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Gwar On Continuing Without Oderus: “Our Fans Wouldn’t Let Us Walk Away”

Gwar spoke of moving forward without their late frontman Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie yesterday. You can read their thoughts on the matter below and catch them on their fall tour.

“2014 has been a trying year for Slave Pit, Inc. Our first major milestone after the passing of our leader and mouthpiece, Dave Brockie, was our annual GWAR B-Q. While the entirety of GWAR could have just hung up our rubber swords, we decided to charge forward. Our fans wouldn’t let us walk away, and your outpouring of support fueled us.

The GWAR B-Q, like GWAR itself, came from humble beginnings. We just wanted a place to hang out with our friends and fans. It belongs as much to you as it does us. Over the years, it has grown to epic proportions. Now that the 2014 GWAR B-Q is over, we look back at a truly amazing event.

We each put our unique fingerprints on the GWAR B-Q to push it to fruition, and we’re extremely proud of how it turned out. That’s not to say everything went off without a hitch; but we’re listening to your feedback and trying to get better as the GWAR B-Q gets bigger. We sincerely hope you had an awesome time. We do this for you.

From start to finish, the GWAR B-Q was a chaotic maelstrom of hard-hitting fury. Every band that took the stage – in what was by far our best lineup – delivered crushing performances to a rabid throng. The people behind the scenes, along with our sponsors and vendors, went above and beyond the call of duty. We owe them sincere thanks. Even the weather cooperated.

Last but not least, we want to thank our dedicated fans who showed up in record numbers to party with us! 5,000 of the world’s craziest Bohabs, packed into a freaking waterpark, rocking out and drinking all the GWAR Beer we had…How kick-ass is that?! We can’t wait to see you all again on the GWAR Eternal Tour this fall.

Join us as we say…
Hail Oderus!
Hail Flattus!
Hail GWAR!”

The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman Interviews Mastodon’s Brent Hinds

The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman sits down for a chat with his Giraffe Tongue Orchestra bandmate, Brent Hinds in the below new video for Partysmasherinc.com. Hinds is of course most known for his role as the guitarist/vocalist of Mastodon. The friendly chat covers a lot of topics, including the aforementioned supergroup, who are due in the studio shortly.
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Exodus Set Track Listing For New Album “Blood In Blood Out”

Exodus have revealed the track listing for their tenth studio album, “Blood In Blood Out“. That album will be released through Nuclear Blast on October 14th and finds the band reunited with vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza. Here’s what you can expect:

01 – “Black 13
02 – “Blood In, Blood Out
03 – “Collateral Damage
04 – “Salt The Wound
05 – “Body Harvest
06 – “BTK
07 – “Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
08 – “My Last Nerve
09 – “Numb
10 – “Honor Killings
11 – “Food For The Worms

The cover art for the release was previously unveiled at this location.

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Teams With Disturbed’s John Moyer For New Track

Amid some controversy, Disturbed bassist John Moyer recently exited Adrenaline Mob to focus on other commitments. While those commitments have yet to be revealedMoyer will be focusing on production work. He has spent some time working on new material with Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta. The finished product may wind up on Jasta‘s next solo album, as the man himself reveals:

“Had 2 hours free while the youngster was at school and tracked a banger that @JohnMoyerBass co-wrote. Could end up on a #JASTA album!!”

A Toddler Gets Metal For His ABC’s

Listening to metal around your one-year-old child may have some positive effects, such as youngster Ethan Conrad‘s below heavy metal recital of the alphabet. According to the child’s father Sean, this was unfortunately the only time young Ethan indulged in such a performance.
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Bullet For My Valentine Go Ghost Hunting, “Deep” Into Demoing Next Album

Members of Bullet For My Valentine went ghost hunting on a recent episode of ‘Most Haunted‘, you can watch that episode now for a limited time at this location. Meanwhile, work continues on the bands next album, with the group tweeting earlier today:

“Meanwhile, while we’re not off ghost hunting, we’re deep into demoing new tracks for Album 5. Get ready. \m/”

Philip H Anselmo On Metallica’s “Load”: “It’s A Terrible Record Man”

Down, etc. frontman Philip H. Anselmo is certainly not a fan of Metallica‘s perpetually controversial 1996 album, “Load“. When asked in a recent issue of Metal Hammer which album should have never been released, he offered:

“I would have to say ‘Load‘ by Metallica. I mean, it’s a terrible record, man. I just don’t get it. If you’re gonna put out a record like that, just do a fucking side project or something, ya know?”

Byzantine will embark on their first tour in seven years this October. Thy Will be Done and IKILLYA will join them on the bill, which is being dubbed the ‘Release To Resolve Tour. Dates run as follows:

10/22 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St Pub
10/23 NYC, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall (‘Skateboard Marketing/RN showcase‘)
10/24 To Be Announced
10/25 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
10/26 Grand Rapids, Mi- The Stache
10/27 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter Lounge
10/28 TBA – TBA
10/29 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
10/30 TBA – TBA
10/31 Charleston, WV – The Blue Parrot