Ten years have passed since the release of GWAR’s masterwork known as “Battle Maximus.” The record is a tribute to fallen Scumdog Warrior Flattus Maximus (AKA Corey Smoot) and was the last album recorded with vocalist Oderus Urungus (AKA Dave Brockie) before he departed the planet Earth in 2014.
In celebration of the special momentous GWAR have released a 10th Anniversary Edition of “Battle Maximus.” In addition to being completely remixed and remastered, this edition features the final recorded vocal performance of Oderus Urungus on the previously unreleased and never-before heard song ‘Tammy, The Swine Queen.’
Vocalist Blothar the Berserker commented: “Musically, “Battle Maximus” is a great debut work by Pustulus Maximus, and lyrically, it is the final word of lead singer and band founder Oderus Urungus. The record is run through with the desperate, dangerous, and fully bananas imagination of Oderus. In fact, this re-release includes a song so nutty we named it twice, and then promptly forgot to put it on the record the first time around. ‘Tammy, Queen of Dirt,’ or, ‘Tammy, the Swine Queen’ is the final performance of the maestro of mayhem, Oderus Urungus, and for our fans, it does not disappoint.”
Your Lords and Masters are also pleased to announce that you can finally buy your very own plush “Lil’ Raspy” doll. This fuzzy neon green platypus of despair is our first official GWAR plushy, and it is simply the cutest thing you will ever see on this or any other planet. Raspy may be a murderous Artificial Intelligence come to life, but he is also the coolest toy on the shelves this year! Order yours HERE.
Finally, this fall, GWAR are declaring war on humanity (AGAIN!) for their upcoming “Age of Imbeciles” Tour! The infamous Lords and Masters of Shock Rock will return to the road wreaking havoc, and laying waste to audiences across the US and Canada this Fall.
The tour features support from Negative Approach, X-Cops and Cancer Christ on select dates. A complete list of dates can be found below.
“Age Of Imbeciles” Tour Dates:
Oct. 11 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s*
Oct. 12 – S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground*
Oct. 13 – New York, NY @ Palladium Times Square*
Oct. 14 – Reading, PA @ Reverb*
Oct. 15 – Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre*
Oct. 16 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix#
Oct. 18 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Oct. 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Oct. 20 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Oct. 21 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
Oct. 22 – Huntsville, AL @ Mars Music Hall
Oct. 24 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Oct. 25 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Oct. 26 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Oct. 27 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest, Bo Diddley Plaza
Oct. 28 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Oct. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
Oct. 30 – Orlando, FL @The Beacham
* No X-COPS
# No NEGATIVE APPROACH