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GWAR Returns To Live Stage At GWAR-B-Q; Video Footage Of Entire Set

The longest-tenured Beefcake The Mighty, Mike Bishop, served as GWAR's primary mouthpiece as Blothar when the band returned to the live stage yesterday (Saturday, August 16) at this year's edition of GWAR's annual GWAR-B-Q festival at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, Virginia. Also appearing on the bill were BODY COUNT (featuring rapper and actor Ice-T), HATEBREED, ...

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GWAR's ODERUS URUNGUS Set Ablaze In Viking Funeral Pyre As Part Of Special Memorial Event (Video)

The life of Dave Brockie, lead singer and mastermind of Richmond, Virginia-based art/shock-rock metal band GWAR, was celebrated with a special memorial event last night (Friday, August 15) at Hadad's Lake in the group's hometown. Fans, friends — including former DEAD KENNEDYS frontman Jello Biafra and LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe — and family members ...

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HATEBREED's FRANK NOVINEC Speaks To GetYourRockOut At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video)

Felicity Hall of GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with guitarist Frank Novinec of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. In a recent interview with Finland's Kaaos ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD's J MANN Says That He Would 'Love To Tour With SLIPKNOT'

AlternativeNation.net recently conducted an interview with MUSHROOMHEAD's Jason Popson (a.k.a. J Mann). You can now watch the chat below. Asked about SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor's comment in a May 2014 interview that Taylor wanted to bring together four bands that wear either masks or make-up — his own act, plus MUDVAYNE, GWAR and MUSHROOMHEAD — ...

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ATHEIST Preparing To Record New Album

Florida-based technical metal pioneers ATHEIST will record their fifth studio album later in the year with producer Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, GOD FORBID, DEVILDRIVER) for an early 2015 release. Comments vocalist Kelly Shaefer: “We are happy to report that the fifth ATHEIST LP is in the works, and the band could ...

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GWAR's DAVE BROCKIE Died Of Accidental Heroin Overdose

According to WTVR.com, Dave Brockie, lead singer and mastermind of Richmond, Virginia-based art/shock-rock metal band GWAR, died of an accidental heroin overdose. Arkuie Williams, State Administrator at Virginia's Office Of The Chief Medical Examiner, said that Brockie's cause of death was "acute heroin toxicity and the manner of death is accident." Brockie — ...

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GWAR To Open Restaurant In Richmond

GWAR has announced plans to open a restaurant later this summer in the band's hometown of Richmond, Virginia. GWAR is known throughout the Universe for its outrageous stage show, irreverent humor and head-pounding music, but now it has turned its demented eye to the food service industry. GWAR has joined forces with Travis Croxton, Richmond's ...

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DOWN's 'IV - Part Two' EP Cracks U.S. Top 25

DOWN's new EP, "Down IV - Part Two", sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous EP, "Down IV Part I - The Purple EP", opened with around 12,000 units in September 2012 to land ...

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Video: DOWN Performs At ROCK ON THE RANGE

XplicitConcerts has uploaded video footage of DOWN performing the song "Eyes Of The South" on May 16 at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. Check it out below. DOWN's video for the song "We Knew Him Well", which features the band tearing up the track in close quarters, was directed by JM ...

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Video Premiere: DOWN's 'We Knew Him Well'

DOWN's official video for the song "We Knew Him Well" can be seen below. The clip, which features the band tearing up the track in close quarters, was directed by JM Stelly and produced by Chris Trainor for LabProductions. Stelly previously worked with TO KILL A PARTY and Jason Martin while Trainor has collaborated with ...

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GWAR Throbblehead Set Coming In July

Aggronautix and Slave Pit Inc. proudly present the GWAR Throbblehead Set featuring Oderus Urungus and Balsac "The Jaws of Death". Oderus, GWAR's lead singer and broadsword swinger, stands an imposing 6.5 inches tall and will lay waste to any opposing his reign of terror. Dutifully worship Balsac, guitarist for GWAR, while keeping out of decapitation ...

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Details Announced For GWAR-B-Q And Dave Brockie Memorial

Presented once again by Slave Pit Inc. and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue, the fifth annual GWAR-B-Q and Dave Brockie Memorial will certainly go down in history as one of the most significant events to happen in Richmond since the Civil War. In a celebration of the life of David Murray Brockie, a special memorial ...

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DAVE BROCKIE Memorial Art Show To Open In May

On Saturday, May 3, MF Gallery will have a special memorial art show dedicated to Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus of the band GWAR, who passed away suddenly in March. Part of the proceeds from the show will benefit the Dave Brockie Foundation. Dave was prolific in many different visual mediums and he collaborated often ...

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GWAR's DAVE BROCKIE To Be Laid To Rest Today

According to DEVILDRIVER vocalist Dez Fafara, late GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus) will be "laid to rest" later today (Tuesday, April 1). Brockie was found dead in his home in Richmond on March 23. He was 50 years old. GWAR manager Jack Flanagan released a statement saying, "It is with a saddened heart ...

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GWAR's ODERUS URUNGUS: The HYSTERIA TV Interview (Video)

Hysteria TV has uploaded a video interview with GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus) conducted on February 22 at the Brisbane stop of this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. Check it out below. Brockie was found dead in his home in Richmond on Sunday night (March 23). He was 50 years old. GWAR manager ...

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