Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Antarctic rock gods GWAR are set to return to the realms of man and reclaim their vice-like grip on the throat of hard-rock humanity after spending the last year-and-a-half working on their follow-up to 2011’s Bloody Pit Of Horror. The new recording, Battle Maximus, is GWAR’s first full-length studio effort since the loss of their longtime guitar player, Flattus Maximus, and is set to hit the streets on September 17th on Metal Blade Records.

GWAR have announced the first leg of their massive Madness At The Core Of Time world tour, in support of Battle Maximus. The tour, which features a completely brand-new show full of slavering creatures and deserving victims, is set to kick off October 2nd in Columbus, Ohio and runs through November 17th in Washington, DC. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 2nd.

Said verbose front-thing Oderus Urungus, “Our loyal slaves have been laboring ceaselessly to create the ultimate GWAR show, and for this they have received nothing but abuse and torment. I know our legions of loyal fans will be delighted to experience a whole new cast of ridiculous characters, all of whom shall meet exceedingly messy ends to the soundtrack of slaughter that our new album shall provide. Get ready world… GWAR is coming!”

GWAR shall be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates WHITECHAPEL, Richmond, VA thrashers IRON REAGAN (featuring MUNICIPAL WASTE singer Tony Foresta) and A BAND OF ORCS (who are actually a band of Orcs).

Overlord Oderus Urungus allowed WHITECHAPEL guitarist Alex Wade to comment on the tour: “We’re extremely excited to announce that we will be direct supporting the almighty GWAR this fall. The tour will be hitting some spots we haven’t been in a while and we’re looking forward to having a blast on tour with them so come out and get GWAR’ed with us!”

Of course Oderus had more to say (when doesn’t he?). “Let me make something perfectly clear. DON’T commit suicide if your city/country/collection of mud-huts isn’t on the list. We can’t play every city in the world in one tour, as much as we would like to. There will be a whole year or more of shows in support of Battle Maximus, so either be patient, or take a fucking road trip!”

Madness At The Core Of Time Tour 2013 dates include:

2 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
3 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
4 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
7 – Saskatoon, SK – Odeon Events Centre
8 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
9 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
12 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
13 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
14 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
15 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
16 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
17 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
18 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
19 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
20 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
22 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
24 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
26 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*
28 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
29 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
30 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
31 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall

1 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
2 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
5 – Ybor City, FL – The Ritz Ybor
7 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
8 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
9 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
10 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
12 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
13 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
14 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
15 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
16 – Reading, PA – Reverb
17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

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