Almost a year ago to the day, we asked Oderus Urungus, the otherworldly frontman for sci-fi splatter'n'roll rock outfit, GWAR, if his signature ensemble had any sort of political agenda. He responded to our inquiry with clarity and focus.
"We believe," Urungus explained, our entire fucking system is one of decrepit foulness and the only way to really do anything about it is by wiping out the entire mistake and starting all over again."
A strong obsession with annihilating the galactic scum known to most as "the human race" has been at the core of the punk-metal maurauders' musical ideology since the group's 1984 inception.
Now, we know what you're thinking: how does GWAR's ceaseless lust for humanity (and existence as a whole, really) to meet a gory demise fit into their 2015 Super Bowl halftime show?
As the Change.org ballot advocating GWAR be featured at the biggest sporting event on their least favorite planet swells to nearly 50,000 signatures, our westerly comrades, LA Weekly's West Coast Sound, were able to get Oderus to spell out exactly that.
"GWAR has no intention of playing the halftime show," he told Jason Roche.
"GWAR is there for one reason -- to KILL. We bum-rush the field during the kickoff and proceed to take on both teams. By the end of the first quarter the field would be a ruin of broken, bleeding bodies and crushed helmets."
Does this sound like the sort of spectacle you want to be entertained by during an intermission? Than show your support for GWAR this November at Revolution Live. Plus, your attendance guarantees you will be soaked in (fake) blood and semen. So there's that.
GWAR. 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 4, at Revolution Live, 100 SW 3 Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312. Tickets are $21 at the biz office, $21 plus fees through Ticketmaster, and $23 the day of the show. Call 954-449-1025 or visit jointherevolution.net.
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