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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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GWAR Battle Maximus


Battle Maximus (2013)

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GWAR Live in Santa Cruz


Live in Santa Cruz (2012)

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GWAR Isn't This Disgusting [Digital Single]


Isn't This Disgusting [Digital Single] (2012)

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Gwar/ Municipal Waste Live in San Francisco

Gwar/ Municipal Waste

Live in San Francisco (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


Beyond Hell (2006)


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Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

GWAR forms the 'Dave Brockie Foundation'
Following the unexpected and tragic demise of GWAR founder/frontman Dave Brockie, the remaining members of GWAR have formed the Dave Brockie Foundation. The foundation will promote the advancement of the arts as well as catalog and make available to the public Brockie's vast body of…
April 11, 2014
Punknews Podcast: The week of March 25th, 2014
On this episode of the Punknews Podcast John Gentile leads our tribute to Gwar's late frontman Dave Brockie. Our cast, also featuring Leanne Cushing and Adam White, also tackle the new Menzingers song,…
April 07, 2014
Punknews Podcast: Jon Stewart, Gibby Haynes reminisce about punk rock in 1980s New Jersey
On last night's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , host Jon Stewart was joined by Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes and author Amy Yates Wuelfing who looked back at the history of City Gardens, the then-notorious punk venue in Trenton, New Jersey where Stewart was a bartender and…
March 26, 2014
Punknews Podcast: Rad People Who Make Rad Art: The Art of Dave Brockie
A titan has crossed the threshold and today the world is a little less bright. As you probably know, earlier this week Dave Brockie of GWAR passed away. Although Dave was best known as being the favorite slave of…
March 25, 2014
In Memoriam: Dave Brockie (GWAR) (1963-2014)
According to Blabbermouth and Style Weekly, Dave Brockie of GWAR has passed away. Brockie was found in his house by friends on Sunday evening. It is not currently known what the cause of death was. For nearly thirty…
March 24, 2014
Tours: Iron Reagan (US)
Iron Reagan have shows lined up for most of December, including dates with Exhumed, Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, GWAR and Battlecross. The band, fronted by Tony Foresta of…
November 22, 2013
Videos: GWAR: "Madness at the Core of Time"
GWAR has posted a video for their song "Madness at the Core of Time." The song appears on this year's Battle Maximus on Metal Blade Records. You can click Read More for the…
November 22, 2013
Videos: GWAR's Oderus Urungus reads 'Goodnight Moon'
GWAR front-being Oderus Urungus recently sat down for Loudwire to read a bedtime story to the children of the world. The interstellar warlord has his way with children's classic Goodnight Moon, editorializing as he sees fit, in a reading that is sure to traumatize.…
October 24, 2013
Videos: Punknews.org co-sponsoring South By So What
Punknews.org, along with the AbsolutePunk, Under the Gun Review, and Property of Zack will be one of the sponsors for this month's upcoming South By So What…
October 02, 2013
Punknews Podcast: The week of September 10, 2013
This week on the Punknews Podcast, John Gentile, Adam White and Bryne Yancey discuss the week's happenings, including the legal troubles of Modern Life Is War's drummer, the Bad Religion Christmas record, the Fat Wreck…
September 16, 2013


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