After being forced to pull out in 2009, it is with great honour, anticipation and a touch of nerves that the Bloodstock team can confirm GWARâ€™s EXCLUSIVE return to the UK. The Grammy-nominated Scumdogs Of The Universe will be flying in from Antarctica to unleash hell on all in attendance. Frontmonster Oderus Urungus warns us of the impending orgy of bodily fluids, nuclear waste and all manner of murder and vulgarity.
GWAR were formed in the US in 1985 and have become best known for their over the top costumes and outrageous stage antics. Although influenced by both punk and thrash, the bandâ€™s sound has shifted and evolved throughout their career as the demands of their lyrical themes and stage performances have changed. Their debut album Hell-O was released in 1988 and featured the core line-up of Oderus Urungus (lead vocals), Flattus Maximus (lead guitar), Balsac the Jaws of Death (rhythm guitar) and Beefcake the Mighty (bass guitar), characters which remain in the band today, although their costumes are not necessarily worn by the same musicians.
GWAR have issued many further albums over the years, some varying greatly in style from others, but each characterised by the bandâ€™s unique and anarchic sense of theatre and boasting titles such as America Must Be Destroyed, This Toilet Earth and We Kill Everything. Targeting celebrities and other public figures with their black comedy whilst spraying their audiences with gallons of fake bodily fluids, a GWAR gig is a performance quite unlike any other. Waterproofs and wellies are recommended.
The bandâ€™s latest studio album Lust in Space was released in August and they are currently backing it up on tour throughout the world and elsewhere. Having been forced to cancel their scheduled appearance at BOA 2009, be sure that their forthcoming Bloodstock outrage will be raucous, mean and totally obscene.
GWAR â€“ Bloodstock Must Be Destroyed - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2010.