GWAR B-Q Tickets Go On Sale MAY 22nd!Band Lineup Stacked Like Your Best Friends MomThe Bohab’s (and their Moms) have started to grow impatient wanting to know how to get their tickets for the GWAR B-Q. Now, your Mutant Overlords are ready to satisfy them and the rest of the world by announcing the ticketing sale date for this years GWAR B-Q. TICKETS GO ON SALE MAY 22nd! There are three levels of tickets available, so don’t waste the chance to secure your corpse a spot at the top of the heap. Here are the ticket options. Choose your level of dedication before decapitation.Pre-Sale- $45 Ticket – Limited Quantity 200 at last year’s price.Standard- $55 Ticket – All day entryDeluxe- $75 Ticket – All day entry and official GWAR B-Q t-shirtPremium/VIP- $299 Ticket (Limited Quantity 200) – All day entry, official GWAR B-Q t-shirt, B4BQ pre party show entry at the Natl., VIP Pass exclusive access to VIP area, Restrooms and Express Lanes including Main Gate entry, Merchandise Booth and Beverages Ticket Kiosks. Not to mention, the mattress peak of any Bohab’s miserable existence, a Meet & Greet signing with GWAR and a possible chance to appear on stage with GWAR. Only 200 of the most diehard, soon-to-die fans will be allowed to secure a Premium ticket which will be mailed to you prior to the event, so you can bypass the human scum waiting in line and get in first!This year’s GWAR B-Q will be nothing short of an outrageous, wet-n-wild orgy of hard music, super cool art, and delicious food. The main event will be held, horns high, Saturday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231) in beautiful and historic Richmond, Virginia, the only city crazy enough to have produced the slaves of GWAR.Early April saw the announcement of the first bands slated to play this year’s event. Of course your Lords and Masters, GWAR will be playing a special 30th Anniversary career spanning set. The initial announcement of bands boasted artists including The Descendents, Down, The Dickies, Goatwhore, MC Chris, and Dead Earth Politics. That’s a fucking amazing lineup right there, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Scumdogs have confirmed an additional slew of bands for the GWAR B-Q. NYHC legends Cro-Mags are joining the already stacked lineup alongside Ghoul, Ringworm, American Sharks, Mutoid Man, Valkyrie, Child Bite, and RVA legends, RPG. Holy shit that’s a crazy lineup… And there’s more exciting news coming on that front!Legions of fanatical fans are expected to descend on Richmond to share in the celebration of 30 YEARS of GWAR! The event’s expansion to a full three day weekend includes the annual kick-off party, the B4BQ, at The National onFriday, August 14th and a new closing party, The Brutal Brunch, which will be launched on Sunday, August 16th, giving destination fans an opportunity to check out the new GWARbar! And tell your mom we say what’s up.If you have any questions, are looking for specific info about the event and anything else, be sure to visit the GWAR B-Q FAQ page HERE.Follow GWAR B-Q on Twitter and Instagram @gwarbqLike the event page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gwarbq
GWAR to Destroy Literary World As Well As Actual World With New Book Release
Let There Be GWAR is a comprehensive behind-the-scenes history of the most outrageous shock rock band of all time. GWAR fans will cherish this oversized hardcover book chock full of fascinating first-hand accounts and rare, never-before-seen photographs. The book follows the band from the mid-1980s, known in GWAR lore as the “Dim Time,” when the group came together at a derelict dairy building in Richmond, Virginia, through the 1990s and 2000s, when the band spread across the face of the planet like a plague. This book is a record and testament to all that is GWAR, the band who redefined the meaning of performance in rock music with their outlandish costumes and intense theatrical performances. A GWAR show is more than a rock concert; it is an immersive experience, featuring hilarious storylines, absurd live gore effects, and hundreds of gallons of blood and other fluids sprayed on an eager audience. Let There Be GWAR takes you backstage at these performances, a tour of the GWAR kingdom in photos, band posters, ephemera, production sketches and interviews, that chronicle the band’s albums, comics and videos in a blood-stained hardbound tome. Bohabs the world over, will delight in the wretched world of GWAR through the pages of this, the most monstrous book since The Necronomicon.
The hardcover book is over 350 pages, with a lenticular cover, and features 30 years of GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. the production company behind the band.
The book was compiled by Bob Gorman and Roger Gastman
Gorman began working with Slave Pit and GWAR in 1988. Today he serves as secretary, shop foreman, performer and visual artist for Slave-Pit. He began GWARchiving GWAR and Slave-Pit history in 1997, and this book is the result of that effort.
Gastman, the self-proclaimed “curator of culture” was the brains behind infamous “While You Were Sleeping” and “Swindle” magazines, has packaged over 3 dozen books for small publishers, curated gallery shows MoCA, the Corcoran, and countless other and has produced or worked on several documentaries concerning Graffiti or subculture in general.
For you Ultimate Bohabs, there will be a limited number (150) books hand signed by the members of GWAR. These copies cost $100 and can be pre-ordered HERE. They are expected to ship late August/early September.
GWAR Announces “30 Years of Total World Domination Tour”
30 years have passed since GWAR awoke from the prison of their Antarctic slumber in 1985. Since that time, the band has used broadswords and guitars to shape the music and culture of mankind. 30 years later, the world sucks more than it ever has, and humans have GWAR to thank! Three decades of bloodlust, throttling the life from humanity, and perverting the human imagination have left no doubt that GWAR rules supreme!
What better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than with a spectacular victory lap bringing death and depravity to cities across America? GWAR’s “30 Years of Total Domination Tour” is a celebration of unimaginable torment. Expect more blood and bodily fluids than ever before as your Lords and Masters take on the newest threat to their very existence—the Internet! That’s right, GWAR is going to kick the Internet’s ass; if they can ever stop jerking off to porn long enough to find it. Pustulus is none too pleased about the situation, having this to say while “taking 5″ from his weekly schedule of drawing dicks on bible pages…
“I’ve survived prisons, gulags, religious protests, surfing a crucial wave on D-Day, and even an ISIS spaghetti dinner, so this is nothing. Bring it on! GWAR is coming!, Where is Baltimore?”
Support on the tour will come from Butcher Babies and Battlecross. The tour kicks off August 25th in Millvale, PA and wraps up September 18th in Rochester, NY. Tickets go on sale this Friday May 1st for all shows!
GWAR w/Butcher Babies and Battlecross
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|GWAR Extends Their 6th Annual GWAR-B-Q 30th Year Party to a Three Day Weekend of Events Throughout RVA, Aug 14-16|
As the craziest event of the summer draws closer, more details are emerging about the GWAR-B-Q including the first round of bands confirmed to play the event! This year is an amazing milestone in GWAR’s torrid history – 30 fucking years of death, destruction and rock and fucking roll! Such an occasion demands more than just a one-day party. The Scumdogs have set forth a slew of satellite events to be held across Richmond over the three-day weekend of August 14th through 16th. GWAR fans will be busier and more fulfilled than during any time in their miserable existence! And before you even ask…Hold your horses Bohabs, ticket prices and on-sale dates will be announced soon!
In 2015 the GWAR-B-Q will be nothing short of outrageous, a wet-n-wild orgy of hard music, super cool art, and delicious food. This year’s three day birthday bash will be held, horns high, Saturday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231) in beautiful and historic Richmond, Virginia, the only city crazy enough to have produced the slaves of GWAR.
Legions of fanatical fans are expected to descend on Richmond to share in the celebration of 30 YEARS of GWAR! The event’s expansion to a full three day weekend includes the annual kick-off party, the B4BQ, swelling to two RVA venues, The National and The Broadberry, on Friday, August 14th. A new closing party, The Brutal Brunch, will be launched on Sunday, August 16th, giving destination fans an opportunity to check out the new GWARbar!
GWAR’s punk, rock, and metal obsessed followers will celebrate the outrageous antics and memories of the band’s 30 year history, and enjoy a musical lineup like no other, complete with a rare and highly anticipated performance from the Descendents, Down and The Dickies on THREE stages of devastation alongside breakthrough artists like Goatwhore, MC Chris and Dead Earth Politics, as well as hometown favorites, RPG to name a few, plus MANY MORE exciting artists to be announced soon.
Bohabs can receive discounts on weekend lodging through GWAR’s partner hotels in Richmond. Information can be found at www.gwarbq.com.
As always, part of the proceeds of the GWAR-B-Q go to RING DOG RESCUE, a non-profit organization dedicated to the safety and preservation of the “Pit Bull type dogs.”
This is a birthday party Bohabs cannot miss… GWAR COMMANDS IT!
clutch “stories behind the songs” and “record store day release”…The missing link tour with mastodon starts today…
April 16th, 2015 – Clutch, the influential heavy rock band from Maryland, have begun releasing commentary clips from singer Neil Fallon on it’s official Facebook page. “This is the first in a series of clips we will be making public over the next couple of weeks and months” states Fallon. “In these clips I speak about Clutchsongs, both older and younger, and explain my thinking behind the lyrics. The loose theme under which the tracks were picked is myth and mythology. Stay tuned toClutch’s Facebook page for more of these. As yesterday marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, it seems only appropriate to begin this series with our song, ‘Abraham Lincoln’.”
Clutch will be releasing From Beale Street To Oblivion on vinyl for the first time ever for Record Store Day. This is a limited colored vinyl double LP in a gatefold jacket. The album features Clutch’s best known single “Electric Worry”.
Track 1 You Can’t Stop Progress
Track 2 Power Player
Track 3 The Devil & Me
Track 4 Rapture Of Riddley Walker
Track 5 Child Of The City
Track 6 Electric Worry
Track 7 One Eye Dollar
Track 8 White’s Ferry
Track 9 When Vegans Attack
Track 10 Opossum Minister
Track 11 Black Umbrella
Track 12 Mr. Shiny Cadillackness
Track 1 Politician (Live at the BBC)
Track 2 Electric Worry (Live at the BBC)
Track 3 One Eye Dollar (Live at the BBC)
Track 4 Mr. Shiny Cadillackness (Live at the BBC)
Track 5 Cypress Grove (Live at the BBC)
Track 6 The Devil & Me (Live in Australia)
Track 7 Child of the City (Live in Australia)
Track 8 You Gonna Wreck My Life (Live in Australia)
Track 9 White’s Ferry (Live In Australia)
Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the four original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as “the quintessential American Rock Band”. They released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker via their own labelWeathermaker Music on March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date.
Clutch’s Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes‘ overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year”. Rolling Stone further enthused: “Four Maryland lifers — road dogs who’ve been grinding since the early Fugazi administration, cranking out seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon‘s nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics — release their hardest rocking set to date. Look for a go-go break (and some clever punning on the phrase “drop the bomb!) on ‘D.C. Sound Attack!’ Inspirational verse: “if you’re gonna do it/ do it live on stage/ or don’t do it at all.”
Clutch is currently working on their follow up to Earth Rocker which will be released in 2015.
The band is currently co-headling THE MISSING LINK TOUR with Mastodon. Tour dates are as follows:
*Mastodon Closes The Evening. **Clutch Closes The Evening
# indicates newly added tour date.
Apr 16 *St. Paul, MN Myth
Apr 17 * Winnipeg, MB The Burton Cummings Theatre
Apr 18 *Saskatoon, SK O’Brian’s Events Center (SOLD OUT)
Apr 19 * Edmonton, AB Expo Centre
Apr 21 * Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
Apr 23 * Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Apr 24 **Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Apr 25 *Portland, OR Roseland (SOLD OUT)
Apr 26 *Seattle, WA Showbox SODO (SOLD OUT)
Apr 28 *Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Apr 29 *Los Angeles, CA Palladium
Apr 30 *Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
May 01 *Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
May 02 *Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
May 03 *Denver, CO Red Rock’s Amphitheatre
May 05 *San Antonio, TX Kapone’s Ballroom
May 06 *Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
May 08 *Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
May 09 *Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre Street Stage
May 10 **Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
May 12 *Clive, IA (Des Moines) 7 Flags
May 13 *Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
May 15 **Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center
May 16 **Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
May 17 *Boston, MA House of Blues
May 19 *New York, NY Central Park Summer Stage
May 20 *Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
May 21 *London, ON London Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
# May 23 **Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hall – (Tix on sale Feb 20)
May 24 **Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
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Neil Fallon – Vocals/Guitar
Tim Sult – Guitar
Dan Maines – Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster – Drums/Percussion
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