death Whistle Suite)

The album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel, “GWAR In the Duoverse of Absurdity,” which will also be released by Z2 Comics on June 3rd.  Pre-order it here!  In the graphic novel the band are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the specter of rogue technology.

In support of the album, GWAR will return to the road this Spring on “The Black Death Rager World Tour.” The tour starts May 19th in Ft. Wayne, IN and runs through June 17th in Reading, PA. Support will be provided by Goatwhore, The Native Howl and Nekrogoblikon.

Following the US leg of the tour, GWAR will return to Europe this Summer, including appearances at the Bloodstock and Wacken Open Air Festivals. Find a complete list of dates right here!.

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GWAR Announces North American Leg of “The Black Death Rager World Tour”

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GWAR Announces North American Leg of “The Black Death Rager World Tour”

Human Scum! 
In support of their forthcoming opus, “The New Dark Ages” our Lords and Masters GWAR will return to the road in North America this Spring! The first leg of “The Black Death Rager World Tour” kicks off May 19th in Ft. Wayne, IN. and runs through June 17th in Reading, PA.  Support on the run will come from Goatwhore, The Native Howl and Nekrogoblikon.

Tickets go on sale to fan club members this Thursday March 3rd (learn more about how to get access below!) and to the general public this Friday March 4th.

Lead doom-warbler, The Berserker Blothar, comments on the upcoming tour: “Ah, the cruel Spring, when life bursts forth and humans are reminded how dead they are inside! The horrific majesty of GWAR will blow through your town like painted ladies working the block for that rock.

Want access to the tour pre-sale? If you have earned enough GWARcoin you already have it. The instructions for access will be posted in the Bohabs Lair on Thursday morning, March 3rd. Check your status and learn how to earn more GWARcoin here.

Don't forget that your GWARcoin also earns you discount codes and access to exclusive products!

North American Tour Dates:
Support: Goatwhore, The Native Howl, Nekrogoblikon
5/19: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
5/20: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant (PointFest PreParty)
5/21: Wichita, KS @ TempleLive
5/23: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
5/24: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
5/26: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/27: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
5/28: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
5/29: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
5/31: San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center
6/2: Destin, FL @ Club LA
6/3: Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
6/4: Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
6/5: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
6/7: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
6/8: Green Bay, WI @ EPIC Event Center
6/10: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
6/11: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
6/12: Albany, NY @ Empire Live
6/14: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
6/15: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
6/16: Providence, RI @ The Strand
6/17: Reading, PA @ Reverb

EU/UK Tour Dates:
29/7: Tilburg, NL @ 013
31/7: Berlin, DE @ SO 26
3/8: Essen, DE @ Turock
4/8: Wacken, DE @ Wacken*
8/8: Dover, UK @ The Booking Hall
9/8: Brighton, UK @ Chalk
10/8: Bristol, UK @Fleece
12/8: Catton Park, UK @ Bloodstock Open Air*
13/8: Norwich, UK @ Waterfront
14/8: Leeds, UK @ Key Club
16/8: Glasgow, UK @ Garage
17/8: Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
18/8: London, UK @ The Dome

*Festival

10/7: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock

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GWAR Announces“The Black Death Rager World Tour”

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GWAR Announces“The Black Death Rager World Tour”

THIS SUMMER WE WILL BRING DEATH AND DESTRUCTION TO EUROPE AND THE UK. Bow to the majesty of GWAR, get your tickets Friday 25/2 at 10 AM RIGHT HERE!

Following the announcement of their forthcoming aural masterpiece “The New Dark Ages,” your Lords and Masters GWAR, are pleased to announce their return to the road! On the first leg of the “The Black Death Rager World Tour,” your favorite Scumdog warriors will touch down in Europe for the first time in almost three years.

The tour kicks off July 29th in Tilburg, Holland and runs through August 18th in London. In addition to the GWAR headline shows, the tour also features stops at the Free and Easy, Wacken Open Air, Pol’land’Rok and Bloodstock Festivals.

The Berserker Blothar had this to say about the coming trek: “Ah, Europe, the Old Country. We shall sweep across the continent like the plague, bringing pestilence and death and our unquenchable thirst for heavy metal glory.

Fans can expect to hear all their GWAR favorites and blistering new tracks from the band’s new album.

Tickets go on sale Friday 25/2 at 10 AM RIGHT HERE!

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Announcing Our New Studio Album And Graphic Novel

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Announcing Our New Studio Album And Graphic Novel

The time has come!!! GWAR is set to release their ambitious new album “The New Dark Ages” June 3rd on CD and Digital, and on September 16th on Vinyl and Cassette via GWAR’s own label Pit Records. Pre-orders are available HERE.

The album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel, “GWAR In the Duoverse of Absurdity,” which will be released by Z2 Comics on June 3rd. In the graphic novel the band are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the specter of rogue technology. On “The New Dark Ages” our heroes floorboard it through a kaleidoscope of hard driving heavy metal, and rock-n-fucking roll, building on their hilarious mythos, introducing cool new characters, and cataloging mankind’s hapless abandonment of their passions, rituals, and beliefs.

The Berserker Blóthar says: “This is the greatest rock record of all time. These are the songs for a new age, a New Dark Age, when men live by the dimming light of a technology destined to betray them. Listen, as we have a rock and roll orgy in the ruins of the world to celebrate humanity’s descent into an age of darkness, disease, ignorance, and death.

“The New Dark Ages” is available for pre-order on cassette, CD, and multiple different colors of vinyl (whiskey, sunbolt and black/gold marble) with Art by Alex Horley and the graphic novel as both soft and hard cover. Bundles are available including ones with Blóthar bobbleheads, and a one of a kind Beefcake helmet. See them all at right here!

GWAR The New Dark Ages and The Duoverse of Absurdity

You've read the album, now hear the book!  "GWAR in the Duoverse of Absurdity" chronicles the epic battle between GWAR and their doppelgangers from an alternate universe the band discovers behind their treasured Magic Mirror. The book uses an innovative storytelling technique that combines words and pictures printed on paper (made from real trees!) in a seamless format we are calling a "graphic novel.” The tale is illustrated by the masterful talents of Andy MacDonald (Wolverine, Dr Strange, Wonder Woman), Shane White (Things Undone, Braun, Endless Summer), Matt Maguire (GWAR) and Bob Gorman (GWAR). Z2 Comics (Judas Priest, Dio, Anthrax) have teamed up with GWAR to produce what will surely be known as the ultimate illustrated saga of the beloved Scumdogs of the Duoverse.

"This was the most utterly engrossing book I've ever read! I couldn't wait until I'd read what was on the page before I was compelled to turn it! This had the one element that is missing in so many so-called literary masterpieces: It was about me!" - Bälsäc The Jaws 'o Death

"GWAR has made sure that this story is a full throttle hysterical ride into tipping every sacred cow possible and I consider it an honor to help bring this chapter of the band's legacy to fetid, pulsing, life." Rantz Hoseley, editor Z

Stay tuned for more news and music from the forthcoming album “The New Dark Ages.”

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