lionize… kyng… and “just added” planet of zeus ramp up for “lord of the riff” 2 tour presented by metal hammer, classic rock and kraken rum…
PLANET OF ZEUS JOIN LORDS OF THE RIFF 2!
Greek groove metallers step in after AntiMortem split
Following the huge success of Classic Rock and Metal Hammer’s first Lords Of The Riff tour earlier this year, we’re doing it all again this November with three more of the hottest and heaviest bands on the planet. Regrettably, original participants AntiMortem have just announced that they are to go their separate ways and have withdrawn from the Lords Of The Riff 2 bill.
“I am very sorry to say that AntiMortem is no more,” states guitarist Zain Smith. “I know there were fans in the UK that were looking forward to meeting us, but personal and creative differences got the best of us. I’m already working on a new band, and I will be back in action very soon!”
Of course, nothing can stop of the power of The Riff. Greek stoner metal crew Planet Of Zeus have stepped up and joined the lineup for Lords Of The Riff 2 – Unleashed By Kraken, alongside fuzzedup bruisers Kyng and Hammond-driven groove merchants Lionize: a tripleheaded riff-driven monster that promises to deliver a uniquely thunderous rock’n’roll experience for the jaw-dropping price of only ten pounds per ticket! Planet Of Zeus have shared stages with everyone from Clutch and Monster Magnet to Ozzy Osbourne and have recently released their third album Vigilante to great acclaim.
“We were all massively disappointed to hear that AntiMortem are no more, and we wish them the very best in their future endeavours,” said Alexander Milas, editor-in-chief of Metal Hammer and TeamRock. “That said, massive props to Planet Of Zeus for stepping up at such short notice. Their live reputation is nothing short of ferocious, and we can’t wait to see them on these shores.”
Lords Of The Riff 2 hits the road in November for 11 skull-shattering dates. All three bands have established fearsome reputations as exhilarating live acts, and you can see them all for a tenner.
Dates dates for Lords Of The Riff 2 are as follows…
Nov 5 Leeds – The Key Club
Nov 6 Glasgow – Classic Grand
Nov 7 Liverpool – Arts Club
Nov 8 Newcastle – 02 Academy 2
Nov 9 Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
Nov 10 Manchester – Academy 3
Nov 11 Colchester – Arts Centre
Nov 13 Birmingham 02 Academy 2
Nov 14 Bristol – Thekla
Nov 15 Stoke – Sugarmill
Nov 16 London – Garage
Tickets are £10, at:
GWAR Slaughters Another 80’s Anthem for The A.V. Club
GWAR ETERNAL TOUR Going on Now!
For the third year in a row, your Lords and Masters GWAR return 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.” The result? Back-to-back favorite performance titles.
GWAR has now returned for a third time to The A.V. Club. With new Scumdog warriors Blóthar and Vulvatron by its side, GWAR takes on the Pet Shop Boys classic “West End Girls” in what is no doubt the most head scratching followed by headbanging cover yet! Kneel before your overlords and watch them go New Wave HERE. Then remember to vote early and often for GWAR because the Scumdogs command you to do so!
A.V. Club VP/Editor in Chief Josh Modell had the following to say about GWAR’s return visit: “GWAR once again descended on The A.V. Club office unannounced, demanding to play a song. They threatened to eat our children and drink all our booze–and then made good on that threat.”
GWAR is off on a journey to find their departed brother Oderus Urungus using every resource available – including new Scumdogs Blóthar and Vulvatron. GWAR will enlist the help of even the lowliest Bohab as its enemies plot to take advantage of the hole in GWAR‘s ranks. That being said, Bohabs, look at the dates below and see when it is your time to come worship the mighty GWAR!!!
GWAR W/ Decapitated and American Sharks:
GWAR W/ TBA and American Sharks:
GWAR W/ Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks:
*No American Sharks
**Havok plays on this show
*** The Meatmen play on this show
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GWAR’s Manager Sleazy P. Martini Issues Statement About
GWAR Eternal Tour
Tour Begins Tonight in Norfolk, VA
Toodles, ya parasitic bohabs. It’s me, Sleazy P Martini. As you may already know, GWAR will be out on the GWAR Eternal Tour starting tonight because Thai ladyboys don’t pay for themselves. You smarter Bohabs have probably even noticed that GWAR has undergone a lineup change.
The reason for this is the absence of Oderus Urungus due to his return to space. First of all, let’s clear something up: Oderus is not dead! Nor is GWAR. Now, admittedly things will be different. For instance, with Oderus’s absence, touring expenses will be scaled back considerably as crack usage by the band will drop by over nine tons a day. To which I, the CIA and the Medellin Cartel respond with a collective: “Phew!” Now all those drug mules crossing the border can use the extra butt space for more important things such as food, water and more relatives.
Of course, there are many in the scene (code for no-talents) who say that with Oderus out of the band, GWAR should hang it up. To which I must respond: If I wanted your opinion, I would just knock you unconscious and urinate on your face. Which wouldn’t elicit much of an opinion at all – just the way I like it. You see, GWAR is a perpetual and unstoppable force. If I tried to retire them, I most certainly would end up flayed, shredded, pulled and served with coleslaw and fries to Gor-Gor. One who is a lion tamer cannot suddenly decide to stop and ask his lions to become house cats. And GWAR’s lust for human carnage cannot properly be met in semi-retirement on the talk-show circuit. So the shows must go on. And they have, starting with Riot Fest in Chicago. The GWAR Eternal Tour starts tonight in Norfolk, VA. and goes through December 13th in Baltimore, MD
Now, there are some who would say, “How can you find a lead singer as talented as Oderus Urungus?” To which I have responded by having famed archeologist Dr. Richard Leaky travel to Antarctica to dig up another immortal Scumdog. According to Dr. Dick, these furballs are stacked up in GWAR’s fortress basement like chicken pot pies four for a buck. In fact, I have already thawed out one promising prospect named Blóthar. While not as talented a singer as most primates, he’s definitely better than Justin Bieber or the entire One Direction line up.
So, in response to all you haters who would give your left nut to see GWAR finally call it quits, you can go ahead and keep your left nut and hang it from your nose-ring for another 30 years, because GWAR AIN’T GOING NOWHERE! And though you may think GWAR sucks, remember that GWAR is immortal. So, long after your lame hipster ass is in the ground being used as a luxury condo by worms, maggots and pill bugs, GWAR will still be alive, sucking forever
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Exclusive exhibition featuring GWAR artifacts and footage on view for first time, in honor of lead singer Dave Brockie
Don’t Talk About It, Do It
A tribute to Dave Brockie and the Artists who created GWAR
October 25 – November 6, 2014
A group of visual artists and musicians joined forces in the mid-eighties in Richmond, Virginia, creating a completely unique and highly theatrical metal band. They called themselves GWAR.
Housed in a derelict former dairy building, the artists fabricated costumes, set pieces and props for elaborate scripted live shows, soundtracked by the musicians. This studio became known as the “Slave Pit” and almost instantly became a magnet for art students at nearby Virginia Commonwealth University. The credo and mission statement for GWAR was “Don’t talk about it, do it,” a direct reaction to the formalism of art education that was prevalent at VCU and the local Richmond art scene. Inspired by sci-fi, spatter flicks and kung fu movies, everyone involved with GWAR embraced a do-it-yourself work ethic, working together to manifest a creative expression the likes of which the world had never seen.
Curated by Keystone Art Space Director and artist Melanie Mandl and Keystone Gallery Director and artist Mark Harvey, the Fall 2014 exhibition “Don’t Talk About It, Do It,” focuses on the early 90’s. It was a time both Mandl and Harvey were both documenting the group, along with photographer Katherine Leatherwood. The unique exhibition will include never before seen photographs and video footage, as well as past and present work from various members of GWAR.
The exhibition was conceptualized to honor Dave Brockie, lead singer and founding member of GWAR, himself a prolific visual artist. Brockie died in March of 2014, a devastating loss for not only the Slave Pit, but also GWAR fans across the globe. The current members of the group have decided to continue on, and will begin touring again in the United States in October 2014.
For more information about tour dates go to gwar.net
Artists in the exhibition include: Chuck Varga, Bob Gorman, Matt Maguire, Colette Miller, Mike Bonner, Danielle Stampe, Katherine Leatherwood, Mark Harvey, Melanie Mandl.
KEYSTONE Gallery is located at 2558 N. San Fernando Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065 Opening Saturday October 25, 6-10pm
Closing Thursday November 6, 5-9pm
Gallery Hours are Tue-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, closed Mondays.
For more information go to keystoneartspace.com
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