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GWAR To Embark Upon The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Gwar - Eternal Tour 2014 - promo flyer - #0011

As reported on the GWAR Facebook:

Oderus is missing. Once the Scumdogs in GWAR finally notice this (it takes them a while to notice stuff) they will set off on a journey to find their departed brother using every resource available – including recruiting an ancient Scumdog warrior. GWAR will need the help from everyone, even the lowliest Bohab, as their enemies are plotting to take advantage of the hole in GWAR’s ranks.

BalSac The Jaws of Death on The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” and what to expect:

“Dark clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around GWAR. In our hour of greatest peril, Oderus has left us and our enemies stand poised, ready to strike while they sense weakness. But we shall no longer cower in our Antarctic stronghold, awaiting Destiny’s final blow. This Fall GWAR sets out on the most trying quest of our career. We shall scour our leader’s favorite stomping ground, North America, leaving no city unsearched, no venue unraised, and no sheep unmolested. GWAR will venture to the depths of Hell or to the very end of Time itself, and though I fear what we may encounter out there, I know that we can never return home until we have the answer we seek: ‘Where is Oderus Urungus?’”

GWAR fans have been mourning the loss of Dave Brockie, GWAR’s founder and lead singer, since March. The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” gives them an opportunity to gather and share a bunch of feels as a community while experiencing the sickest band in this or any other world.

Jamison Land, Beefcake the Mighty’s personal slave and bass tech:

“Dave was our friend and anchor for as far back as anyone can remember. He’s held us together, and sometimes he drove us apart. He is our brother and we love him. Unlike a lot of prominent musicians, he was friends with all of the fans. He made GWAR fans feel special on a personal level. The fans love Dave as much as we do and ‘The GWAR Eternal Tour 2014’ is our way of getting together and sharing that love.”

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. Tickets go on sale this weekend.

Hail Oderus! Hail GWAR!

Gwar - Battle Maximus - band logo - 2013

GWAR at RIOT FEST:

9/12: Chicago, IL @ RIOT FEST

Tickets for “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” go on sale this weekend. Confirmed first-leg dates are:

10/15/14 The Norva – Norfolk, VA
10/16/14 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/17/14 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
10/18/14 The Palladium “Rock and Shock Festival” – Worcester, MA
10/19/14 The Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/21/14 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
10/22/14 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
10/23/14 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/24/14 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
10/25/14 Emo’s “Housecore Horror Film Festival” – Austin, TX
10/26/14 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/28/14 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10/29/14 Pop’s Nightclub – Sauget, IL
10/30/14 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
10/31/14 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/01/14 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
11/02/14 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/03/14 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/04/14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Reno, NV
11/05/14 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/06/14 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
11/07/14 Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
11/08/14 The Great Salt Air – Magna, UT
11/10/14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
11/11/14 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
11/12/14 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA

GWAR W/ TBA and American Sharks:

11/14: Vancouver, BC and Commodore Ballroom

Gwar - Battle Maximus - band logo - 2013

GWAR W/ Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks:

11/15: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/16: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/19: Fargo, ND @ The Venue
11/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/22: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/23: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/25: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/26: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/30: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/02: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
12/03: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
12/04: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
12/05: Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
12/06: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/07: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
12/08: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
12/09: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/10: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theater
12/11: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
12/12: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
12/13: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

* No American Sharks
** Havok plays on this show

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* For more info on GWAR:

http://www.gwar.net/

http://www.youtube.com/gwar

https://twitter.com/GWARofficial

http://www.facebook.com/gwar

http://www.gwarjapan.net/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GWAR.

REST IN PEACE, DAVE BROCKIE.

REST IN PEACE, CORY SMOOT.

Stone.

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DAVE BROCKIE – aka Oderus Urungus, GWAR Founding Member, Vocalist And Artist, Passes Away At Age 50

Posted in art, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, horror, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo: Dave Brockie – The Art Of David Brockie Facebook

Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, founding member, lead vocalist, songwriter and multi-talent for the world-famous Metal band GWAR, passed away at his residence in Richmond, Virginia, on March 23, 2014. Dave Brockie was also famously known as a successful artist: http://www.theartofdavebrockie.com/.

At the time this post was written, no cause of death had been confirmed. Dave Brockie’s untimely death has been confirmed by the band’s manager, Jack Flanagan.

GWAR are also signed to Metal Blade Records and have released 13 studio albums, going back to 1988’s Hell-o!. Along with their critically acclaimed albums, performances and live stage shows, GWAR’s fan following stretches across generations as well as globally.

Metal Odyssey extends the deepest condolences to the family, bandmates, friends and fans of Dave Brockie. His legendary contributions to the world of Metal Music and Horror imagery/art will forever be missed and never forgotten.

GWAR Website:

http://www.gwar.net

GWAR - Oderus Urungus - publicity pic - #77780

Above Photo: Dave Brockie as Oderus Urungus

MetalOdyssey

DAVE BROCKIE

August 30, 1963 – March 23, 2014

Stone.

GWAR – Support The GWAR Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Extravaganza

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sports, sports news with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

GWAR - Super Bowl XLIX - promo flyer - 2013

As reported on the GWAR Facebook page:

This is the actual signing page for the petition to get GWAR to play the Super Bowl, which is growing by about 5000 signatures a day… I think we need about two million so lets get on it!

https://www.change.org/petitions/the-national-football-league-allow-gwar-to-perform-the-2015-super-bowl-halftime-show

GWAR - Battle Maximus - promo cover pic!

BATTLE MAXIMUS OUT NOW!!!

New album “Battle Maximus” available now here:

www.metalblade.com/gwar

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* For More Info On GWAR:

Facebook: Gwar

http://www.gwar.net

Metal Blade - Los Angeles - B&W - logo - 2013

METAL BLADE RECORDS:

http://www.metalblade.com

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LONG LIVE GWAR.

LONG LIVE THE SUPER BOWL.

Stone.

GWAR “Fate Or Chaos Tour” With Warbeast and Wilson – Kicks Off On April 10th In Tucson, Arizona!

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on March 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

GWAR - Fate Or Chaos Tour - 2013 - promo flyer

GWAR – Check out below, the tour dates and venues for: GWAR “Fate Or Chaos” Tour With Warbeast and Wilson. You better get prepared, cause this looks to be a bloody horrific and super crazed tour this coming April! Metal be thy name!

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GWAR “Fate Or Chaos Tour” With Warbeast and Wilson

4/10: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

4/11: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

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

4/13: Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre

4/14: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

4/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

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

4/17: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

4/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Lounge

4/19: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

4/20: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

4/21: Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room

4/22: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

4/23: Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar

4/24: Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater

4/25: Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live

GWAR - promo flyer - logo - art - 2013 -______________________________________________

(Sourcehttp://www.gwar.net)

For more info on GWAR, click on the links below!

http://www.gwar.net

facebook: Gwar

For more info on WARBEAST, click on the links below!

http://www.warbeast.org

facebook: WARBEAST

For more info on WILSON, click on the links below!

facebook: Wilson

http://www.wilsonpartyanimals.com

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LONG LIVE GWAR.

LONG LIVE WARBEAST.

LONG LIVE WILSON.

Stone.

Cory Smoot CD Release / Memorial Show Is A Huge Success

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal guitarists, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

On Saturday night, January 7th, 2012, the Metal community took another step in dealing with the tragic death of long-time GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot by holding the first of two events in a three-show schedule of shows designed to support the Smoot Family Foundation and honor the life of this prolific artist, who died of a heart attack this past November at the age of only 34.

Cory had played the role of Flattus Maximus in the world’s most infamous band for eleven years, as well as participated in many side projects, while at the same time producing and engineering tons of records at his always busy Karma Studios. In doing so he had become a treasured part of the local and national Metal scene, and they turned out in force to both events, opening their hearts to Cory’s family in a completely selfless display of solidarity, respect, and generosity.

Cory’s widow, Jaime, who is pregnant with Cory’s child, had this message for the fans-

“I want to sincerely thank ALL the friends and fans for their amazing donations and support!! Thanks to Eve and Brent for organizing the events, to the businesses that contributed raffle prizes, and to the venues and bands for making the shows awesome!! You guys made Cory, the baby and me very proud!”

Show highlights included Lamb of God lead singer Randy Blythe singing for thrashers Cannabis Corpse. Blythe was later joined by Municipal Waste lead singer Tony Foresta in shearing off five years of hair from GWAR lead singer Dave Brockie’s head, which was raffled off to a lucky winner but ended up everywhere. But the most stirring performance came from Cory’s band mates Mensrea, who pulled themselves together for a powerful and emotional tribute to the life of this truly amazing man.

The show Saturday night at the Canal Club was also the CD release party for Cory’s solo record, When Worlds Collide, which will be coming out on Metal Blade Records soon. The next planned event is on March 16th, when GWAR, Municipal Waste, and Ghoul will play at the National Theater. All funds raised at the show will go to the Smoot Family Fund. For those who can’t make it and still wish to donate, they can do so HERE.

(Source: Metal Blade Records News Update)

Rest In Peace, Cory Smoot.

Stone.

Rest In Peace, Cory Smoot aka Flattus Maximus, GWAR Guitarist

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, horror metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 3, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

As reported by Metal Hammer (news) on 11/3/11 at 22:19 pm:

GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot – AKA Flattus Maximus – was found dead by his bandmates earlier today. Cory Smoot – better known to GWAR fans as guitarist Flattus Maximus – was found dead today by his bandmates during their North American tour.

“It is with a sense of profound loss and tragedy that the members of Gwar must announce the passing of their longtime guitarist and beloved friend Cory Smoot, also known to thousands of metal fans worldwide as Flattus Maximus,” says frontman Dave Brockie (AKA Oderus). Cory was found deceased this morning as the band prepared for a border crossing.”

Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, bandmates, friends and fans of Cory Smoot. May he rest in peace.

Rest In Peace, Cory Smoot aka Flattus Maximus.

Stone.

GWAR “BLOODY PIT OF HORROR” – Releases November 9, 2010! Album Artwork & Complete Track Listing!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

GWAR – In the midst of their two year long celebration of their 25th Anniversary – Slay – A – Bration, GWAR will be having their 13th studio album released on November 9, 2010. (I’m including in their “13” studio albums the 1992 EP – The Road Behind, hell, it has seven songs on it for Metal sakes and it counts). Bloody Pit Of Horror is the new studio album of 11 songs, releasing on Metal Blade Records. It is always comforting to know, that GWAR is lurking around the galaxy and giving us Metalheads on Earth another brand new album to annihilate our eardrums with… just 9 days after Halloween too.

GWAR:

Oderus Urungus – vocals

Balsac the Jaws of Death – guitar

Jizmak Da Gusha – drums

Beefcake The Mighty – bass

Flattus Maximus – guitar

Track Listing For - Bloody Pit Of Horror:

Zombies, March

Come the Carnivore

A Gathering of Ghouls

Storm is Coming

Tick-Tits

Beat You To Death

You are my Meat

Hail, Genocide!

KZ Necromancer

The Litany of the Slain

Sick and Twisted

* On October 28, 2010, GWAR will be performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon!!

* For more info on GWAR, their tour schedule and latest news, then click on the links below:

GWAR – Official Cyber-Fortress!

GWAR – myspace music

I LIVE FOR METAL.

Stone.

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