MAYHEM FEST Gets Back To Metal!

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Official 2015 Artist Line-Up

SLAYER, King Diamond, HELLYEAH, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange, Kissing Candice

Tickets On Sale Beginning Friday April 17, 2015 at 10:00am Local Time

General Admission Festival and Lawn Tickets are only $19.99 including all fees

For the first 72 Hours of Onsale (while supplies last)

Check Out the Exclusive Lineup Announcement via Rolling Stone

The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL enters its eighth year with another fantastic heavy metal and hard rock line-up, featuring 13 bands performing on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE and the VICTORY RECORDS STAGE.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE will feature some of the most ground-breaking heavy bands of all time, spanning the originating years of heavy metal to today! The main stage will feature five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning legends Slayer as headliner, as well as additional performances from King Diamond, HELLYEAH, and The Devil Wears Prada. The VICTORY RECORDS STAGE will feature headliner Whitechapel as well asThy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice.

Kerry King, guitarist of ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE headliners Slayer states,

I don’t know if third time will be a charm, but it will definitely be hellish! Slayer and King Diamond on stage for the first time together in the States- NEVER has Mayhem been more evil. DON’T FUCKIN’ MISS IT.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE performer and heavy metal hellion King Diamond states,

This is going to be one hot and hellish summer! Slayer and King Diamond on the same stage – it does not get more devilish than this! We will be putting on a one hour set with the full King Diamond stage production. As for a set list, I’m not gonna reveal that here, but it will be built around “Dreams of Horror”. The Puppet Master will be there with Grandma, and we will even go as far back in time as to 1777 (hint). You’re all in for one hell of a show if you come to this Sabbath!

It has been eight years and it feels like it started just yesterday. We are so excited about this year’s lineup and having the mighty Slayer back in support of a new album. In addition, the first time for King Diamond and HELLYEAH will be awesome, as well as The Devil Wears Prada’s first time on the Main Stage. The Victory Stage has amazing bands and will play throughout the day. Heavy music is thriving in America and we are excited to be a part of it,” state John Reese and Kevin Lyman, ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL producers.

Exclusive Line-Up Announcement with a Special Video from Headliners Slayer HERE

Watch the Official 2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Sizzle Reel HERE

Tickets for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL go on sale beginning April 17th at 10:00am local time.

Please note – Houston, TX tickets go on sale on April 24th at 10:00am local time. General Admission Festival and Lawn Tickets are only $19.99 including all fees for the first 72 hours of on sale (while supplies last).

The festival will kick off on June 26th at Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, CA and ends at Gexa Energy Amphitheater in Dallas, TX on August 2nd. See below for all confirmed tour dates.

2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL:
6/26 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
6/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
6/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/30 – Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater
7/1 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater
7/4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
7/5 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
7/7 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
7/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/10 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater
7/11 – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
7/12 – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/15 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/17 – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
7/18 – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/19 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)
7/24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/26 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
7/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheatre
8/1 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater

* Lineups in each city may vary.

Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for full lineup details.

Meet This Year’s ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Bands!

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE:

Slayer
The Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is “one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.” Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history. Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer. With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers, and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream. Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since. Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit. Slayer is currently in the studio recording a new album set for a 2015 release.

King Diamond
King Diamond’s Dreams of Horror double album was released in November of 2014 and is the only best-of compiled and approved by the band. The tracks were remastered and enhanced by Andy LaRocque and King Diamond himself. Give Me Your Soul…Please, King Diamond’s 2007 full-length, was nominated for a “best metal performance” Grammy Award!

HELLYEAH
HELLYEAH is comprised of Chad Gray (Mudvayne), Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Damageplan), Tom Maxwell (Nothingface), Kyle Sanders (Bloodsimple) and Christian Brady (Magna-Fi). Their current album, BLOOD FOR BLOOD, is a welcome return to form. It leaves a mark, thanks to songs like the angular, vengeful “DMF,” a song birthed by the sort of anger that can’t be faked; it will leave you wondering who pissed these guys off. “Gift” is dirty, rowdy rock with equal parts groove and swagger, but also possessed of the sort of punk rock energy that would make Motorhead fans turns their heads. Then there is moodier, more contemplative fare like ” Moth” and “Hush” which connect on an emotional, cellular level, proving that you can be incredibly heavy in ways other than loud and fast. “Hush” is taking Rock radio by storm – among the most-added records in each of its first 3 weeks at theformat. The video for the track debuts upon this tour announce – see it at www.hellyeahband.com

The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada recently announced their return to Rise Records and their next release, a conceptual EP entitled Space, coming in summer 2015. The Space EP marks the band’s first concept release since Zombie and the first on Rise Records since their sophomore release, Plagues, in 2007. Zombie debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts in the summer of 2010. The band is currently headlining the “Zombie 5 Tour” to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the acclaimed EP.

VICTORY RECORDS STAGE:

Whitechapel
Whitechapel’s Our Endless War was released in April of 2014 and it debuted at a staggering #10 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, as well as #1 on both the iTunes rock and metal charts. Watch Whitechapel’s latest video, the intense and bloody Mitch Massie-directed “Let Me Burn”, nowHERE.

Thy Art Is Murder
Australia’s incendiary extreme musical export Thy Art is Murder, return with one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Produced and mixed by Will Putney (Suicide Silence, Exhumed, The Acacia Strain), Holy War is the band’s second release for Nuclear Blast Entertainment and third full-length album overall. Holy War will be available in various formats (digital; limited digi-pak + bonus track; assorted color vinyl; exclusive mail-order picture disc) and unleashed in North America on June 30th, in Europe & Australia on June 26th, and in the U.K. on June 29th.

Jungle Rot
American death-metal band, Jungle Rot, has been providing the masses with headbang-worthy anthems since their formation in 1994, with recent notable touring including runs with Suffocation, Kataklysm, and a killer performance on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Festival Cruise 2015. Fans can expect a new Jungle Rot album this June, just in time for the Mayhem to begin.

Sister Sin
Lead by one of Revolver Magazine’s Hottest Chicks of 2015, Liv Jagrell, Swedish heavy-metal band Sister Sin have been riding high since the release of their October 2014 album, Black Lotus. Currently wrapping up a hugely successful, high-voltage tour with UDO in Europe, the no-nonsense four-piece is ready to take over the States once more, delivering a real dose of rock ‘n roll to the masses.

Sworn In
Chicago’s Sworn In just released their second album, the conceptual The Lovers/The Devil, this past Tuesday April 7th while on the road for their first-ever headline tour.

Shattered Sun
Poised to dominate the metal scene comes Texas melodic metal six-piece, Shattered Sun, with their Victory Records debut album, Hope Within Hatred (out April 21st). Currently crushing venues across the US as direct support to Testament and Exodus, Shattered Sun has come along “with all the riffs, all the hooks and several fucktons of heavy metal fury” assures Metal Hammer.

Feed Her To The Sharks
Australian quintet, Feed Her To The Sharks, are out for blood and proved such with their 2015 Victory Records debut album, Fortitude, which was applauded by BLUNT Mag for “taking metalcore back to its riffy, growly roots”. Having conquered their own metal scene, performing on the 2013 Van’s Warped Tour Australia and constant touring since, this band is ready to unleash their dynamic, merciless live show onto the masses this summer in the States.

Code Orange
Code Orange’s I Am King was released in September of 2014 and debuted on the Billboard 200 at #29. The album quickly peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums chart and has gained rave reviews from music critics and fans alike. Watch Code Orange’s latest video, “Dreams in Inertia”, HERE.

Kissing Candice
Theatrics are promised with each performance and every listen of New York’s gore-metal purveyors, Kissing Candice, who will be unleashing their Victory Records debut album this summer in time for the Mayhem festivities. Can’t wait? Catch the blood-soaked, masked madmen of Kissing Candice performing alongside Twiztid and Davey Suicide, beginning May 1st.

Remember – get your tickets beginning Friday, April 17th at 10:00am local time! We’ll see you in the pit!

About Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is the world’s premier heavy music touring festival. The festival is entering its eighth year in 2015 and has performed more than 190 shows throughout North America to over 2 million fans. The festival was founded by John Reese and Kevin Lyman and is booked by Darryl Eaton at Creative Artists Agency. Rockstar Energy Drink is the title sponsor and has maintained that role since the festival’s inception.

About Rockstar Energy Drink:
Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

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GWAR Endorse Super Bowl Halftime Show Petition

After a week and over 35,000 signatures, Antarctic overlords GWAR finally have officially reacted to the petition started by Jeff Cantrell of Morehead, Kentucky on Change.org to have GWAR play the Super Bowl Halftime Show.  The petition can be signed at Change.org/GWARBOWL.

“It has long been the joy of GWAR to submit the human race to any number of hideous tortures, and I can’t think of anything more horrible than you having to watch acts like The Black-Eyed Peas and Bruno Mars perform. So the temptation to ignore this is great! But then you start thinking about all of the people that who have never experienced GWAR before, and will be forced to do so if we do get the gig, well, at that point my colossal mega-ego kicks in and I am all over it.”

After a long and wet fart, Oderus continued…

“I really don’t think we should be limited to playing the halftime show… I am offering GWAR as an actual team that could complete in the NFL. Think of the titanic struggle involved as the NFL submits their best players, hell, we could play against all the teams at once and still emerge victorious. For too long has the NFL ignored the obvious fact that the players should be naked, blind-folded and armed with battle axes, that land mines should litter the field and whalers should hurl harpoons randomly from the stands. GWAR is throwing our entire cosmic weight (and we are fairly hefty) behind this petition, and command all of our followers, their families, and indeed anybody who has ever existed to sign this fucking thing, and in fact for those who have already signed it to create multiple fake email addresses and sign it again!”

And now to top it all off, today GWAR is ready to bring everyone a little holiday cheer with a select number of shows this December. That’s right it’s Christmas Time with Santa Oderus.  These three shows are set for December 27 in New York at Irving Plaza, December 28 in New Haven, CT at Toad’s Place and finally a show in Richmond, VA on December 29 at The National.  Tickets for all three shows go on sale this Friday.

In support of Battle Maximus, GWAR will be heading out this fall on the “Madness at the Core of Time” tour. The tour, which features a completely brand-new show full of slavering creatures and deserving victims, is set to kick off October 2 in Columbus, Ohio and runs through November 17 in Washington, DC. GWAR shall be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, Richmond, VA thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste singer Tony Foresta) and A Band of Orcs (who are actually a band of Orcs).

The title track from Battle Maximus is streaming HERE.

Check out a stream of the song “Bloodbath” HERE.

Battle Maximus can be ordered from Metal Blade Records HERE, Amazon and iTunes.

Request GWAR on The Welding Room via Twitter @TheWeldingRoom #DeathThreatsComplaints

Madness at the Core of Time Tour

w/ Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:

10/2: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/3: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

10/4: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House

10/5: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/6: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre

10/7: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre

10/8: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

10/9: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre

10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

10/25: Ft. Worth, TX @ LaGrave Field

10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s

10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

11/1: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/2: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

11/4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/5: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

11/7: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

11/8: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

11/9: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues

11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb

11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

GWAR Holiday Dates:

12/27: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

12/28: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

12/29: Richmond, VA @ The National

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2014

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane

2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney

2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne

3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide

3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB

http://www.gwar.net

http://www.gwarbq.com

http://www.youtube.com/gwar

http://www.metalblade.tv/tv

http://www.facebook.com/gwar

http://www.gwarjapan.net

ODERUS: http://twitter.com/therealoderus

BALSAC:   https://twitter.com/BalSacJoD

GWAR OFFICIAL: https://twitter.com/GWARofficial

WHITECHAPE​L: New Lyric Video, Contest & Tour Dates

Whitechapel have launched their lyric video for fan favorite song, “Vicer Exciser” on guitarworld.com. In addition to watching the lyric video, fans can also enter to win an ESP guitar signed by the entire band! Watch “Vicer Exciser” HERE and enter to win now at guitarworld.com HERE.

Whitechapel’s debut full-length album, The Somatic Defilement, is the album that firmly planted the band on an upward trajectory that has carried the band to the upper echelons of modern death metal. The band has taken The Somatic Defilement and placed it in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix, along with a re-master by Alan Douches. The results are staggering and give The Somatic Defilement a modern luster up to the standards of the band’s most recent recordings. Fans can listen and order now at metalblade.com/whitechapel.

WHITECHAPEL fans can subscribe to vocalist Phil Bozeman’s channel, which focuses on gaming, as well as responses to questions from fans. Subscribe at youtube.com/phillybo1985. Alex Wade’s channel can be found at youtube.com/AlexWadeOfficial. The first video posted was a performance demonstration of WHITECHAPEL’s Vicer Exciser from their re-issue of The Somatic Defilement. The re-issues was completely re-mixed by Audiohammer’s Mark Lewis and re-mastered by Alan Douches at West Westside. The official channel for the band can be found at youtube.com/whitechapeltv.

WHITECHAPEL
GWAR “Madness at the Core of Time” Tour
w/ Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:
10/02: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/03: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/04: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
10/05: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/06: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
10/07: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
10/08: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
10/09: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*
10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/01: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
11/02: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
11/04: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
11/05: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
11/07: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/08: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/09: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb
11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

For More Information Please Visit:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.youtube.com/whitechapeltv
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband

GWAR B-Q IS ON, RAIN OR SHINE!

Spew-O-Lympics Contestants List and a Ton of Other Stuff About upcoming GWAR-B-Q Announced

GWAR B-Q IS ON, RAIN OR SHINE, 8/17 @ HADAD’S WATER PARK IN RICHMOND, VA

With the biggest, sickest, most debauched party of the summer drawing inexorably closer, Slave Pit Inc. today released “a butt-load” of last-minute details about their 4th annual “GWAR-B-Q”, to be held Sat., Aug. 17th at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, Va. The event will be held RAIN OR SHINE. Nothing short of nuclear holocaust can stop GWAR, and even that is highly debatable… the GWAR B-Q is on, NO MATTER WHAT!!!

As far as tickets are concerned please pay close attention– everybody who bought an e-ticket online must have a hard copy of EACH TICKET for entry– that means following all the links provided in the email that was sent to you and printing a hard copy of every ticket. That means if you bought more than one ticket, you must have copies for every individual ticket purchased, so be sure to follow every link and print everything you can. YOU MUST HAVE HARD COPIES OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL TICKET IN ORDER TO GAIN ADMITTANCE. Klar? Klar! That’s “clear” for us Americans.

Deluxe ticket sales have ended, but official GWAR-B-Q 2013 t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event. There will also be raffle tickets available at the merch booth with your chance to win any number of a host of valuable prizes. (See Below) There will be no weapons, pets, video cameras or glass allowed anywhere within Hadads, and backpacks and coolers will be checked by Hadad’s security at the gate. Remember GWAR fans, we are guests at Hadads, and if we want to continue this fine tradition we must respects the perfectly reasonable requests of our host… plus GWAR commands it!

No effort has been spared to make this the most spectacular GWAR B-Q yet, and this year that includes providing the faithful GWAR fans with a skate park truly worthy of a GWAR B-Q. A legion of slaves has been laboring ceaselessly to create it, and their efforts are a complete GO, featuring a half-pipe, ¼ pipes, a fun box (whatever the hell that is), grind rails, and finally a bike launch ramp, supplied by FBM Bike Co. These are all open to the public so bring your skate, bike, or rocket-sled.

Of course the memory of GWAR’s departed Scumdog brother, Flattus Maximus, will always be with us, and many flagons of GWAR BEER (brewed especially for the GWAR B-Q by Tampa‘s Cigar City Brewery) will be hoisted to honor his legend. There will be a special “Flattus Shrine” booth set up full of Smoot shirts and music, and all proceeds garnered here will go straight to the Smoot Family Fund.

Finally, there will be a car pool available for anybody that gets too loopy to pilot their vehicle. This does not mean for you to drive your car into the pool, it means you can get a free ride if you are too wasted. The safety of our fans and other humans is of the highest priority for the Slave-Pit, so your soul can be saved for GWAR’s to do with as they please. Please check the schedules at http://www.gwarbq.com or 2BNB.org or in order to ensure everybody has a accident-free GWAR-B-Q experience.

Spew-Lympian Ian Hussey demonstrates part of grueling training ritual

Slave Pit also announced the participants in this years Spew-O-Lympics, the second time the GWAR-B-Q has hosted this semi-aquatic flail-fest. Contestants were required to submit a short essay on why they felt they should be considered to participate in this hallowed event, the top selections being picked by the band themselves (in a completely random manner).

“We are pleased not only to announce the winners, but are also surprised that forty of our fans could actually write a semi-coherent collection of words, let alone string them together in a coherent fashion,” said GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus.

“For this effort they will be allowed to flail, flop, and flagellate themselves in front of a jeering crowd, as they are pelted with garbage… all for valuable prizes!”

To get the full listing of the winners on the band’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gwar, or the official GWAR B-Q website at http://www.gwarbq.com. The contestants must get to the registration area (near the merch booth) as quickly as possible after doors open at 10:30, in order to get their nickname and number and prepare for the first event, which starts promptly at 12:30.

A sampling of some of the amazing prizes available — and yes, that is a real guitar

The prize packages are full of valuable GWAR merchandise, though it looks like our grand prize, the “S.S. Boat” may have exploded and sank in an unexplained accident that “killed a lot of guys.”

“It’s a complete tragedy,” said eyewitness James Nasium.

“My car got dirty.”

Unfortunately, the organizers of the event are sad to announce the cancellation of the band LOINCLOTH from the days festivities. Guitar player Tannon Penland and members of his family were involved in a serious, but non-life threatening automobile accident, that will make it impossible for the band to perform. Said injured band member Tannon Penland from his hospital bed…

Loincloth guitar player Tannon Penland

“I am truly fucking bummed between doses of morphine and dilaudid that Loincloth cannot be slaughtering alongside our many mighty brothers, mutants, and sisters at this year’s GWAR-B-Q. We shall return!”

There is no word yet as to whether or not the empty slot will be filled.

Rain or shine, it’s all systems GO for this years most debauched gathering of the summer and the greatest GWAR-B-Q in history. See all of you faithful bohabs there at Hadad’s, Aug. 17th, 2013! HAIL FLATTUS, HAIL THE BOHABS… AND HAIL GWAR!!!

GWAR is set to release Battle Maximus their 13th studio album, and their first since legendary Scumdog Flattus Maximus returned to the stars to fulfill his cosmic destiny. The album will be available September 17th via Metal Blade Records. You can hear the first track, “Madness at the Core of Time” on The Welding Room radio program and pre-order your copy of Battle Maximus HERE.

GWAR’s Battle Maximus features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR’s latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet… the insidious “Mr. Perfect”, who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR — the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the “perfect” human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers.

Tracklisting:

1) Intro

2) Madness at the Core of Time

3) Bloodbath

4) Nothing Left Alive

5) They Swallowed the Sun

6) Torture

7) Raped at Birth

8) I, Bonesnapper

9) Mr. Perfect

10) Battle Maximus

11) Triumph of the Pig Children

12) Falling

13) Fly Now

GWAR Live:

8/8: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

8/9: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

8/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL*

8/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”*

8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake)*

Co-Headline Tour with Hatebreed

9/11: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom

9/12: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

9/13: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest*

9/14: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls

9/15: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour

(w/ Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs):

10/2: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/3: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

10/4: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House

10/5: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/6: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre

10/7: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre

10/8: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

10/9: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre

10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

10/25: Ft. Worth, TX @ LaGrave Field

10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s

10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

11/1: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/2: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

11/4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/5: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

11/7: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

11/8: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

11/9: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues

11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb

11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB

http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.metalblade.tv/tv
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.gwarjapan.net

ODERUShttp://twitter.com/therealoderus
BALSAC:   https://twitter.com/BalSacJoD

GWAR OFFICIALhttps://twitter.com/GWARofficial

A BAND OF ORCS Announce Tour with GWAR, WHITECHAPEL & IRON REAGAN

Fresh off their latest release, Adding Heads to the PileA BAND OF ORCS will be joining a massive takeover of North America in support of the legendary GWAR as a part of the “Madness at the Core of Time” world tour.

The tour is set to kick off October 2 in Columbus, Ohio and runs through November 17 in Washington, DC.  Tickets go on sale TODAY – Friday August 2.

Request A BAND OF ORCS on The Welding Room! Send #DeathThreatsComplaints to @TheWeldingRoom via Twitter

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Tracklisting:

1) Prepare for the Domination

2) When the Hills Run Red

3) In the Keeper’s Chamber

4) Of Broken Chains and Shattered Skulls

5) Wyrd of the Winter Wolf

6) The Darkness That Comes Before

7) Hall of the Frozen Dead

8) Lair of the Ice Wyrm

9) Stormbringer

10) At the Mouth Fire

11) Fall of the Fire Lord

12) Adding Heads to the Pile

13) A Deeper Evil (Instrumental)

 

“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour

w/ Gwar, Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and A Band of Orcs:

10/2: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/3: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

10/4: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House

10/5: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/6: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre

10/7: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre

10/8: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

10/9: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre

10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*

10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

11/1: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/2: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

11/4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/5: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

11/7: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

11/8: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

11/9: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues

11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb

11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

CHECK OUT A BAND OF ORCS ON THE WEB

https://www.facebook.com/abandoforcs

http://abandoforcs.bandcamp.com/

http://www.abandoforcs.com/

http://www.youtube.com/abandoforcs

 

GWAR Announces Gigantic Fall Tour in Support of New Album

Masters of medieval metal, the mighty GWAR, are poised to return to the world of man as today they announced the first leg of their massive “Madness at the Core of Time” world tour, in support of their new album, Battle Maximus, which is out September 17th on Metal Blade Records. The tour features a completely brand-new show full of slavering creatures and deserving victims. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 2nd.

Said verbose front-thing Oderus Urungus,

“Our loyal slaves have been laboring ceaselessly to create the ultimate GWAR show, and for this they have received nothing but abuse and torment. I know our legions of loyal fans will be delighted to experience a whole new cast of ridiculous characters, all of whom shall meet exceedingly messy ends to the soundtrack of slaughter that our new album shall provide. Get ready world… GWAR is coming!”

GWAR shall be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, Richmond, VA thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste singer Tony Foresta) and A Band of Orcs (who are actually a band of Orcs). The tour comes after an intense lead-up period, which featured the debut of a GWAR beer and GWAR B-Q sauce, several mini-tours and convention appearances, the second season of Oderus on FEAR.net‘s sitcom HOLLISTON, and finally the fourth annual GWAR-B-Q. Tickets and more information on the GWAR-B-Q can be found athttp://www.gwarbq.com

Overlord Oderus Urungus allowed Whitechapel guitarist Alex Wade to comment on the tour:

“We’re extremely excited to announce that we will be direct supporting the almighty GWAR this fall. The tour will be hitting some spots we haven’t been in a while and we’re looking forward to having a blast on tour with them so come out and get GWAR‘ed with us!”

Of course Oderus had more to say (when doesn’t he?).

“Let me make something perfectly clear. DON’T commit suicide if your city/country/collection of mud-huts isn’t on the list. We can’t play every city in the world in one tour, as much as we would like to. There will be a whole year or more of shows in support of Battle Maximus, so either be patient, or take a fucking road trip!”

Battle Maximus is GWAR‘s 13th studio album, and their first since legendary Scumdog Flattus Maximus returned to the stars to fulfill his cosmic destiny. Check out the first track, Madness at the Core of Time on The Welding Room and pre-order your copy of Battle Maximus HERE.

GWAR‘s Battle Maximus features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR‘s latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet…the insidious “Mr. Perfect”, who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR–the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the “perfect” human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers.

Track listing:
1) Intro
2) Madness at the Core of Time
3) Bloodbath
4) Nothing Left Alive
5) They Swallowed the Sun
6) Torture
7) Raped at Birth
8) I, Bonesnapper
9) Mr. Perfect
10) Battle Maximus
11) Triumph of the Pig Children
12) Falling
13) Fly Now

GWAR Live:
08/08: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom – Tickets
08/09: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground – Tickets
08/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL* – Tickets
08/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”* – Tickets
08/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake)* – Tickets

Co-Headline Tour with Hatebreed
09/11: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom – Tickets
09/12: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue – Tickets
09/13: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest* – Tickets
09/14: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls – Tickets
09/15: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom – Tickets

“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour
With Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:
10/02: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/03: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/04: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
10/05: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/06: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
10/07: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
10/08: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
10/09: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)* – Tickets
10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/01: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
11/02: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
11/04: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
11/05: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
11/07: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/08: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/09: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb
11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.metalblade.tv/tv
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.gwarjapan.net

ODERUShttp://twitter.com/therealoderus
BALSAChttps://twitter.com/BalSacJoD
GWAR OFFICIALhttps://twitter.com/GWARofficial

 

REVOCATION Premiere New Song

REVOCATION’s self-titled new album will be released in Europe on August 2, The UK August 5and August 6in North America via Relapse Records. This is their fourth full-length release and the first featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger. The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).

REVOCATION partnered up with Loudwire for another exclusive premiere from the new album. The song entitled Fracked can be streamed exclusively HERE.

The song Invidious is being streamed exclusively at Metal Sucks.  Check it out HERE.  The band recently completed work on a video for Invidious.  The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show.  The video will receive its premiere in the coming weeks.

The first song unveiled from the forthcoming self-titled album, The Hive can be heard on The Welding Room. It is also available for streaming on YouTube HERE and Soundcloud HERE.

REVOCATION are taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. In addition to Summer Slaughter dates, the band announced a handful of headline shows immediately following the tour.  All dates are listed below.

Following Summer Slaughter, REVOCATION heads to Europe to tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted. A complete list of dates can be found below.

The album is now available for pre-order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store.  The album will be available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats.  The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic Dyer’s Eve.  The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/2×78

Updated REVOCATION news and tour information available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

Tracklisting:

1.     The Hive

2.     Scattering the Flock

3.     Arch Fiend

4.     Numbing Agents

5.     Fracked

6.     The Gift You Gave

7.     Invidious

8.     Spastic

9.     Entombed By Wealth

10.  A Visitation

THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder

7/25-Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues

7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (NO CATTLE DECAPITATION)

7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard

8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO NORMA JEAN)

8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy

8/09-Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre (NO DEP)

8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

8/17-Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

8/18 – Caldwell, ID @ The Venue *Headline Show*

8/19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

8/20-Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

Headline Dates

8/21 Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion

8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center

8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard

8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store

8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

8/26 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

***European Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder/Aborted***

9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix

9/19-Paris  FR @ L’Empreinte

9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy

9/21-Manchester  UK @ NQ Live

9/22-Glasgow UK  @ Cathouse

9/24-Brussels  BE @ Magasin 4

9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak

9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben

9/28-Gothenburg  SWE @ Sticky Fingers

9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee

9/30-Copenhagen  DK @ Lille Vega

10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet

10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo       

10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39

10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island

10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene

10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel

10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl

10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum

10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp

12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta