GWAR Reveal “Battle Maximus” Album Details, New Track StreamingMonday, 22nd July 2013
After spending the last year-and-a-half working on their follow-up to 2011’s Bloody Pit Of Horror, GWAR are set to return with their forthcoming effort titled, Battle Maximus. Their first full-length album since the loss of their longtime guitar player, Flattus Maximus, is slated for release on September 17 via Metal Blade Records. “Madness At The Core Of Time”, a new song from Battle Maximus is available for streaming below.
GWAR’s Battle Maximus features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR’s latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet…the insidious ‘Mr. Perfect’, who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR – the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the “perfect” human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers.
Oderus Urungus comments: “This album is both a tribute to Flattus and a telling of the next chapter in the story of GWAR. The combo of the brand new album and show should satisfy even the most hardcore Flattus devotee with the fact that GWAR’s slay-skills are as supreme as ever, and the band stands poised to embark on our most earth-shattering world tour yet. We have mourned, we have honored, and now it’s time to fucking devastate in the name of Flattus and the supreme entity that is GWAR.”
“This is our first record in our brand-new Slave Pit Studios, which Flattus had a lead role in designing, but without him we had no one left to twiddle the buttons, much less play the blazing metal leads and provide the musical direction that rescued GWAR from the depths of clown-band obscurity. I mean, Balsac is no slouch, but Flattus’ departure left a huge hole in our band. We had no choice. We had to blow the Horn of Hate…”
New GWAR-tarist Pustulus Maximus exclaims: “It is a highlight of my corpse-littered life to join my Scumdog brothers and continue the legendary legacy of the Maximus clan. I am not so happy that Oderus vandalized my space-ship, effectively marooning me on Earth, but fuck it…it’s time to ROCK!”
Battle Maximus track listing:
2. Madness At The Core Of Time
4. Nothing Left Alive
5. They Swallowed The Sun
7. Raped At Birth
8. I, Bonesnapper
9. Mr. Perfect
10. Battle Maximus
11. Triumph Of The Pig Children
13. Fly Now