Well, it's time for a new Gwar album, and it's a bit of a somber affair. The Blood Of Gods is out on October 20, and will be the first-ever Gwar album to be released without the vocals of David Brockie, who passed away in 2014. A press release states The Blood Of Gods title "refers to the loss of Oderus and the struggles and triumphs that produced the new sound of the band," which seems like it'd be a fitting tribute.
Gwar is currently fronted by Blothar, who you might also know as Mike Bishop. Bishop was Gwar's bassist under the moniker Beefcake The Mighty from 1987 to 1993, and again from 1998 to 1999. Bishop played on the first four Gwar albums, so he's pretty familiar with the band and how it functions.
On October 20th, GWAR will release a new studio album entitled ‘The Blood of Gods‘ via Metal Blade Records. The Blood of Gods is nothing less than a sacred text chronicling the rise of humanity against their makers, and the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that is uptight and wrong with the world. Along the way, the band challenges the sins of their great mistake, from politics, pollution, and organized religion, to fast food, and factory farming.
Humans are shown as what they are; a parasitic disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry. Meanwhile, Sleazy P. Martini, the crooked entrepreneur who discovered the Scumdogs, and has always envisioned them as a sort of horrific boy band, finally managed to convince the group to write a hit song called "I’ll Be Your Monster." If all goes according to plan, it may be just stupid enough to work!
Of course, The Blood of Gods is the first GWAR album without the band’s fallen brother, Oderus Urungus. The title of the album refers to the loss of Oderus. and the struggles and triumphs that produced the new sound of the band. Born of adversity, The Blood of Gods is a sonic scar…a question asked and answered…Death cannot kill GWAR. Nothing can. GWAR LIVES MOTHERFUCKERS!
You can get a taste of the new album via Gwar's live performance of a new song called "Fuck This Place" here.