RENOWNED AMERICAN ROCK GROUP RELEASE
“SUMMER SOUND ATTACK”
10-SONG COMPILATION (STREAMING/DOWNLOAD) OUT ON iTUNES HERE
SET TO HEADLINE
“CONVERSE RUBBER TRACKS LIVE IN BRASIL”
AUGUST 3 IN SÃO PAULO
CLUTCH, SUMMER SOUND ATTACK artwork:http://msopr.com/files/summer_sound_attack_cover_artwork.JPG.
Renowned American rock group CLUTCH have released SUMMER SOUND ATTACK–a 10-song compilation of their most popular songs for streaming and download on iTunes (http://tinyurl.com/k9pfxjz)–this week via their label Weathermaker Music. SUMMER SOUND ATTACK includes “Electric Worry,” “The Regulator,” “50,000 Unstoppable Watts,” “Earth Rocker” and many more key tracks from the seminal group.
Today, Wednesday, July 23,theMaryland-based CLUTCH–NEIL FALLON (vocals, rhythm guitar), TIM SULT (lead guitar), DAN MAINES (bass,) JEAN-PAUL GASTER (drums and percussion)–announced they’ll headline their first-ever South American performance on August 3 as part of Converse Rubber Tracks Live in Brasil. Supporting acts for the São Paulo, Brasil show will include The Sword alongside local acts DLC and Magueriebes. “Clutch has never been to São Paulo and come to think of it, Clutch has never even been to South America,” states CLUTCH frontman NEIL FALLON. “We’re stoked to finally have the opportunity to play. Big ups to Rubber Tracks for inviting us. And knowing that we will be there with our good pals, The Sword, makes it that much better. It’s gonna be a good night of rock and roll!” Starting today (July 23rd), the only way to get into the free CLUTCH Converse Rubber Tracks Live Brasil show is to sign up now on: http://www.converseallstar.com.br/rubbertrackslive.
Before heading south of the equator, CLUTCH have a handful of U.S. shows this week
Thursday, July 24, Syracuse, NY (Westcott Theater), Friday, July 25 Pittsburgh, PA (Stage AE), Saturday, July 26, Columbus, OH (The LC Pavilion-99.7 Blitz Smokeout Fest) and Sunday, July 27 Winston-Salem, NC (Ziggy’s) before returning for a fall U.S. tour kicking off September 5th in Providence, RI. See all tour dates for CLUTCH below.
CLUTCH: SUMMER SOUND ATTACK TRACKLISTING:
“The Mob Goes Wild”
“50,000 Unstoppable Watts”
“D.C. Sound Attack!”
CLUTCH are on the road supporting their critically acclaimed full length album, EARTH ROCKER–just released as a triple deluxe version via Weathermaker Music. EARTH ROCKER was tagged by Rolling Stone on their “Top 20 Metal Albums” list and hailed by the magazine for its fusion of “seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs” (December 2013). Produced, engineered and mixed by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb Of God), EARTH ROCKER continues to garner the group some of the best reviews of their career so far, see critical soundbites below and here: http://msopr.com/files/clutch-earth_rocker-critical_soundbites.pdf.
|US TOUR||TICKET LINKS:|
|THU||7/24||Syracuse, NY||Westcott Theater||http://tinyurl.com/l5auxvr|
|FRI||7/25||Pittsburgh, PA||Stage AE||http://tinyurl.com/lgdh6ns|
|SAT||7/26||Columbus, OH||The Great Summer Smokeout||http://tinyurl.com/lumwne4|
|Converse Rubber Tracks Live in Brasil|
|SUN||8/3||São Paulo, Brasil||Cine Jóia||http://tinyurl.com/kurdd5u|
|FRI||9/5||Providence, RI||Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel||http://tinyurl.com/n33xsdc|
|SAT||9/6||Clifton Park, NY||Upstate Concert Hall||http://tinyurl.com/mfj5vwm|
|SUN||9/7||Toronto, ON||Riot Fest|
|TUE||9/9||Knoxville, TN||The Bijou Theatre||http://tinyurl.com/kqpqa8v|
|WED||9/10||Lexington, KY||Buster’s Billiards & Backroom||http://tinyurl.com/ocq3z8n|
|FRI-SUN||9/12-9/14||Chicago, IL||Riot Fest|
|SAT||9/13||Grand Rapids, MI||The Orbit Room||http://tinyurl.com/nsp9rt5|
|MON||9/15||Minneapolis, MN||First Avenue||http://tinyurl.com/pcz3tcf|
|TUE||9/16||Sioux Falls, SD||The District||http://tinyurl.com/kj9mxcw|
|THU||9/18||Kansas City, MO||Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland||http://tinyurl.com/pk8ak9m|
|FRI||9/19||Omaha, NE||Sokol Auditorium||http://tinyurl.com/qyc9gtl|
|SAT||9/20||Denver, CO||Riot Fest|
|MON||9/22||Springfield, MO||Gillioz Theatre||http://tinyurl.com/nad66rt|
|TUE||9/23||Indianapolis, IN||The Vogue||http://tinyurl.com/p4ondxp|
|THU||9/25||Huntington, NY||The Paramount||http://tinyurl.com/ocnswcf|
|FRI||9/26||Norfolk, VA||The NorVa||http://tinyurl.com/nufpjr7|
|The Shindig Music Festival with Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello, Halestorm|
|SAT||9/27||Baltimore, MD||The Shindig Music Festival||http://tinyurl.com/mn6hq2s|
CLUTCH critical soundbites:
“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.”
–ROLLING STONE, (#10 Rolling Stone “Top 20 Metal Albums,”Dec. 2013)
“Every now and again an album [Earth Rocker] comes along that’s an absolute classic-not just a handful of good tunes and a handful of filler, but a classic from start to finish. Not since Pure Rock Fury and Blast Tyrant has Clutch been so straightforward in their approach. By their own admission, the band found fresh inspiration from touring with Thin Lizzy and Motorhead and it showed in the music and in the colossal riffs of guitarist Tim Sult. “
–METAL HAMMER, (#1 Metal Hammer “Album of the Year,” Jan. 2014)
“…bluesy rock, blustery, but impressively precise riffage, beards, and story songs about robots.”
–Allison Stewart, REVOLVER (Mar. 2013)
“Vocalist Neil Fallon oozes the passion and silver-tongued charm of a fire-and-brimstone preacher on the title track, Sult unleashes scores of timeless Clutch riffs (with a highlight being the irresistible fervor of ‘Unto the Breach’), and bassist Dan Maines lays down a gritty yet silky tone on tracks like ‘Crucial Velocity’ and ‘Mr. Freedom.’ In fact, every song here has its own rhythmic or melodic hallmark, making Earth Rocker a surefire future classic.”
–Billy Brennan, MODERN DRUMMER (Apr. 12, 2013)
“Clutch has become a beaming example of perseverance and self-sufficiency for an independent act. …Earth Rocker remains focused on staying tight. …tracks like ‘Unto The Breach’ deliver with force: It’s fast, aggressive, melodic and catchy.”
–Mike Thomas, RELIX (Apr. 2013)
“Earth Rocker is Clutch’s hard turn into primal boogie heaviness. The acoustic flourishes, blues songs, and psychedelic forays that shaped Clutch’s past few records are shelved and in their place are hard and barbed riff-driven tunes. …Singer Neil Fallon is a holy rock ’n’ roller celebrating his music’s cathartic release and its history.”
–Scott McLennan, BOSTON GLOBE (Mar. 2013)
“Clutch has created one of its best, and most straightforward, albums to date. …Working again with producer Machine, the act stripped away the excess and honed in on the riff-heavy, muscular bar-band rock. …The white-knuckled rocking only slows down once. ‘Gone Cold,’ a subdued existential meditation, signals the end of Side A and works as a palate cleanser from the amplification and distortion. The respite also builds anticipation for the album’s best track, ‘Book, Saddle and Go.’ The band was inspired by recent tour mates, and ’70s hard-rock legends, Thin Lizzy, and here it shows most. The call-and-response hook and gritty riffing are proof Clutch doesn’t need to pander to fans or a major label (Weathermaker Music is owned by the band).”
–Wesley Case, BALTIMORE SUN, (Mar 15, 2013)
“Clutch, the hard-touring Maryland band with an endless supply of guitar riffs, is back on the righteous path of heavy rock… Earth Rocker is Clutch’s hardest-hitting album in a while, and it’s full of Fallon’s occasionally inscrutable, fantastical sci-fi themes. There are references to Guttenberg, the Large Hadron Collider and the medieval weapon the halberd–and that’s just in one song (‘Unto the Breach’). ‘The Face’ imagines a post-apocalyptic pop culture landscape where rock is dead and electric guitars have been cast into the sea. On ‘Cyborg Bette,’ our rock-star narrator falls for a robot, his ‘latest model’. A welcome return to form.”
–Christopher Weber, SEATTLE TIMES (Mar 18, 2013)
“’Earth Rocker’…will leave you battered and bruised from the relentless rhythm, vibe and energy. …The record is so UP, so groove ridden that words are not adequate to describe it. There is no filler here. There are no weak moments. There is nothing wasted. There is not a lyric, not a riff, not even a cymbal crash that is out of place. Clutch are better musicians than most, but they are a much better band than just about everybody (there is a crucial difference). What an album it is.”
–Richard Maw, THE SLUDGELORD, (Mar. 24, 2013)
Formore information on CLUTCH:
MSO Press Releases and Bio here:
CLUTCH, Converse Rubber Tracks, São Paulo, Brasil poster:
CLUTCH – Neil Fallon (Vocals/Guitar), Tim Sult (Guitar), Dan Maines (Bass) and Jean-Paul Gaster (Drums/Percussion) – have been pushing the boundaries of heavy rock including hard rock, blues rock, southern stoner rock and alternative metal since their early beginnings as a DC hardcore group in 1990. The band quickly became known for their relentless touring schedule, playing shows with bands spanning the spectrum from Therapy? to Iron Maiden, from Marilyn Manson to Thin Lizzy, Coheed and Cambria to Motörhead. What has come of it is a cult like fan base. With song content ranging from John Wilkes Booth to Monster Trucks to Greek mythology and government conspiracies, Mr. Fallon and the band have lead their “gear heads” on a surreal journey that is not even close to arriving home. Songs such as “Spacegrass”, “Animal Farm”, “A Shogun Named Marcus” and “Burning Beard”, all recorded prior to 2005, continue to be fan favorites. With ten studio albums under their belt as well as rarities, live albums and 3 DVDS, Clutch now have their own record label: Weathermaker Music. The first ever Clutch release was a 7” vinyl EP entitled Pitchfork (1991, Inner Journey) which later became Passive Restraints (1992, Earache /UK, Relativity/USA), a 12” vinyl EP. These independent releases lead to the Clutch major label debut LP, Transnational Speedway League (1993, EastWest), and subsequently Clutch (1995, EastWest), The Elephant Riders (1998, Columbia), and Pure Rock Fury (2001, Atlantic) with the hit radio single “Careful with that Mic…”. In the following years Clutch licensed three albums to Megaforce Records: Live at the Googolplex (2003), Jam Room (2004) and Pitchfork & Lost Needles (2005). The first two of these albums have since been re-issued on the Weathermaker Music label.Slow Hole to China, a collection of rarities was released independently by Clutch in 2003. Full Fathom Five, Video Field Recordings (2008) is the first Clutch live show on a double disc DVD. It is also the first release on Weathermaker Music and was accompanied by a CD release of the same live recordings Full Fathom Five, Audio Field Recordings. A second double disc DVD, entitled Live at the 9:30, was released in 2010. In 2009, Clutch released their first full length studio recording on Weathermaker Music.Strange Cousins from the West was the first Clutch album to have worldwide distribution and it paved the way for all Clutch re- issues, DVD’s, Vinyl and singles to go international. The release was the highest selling record for first week sales for Clutch to date. Jeremy Hunt directed the video to “50,000 Unstoppable Watts”. View it here. During the time period 2004 to 2007 Clutch released three classic albums, all of which were re-issued on Weathermaker Music between 2010 and 2011. These re-issues come with loads of added material (either in the form of studio tracks, live recordings or videos from the era of the original recordings) and substantially modified new artwork and packaging. From Beale Street to Oblivion (2010), contained the hit “Electric Worry,”jokingly referred to by LEMMY from Motörhead as “That’s your Ace of Spades…” Watch it here. Robot Hive/Exodus (2010). “Burning Beard”, the video for this record, was directed by award winning producer Jeremy Hunt. The video was voted the #4 “Video of the Year” on MTV’s Headbangers Ball. Watch it here. Blast Tyrant (2011). This album featured the track “The Regulator” which was used prominently in the final scene for the mid-season 2 premiere (2012) of the hit American TV show series “The Walking Dead”. Blast Tyrant also included the hit single “The Mob Goes Wild”. The accompanying video was directed by Bam Margera and featured Margera’s Viva La Bam co-stars; Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, and Don Vito. Watch it here. Clutch released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker March 16, 2013 on Weathermaker Music. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15giving the band their highest chart position to date. 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 magazine and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year.” To read more critical accolades, visit: http://msopr.com/files/clutch_accolades_2013.pdf. In the summer of 2014 Weathermaker Music completed the Earth Rocker release cycle with a very special Double Vinyl 12” Picture Disc for collectors and Earth Rocker Deluxe, a 2xCD / DVD set. CD1 of the deluxe version features the original studio recordings with two previously unreleased songs, CD2 is a live version of all ER songs recorded at various stops on the Earth Rocker World Tour during the summer of 2013 and the DVD is a recording of Clutch’s Denver, CO show from (11/14/13). As a bonus, the DVD contains three promotional videos, two of which were directed by Aisha Tyler.
For CLUTCH publicity, contact:
Libby Coffey/MSO PR
GWAR B-Q Adds Knockout Special Guests To Heavy-Hitting Lineup!
Horror business is about to pick up! The MISFITS have been revealed as the special secret guest for the 5th Annual GWAR B-Q! GWAR’s festival of meat, music and mayhem will take place on Saturday August 16th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23231). Led by famous monster Jerry Only, the MISFITS have been carving their own bloody path through punk and metal since 1977.
Jerry Only joins an impressive roster of talent participating in the VIP Celebrity Meet & Meat. These include Jackass/Viva La Bam star Bam Margera, LA Ink’s Amy Nicoletto, Body Count’s Ice-T, Hatebreed featuring Jamey Jasta, punk rock legend Tesco Vee of the Meatmen and of course all of GWAR – including returning Scumdogs Slymenstra Hymen, Sleazy P. Martini and Sexecutioner! Holders of VIP tickets – which sold out at warp speed – are good to go for this exclusive event. Everyone else is a sad slave.
GWAR demands that all attend the Dave Brockie Memorial one day before the GWAR B-Q. Fans, friends and possibly protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church will gather from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, August 15 at Hadad’s Lake. We can now announce that Jello Biafra – punk icon…
Dead Kennedys front man and actor in GWAR’s long-form video Skulhedface – will serve as the memorial’s master of ceremonies. Tribute will be paid to both Brockie and Oderus Urungus, as the Scumdog soldier will receive a Viking funeral set ablaze upon the SS Boat. Show up and bid Oderus farewell as he travels to Valhalla and beyond!
The 5th Annual GWAR B-Q opens the floodgates at 10:00am, and the first bands will rage on the GWAR-B-Q’s two stages starting at 10:35am. The first 100 people to arrive will get in first. Get there early, because each explosive act has been handpicked as an awesome complement to molten sun and meat sandwiches! GWAR cares not that you missed the act you wanted to see. So, start your next binge at 10:00am, in true Bohab fashion.
BUT WAIT! Before you meet your untimely demise at the cannibalistic bloody orgy of this year’s GWAR B-Q, your secured entry depends on these items.
PRINT YOUR E-TICKET CONFIRMATION PAGE! NO TICKET! NO ENTRY!
NO PETS! (Don’t leave your pet in the car, asshole!)
BACKPACKS AND COOLERS WILL BE CHECKED BY SECURITY!
PARKING IS LIMITED!
CARPOOL, SKATEBOARD, BIKE, BUS OR PARACHUTE!
SINGLE-OCCUPANT CARS WILL BE TURNED AWAY AT THE GATE!
Buses will be shuttling attendees to/from the VCU campus, downtown Richmond, airport hotels and annex parking lots. And speaking of lodging, rooms are still available at one of the five special-discount hotels. All this information and more can be found athttp://gwarbq.com/crashing-out.
The Spew-O-Lympics is currently taking applications for potential contestants, because everyone likes to laugh at idiots sacrificing their health and dignity for fame and fortune. Can you topple reigning champion “Gold Member?” It’s going to be hard. Find out how to enter, as well info on other GWAR B-Q events, atgwarbq.com/events-2.
Another spectacle returning to the GWAR B-Q is the skate park. Some will be brave enough to tackle the Rolling Wheels of Death, and some may live to tell the tale. Even you posers will be able to purchase a limited edition 5th Annual GWAR B-Q skateboard. Smack it on your skull and make up a story about how you ate it trying an ollie 360 heel flip.
Plenty of the new GWAR Beer, Killsner, will be on hand at the GWAR B-Q; but you don’t have to wait until then to pour some down your gullet. Brown Distributing expects to have it stocked in area stores and bars by early August. Proactive bohabs can order it online from Lueken’s Liquors at luekensliquors.com/beer/cigar-city-gwar-4pk-12oz. And finally, GWAR Beer brewer Cigar City Brewing is organizing a special Killsner tasting at their Tampa Florida stronghold. Tampa: It’s not just for strippers anymore! Check www.cigarcitybrewing.com for more information on the GWAR beer tasting event from Cigar City.
To ensure GWAR has all vices covered, the premium handmade CiGWAR is almost ready to be held in your sweaty, hairy palm. They’re being produced by the world-famous Tajuaje Cigars and its owner Pete Johnson – a company known for handmade, premium Nicaraguan tobacco cigars. Get them at the GWAR B-Q or at Richmond-area Havana Connections locations (11616 Broad Street and 8801-E Three Chopt Road in RVA; 11645 Midlothian Turnpike and 6181 Harbourside Center Loop in Midlothian; and 4920 Courthouse Street in Williamsburg).
JiZMak was blown away by the CiGWAR, saying, “It’s the second best thing I’ve ever had in my mouth!”
Don’t forget the bloody bookends to the insanity: the B4BQ and the GWafter Party! The B4BQ has a quartet of killer bands, including headliner The Black Dahlia Murder. Don’t miss the action Friday, August 15th at 7:00pm at The Broadberry (2729 W. Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220). Get your tickets atthebroadberry.com/. VIP Premium Ticket holders get in FREE. Don’t forget to bring your printed e-ticket to the door for FREE admittance or else pony up your burger flippin’ bucks for entry.
The GWafter Party is a good goal to shoot for. How many limbs will you have left after your day at Hadad’s Lake? Enough to drag yourself to Bandito’s Burrito Lounge (2905 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221) directly after the GWAR B-Q on the night of Saturday, August 16th? That remains to be seen. But if you do, you’ll get to eat tacos and hear music by Mudd Helmut, Polkadot Cadaver and Creep-A-Zoids.
Of course, none of the majesty and depravity of this year’s GBQ would be possible without our key sponsors: Ring Dog Rescue, Mt. Baker Vapor, Cigar City Brewing, Brown Distributing, Monster Energy Drink, Genesee Cream Ale, Blakhart Guitars Guitar Center and Metal Insider.
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Lionize announce “lord of the riff tour” volume 2. 11 UK dates in november with kyng and anti- mortem
LORDS OF THE RIFF VOLUME 2
w/ LIONIZE, KYNG & ANTI-MORTEM
Weds 5th LEEDS @ THE COCKPIT
(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.lunatickets.co.uk )
Thur 6th GLASGOW @ CLASSIC GRAND
(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.gigsinscotland.com )
Fri 7th LIVERPOOL @ LIVERPOOL ARTS CLUB
Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/ZJG0711X
Sat 8th NEWCASTLE @ NEWCASTLE 02 ACADEMY 2(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/CEH0811Y
Sun 9th NOTTINGHAM @ RESCUE ROOMS
(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/event_ate_19022a.html )
Mon 10th MANCHESTER @ MANCHESTER O2 ACADEMY 3
(Live Nation presale tickets available July 17th at 9amwww.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CE8A19D5D67?did=uklnweb2ps
General tickets on sale July 18th at 9amwww.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CE8A19D5D67 )
Tues 11th COLCHESTER @ COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE
(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.colchesterartscentre.com )
Thur 13th BIRMINGHAM @ BIRMINGHAM 02 ACADEMY 2
(Live Nation presale tickets available July 17th at 9amwww.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CE8AAE7744E?did=uklnweb2ps /
General tickets on sale july 18th at 9amwww.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CE8AAE7744E )
Fri 14th BRISTOL @ THE THEKLA
(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/event_ate_19023a.html )
Sat 15th STOKE @ THE SUGARMILL
(Tickets on sale July 18th at 9am www.thesugarmill.co.uk/tickets.htm )
Sun 16th LONDON @ THE GARAGE
(Live Nation Presale tickets on sale July 17th at 9amwww.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CE89EA551FE?did=uklnweb2ps
General tickets on sale July 18th at 9amwww.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CE89EA551FE )
LORDS OF THE RIFF VOL. 2 IS GO!See Kyng, Lionize, and Anti-Mortem for a tenner!Following on from the deafening and monstrously successful first instalment of Metal Hammer and Classic Rock’s own Lords Of The Riff tour, which took place earlier this year and starred Scorpion Child, Monster Truck and Buffalo Summer, we are proud to announce that it’s happening all over again. This autumn, venues around the UK will resound to the life-affirming sound of some of the heaviest riffs currently available to human ears, courtesy of three of the hottest new bands on the planet.Epic stoner riff-wielders Kyng, organ-hammering groove-masters Lionize and thunderous redneck rockers Anti-Mortem will feature on a rotating line-up so heavy that we can already feel the ground rumbling, and all for the ridiculously reasonable price of £10 per ticket!”We truly love these bands, and it isn’t often that Classic Rock and Metal Hammer agree on anything, so when we do, we party,” says Alexander Milas, Editor-in-chief of Metal Hammer and TeamRock. “This tour is about getting behind the best young bands in our world for a proper run of dates, and for a fair price. We can’t wait to see you there.”Lords Of The Riff 2 will hit the road in November for 11 skull-shattering dates that promise to be one of the hottest tickets in the heavy music world this autumn. “Being a part of Lord of the Riff 2 is a huge deal for us!” says Kyng bassist Tony Castaneda. “We couldn’t be more excited that our debut there will be part of such an amazing package with Lionize and Anti-Mortem.””Lionize is very eager to get back to the UK and perform again so quickly after our last amazing tour with Clutch,” says Lionize frontman Nate Bergman. “To be a part of the Lords of the Riff 2 tour is an absolute honour, and we are looking forward to getting this rock’n’roll party started. We are humbled by the immense amount of support and love we are receiving every day in England, and to be a part of a legendary tour in the making is one of the most exciting things we’ve been a part of to date. We feel people will be talking about this tour for a long time to come. Can’t wait, see you soon!”
“We’re really excited to tour Europe with Lionize and KYNG,” says Nevada Romo of Anti-Mortem. “Both are visionary bands for this time. We have heard amazing things about Europe and it’s reception for this type of rock in roll. We’re really looking forward to seeing how the fans receive us.”
In addition to the low price of £10, anyone who buys a ticket for Lords Of The Riff 2 will be entitled to purchase one of our bundles at special wallet-friendly rates! For the basic £10 ticket price, you’ll get full access to TeamRock.com with all the benefits and special content that go with registration. For an additional fee, you can get over a 50% discount on a full digital subscription to Metal Hammer or Classic Rock or, for slightly more, a print /and/ digital subscription to either magazine, both include full TeamRock.com access. These offers will be available at participating venues when tickets go on sale this Friday. The dates for Lords Of The Riff 2 are as follows…
Nov 5 Leeds Cockpit
Nov 6 Glasgow Classic Grand
Nov 7 Liverpool Arts Centre
Nov 8 Newcastle, O2 Academy2
Nov 9 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Nov 10 Manchester Academy 3
Nov 11 Colchester Arts Centre
Nov 13 Birmingham, O2 Academy2
Nov 14 Bristol Thekla
Nov 15 Stoke Sugarmill
Nov 16 London Garage
Visit www.metalhammer.com orwww.classicrockmagazine.com for information on how to get your tickets for this most overwhelmingly feast of riffmongous entertainment. www.kyngband.comwww.lionizemusic.comwww.anti-mortem.com
GWAR B-Q is all About the Beer, the Meat and the Music!!!
Human Scum! Your malevolent lords and masters GWAR command you to attend the 5th Annual GWAR B-Q – August 16th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23231) where we will personally stuff your ugly faces with fistfuls of beer, food and fun until you PUKE!! Along with our sponsors Mt. Baker Vapor, Brown Distributing, Cigar City Brewing, Genessee Cream Ale and Monster Energy Drink, we personally ensure all humans in attendance will have the time of their pathetic lives at what is shaping up to be the bloodiest bash of the summer.
GWAR Beer islegendary for being the GWARiest of alcoholic beverages (sorry, Irish GWAR bombs…). Cigar City Brewing has again teamed up with your Scumdog rulers to create a new, and limited edition GWAR BEER: a premium craft brewed “KILLSNER” (pilsner). Readily available at any and all GBQ festivities, this 5.55% high-octane beer will provide cool refreshment while scrambling your tiny brains. Enough of this stuff, and even you will seem appealing to the herd of tipsy sex cows milling about just waiting to molest you the instant you pass out in a pile of your own effervescent spew.
Who knew GWAR’S own BALSAC the JAWS O’ DEATH was a culinary genius? His specially formulated GWAR B-Q Sauce has become harder to locate than Gor-Gor’s leash, but plenty will be on hand at the GBQ! Spray it on your meat of choice – be it flank, rib, chicken or your own puffy forearm. BalSac recommends his own creation: the GWAR B-Q Meat Sandwich, a painfully scrumptious smoked pork butt that will leave you gagging for more! BalSac’s culinary expertise and delectable menu will be fully realized upon the completion of the GWARbar, fulfilling a longtime dream of Slave Pit Inc. and founder, Dave Brockie. Throw it a “Like” on Facebook at facebook.com/GWARbar to stay up-to-date on the grand opening.
Speaking of Brockie, GWAR B-Q attendees will have a chance to pay respects to GWAR’s founder and frontman at the memorial service taking place from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake. Price of admission? Just a bucket of your tears! Pay tribute to Brockie in the manner of a viking warrior returning to Valhalla, as his alter ego Oderus Urungus is set ablaze upon the SS Boat. Be there when we send the Immortal Corruptor on his journey back home to Scumdogia and beyond.
The two stages at the GWAR B-Q will be packed all day with more brutal bands than you can shake your index and pinkie fingers at. Many of them have already sounded off in anticipation of the event:
- The Meatmen‘s Tesco Vee recorded a wet and wild video interview
- Kepone‘s Mike Bishop (longtime member of GWAR) gave this interview
- Goatwhore‘s Zack discusses popping the band’s GWAR B-Q cherry here
- Iron Reagan‘s Tony talks about catching a falling BalSac in this interview
- Loincloth‘s Tannon drops an “Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer” reference here
- Venomous Maximus‘s Christian talks a lot about crack in his interview
- Fuckface Unstoppable‘s Jess goes caps lock on, ball hair off here
- Gritter‘s Adam gives the local perspective on GWAR B-Q in this interview
- Noisem discusses Colt 45 Slip ‘N Slides and other next-level stuff here
- Revocation‘s Dave promises to be pissed and play fast in this interview
- Occulist‘s Jim says he saw Utah cop’s gun drawn because of GWAR here
Rumor has it that one scale-tipping special guest is yet to be revealed. The world is not yet ready, but you’re encouraged to keep an eye on gwarbq.com for announcements!
For a full list of announced acts, click over to gwarbq.com/bands/.
Of course, the biggest news is that GWAR willheadline this festival of human depravity. Those brave enough to attend will have the special, once in a lifetime experience of seeing old-school GWAR legends Slymenstra Hymen, Sexecutioner and Sleazy P. Martini back in action, performing on stage with the most dangerous band in the universe!
Sleazy exclaims, “You can rest assured your corpse will not be wasted as the utmost care will be used to supervise the mass slaughter of all participants, resulting in an orderly disposal and recycling of all corpses for the following year’s GWAR-BQ. The meat has to come from somewhere! So be there to help feed the starving masses. Buy your tickets now and reserve your corpse a place at the top of the heap.”
Details have been scarce about the GWafter Party, because frankly we didn’t think anyone would be conscious or alive to attend it. But on the off chance we’re wrong, zombies are directed to march to Bandito’s Burrito Lounge (2905 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221) directly after the GWAR B-Q on the night of Saturday, August 16th. There, Mudd Helmut and Creep-A-Zoids will perform; re-animated corpses will gorge on Mexi-Cali food; and awkward conversations with well-known musicians will be had.
Five Richmond hotels that offer better accommodations than you deserve are willing to let you jump on their beds and stain their sheets red for a discounted rate. Holiday Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Homewood Suites all have special deals for GWAR B-Q attendees. So wash your pits, crotch and teeth before you get to the show just to have your chiclets loosened from you skull in the pit by aboot to the grill. Go to gwarbq.com/crashing-out/ for details and group codes.
Don’t forget: Parking at Hadad’s Lake is limited and single-occupant vehicles will be turned away at the gate! Shuttle buses will be running between local annex parking lots, the VCU campus and downtown Richmond straight to Hadad’s Lake. Locations and schedules will be made available between now and eternity at gwarbq.com/transportation.
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