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)

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WARBEAST Premiere New Track

WARBEAST revealed a new single from the band’s upcoming album, Destroy, hitting stores and digital retailers on April 2 via Housecore Records. The track, Nightmares in the Sky, can be streamed now at this location. Destroy is produced by Philip H. Anselmo, engineered by Stephen “The Big Fella” Berrigan and was recorded at Nodferatu’s Lair in May and July 2012. The album is mixed by Anselmo and Berrigan.

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Album Artwork/Concept by “Carcass” John Fossum – Graphic/Technical by John Deleon

Pre-order Destroy now at the Housecore Records official website here.

WARBEAST recently announced they will head out on the Fate or Chaos Tour with headliners GWAR. The tour kicks off on April 10 in Tucson, AZ. WARBEAST also announced Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis, GWAR) will join them as their fill-in bassist while on the road. In addition to the newly announced tour dates with GWAR, a CD release show for Destroy will take place at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX on April 6. See TOUR DATES page for all confirmed dates.

War of the Gargantuas, the new split EP by WARBEAST and PHILIP H. ANSELMO, is out now! Buy the split now at www.thehousecorestore.com.

For more information on WARBEAST:
www.warbeast.org
www.facebook.com/warbeast1
www.myspace.com/texasmetalalliance
www.thehousecorerecords.com

To donate to the Mike Scaccia Family Fundraiser, head here and follow the link: http://www.warbeast.org/?p=156

 

CASEY ORR (Rigor Mortis, GWAR) To Fill-In On WARBEAST Tour

WARBEAST is pleased to announce that Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis, GWAR) will join them as their fill-in bassist while on the road this spring. The upcoming Fate or Chaos Tour with GWAR and Wilson kicks off in Tucson, AZ on April 10.

WARBEAST vocalist Bruce Corbitt states, “Obviously, we are all psyched to have Casey on board for this upcoming tour with GWAR and Wilson. I’ve always respected Casey’s professionalism, abilities and musicianship from our many years together in Rigor Mortis.” He continues, “this will be a natural and comfortable fit for WARBEAST. Plus, he’s still buds with all of the guys in GWAR, so this tour will be a blast… to say the least.”

“I am very excited to accept the challenge of playing bass for the mighty WARBEAST! I’m looking forward to crushing skulls with my brothers in the Beast, and I’m totally stoked to be bringing the thunder on the road this April, supporting my Scumdog family – GWAR,” adds Casey Orr. “Texas Thrash will Destroy!”

“This by far will be the most solid lineup to date with Casey Orr joining us for this tour. I’ve known him all of my life and it just seems right,” adds WARBEAST guitarist Scott Shelby. “Casey is hyped as well, as is the whole band to move on to this new era and continue to Destroy!”

“I’m looking forward to the rhythm section being tighter than ever,” states WARBEAST drummer Joey Gonzalez. “I know Casey will be killer to learn from and jam with.”

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In addition to the newly announced tour dates with GWAR, a CD release show for Destroy will take place at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX on April 6. See below for all confirmed tour dates. Purchase tickets for select shows on the TOUR DATES page (indicated by Tickets).
WARBEAST Destroy CD Release Show:
4/6 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club

WARBEAST Fate Or Chaos Tour with GWAR and Wilson:

4/10 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

4/11 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets

4/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe – The Strip – Tickets

4/13 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre – Tickets

4/14 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory – Tickets

4/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Tickets

4/16 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club

4/17 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre – Tickets

4/18 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Lounge

4/19 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

4/20 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom – Tickets

4/21 – Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room – Tickets

4/22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works – Tickets

4/23 – Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar – Tickets

4/24 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater

4/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live – Tickets

WARBEAST recently revealed the release date for their new full length album, Destroy, produced by Philip H. Anselmo and engineered by Stephen “The Big Fella” Berrigan. It hits stores and digital retailers on April 2, 2013 via Housecore Records. Destroy was recorded at Nodferatu’s Lair in May and July 2012 and mixed by Anselmo and Berrigan. The album artwork and concept were designed by “Carcass” John Fossum with graphic and technical adviser John Deleon.

War of the Gargantuas, the new split EP by WARBEAST and Philip H. Anselmo, is out now! You can buy it here: www.thehousecorestore.com

For more information on WARBEAST, please visit these websites:
www.facebook.com/warbeast1
www.myspace.com/texasmetalalliance
www.thehousecorerecords.com

To donate to the Mike Scaccia Family Fundraiser, head here and follow the link: http://www.warbeast.org/?p=156

 

WARBEAST/DOWN Tour In Memory Of Mike Scaccia

Sadly, many music fans across the globe learned celebrated Rigor Mortis and Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away while doing what he loved best—playing music.

While it is with a very heavy heart, WARBEAST will be hitting the road for their West Coast tour with DOWN as planned. Mike would not expect anything less from them, so they will be dedicating the upcoming tour to the memory of Mike Scaccia—one of our generation’s greatest guitarists and certainly one of their closest friends.

Last week, WARBEAST vocalist Bruce Corbitt shared his condolences and thoughts with the community.

“Mike Scaccia left this Earth doing what he loved to do. Tragically, the music world has lost an extremely talented, gifted and unique guitar virtuoso. His music and his legend will live on forever. But a loving husband, father, son and brother, etc; can never be replaced. Mike would be overwhelmed with this outpouring of emotion that has risen from his passing, but he would mainly be proud of the enormous support that everyone has shown towards his family during this devastating time in their lives.”

Corbitt contines,

“We can and we will make sure that Mike’s wife and his kids are taken care of. So, I would like to ask anyone that can make a donation… big or small… do it now. Please understand that this is what would mean the most to Mike.”

Donate to the Mike Scaccia Family Fundraiser, click here.

In addition to the fundraiser effort, Philip Anselmo of Housecore Records came up with the idea for WARBEAST to team up and write some lyrics about Mike Scaccia. WARBEAST already has two songs recorded and in the vault. One of them is the song about Bruce Corbitt’s brother Jeff Corbitt (RIP), of which Bruce has mentioned many times publicly. The other will be a song written about Mike Scaccia. The two songs will be released together with a picture of Mike on one side and a picture of Jeff Corbitt on the other.

Also, Sarah Scaccia (Mike’s daughter) is putting a beautiful book together to honor her father. You may email your personal stories about her Dad, contact her at sjska21@gmail.com. She will compile them together for the book. Let’s share and keep him alive in spirit.

Join WARBEAST and DOWN in honoring the memory of Mike Scaccia’s life on their upcoming tour dates.

DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/5 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club (WARBEAST ONLY, War of the Gargantuas Release Show)

1/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom

1/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

1/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

1/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

1/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim

1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

1/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

1/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

1/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

1/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

1/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

1/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

2/1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29