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GWAR To Release New Album “The New Dark Ages” In June


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GWAR‘s 15th studio album has been given the name of “The New Dark Ages“. That effort will meet a June 03rd release date on CD and digital formats through the band’s own Pit Records, with vinyl & cassette copies to follow on September 16th. Ever ambitious, the intergalactic outfit will also release a companion graphic novel titled ‘GWAR In The Duoverse Of Absurdity‘, which is tied into the album’s concept.

According to an official press release, here’s what you can expect from the graphic novel, which Z2 Comics will publish on June 03rd:

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‘In the graphic novel the band are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the specter of rogue technology. On ‘The New Dark Ages‘ our heroes floorboard it through a kaleidoscope of hard driving heavy metal, and rock-n-fucking roll, building on their hilarious mythos, introducing cool new characters, and cataloging mankind’s hapless abandonment of their passions, rituals, and beliefs.’

The group’s vocalist Blóthar stated of the upcoming album:

“This is the greatest rock record of all time. These are the songs for a new age, a New Dark Age, when men live by the dimming light of a technology destined to betray them. Listen, as we have a rock and roll orgy in the ruins of the world to celebrate humanity’s descent into an age of darkness, disease, ignorance, and death.”

Speaking of the graphic novel, which was illustrated by Andy MacDonald (‘Wolverine‘, ‘Dr. Strange‘, ‘Wonder Woman‘), Shane White (‘Things Undone‘, ‘Braun‘, ‘Endless Summer‘), Matt Maguire (GWAR), the band’s rhythm guitarist Bälsäc The Jaws ‘o Death offered:

“This was the most utterly engrossing book I’ve ever read! I couldn’t wait until I’d read what was on the page before I was compelled to turn it! This novel has the one element that is missing in so many so-called literary masterpieces: It’s about me!”

Pre-orders for the album and accompanying graphic novel have been launched here.

 

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