Gwar have announced a run of UK dates as part of their ‘Use Your Collusion’ European tour later this year, where they will be joined by special guests Voivod.
While Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators Voivod are completing their current European summer touring run, they have now announced next touring activity in support of their current and much acclaimed studio effort ‘The Wake’, which was released via Century Media Records worldwide last September. Next to a comprehensive tour of North America for September-October with Revocation, Voivod will also be returning to Europe and the UK together with the one and only Gwar in November-December.
Gwar’s Blothar says: “All of Europe will bow to the majesty of Gwar! We will destroy your cities and consume all of your drugs. We will bring welcome death to the most depressed, emotionally and sexually repressed people on Earth. I cannot wait to wreak havoc on your infinitely inferior plumbing.”
Voivod drummer Michel ‘Away’ Langevin adds: “At last, after centuries, Gwar and Voivod will travel all the way from Antarctica and Morgoth to conquer Europe this winter!”
GWAR’s latest album, “The Blood of Gods”, was released in October 2017 via Metal Blade. The disc was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ronan Chris “Lord God” Murphy and was made available in standard CD, 2LP colored vinyl and digital formats.
Dave Brockie, who fronted GWAR under the name Oderus Urungus, was found dead in his home in Richmond, Virginia in March 2014. According to Virginia’s State Medical Examiner’s Office, he died from acute heroin toxicity by accidental means.
Brockie was last remaining original member of GWAR, which was founded 35 years ago. He was 50 years old.
The satirical metal band earned a following for its macabre, over-the-top costumes, offensive lyrics and graphic, gore-soaked shows, in which the band members performed as the descendants of alien warriors who arrived on Earth to enslave and slaughter the human race.
Also on the bill throughout the UK will be Childrain.
30 – Manchester, Academy
01 – Glasgow, The Garage
02 – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill
03 – Newcastle, Riverside
04 – London, Islington Academy