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Hometown: Richmond, VA (USA)


GWAR is a thrash metal, punk rock and shock rock band formed in 1985 by a collective of artists and musicians at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. The band is best known for their elaborate sci–fi/horror film inspired costumes; raunchy, obscene, politically incorrect lyrics; and graphic stage performances, which consist of humorous re–enactments of scatology, sadomasochism, necrophilia, pedophilia, bestiality, fire dancing, pagan rituals, executions, and other controversial violent and political themes. GWAR has been on the leading edge of shock rock since their formation.

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Live in Grand Rapids (2014)

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GWAR Live in Philadelphia


Live in Philadelphia (2014)

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GWAR Battle Maximus


Battle Maximus (2013)

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Gwar/ Municipal Waste Live in San Francisco

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GWAR Live in Santa Cruz


Live in Santa Cruz (2012)

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GWAR / The Casualties live in San Francisco

GWAR / The Casualties

live in San Francisco (2010)

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GWAR Bloody Pit of Horror


Bloody Pit of Horror (2010)

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GWAR Beyond Hell


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