GWAR-B-Q, DAVE BROCKIE MEMORIAL Details Announced

Presented once again by Slave Pit Inc. and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue (http://ringdogrescue.org), The 5th Annual GWAR-B-Q and Dave Brockie Memorial will certainly go down in history as one of the most significant events to happen in Richmond since the Civil War. 

In a celebration of the life of David Murray Brockie, a special memorial event will be held FREE to the public from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM ONLY on Aug 15, 2014 at Hadad’s Lake (located at 7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231). Fans, friends, family and bohabs will have the opportunity to pay their respects, as they drunkenly toast with a GWAR Beer in one hand, while wearing the commemorative Dave Brockie Fund vomit stained t-shirt as Oderus Urungus is set ablaze in a Viking Funeral Pyre on the lake.

In keeping with the tradition of past GWAR-B-Q’s, Slave Pit Inc. has revealed the first bands confirmed for the event.  The GWAR-B-Q will feature the heaviest, and most legendary line up of bands that the metal and punk scenes have to offer. Heavyweights such as Hatebreed, hometown heroes Kepone, with former GWAR member Beefcake, the infamous Meatmen, featuring the Dutch Hercules, Tesco Vee and a very special appearance by the Original Gangsters, Body Count, where TV executives were bribed and beaten to get Ice-T off the set of Law and Order SVU.

 

For a full lineup of bands visit http://www.gwarbq.com

“The magnitude of heavy bone crushing acts at this year’s GWAR-B-Q is enough to …aahhh …crush bone” said Bonesnapper, GWAR’s body guard.

And if that’s not enough, there is plenty more filthy fun to overload your senses, leaving you bloated, basted, and completely broke. There will be more meat than ever, boatloads of  “GWAR-B-Q” sauce to slather all over it, GWAR’s new beer “Killsner” to wash it down your bottomless and gaping feed-hole, as well as an infinite number of port-o-john vomitorium kissing booths for full body evacuation. Just like last year, the affair will be held at the only venue capable of handling such a stupendous event, the legendary Hadad’s Lake.

Check out the venue at http://hadadslake.com/ 

As our beloved bohabs would come to expect, the Slave Pit has yet again produced its customary GWAR-B-Q commercial commemorating the beastly birthday of the 5th Annual GWAR-B-Q. This year’s clip heavily features Oderus Urungus’ final film performance. Although, Oderus will not be there physically, his spirit will reign over the event.

Hail Oderus! View the commercial HERE.

GWAR BQ 2014 Commercial - Dave Brockie Memorial Info

You can make a donation to the Dave Brockie Fund and purchase the Official Dave Brockie Tribute Shirt HERE.

For More Info Visit:

http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar

https://twitter.com/GWARofficial
http://www.metalblade.tv/tv
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.gwarjapan.net

GWAR Release Video Statement

GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. would like to thank the fans and friends for the outpouring of love after the passing of our dear friend Dave Brockie.  Our intention is to honor Dave, preserve his legacy and continue to share his brilliant works with the world.  With that being said, GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. are proud to announce the creation of The Dave Brockie Foundation

Photo: Katherine Leatherwood

 

 A video message from GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. addressing the fans can be viewed HERE and below.

The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts.  It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave’s body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity.  The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels. The DBF will also strive to catalog and preserve Dave’s vast collection of original images, recordings and written words, and make them available for the world to appreciate. The foundation’s first goal is to finance the creation of a memorial monument in Richmond, Virginia to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man.”

GWAR VIDEO MESSAGE

 

Donations can be made to The Dave Brockie Foundation at http://www.gwar.net/dave-brockie-foundation 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar

https://twitter.com/GWARofficial
http://www.metalblade.tv/tv
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.gwarjapan.net 

Additional 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q Details Announced

Slave Pit Inc., creators of GWAR and a slew of other naughty products, today announced new details regarding the summer’s most eagerly anticipated entertainment apocalypse, the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q, to be held August 17 at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, Va. Attendees can now add not one but TWO new social events to be held the same weekend as the GWAR-B-Q – the “B4-B-Q” (to be held the night before at The Canal Club), and the “GWA-fter Party” (after the GWAR-B-Q, for those of you who are morons). In addition, the directors of GWAR’s coveted “Spew-O-Lympics”, a centerpiece event of every GWAR-B-Q, released a statement regarding this year’s event and the incredible prize package some lucky Spew-lympian will ultimately attain. A full feast of fun awaits the teeming masses as Richmond prepares for the most action-packed weekend in the glorious history of the GWAR-B-Q!

Artist Rendition of Typical GWAR Fan Before and After GWAR-B-Q

On Friday, Aug.16, the festivities begin with the “B4-B-Q”, a power-packed line-up of brutal bands to be held at Richmond’s venerated Canal Club, which for the last two years has hosted the Cory Smoot Memorial Show. Admission is FREE to any GWAR-B-Q ticket holder, so be sure to bring a copy of your ticket, or a receipt, or the actual ticket (if you are an idiot). Check the “B4-B-Q” event page on the official GWAR Facebook page for more information.

Hosted by the personal Slaves of Oderus and Balsac, Dave Brockie and Mike Derks, doors open at 7 and the line-up consists of, in no particular order:

Apocalypse Dudes / RVA

U.S. Bastards / RVA

Savage Attack / RVA

Bloody Crackdown / RVA

Red Box Money Cult / Roanoke

Rong / Wilmington

Stuck Backwards / Norfolk

With GWAR, Municipal Waste, Corrosion of Conformity, Pig Destroyer, and the reunion of the legendary X-Cops, this years’ bill is possibly the greatest yet assembled in the blood-spattered history of GWAR’s ever-expanding festival. So this year’s Spew-O-Lympics intends to match this majesty with the most epic contest yet conceived, with events scheduled to include the “King of the Swing”, “Beware of the Blob”, with the climactic battle for supremacy (and valuable prizes) waged on the  “Sperm and Slide”. This years contest will be limited to a lucky 25 entrants, who must sign-up in advance via GWAR’s Facebook page. Look for more details on the official GWAR Facebook page .

And if that’s not enough filthy fun for you, the fine folks at Slave Pit have scheduled one last event that should satiate even the most unappeasable bohab’s desire to bask in the dubious glory of all things GWAR–the “GWA-fter Party”. Held on Saturday, August 17 at Balliceaux, in Richmond, VA., and hosted by the internationally matchless DJ Pari, the event is free not only to GWAR-B-Q ticket holders but also everybody else in the entire world. Doors are at ten, and look for more information at the “GWA-fter Party” events page on the official GWAR Facebook page/

And remember to check out all the latest GWAR-B-Q news at http://www.gwarbq.com

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

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

 

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ODERUS: http://twitter.com/therealoderus

BALSAC:   https://twitter.com/BalSacJoD

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

X-COPS Reunion Scheduled For GWAR-B-Q

Antarctic rock-gods GWAR finally announced the ticket info for this year’s GWAR-B-Q, located at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA. This year sees the event entering its fourth consecutive year while offering its most bone-crushing line-up yet, setting the stage for what will certainly be the most massive GWAR-B-Q in the history of the human or any other race!

There will be three levels of tickets sold and all tickets will be available ONLY on the GWAR-B-Q website.

Ticket info is as follows:

Standard $30 Ticket – All day entry
Deluxe $40 Ticket – All day entry and official GWAR-B-Q t-shirt
Premium $100 Ticket (Limited Quantity 150)- All day entry, official GWAR-B-Q t-shirt and VIP Pass for Meet & Greet signing with GWAR and possible chance to appear on stage with GWAR.

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE JUNE 6th!

Today GWAR continues in their tradition of reuniting classic bands to play at the GWAR-B-Q, with the addition of the X-Cops! That’s right, the original lineup featuring Lt. Louie Scrapinetti (Mike Derks), Cadet Billy Club (Mike Dunn), Patrolman Cobb Knobbler (Dave Brockie), Sgt. Al Depantsia (Pete Lee), Sherriff Tubb Tucker (Casey Orr), Mountain Bike Officer Biff Buff (Brad Roberts), Sgt. Zypygski (Bob Gorman), and Detective Philip McRevis (Dave Musel) are reuniting for one night only at this year’s GWAR-B-Q! This will serve as the bands first show since 1996.

GWAR-B-Q Tickets On Sale June 6. X-Cops Reunion Performance Confirmed!

X-Cops’s bass “man” Cobb Knobbler commented on the reunion of the band:
“I am excited to get the boys together for one last gig, especially since I have become a member of the Westboro Baptist Church.”

Sherriff Tubb Tucker Motherfucker of All Motherfuckers added:
“Alright you lowlife dirtbags, listen up! X-Cops have been hired on as crowd control for the 4th annual GWAR-B-Q. I’m here to tell all of you faggot punks that we will be in full force to put the beat down on any of you little shits that step out of line! That’s right! After years of deep cover, the original X-Cops team has been reassembled to make sure there’s no bullshit at this fine event. We will be on hand to confiscate all your drugs, accept donations to our policeman’s balls, and thoroughly pat down your girlfriends. So bring drugs, money, and women! As you were.”

Three more bands have been added to the GWAR-B-Q lineup. Fresh off their tour with GWAR, Wilson and Warbeast will be making their first GWAR-B-Q appearance. Metal Blade Records artist Battlecross have been confirmed as well. Rumor has it that there are still huge special guests to be announced. Stay tuned to http://www.gwarbq.com for the latest info.

Already confirmed for the GWAR-B-Q are local favorites and international thrashers Municipal Waste will provide main support to the mighty GWAR, and in turn will be supported by a plethora of devastating acts like Corrosion of Conformity, Pig Destroyer, Cannabis Corpse, Loincloth, Kung-Fu Dykes and many more. Once again Hadad’s will host not one but TWO stages which will be packed with bands all day…and finally there are rumors of a yet-to-be-announced act that will put this year’s GWAR-B-Q 2013 completely over the top!

The event is scheduled to take place Saturday August 17, 2013 at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA, located at 7900 Osbourne Turnpike. Doors will open at 10:00 AM and the first band will hit the stage at 11:00 AM. For more information be sure to visit: http://gwarbq.com/.

Quoth Oderus, straight from his holiday in Stalingrad, “Holy hate-balls, all these bands are playing at our GWAR-B-Q? And we have our own GWAR-B-Q sauce, that actually tastes good? And we will be premiering our new beer, Impaled Ale? I think this is more fun than the humans deserve! Now I am back to driving tanks into the river! See you there, fuckers!”

GWAR Live
6/17: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson
8/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL
8/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”
8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake)

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

ODERUS: http://twitter.com/therealoderus
BALSAC: https://twitter.com/BalSacJoD
GWAR OFFICIAL: https://twitter.com/GWARofficial

GWAR’s DAVE BROCKIE Opens Print Art Webstore

The man behind the mask of Oderus Urungus, Dave Brockie, unveiled a new web-store where fans can buy limited-edition, high quality art prints of not only Brockie’s GWAR drawings, but many of his other illustrations. Culled from select images spanning a 30-year career as an artist and illustrator, these highly-collectable prints are now available to the public. Check out www.theartofdavebrockie.com

“For years I have been doing custom paintings and drawings for people and I have gotten so far behind that I constantly have to turn down people looking to get some of my work. A high-quality print line web store will give everybody a chance to have a Brockie on their wall” said the artist from their Richmond studio, AKA Slave Pit.

Dave Brockie is to many a footnote to the name most people know him by – that of Oderus Urungus, foul-mouthed alien barbarian and longtime lead singer of GWAR, the world’s foremost horror-rock spectacle. GWAR’s legendary live shows and relentless work-ethic have earned the group of artists and musicians from Richmond, Va. an international reputation as the cutting-edge of outrageous, “Grand Guignol”-style metal theater, and won them legions of fans worldwide. In the course of the groups 25+ year-long career Brockie, as President of Slave Pit Inc., GWAR’s parent production company, consistently spearheaded the group’s efforts, not only as the bands lead singer and public mouthpiece, but also as an artist involved in many of GWAR’s graphic projects.

Brockie continued on like the blowhard that he is.

“I actually graduated art school even though I knew it was no guarantee of employment. Nevertheless, I deluded myself that I was going to become a fine artist and was painting these giant squiggly blob paintings that actually looked pretty cool, but were never going to pay the bills. I worked construction and knocked over liquor stores to do that. But I was also into comics and illustration and when GWAR started to happen it gave me a great venue for my work. Suddenly I was being called upon to do flyers, t-shirts, comics…even album covers. That turned into a 25+ year stretch where I was always making art of some kind. It’s about damn time I had my own print line!”

The prints are signed and numbered by the artist and are part of a limited edition of 1000 per image. The prints use the highest quality paper and inks, and are mounted on a piece of masonite that features a custom-made 3-D frame that is a throwback to Brockie’s early “squiggle” paintings.

“I hope this is a big success,” said Brockie.

“I am going on a pilgrimage to Stalingrad this spring and need money for booze and food. Plus, I got kicked in the mouth by a circus-mule and need extensive dental-work. After I get this print site going, I plan to disappear. It is time for GWAR.”

In other Slave Pit news GWAR is wrapping up a new album, their 13th, which is the band’s first since the passing of longtime guitarist Cory Smoot in late 2011. Coming out later this year, the album features the debut of Pustulus Maximus, cousin of the mighty departed one, Flattus Maximus. The band has a run of shows scheduled for this April, which are the last stops of the “Fate or Chaos” tour, which chronicles GWAR’s epic struggle with an angry God. It has been rumored that GWAR will be testing out songs from the new album on these dates.

“Yes! We Will!” confirmed Oderus.

The band is also venturing into the culinary arts with a signature “GWAR-B-Q” sauce, which they will be debuting at a colossal “Meat & Meet” to be held at the world famous “Grinders” in Kansas City on Monday April 8 from 4-6 PM.

August will see the fourth annual GWAR-B-Q, the group’s annual outdoor music and meat-fest which is getting more massive every year. The new album’s release follows soon after, and then the band will embark on a mega-huge world tour that will continue well into 2014. Sounds like business as usual for the hardest working band in show biz.

GWAR “Fate Or Chaos Tour” with Warbeast and Wilson
04/10: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre – TICKETS
04/11: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – TICKETS
04/12: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe – The Strip – TICKETS
04/13: Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre – TICKETS
04/14: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory – TICKETS
04/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – TICKETS
04/16: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club – TICKETS
04/17: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre – TICKETS
04/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Lounge – TICKETS
04/19: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s – TICKETS
04/20: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom – TICKETS
04/21: Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room – TICKETS
04/22: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works – TICKETS
04/23: Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar – TICKETS
04/24: Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater – TICKETS
04/25: Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live – TICKETS
06/17: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson –TICKETS
08/10: Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL – TICKETS
08/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest” – TICKETS

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Oderus comments on Flattus’ passing

 

Flattus Maximus, guitarist of GWAR

Image via Wikipedia

For all of the hijinx & silly stage antics a Gwar show presents, the entry from Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie) is very real & heartfelt.

http://www.gwar.net/news/the-passing-of-guitarist-cory-smoot-aka-flattus-maximus