February 23, 2022

Following the announcement of their forthcoming aural masterpiece, The New Dark Ages, which is available for pre-order, your Lords and Masters GWAR are pleased to announce their return to the road.  On the first leg of the The Black Death Rager World Tour your favorite Scumdog warriors will touch down in Europe for the first time in almost three years.

The tour kicks off July 29th in Tilburg, Holland and culminates with a show at London’s Dome on August 18th. In addition to GWAR‘s own headline shows, the tour also features stops at Bloodstock, Wacken Open Air and Pol’land’Rok Festivals.  

The Berserker Blóthar had this to say about the coming trek: “Ah Europe, the Old Country. We shall sweep across the continent like the plague, bringing pestilence and death and our unquenchable thirst for heavy metal glory.”

Fans can expect to hear all their GWAR favorites and blistering new tracks from the band’s new album.

he New Dark Ages album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel, GWAR In The Duoverse of Absurdity, in which the band are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the spectre of rogue technology. 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 cataloguing mankind’s hapless abandonment of their passions, rituals and beliefs.  The CD, Digital and Graphic Novel are released on June 3rd, and the Vinyl and Cassette on September 16th.

Blóthar continues:  “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.” 

The New Dark Ages is available to pre-order on cassette, CD and an array of coloured vinyl (whiskey, sunbolt and black/gold marble) and the graphic novel as both soft and hard cover.  Bundles are available including one with Blóthar bobbleheads, and a one of a kind Beefcake helmet. See them all.

The Black Death Rager World Tour

  • 29/7: Tilburg, NL – 013
  • 31/7: Berlin, DE – SO 26
  • 2/8: Munich, DE – Free and Easy Festival*
  • 3/8: Essen, DE – Turock
  • 4/8: Wacken, DE – Wacken*
  • 5/8: Makowice, PL – Pol’and’Rok Festival*
  • 8/8: Dover, UK – The Booking Hall
  • 9/8: Brighton, UK – Chalk
  • 10/8: Bristol, UK – Fleece
  • 12/8: Catton Park, UK – Bloodstock*
  • 13/8: Norwich, UK – Waterfront
  • 14/8: Leeds, UK – Key Club
  • 16/8: Glasgow, UK – Garage
  • 17/8: Manchester, UK – Club Academy
  • 18/8: London, UK – The Dome

*Festival

You’ve read the album, now hear the book!

GWAR in the Duoverse of Absurdity chronicles the epic battle between GWAR and their doppelgangers from an alternate universe that the band discovers behind their treasured Magic Mirror. The book uses an innovative storytelling technique that combines words and pictures printed on paper (made from real trees!) in a seamless format we are calling a “graphic novel.” The tale is illustrated by the masterful talents of Andy MacDonald (WolverineDr StrangeWonder Woman), Shane White (Things Undone, Braun, Endless Summer), Matt Maguire (GWAR) and Bob Gorman (GWAR). Z2 Comics (Judas Priest, Dio, Anthrax) have teamed up with GWAR to produce what will surely be known as the ultimate illustrated saga of the beloved Scumdogs of the Duoverse

“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!” – Bälsäc The Jaws ‘o Death

GWAR has made sure that this story is a full throttle hysterical ride into tipping every sacred cow possible and I consider it an honor to help bring this chapter of the band’s legacy to fetid, pulsing, life.” – Rantz Hoseley, editor Z2


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