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GWAR Announces “Scumdogs of the Universe” 30th Anniversary Box Set!

The Press Release:
Human Scum! Times are tough. You’ve probably missed rent and emptied your bank account on toilet paper, frozen pizzas, and subscriptions to porn sites. Now that you are unemployed and destitute, your Lords and Masters GWAR have created something new to tempt you into wasting your meager stimulus checks. 2020 marks of the 30th Anniversary of seminal GWAR album “Scumdogs of the Universe.” 30 fucking years! Who would have thought??

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In celebration of this momentous occasion, GWAR is pleased to announce a special 30th Anniversary “Scumdogs of the Universe” Box Set! This limited edition release of “Scumdogs of the Universe” has been completely remixed, remastered, and perfected by Ronan Chris Murphy. Hear GWAR’s classic breakout album the way the Scumdogs intended the listener to hear it. The 30th Anniversary “Scumdogs of the Universe” Box Set includes never before released versions of songs you love with lots of goodies and collectibles thrown in.

This massive collection includes:
* Remixed and Remastered album on two 180g White and Red Opaque Vinyl Discs
* Cassette of demos and rarities
* 48 page book of classic photos, gig posters and more
* GWAR illustrated vinyl slipmat
* Giant 3 foot x 4 foot subway poster of the album cover image
* Collectable reproduction All Access pass
* 8×10 promo photo
* Enclosed in a custom display box
* MP3, WAV, or FLAC download of the remastered audio
* Sticker Pack
* Death Certificate

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Pre-order your copy at: https://lnk.to/scumdogsbox

Signed sets come with custom Swirl Vinyl and they are available exclusively at GWAR.net.

Demo Cassette Tracklisting:
1. Vlad the Impaler
2. Black & Huge
3. Years w/o
4. Sexy Song
5. Death Pod
6. Cardinal Syn
7. Cool Place to Park
8. Jellyfish (King Queen)
9. Bring Me The Child
10. Slave Song

Vinyl Track Listing:

Side A:
1. Salamanizer
2. Maggots
3. Sick of You
4. Vlad the Impaler

Side B:
5. Slaughterama
6. King Queen

Side C:
7. Horror of Yig
8. Love Surgery
9. Sexecutioner

Side D:
10. Years Without Light
11. Black n Huge
12. Death Pod
13. Cool Place To Park

The Personnel:
Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) – lead vocals
Dewey Rowell (Flattus Maximus) – lead guitar, backing vocals
Mike Derks (Balsac the Jaws of Death) – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Michael Bishop (Beefcake the Mighty) – bass, backing vocals
Brad Roberts (Jizmak Da Gusha) – drums
Danielle Stampe (Slymenstra Hymen) – backing vocals
Chuck Varga (Sexecutioner) – vocals on “Sexecutioner”
Don Drakulich (Sleazy P. Martini) – vocals on “Slaughterama”

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow. I can hardly believe that its been thirty years since the world was laid to waste by GWAR and believe it or not, I’ve been listening to the band since this very album and remember playing it on repeat for friends on those drinking cold beers in the Metal Sanctum of my family home. I spun the release on Spotify as I cobbled this news alert together and can say that it seems to have aged well. The parts that shocked me way back when still manage to do that while the parts that I always got a chuckle from still did their part as well. There seems to be a lot of cool stuff packed into this one but its going to run the interested fan about $150 so start planning that overtime and less eating out at fast food places to guarantee you have the extra scratch to offer up to the Lords of Chaos. Chime in down below with what you think about this special edition. See you next time.

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GWAR Announces Unveiling of Dave Brockie Memorial Marker

It’s hard to believe that five years have gone by since the Metal world lost the talented vision of Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus, leader of the legendary GWAR. Earlier today, news about a monument to his memory was released and I am sharing this with you below so check it out.

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The Press Release:
At 2:00 PM on Friday, August 30th, 2019, GWAR will unveil a monument to the band’s co-founder and longtime leader Dave Brockie, which will be set in Richmond, Virginia’s famed Hollywood Cemetery (412 S Cherry St, Richmond, VA). All are invited to the unveiling, and to a free party the next day, August 31st, at the GWARbar (217 W Clay St, Richmond, VA).


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Farewell Lord Of The Scumdogs; David Brockie (Oderus Urungus) Has Died (3/23/14)

I started my Monday in the same fashion as any other day. I woke up, prepared a coffee while attending to the cats and turned on the PC to see the latest feeds on Facebook to begin chuckling at just how many friends spoiled the recent episode of “The Walking Dead” for the world – instead I started to see numerous photos of media allies with Oderus Urungus/Dave Brockie and seeing unhappy face emoticons under them or the words “so sad”. Was I reading this correctly? Could it be true? Sadly it would seem to be the case and yes my friends, Mr. David Brockie, founder of the legendary GWAR and its unimitable force of nature front man Oderus Urungus had died. He was 50 years old.

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Brockie came up with the idea of GWAR while in his Punk band “Death Piggy” who were a group that used stage props and delivered small plays during their set. He devised these intergalactic barbarians from Antarctica to be a wilder opener for their own set and with this being the case the same members would be in both bands. The name was a lengthier “Gwaaarrrgghhlllgh” (which in itself sounds like a ravenous animals growl) and when the audience started paying the most attention to them, a change was made to have the now titled GWAR become the main band and Death Piggy was sent to that great pen in the sky. This was 1984 and considering that Glam Rock and Power Metal were par for the course there was nothing like this insanity being done.
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“Live From Mt. Fuji” by GWAR

Artist: GWAR
Title: “Live From Mount Fuji”
Label: Metal Blade Records
Release Date: 5/31/2005
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 6/10

The return to Earth by GWAR is never an event that bodes much good for the Human Race. Their needs are generally base when it comes to us for they either need new Slaves or fodder to dismember during their live performances. Sadly, their return with this CD proves something more insidious, they are giving us a live album. No one is safe now. I know that I am risking my own doom for speaking out of turn on this heralded and awed Intergalactic presence, but I fear I must speak my mind. I was disappointed to find only a live CD and not a visual representation of this show released. GWAR is one of those groups that truly must be seen in person to appreciate in any sense. Otherwise you fail to get the point of what they do and also it makes just listening to them a little difficult to appreciate. There are a lot of jokes going on back and forth between the band members and audience and literally the evening is generally pure chaos when they perform.
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