Apart from fighting a lawsuit filed by Dave Brockie's father, Gwar are busy with many other things these days. First off, the band has announced a new tour, dubbed 30 Years of Total Domination Tour with support from Butcher Babies and Battlecross. Secondly, the group is releasing a new book titled Let There Be GWAR and also Kim Dylla, Vulvatron, was released from the band directly following the fall 2014 GWAR Eternal Tour, and will no longer perform with the group. Vulvatron will live on but portrayed by someone else.
A new legal battle is starting and things could go sour. William Brockie, father of the late Dave Brockie, is accusing the members of Gwar of stealing possessions and cremated remains belonging to his son as well as using Oderus Urungus' likeness without the proper permissions. Brockie filed a lawsuit on April 2nd of this year, about a year after his son's passing on March 23rd, 2014, according to Courthousenews.com. William Brockie, the administrator for his son's estate, says Gwar's members are trying to capitalize on the singer's death, and named drummer Brad Roberts, also known as "Jizmak Da Gusha," as the leader of the conspiracy. The band has answered today via a statement disputing these allegations.
Gwar have introduced two members that will join them on the Eternal Tour this fall in search for Oderus Urungus. They are two different vocalists: Blóthar and Vulvatron. Blóthar; a fat, filthy, frozen space Viking, will take over as Gwar's lead vocalist. The role of the red-hot cybernetic spitfire known as Vulvatron is more mysterious. Both will feature prominently in the anticipated Eternal Tour, their first without charismatic founding member and lead singer Dave Brockie, who passed away in March.
After the band's performance at GWAR B-Q, Gwar continue and have announced the GWAR Eternal Tour 2014. The first leg of the tour will include direct support from Decapitated; the second leg will have direct support from Corrosion Of Conformity. American Sharks will open all shows. The tour kicks off October 15th in Norfolk, VA and runs through December 13th in Baltimore, MD. A complete list of dates can be found below.
The official cause of death of Gwar's frontman Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) has been revealed. He passed away in March but the actual cause of his death was not confirmed at the time. WTVR now reports that the Virginia State Medical Examiner's Office confirms he died of an accidental heroin overdose.
Gwar is known throughout the Universe for their outrageous stage show, irreverent humor and head pounding music, but now they have turned their demented eye to the food service industry and plan to open a restaurant later this summer in Richmond, VA.
The 5th Annual GWAR-B-Q and Dave Brockie Memorial have been detailed. In a celebration of the life of David Murray Brockie, who recently passed away, a special memorial event will be held free to the public from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM only on August 15th, 2014 at Hadad's Lake (located at 7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231). Fans, friends, family will have the opportunity to pay their respects, as they toast with a Gwar beer in hand.
Masters of medieval metal, the mighty Gwar, are poised to return to the world of man as they announced the first leg of their massive "Madness At The Core Of Time" world tour - this time through North America. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming new album, Battle Maximus, to be out on September 17th via Metal Blade Records. On this tour Gwar will be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste singer Tony Foresta) and A Band Of Orcs.
American band Gwar has revealed Battle Maximus as the title of their new album, the first full-length studio effort since the loss of their longtime guitar player Flattus Maximus. The band has also premiered the new song "Madness At The Core Of Time" as a first taste of the album and you can now enjoy it below. Their new and 13th album drops on September 17th via Metal Blade Records.
US thrashers Warbeast are pleased to announce that Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis, ex-Gwar) will join them as their fill-in bassist, while on the road this spring with Gwar. The band's upcoming tour with Gwar and Wilson kicks off in Tucson, AZ on April 10th. The 16 day run, dubbed the Fate Or Chaos Tour, will continue through the month of April until it closes in Jacksonville, FL on April 25th.
US alternative metallers Gwar will be returning to the road this Spring on the second leg of their Return Of The Maggot Tour. The tour kicks off with a special tribute show for fallen band mate and friend Cory Smoot, in Richmond, VA, at The National Theater on March 16th. All proceeds from the Richmond show will benefit the Smoot Family Fund which has been established to help support Cory's widow and their unborn child.
US alternative metallers Gwar released the final track that was recorded with Cory Smoot, "Flattus Maximus", who suddenly passed away this year, as a tribute to his memory. The track is a cover of Dayglo Abortions 1993 song "Isn't This Disgusting." The song is available through iTunes at this location. All proceeds from the sale of the track will be given to the Smoot Family Fund in honor of the guitarist.