4th Annual GWAR-B-Q Pictures & Audio

Check back often! The Welding Room’s exclusive coverage of the 4th Annual GWAR B-Q from Hadad’s Water Park will be available RIGHT HERE over the course of the next few hours.

Then tune in on Tuesday for a full review of the party in Richmond, Virginia featuring GWAR, Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer, X-COPS, Warbeast, Battlecross, Wilson, & more!

In the meantime, you can listen to the pre-show interview from last week (below):

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

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)*

 

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

Official GWAR Beer Release with Guest Host ODERUS URUNGUS Announced

Everyone’s favorite alien overlord and lead-throat thing of GWAR, Oderus Urungus, will take a brief break from his arctic slumber to get “fucked up with the fans” for the debut of the GWAR-B-Q Beer.  The beer was created from a recipe by Rob Chalmers especially for the upcoming GWAR-B-Q (August 17 in Richmond,VA). But as a special treat for the fans, Oderus himself will be travelling (via bat-shaped helicopter, of course) to Ybor City, Florida to officially debut the brand-new, mind-altering product.

“This is another milestone on the road leading to the GWAR-B-Q, the new GWAR album, and the brand-new GWAR show we will be putting on tour this fall,” said the hardest-partying front-creature in rock.

“I am looking forward to meeting with the fans, getting incredibly wasted, and then vomiting all over them. Then we will sell that!”

The event is presented by GWAR, Cigar City Brewing, Crowbar Live and DMD. It will feature free samples of the all new GWAR B-Q Beer, as well as Brutal Burgers topped with GWAR-B-Q Sauce.

Check out the new GWAR Beer commercial HERE

“Next product? GWAR meat!” said Oderus.

Admission to the event is five dollars at the door.  The first fifty fans wearing GWAR gear or attire will be admitted free. In addition to the guzzling and the gorging, the event will also feature live music from GWAR ATTACK, (GWAR cover band), American Fix, Black Tides Roll and Doom Wolf.  The event is 18 and up.

As Oderus mentioned, this crazed event is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what is being called (by us) the “Slave-Pit Summer”.  The main event, of course, is the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q, presented by Ring-Dog Rescue and Slave Pit Inc., and backed up by the fine folks at Brown’s Distributing. This is slated to take place Saturday August 17 in Richmond, VA at Hadad’s Lake Water Park. With acts like GWAR, Municipal Waste, Corrosion of Conformity, Pig Destroyer, and the re-union 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.  Additional events include the B4-B-Q and the GWA-fter Party and you can get all the info and ticketing information at http://www.gwarbq.com.

In other GWAR news, the band is getting ready to spill the beans on many details regarding their eagerly anticipated new record and show, which will be released in early fall. This album is the first to feature new guitarist Pustulus Maximus, who travelled through space and time to lay claim to the crown left behind by departed Scumdog immortal, Flattus Maximus. More details including artwork, tracklisting and the first song from the album will be unveiled in the coming weeks. A huge fall headline tour is in the works as well; so get ready for the return of the most outrageous band in rock and roll history.

“There is much more I could say, but I have to get back to my drinking,” belched Oderus, into the ass of a drunken carrier- pigeon.

*This is the final week to win tickets to GWAR-B-Q on The Welding Room! To qualify tweet to @TheWeldingRoom #GWARBQtix 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

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

 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

Win Tickets To GWAR-B-Q on The Welding Room!

The Welding Room and Freeman Promotions have your chance to win a pair of tickets to GWAR B-Q! Listen to The Welding Room every Tuesday from 3-7pm ET and Thursday from 5-7pm ET for details.

*Grand prize winner will also have an opportunity to appear on stage with GWAR, and be ground into pulp in the gore-choked meat grinder!

In keeping with the tradition of past GWAR-B-Q’s, Slave Pit Inc. released their latest commercial hyping what will certainly go down in history as the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet, presented once again by the Slave Pit and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue. With tickets scheduled to go on sale in two weeks, the countdown is on for the most decadent, delicious, and downright depraved social event for mutant miscreants in the history of this mud-ball planet! Check out the cinematic masterpiece HERE, directed by the same Slave responsible for the last two GWAR-B-Q commercials.

Win GWAR-B-Q Tickets on The Welding Room! Listen every Tuesday & Thursday for details

Tickets for this barbaric extravaganza available now, only at www.gwarbq.com, and come in three different options:

Standard Ticket – $30: All Day Event Entry – all the bands, all the fun, all the flailing! Completely free for the low price of 30 bucks!

Deluxe Ticket- $40: All Day Event Entry – all the fun, farts, and flailing, as well as an “official” 2013 GWAR-B-Q T-shirt, actually rubbed on Beefcake’s ass at one point or another.

Premium Ticket – $100: All Day Event Entry, Official GWAR-B-Q T-shirt, GWAR-B-Q 2012 DVD, (see if you can find yourself throwing up) and an exclusive laminate VIP Pass for the “Meat & Beat” signing, where you can meet and hang out with the band, take photos to your hearts delight, and watch in horror as your hot or not hot girlfriend is dragged all too willingly into the special “Abyss of Abuse”, to be sullied in ways unthinkable. This ticket also includes free admission to the “B4BQ,” and the GWAFTER PARTY EVENT, where you can hang with the band and the artists of GWAR in a rare out of costume experience.  More details will be announced in the coming weeks. You will also have the chance to win an opportunity to appear on stage with GWAR, and be ground into pulp in our gore-choked meat grinder.
For those of you who were just born, or simply didn’t give a shit (which is practically unthinkable!), the GWAR-B-Q is GWAR’s annual summer slaughter-fest presenting some of the heaviest, most awesome bands the metal and punk scenes has to offer. Stemming from it’s original roots as a semi-annual party, the event has grown every year in the scope of its majesty, and this year promises to be the most incredible one yet, with a lineup that includes such heavyweights as Richmond hometown heroes Municipal Waste, the legendary Corrosion of Conformity, the aural devastation of Pig Destroyer, and a very special reunion of the infamous X-Cops, who are coming out of hiding after a 17-year hiatus spent running meth labs in Ecuador (and a host of other naughty things).  All the original members shall reunite for the GWAR-B-Q to open for the mighty GWAR.

“Just because we have all of the original members doesn’t mean the band hasn’t been progressing,” said Cobb Knobbler, the X-Cops gay, satanic, Nazi bass player.

“I for one have been exploring the world of drug dog law enforcement…not handling the animals, but actually becoming one, through a series of extremely painful and expensive surgical procedures…the results of which I plan on unveiling at the actual GWAR-B-Q., giving me the legal right to ravage your genitals in search of cocaine!”

At this point the lineup for the days entertainment has been finalized, and two stages will barely be enough to present the enormous rock and rock spectacle that Slave Pit and Ring-Dog Rescue (http://ringdogrescue.org) shall present. The set times have yet to be finalized, but it should run something like this…

GWAR
Municipal Waste
Corrosion of Conformity
Pig Destroyer
Cannabis Corpse
Loincloth
X-Cops
Warbeast
Battlecross
Wilson
Mobile Death Camp
Volture
Kung-Fu Dykes

And if that’s not enough, there is plenty more filthy fun to overload your senses, leaving bloated, beastly, and completely broke. There will be more meat than ever, and boatloads of GWAR’s new GWAR-B-Q sauce to slather all over it, as well as GWAR’s new beer to wash it down your bottomless and gaping feed-hole. Just like last year, the affair will be held at the only venue capable of handling such a stupendous event — the legendary Hadad’s Water Park…check out the details at http://hadadslake.com

So get ready to experience the ultimate spectacle of music, meat and mayhem, as the undisputed Masters of Shock Rock prepare to unleash the greatest GWAR-B-Q in the history of this non-stop orgy of sun, fun, meat, murder, music, and straight up MAYHEM! What started years ago as a party for GWAR’s wretched Slaves has mutated into a bona fide festival that grows every year in the scope of its debauchery.  Come take part in this Barbaric Bacchanalia!

Damn the torpedoes and let slip the dogs of war! Hail GWAR, hail Flattus, and gather with the tribe of GWAR in Richmond, VA on or around Saturday August 17, 2013. But get there a day early for the “B4BQ” and then get ready for what is certain to go down in history as the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet!

GWAR Live
06/17: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson Tickets
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” Ticketes
08/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake) Tickets

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
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-B-Q Update: Another venue change

Post from http://www.gwar.net/

In a stunning display of cat-like agility, Slave Pit today announced a last second venue change to their highly anticipated “GWAR-B-Q”, switching the venue from Hadad’s Water Park to Richmond’s beautiful National Theater.

Henrico County would not issue the proper licenses for the event to run legally despite Slave Pit’s intense efforts to placate the authorities. Continue reading