GWAR Announces “Midnight in the GWARden of New Year’s Evil” Show in Richmond, Virginia
As GWAR continue their global domination on their 30th Anniversary tour, the intergalactic warlords have announced a special show for New Year’s Eve! “Midnight in the GWARden of New Year’s Evil” will take place December 31st at the National in GWAR’s adopted home of Richmond, Virginia. The event is presented by Night Prowler Productions and XL102.
This unprecedented celebration is a must attend for all Bohabs as GWAR is set to ring in the New Year with a special one of a kind performance. Special guests and exclusive events for the evening will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets ON SALE NOW HERE.
“I can’t wait to commit a mass human sacrifice to bring about the end of the world at midnight on December 31st this year. If the world doesn’t actually come to an end, at least we can still catch a buzz”
GWAR Returns To The A.V. Club “Undercover” Series For The Fourth Time!
For the fourth year in a row (the most by any artist human, Scumdog or otherwise), your masters GWAR returned to The A.V. Club to take part in the A.V. Undercover Series. The A.V. Undercover Series features artists covering other artists’ music. GWAR’s first offering tackled the Kansas classic, “Carry on Wayward Son” – which was voted favorite performance of the year, to no surprise of GWAR. After a year of celebrating the victory, the group returned to defend the crown with its unique spin on Billy Ocean’s “Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car.” What happened for their third appearance? The band returned and went New Wave with their version of Pet Shop Boy’s “West End Girls” which segued into a re-worked version of Jim Carol’s “People Who Died”, paying tribute to fallen GWAR members and friends of the band. And of course they won performance of the year again. (Did you think they wouldn’t?)
By this point, people may be thinking, well GWAR wins every year, so why do they keep coming back? Well it’s because they are the rulers of the world and they are the A.V. Club three-time champions. How did they top themselves this time? Well the band dug deep into their cassette collection and pulled out Cyndi Lauper’s Greatest Hits. Once they came across “She-Bop” and learned that it was a song about masterbation, which is a habit near and dear to their hearts, they decided this is the song they must play to defend their “Undercover” title for an unprecedented fourth time! So without any more fanfare here it is, the orgasm inducing GWAR rendition of “She-Bop” with a little surprise at the end. Watch the video HERE. Then remember to vote early and often for GWAR because the Scumdogs command you to do so!
After hearing that the A.V. Club was inviting GWAR back for a fourth time, Pustulus admits, “I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit.”
A.V. Club VP/Editor in Chief Josh Modell had the following to say about GWAR’s fourth visit:
“Every year we hope GWAR will forget where our studio is so that they won’t crush us and the competition. But every year they manage to find us and breathe horrible new life into an old classic. We submit, we submit.”
GWAR are currently in the midst of their 30th anniversary tour as they continue to wreak havoc across North America. The show stops tomorrow in Tempe, AZ and runs through November 28th in Orlando, FL. A complete list of dates can be found below.
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Cover art for Clutch’s album “Psychic Warfare.”
More than two decades into its career, Clutch claims its first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart (dated Oct. 24), as Psychic Warfare starts with a new personal-best 26,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music.
The LP passes Clutch’s previous best rank and weekly sales: Earth Rocker opened at No. 6 with 22,000 (April 6, 2013).
For Clutch frontman Neil Fallon, the news comes as vindication for the toil he and the band put in, especially in recent years. Since 2009’s Strange Cousins From the West, the Maryland four-piece has released music on its own independent label, Weathermaker. “It definitely validates a lot of hard work,” Fallon tells Billboard. “And, of course, you have to thank your fans for being there through it all.
“We’re a small, small fish in a giant ocean.”
After having been a major label-signed act in the ’90s (beginning with 1998’s The Elephant Riders, on Columbia), Fallon said labels were often “an antagonist,” and the chart success of the band, and Weathermaker, stems from “partnerships with really good people.”
Clutch’s new release coincides with several tour dates. Fallon spoke to Billboardin the midst of a U.S. trek whose first leg runs through Oct. 31 in New Orleans before heading to Europe in November. A brief Australian tour is planned for March 2016. All dates are here.
Clutch bests other tried-and-true elder statesmen on the Top Rock Albums chart, including Sevendust, which opens at No. 2 (its best Top Rock Albums peak) with sales of 18,000 for Kill the Flaw. Trivium‘s Silence in the Snow (No. 3, 17,000), Collective Soul‘s See What You Started by Continuing (No. 4, 14,000; also No. 1 on Alternative Albums) and Queensryche‘s Condition Human (No. 5, 14,000) follow.
Other top 10 debuts on Top Rock Albums include supergroup the Winery Dogs(consisting of Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen), with Hot Streak(No. 6, 13,000, the band’s best showing yet); California rockers New Years Day, with Malevolence (No. 9, 10,000); and singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, with Show Me Your Fangs (No. 10, 9,000).
CLUTCH NEW ALBUM “PSYCHIC WARFARE” DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD ROCK AND HEAVY MUSIC CHARTS, #11 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART
NEW DECEMBER “HOLIDAY” TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
October 13th 2015 – Clutch scored some high chart positions this week with its new release “Psychic Warfare”, landing on 6 Billboard charts. Weathermaker Music, the band’s self owned label, sold over 25,000 copies of the new album in the first week of release. The album came in at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, the toughest chart to crack. “Psychic Warfare” is the highest debut charting album for Clutch and Weathermaker Music to date. The album landed at #1 on Billboard’s Rock and Hard Rock charts respectively. The full list, including International charting is below:
#11 Billboard Top 200
#7 Top New Albums
#2 Independent Label
#1 Hard Music
#20 Top 200
#5 Independent Albums
#23 Aria Album Charts
#46 Top 100 Album Charts
#18 Top 100
#4 Hard Rock Metal
“Psychic Warfare” was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die) and consists of 12 new tracks. The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.
Clutch has announced their annual “Holiday” tour dates for December with Crobot and Valkyrie supporting the tour . Tickets go on sale this Thursday October 15th for their DC show and public on sale for Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland and Cincinnati go on sale Friday October 16th.
Clutch Winter Tour Dates:
Sun/Dec-27 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Mon/Dec-28 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Tue/Dec-29 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Wed/Dec-30 Cleveland, OH @ Agora
Thu/Dec-31 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Clutch is currently on tour until October 31st supporting “Psychic Warfare”.
10/13/15 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
10/14/15 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
10/15/15 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
10/16/15 Sauget, IL Pop’s Nightclub
10/17/15 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
10/18/15 Fargo, ND Roughrider Ink & Iron
10/20/15 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium
10/22/15 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
10/23/15 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House
10/24/15 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
10/25/15 San Bernadino, CA Knotfest
10/26/15 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
10/28/15 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
10/29/15 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
10/30/15 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
10/31/15 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Fest
With Special Guests Cosmic Psychos
Tickets on Sale Now
New album Psychic Warfare in Store October 2, 2015 via Weathermaker Music / Rocket
“Clutch is one of America’s greatest rock bands. It’s not worth arguing about it—it’s a fact, one that the Maryland riff machine prove time and time again, every time they roll out onstage, settle into a swingin’ groove, and let loose their manic street preacher of a vocalist, Neil Fallon, to spit fire, brimstone, and nutty nonsense…” Noisey / Vice
Australian fans got their first taste of Clutch live on their home soil in 2006, after a number of headline tours and appearances at Soundwave and Meredith Music Festivals the band return in 2016 to play their largest Australian shows to date, to celebrate the release of their new LP, Psychic Warfare.
Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define rock n roll since they met and started jamming back in high school. Eleven studio albums and countless tours around the globe, they have developed a reputation for one of the hardest working, critically acclaimed, and most loved rock n roll bands in existence.
“Clutch are incapable of putting on a bad show, it’s just not possible, their own homebrewed brand of blues-infused rock has more sass than you can shake a stick at.” Pop Matters 2015
Psychic Warfare goes straight for the throat with the first single X-Ray Visions and never lets go. Working again with acclaimed producer Machine, this time in Austin Texas, the concise arrangements that made Earth Rocker so assertive is the same harness for the combustible musical energy on this record. You can watch the ‘X-Ray Visions’ video here and watch Neil Fallon’s commentary on the lyrics and “inside meanings” behind the songs here.
For 30 years, the Cosmic Psychos have blazed a trail of empty beer cans and busted eardrums around the globe with their quintessential Australian drawl and pounding punk rock songs. With a fan base that includes Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder “Live it was always so huge and powerful”, a recent sold out national tour and their sixth studio album, Cum The Raw Prawn out in the world, they join Clutch to open all shows. Watch the new clip for Fuckwit City here.
Australian Tour Dates With Special Guests Cosmic Psychos
Tickets on Sale Now
Thursday 3rd March The Triffid Brisbane QLD
thetriffid.com.au 9 Stratton Street, Newstead
Tix from tickets.oztix.com.au
Doors open 8
Friday 4th March The Metro Sydney NSW
metrotheatre.com.au 624 George Street
Tix from premier.ticketek.com.au
Doors open 8
Saturday 5th March The Forum Theatre Melbourne VIC
forummelbourne.com.au 154 Flinders St
Tix from ticketmaster.com.au
Doors open 8
Psychic Warfare is in store October 2, 2015 via Weathermaker Music / Rocket. Pre order your copy from nervegas.com.au/clutch or from iTunes here from July 31st and receive X-Ray Vision and Noble Savage as instant grats. You can also go behind the scenes and watch “the making of”…‘Psychic Warfare’ here.