Galactic Warriors GWAR are on their way back to Seattle with more slave-driven, blood-splattering, heavy metal. Their new tour, tabbed Fate or Chaos, will be disemboweling fans on Saturday, Nov 10th at Showbox SODO.
What began as a simple slaughterfest with GWAR, DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder has become a full on metalfest. The show now boasts the addition of bands: Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Exhumed, Attitude Adjustment and Martha’s Revenge.
Napalm Death and company were originally scheduled to play Neumos, but now find themselves part of an all day metal event. To all you who bought tickets in advance, fear not. Previously purchased tickets for either show will be honored at the door. The new door time will now be 3 p.m.
It was almost a year ago that GWAR suffered the loss of longtime guitarist Flattus Maximus. Since that day the band soldiered on, heavy-hearted, as a four-piece. That ended when Flattus’s long lost cousin, Pustulus Maximus, arrived to don the mantle of lead guitarist.
“But it was not until the hulking form of Pustulus appeared at the studio door, bloody guitar in hand, that we knew we had our new member. -Oderus Urungus”
For those of you that don’t know about GWAR (blasphemy!) here is a quick overview brought to you by Wikipedia.
“Gwar is a satiricalÂ heavy metalÂ band formed inÂ Richmond, VirginiaÂ in 1984. The band is well known for its elaborate science fiction/horror film inspired costumes,Â obsceneÂ lyrics and graphic stage performances, which feature humorous enactments of politically and morallyÂ taboo themes.”
The description doesn’t do the band justice, but it’s fairly accurate in a clinical and detached kind of way.
What this description doesn’t tell you? Be prepared to get bloody, really bloody. The band and it’s slaves shoot ‘blood’ out into the crowd. They use the corpses of recently executed pop icons (recent notables: Sarah Palin, Snooki, Lady Gaga), weapons (guns, cannons, etc), and if lucky, you could be ‘baptized’ by the “Cuttlefish of Cthulhu.” I’ll let you look that up on your own. A GWAR show is more like an event, and definitely something to write home about.
Add in supporting acts; metal madmen Devildriver, grindcore heavyweights Napalm Death, gore metal veterans Exhumed, thrash metal revivalists Municipal Waste and this is a serious metal up-your-ass kind of show! To get your tickets click here!