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GWAR Announce Second Leg of U.S. ‘Fate or Chaos’ Tour With Warbeast + Wilson

Praise be to our intergalactic lords and masters of GWAR , as the alien metallers have announced a second leg of their ‘Fate or Chaos’ tour. The string of U.S. dates will be shared with the bands Warbeast and Wilson, who will open for GWAR during the 16-date tour. GWAR launched their ‘Fate or Chaos’ tour in late 2012, bringing DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder along for the ride, resulting in a solid bill of acts. The quality continues this April when the traveling freak show begins again. GWAR front freak Oderus Urungus put down his crack pipe for a moment to lend us his thoughts about the future dates: As you humans amuse yourself with your mundane holidays, it has been a time of intense activity for GWAR, as we record our 13th studio album– the first one with our new Scumdog brother, Pustulus Maximus! We begin this years festivities with the second and final leg of our Fate or Chaos tour, so everybody who missed the first leg can see Cyber-Jesus get his f—ing ass handed to him. Then it’s back in the studio to work on all the hulking war machines we shall need on our devastating, brand-spanking new tour, after the album drops at the end of the summer! Can you believe I said drop? How f—ing stupid! Warbeast vocalist Bruce Corbitt also shared his excitement about the tour: This will be the second time Warbeast has toured with GWAR.  I have to admit, I’m even more excited this time around. GWAR is more than a metal show… it’s a metal experience. We’re just happy to be part of that experience again for a few weeks. We also can’t wait to play our new material from our upcoming second album ‘Destroy’ in front of their insane fans! Stay tuned for upcoming news on GWAR’s next album and check out the new ‘Fate or Chaos’ tour dates below. GWAR 2013 ‘Fate or Chaos’ Tour Dates: 04/10 – Tucson, Ariz. – Rialto Theatre 04/11 – San Diego, Calif. – House of Blues 04/12 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock Cafe – The Strip 04/13 – Ventura, Calif. – Majestic Ventura Theatre 04/14 – Reno, Nev. – Knitting Factory 04/15 – Salt Lake City, Utah – The Complex 04/16 – Grand Junction, Colo. – Mesa Theater & Club 04/17 – Englewood, Colo. – Gothic Theatre 04/18 – Lincoln, Neb. – Bourbon Lounge 04/19 – Des Moines, Iowa – Wooly’s 04/20 – Tulsa, Okla. – Cain’s Ballroom 04/21 – Little Rock, Ark. – The Rev Room 04/22 – Nashville, Tenn. – Marathon Music Works 04/23 – Greenville, S.C. – The Handlebar 04/24 – Orlando, Fla. – Beacham Theater 04/25 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live [button href=”” title=”See the 2013 Must-See Metal Concerts” align=”center”]

GWAR’s Oderus Urungus Talks New Guitarist, Upcoming Album, Hurricane Sandy + More

Metal Blade GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio this past weekend. The menacing monster talked all about the 2012 presidential campaign, new guitarist Pustulus Maximus, Hurricane Sandy and more. Check out Full Metal Jackie’s full chat with GWAR’s Oderus Urungus below: It’s Full Metal Jackie bringing you two hours of metal each and every week. On the show with us again, our friend, Oderus of Gwar. How are you? [Sings] It’s been awhileeeeee since I could – Oh whatever, I hate that song. It’s great to see you. It’s obviously very entertaining to have the Mad Minute that you’ve been doing for the show. I hope that you’ve been enjoying it. Yeah haven’t I? I’ve been doing those. I don’t remember really much of it but it’s funny, I think. I listen to my voice and I’m like, “That guy he’s hilarious! Somebody should give him a comedy record deal.” They’re like, “That’s you Oderus” and I’m like “Really, that sucks!” Full Metal Jackie with Oderus of GWAR on the show. I gotta ask you, the 2012 presidential campaign was obviously heated. What aspect of the campaign trail was so absurd that some sort of GWAR lampooning needed to happen? Um, well basically, both of their existences — the fact that they settled their disputes with gladiatorial combat and they both have to die innocent, but we can’t come across as having any side. It’s all this pointy, spikey, bloody burning wheel of death. They both end up on it but we do kill Mitt first. I think that says something. It’s Full Metal Jackie. Oderus of GWAR on the show with us and we’ve got to talk about your newest member. How has Pustulous Maximus acclimated himself and settled into the band? Quite well, he moved right on in, as it were. Actually Santa Ana was the first anniversary of Flattus’ returning to the stars and it could of easily bid us a morbid, gloomy affair but instead it was a true celebration and we turned a corner on a year that was a journey through a dark valley but then again the female vagina is also a dark valley and there’s much pleasure to be had in that. So it’s a good thing, he’s doing the impossible now hasn’t he? He’s filled the shoes of one of the greatest rubber monster guitar players ever lived, damn it. Even the non-rubber monster guitar player, and there’s not a day that goes by where we don’t remember Flattus but Pustulous full of piss and vinegar and acne has truly carved out his swarth in GWAR and the fans seemed to have accepted it. It’s going very well. It’s been a couple of years since ‘Bloody Pit of Horror,’ so what are the plans for the next GWAR album? Well we’re already deep into it. That’s what she said. That’s what she said… That’s what she said to the bishop. But that is something we’ve been doing all year, of course we were searching for a new guitar player that took a lot of time. A lot of the Maximus clan, it took them many months to reach the planet in order to lay down tracks for the records and these guys with their gigantic space battle barges, these things, they are not death stars but they are big. You know you’d think in Antartica, all the ice planes everywhere, that you could park these things without running into each other. But we just had terrible parking problems and then we found out the penguins were getting high so we had to get, we migrated workers from South America to come down and then the penguins were like “labor strike!” and then there was just open warfare between the Mexicans and the penguins and I believe Mexico is actually at war with Antartica right now or at least the penguins of Antartica. But I digress, in fact, I can’t even remember what the question was. Oh the new album, yes, so we’ve been hard at work on it. We have about… pretty much the whole album is written. The only bad part about it is after this tour is over we have to go back and remember them all. We wrote them and we recorded them so we’re pretty sure if we play them we can figure out how to play them again. Of course, you can catch Oderus with the Mad Minute on the show as well as on the website at . I do have a question for you, non GWAR related. Hurricane Sandy obviously devastated the East Coast. Yes. Mother nature is no fan of the Jersey Shore. Being on tour while such a catastrophic event was happening back home, how tough was that? Oh it wasn’t tough at all. As a matter of fact, we think that a grave misjustice has been done. Everyone’s throwing these reliefs and benefits for the victims of Hurricane Sandy and what about poor Hurricane Sandy? I mean she came onto land and then she began to break up. She lost strength and soon she was no more. What about Sandy? Who is holding a benefit for her? GWAR is — that’s who! I mean, if you don’t want me to feel sorry for these things, don’t give them names! I hadn’t thought about that actually. Yes you hadn’t thought about that! Bruce Springsteen wrote very prophetically a song all about living on the Eastern Shore, all about the Jersey Shore and I think this was mother nature’s revenge for writing such an awful song. Thanks a lot, Bruce! Thanks Bruce. Thanks Snooki, you didn’t help any either. See GWAR out on the road for about another month or so and of course we’re looking forward to a new GWAR album. Thank you as always for the Mad Minute and for being you, sir. Keep em coming. We had plans for an Oderus ‘Spoken Turd’ album, but we decided to put that back until a new album had come out. I’ve definitely been honing my abilities through your show and it’ll come out. So I think the new album about halfway through next year and the ‘Spoken Turd’ album will be sometime after that. Just wrapped the second season of ‘Holliston.’ A lot of stuff going on, so it’s going to be a really big year for GWAR. By the way, really awesome to see you on the side of the bus. The billboards came out. I almost crashed trying to take a picture to text it to you because I was so excited. Yeah I’m used to being under them, not so much on the side. So it was a new experience for me. Thanks again for being on the show. Thank you Jackie and for your remorseless support. Full Metal Jackie will welcome drummer Chris Adler of Lamb of God on her next show. Full Metal Jackie can be heard on radio stations around the country — for a full list of stations, go to .

GWAR’s Oderus Urungus Slams Rob Zombie, Claims Credit for Slipknot

Metal Blade GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus is in the upper ranks when it comes to tearing humans apart both physically and orally. When he’s not ripping the limbs off celebrities and disemboweling politicians onstage, Oderus’ favorite pasttime is bashing those he feels are inferior to himself. In this most recent display, Oderus goes after both Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson , while taking the credit for Slipknot ‘s existence. The ‘Twins of Evil’ tour has been a source of controversy as of late, with co-headliners Zombie and Manson taking shots at each other onstage. Oderus Urungus addressed the situation during our recent interview with the intergalactic warmonger, but he went even more in-depth with . “A lot of bands have tried to do what GWAR does,” Oderus begins. ‘But no band has ever taken it as far as GWAR has. No one has ever out-sicked us. You think these Walmart behemoths of the music industry like Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie are really scary people? That they have any kind of revolutionary agenda? All they care about is making money, and hanging out with their director buddies as they throw gala award ceremonies to circle jerk each other into a frenzy. GWAR is where GWAR should be: In the drawer marked filth.” The hideous space barbarian continues, “There would not be Slipknot without GWAR. I have a direct quote from Rob Zombie about GWAR when he was figuring out what he wanted to do with his career. They asked him, “Hey what do you think of them?” and he said, “The first time I saw GWAR, I thought ‘I want to be that, but I want to make money.’” That to me says a lot about Rob Zombie as an artist. It says that he isn’t one … Rob Zombie is a tired, G-Rated, mishmash of other people’s styles. When I see Slipknot I see lots of pentagrams and cow skulls. Really familiar imagery. What I do like about Slipknot is their music. Their drummer is f—ing amazing. But when I get to Marilyn Manson, he’s a little harder to peg. A little Alice Cooper, a little Bowie, a little Johnny Rotten.” GWAR are currently on tour with Devildriver, Cancer Bats + Legacy of Disorder. [button href=”” title=”GWAR: Top 21st Century Metal Songs” align=”center”]

GWAR’s Oderus Urungus + Pustulus Maximus Talk Writing New Music, 2012 Election + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Having emerged from his coffin with a fistful of Jagermeister, GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus graced us with an exclusive interview. Thanks to the band, GWAR interviews are always comedic gold, but this Q&A session was extra special, as it features new guitarist Pustulus Maximus in his first ever interview. Oderus and Pustulus speak about writing new music for a 2013 album, the process of choosing a new guitarist, the 2012 Presidential Election + much more. Scumdogs, unite! And check out our video interview with GWAR’s Oderus Urungus and Pustulus Maximus, but beware; this interview contains naughty language. GWAR’s Oderus Urungus and Pustulus Maximus Talk to Loudwire [Explicit Language]

GWAR Play Hilarious Cover of Kansas’ ‘Carry on My Wayward Son’ GWAR recently took part in A.V. Club’s 25-song experiment where they invite established acts to cover a track chosen by readers. As a part of the ‘Undercover’ music series, GWAR were given the choice as to what song they’d like to cover for a one-time-only performance, and of course, the outer space shredders chose to jam on the Kansas classic ‘Carry on My Wayward Son.’ Yes, we’re serious. GWAR played ‘Carry on My Wayward Son’ for the A.V. Club session, complete with brand new member Pustulus Maximus . Before tackling the ’70s rock classic, GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus had a few words to say about ‘Carry on My Wayward Son.’ “I hadn’t even heard it until they [the rest of GWAR] played it for me the other day. I was convinced that they had written it, and I was like, “What are you guys doing writing that derivative crappy ’70s crap crap crap rock. We’re not playing that song ever again!” Urungus continues, “Kansas; there was that guy in the band who had hair like a giant pyramid, remember him? He would have gone up like Chernobyl if you’d hold a lighter up to his head, I’ll tell you that. Kansas was a big part of a big part of music where bands were often named after geographical locations, and lets hope that that never happens again, because quite frankly, those bands suck!” GWAR launch into a pretty awesome rendition of the track, inserting their own punk-infused metal phallus into the song, which ended up sounding sort of like Bad Relgiion. Oderus Urungus even threw new lyrics into ‘Carry on My Wayward Son,’ including, “Get the hell off the couch and get a g-ddamn job!” Check out GWAR’s “interesting” interpretation of Kansas’ ‘Carry on My Wayward Son’ below: GWAR, ‘Carry on My Wayward Son’