The Bloodstock team are humbled beyond words to announce that Scumdogs of the Universe GWAR have been added to the bill for Bloodstock open Air 2009.
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 band are allegedly working on a new album tentatively titled Lust In Space.
The mighty Oderus would like us to pass on the following message
â€œGreetings people of Earth, it is I, ODERUS URUNGUS, lead singer of the BLOODIEST band in metal history, the mighty GWAR! And it is with a sense of toe-curling delight and impending DOOM that I announce the addition of the GWAR to the mammoth BLOODSTOCK Open Air Metal Festival to be held this summer in England. Thats right, from the frozen depths of Antarctica, GWAR brings what BLOODSTOCK needs...BLOOD! Prepare yourself for the most colossal, disgusting, and completely politically incorrect show in metal history! We'll bring the swords, you bring the bodies, and together we shall turn the slam-pit into a seething mass of DEATH not seen in Europe since the fall of Berlin! GWAR is playing BLOODSTOCK...and may the Pope choke on it!â€
Click Here to view the GWAR Bloodstock band profile page .
GWAR â€“ Derbyshire Must Be Destroyed - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2009.
Line up so far:
AMON AMARTH, APOCALYPTICA, BATTLELORE, CANDLEMASS, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, ENSLAVED, GWAR, KATATONIA, MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD, MUNICIPAL WASTE, SATYRICON, SAXON, TURISAS, THE HAUNTED, WINTERSUN, SABATON
Date: 14th, 15th, 16th August 2009
Location: Catton Hall, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire