As many of you are aware, AbsolutePunk and its AbsoluteVoices sites are sponsoring this October's South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX on October 25th and 26th. Today we created a Rdio playlist featuring songs from some of the festival's main attractions - Sleeping With Sirens, Finch, Gwar, and more. So check out the festival playlist in the replies and don't forget to pick up your tickets!
Rock and Shock 2012 will take place October 12-14 at The Palladium and DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Bands performing include Misfits, Gwar, Alesana and more. The horror convention portion will feature celebrity guests, vendors, film screenings, Q&A sessions and more. Details can be found here.
Dates for Gwar's Return of the World Maggot Tour with Municipal Waste and Ghoul can be found in the replies. The first show of the tour will be a benefit for the family of Gwar's late guitarist, Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot.
Gwar guitarist Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot's autopsy report reveals that the cause of death was "a coronary artery thrombosis brought about by his pre-existing coronary artery disease." Metal Blade Records will release Smoot's solo record, When Words Collide, early next year with all proceeds going to the Smoot Family Foundation to raise funds for his wife and their unborn child here. Donations can be made here.
Read my review of Rock and Shock, an annual horror convention/music festival in Worcester, MA, here. The event featured performances by Gwar, Nevermore, The Casualties, and more. You can see all of my photos here.
Gwar have signed back to Metal Blade Records. The band, celebrating its 25th anniversary, will release a new album entitled Lust in Space in August.
1. Lust in Space
2. Let Us Slay
3. Damnation Under God
4. The UberKlaw
5. Lords and Masters
6. Metal Metal Land
7. The Price of Peace
8. Where is Zog?
9. Make a Child Cry
10. Release the Flies
11. Parting Shot
12. GWARnography (digital download bonus track)
HM, The Hard Music Magazine, (originally known as heaven's metal) has changed its image by releasing the second installment of their viral video marketing campaign, being run by Trendsetter Marketing. The commercial spots, directed by Endeavor Media, feature Oderus Urungus of GWAR - the second spot in the series can be seen here.