The 5th Annual GWAR B-Q – a gathering of meat, metal and mayhem – is approaching almost as fast as the Antarctic ice is melting, and GWAR‘s Slave Pit is bustling with activity. The slaves, flanked by the Grill Ghoul, have been working themselves to the marrow to ensure the wildest, wettest flail-fest of this or any summer. As a reward for their hard work, GWAR has generously allowed them to share some event details. For those craving even more information, what follows is everything from how to get there, to where to stay, to ways you can earn the adulation of other dimwitted meatbags.

Grill Ghoul was approached outside of his mobile trailer home and made the following statement: “Those of you that obey your lords and masters GWAR will actually be guaranteed sex! Not with a person, though…most likely with an animal… or maybe a relative?”

GWAR B-Q will take place on Saturday, August 16th, RAIN or SHINE, at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23231) The event opens at 10:00am and the first band will hit the stage at 10:30am. The musical onslaught will continue relentlessly over two stages, where the almighty GWAR will deliver an earth shattering headline performance! Currently announced bands can be found at

A public memorial honoring Dave Brockie will be held Aug. 15th at Hadads Lake from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Bear witness to this historic event as Oderus Urungus’ form will burn upon the SS Boat as he makes his journey back to Valhalla and beyond.


The 5th annual GWAR B-Q is co-sponsored by Mount Baker Vapor, known for their 100% American-made e-liquids. The company recently launched a line of five official GWAR fluids: Bloodbath, Jizmoglobin, GWARY4, Spew and German Chocolate Beefcake. Bohabs and vaping aficionados alike have been praising these high-quality, low-priced juices and other vaping supplies and all will be available to try at Mount Baker Vapor’s vending tent at the GWAR B-Q.

Check them out:

Continuing the juicy relationship between GWAR and Mount Baker Vapor, Beefcake the Mighty will bring his hulking form to the World Vapor Expo this weekend in Miami Beach. Beefcake will hold court at the Mount Baker Vapor booth to show off all the official GWAR juices as well as GWAR MVP wraps.

The World Vapor Expo is a large, first-of-its kind conference, taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr. Miami, FL 33139. It will be open to the public on both Saturday, June 7th 10:00am-8pm and Sunday, June 8th 10:00am-6:00pm. Get there early before Beefcake uses up all their stock! For more information, visit

Beefcake the Mighty, GWAR bassist and Mount Baker Vapor endorser, proclaims, “Being a intergalactic connoisseur of all things delicious, I’m extremely happy to have Mount Baker Vapor as a co-sponsor of the GWAR B-Q festival! I teamed up with Mount Baker Vapor to bring you these specialty GWAR fluids that are so good they may cause you to die from sheer pleasure, which is very exciting.“

Tickets for the GWAR B-Q go on SALE June 6th at 12:01 AM Eastern, exclusively at! This leaves you just enough time to sell a few pints of plasma or eBay your virginity to buy your way into what will be the greatest event of your pitiful life!

While passing out in the port-o-lets at the GWAR B-Q is probably your first choice, it’s not your only lodging option. Shamin Hotels Airport Properties is providing special rates for GWAR B-Q attendees. Check out the amenities at these fine establishments.


Location Benefits of All Hotels

  • One mile from Richmond International Airport with complimentary shuttle service
  • Complimentary shuttle service within a 3 mile radius of the hotels
  • Complimentary Parking at all hotel locations
  • Located near Richmond International Raceway, Colonial Downs, Richmond Convention Center, The Coliseum, VCU’s Siegel Center, Virginia Aviation Museum, Science Museum of Virginia, Children’s Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Harrison, Richmond National Battlefield Park, Cold Harbor, Belmont Golf Course, The National, and The Shops at White Oak Village

Homewood Suites

  • $99 rate – Guests may call the hotel direct at 804-737-1600 and request a room with the GWAR-B-Q Block or book on line at
  • Click on add a group code and enter GBQ in the group field
  • Spacious suites all with fully equipped kitchens, featuring a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and stove.
  • Complimentary Hot Suite Start Breakfast daily
  • Complimentary Welcome Home Dinner Reception Monday through Thursday
  • Additional amenities include complimentary high speed Internet, indoor swimming pool, fully equipped business center, and on-site guest self-laundry and valet.
  • Handicapped rooms available upon request

Holiday Inn

  • $109 rate with a hot breakfast included – Guests may call the hotel direct at 804-236-1111 and request a room with the GWAR-B-Q Block or book on line at
  • Click on add a group code and enter GBQ in the group field
  • Guestrooms include flat screen TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, and complimentary high-speed Internet access.
  • The on-site restaurant & lounge, 1607 Bistro and Bar, is open for breakfast and dinner daily.
  • Room Service offered
  • 24-Hour Business and Fitness Center
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Limited amount of smoking rooms available upon request
  • Handicapped rooms available upon request

Holiday Inn Express

  • $99 rate – Guests may call the hotel direct at 804-222-1499 and request a room with the GWAR-B-Q Block or book on line at
  • Click on add a group code and enter GBQ in the group field
  • Guestrooms feature a microwave and refrigerator and complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Complimentary Express Start Hot Breakfast Bar daily
  • Indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub
  • 24-hour complimentary business and fitness centers
  • Limited amount of smoking rooms available upon request
  • Handicapped rooms available upon request

Hilton Garden Inn

  • $109 rate with a hot breakfast included – Guests may call the hotel direct at 804-222-3338 and request a room with the GWAR-B-Q Block or book on line at
  • Click on add a group code and enter GWAR in the group field
  • Guestrooms with complimentary high-speed Internet access, Keurig Coffee Makers, a microwave, and refrigerator
  • Sleep Number beds in all king rooms
  • Heated indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Complimentary 24-hour fitness and business center
  • The Great American Grill is open for breakfast and dinner daily along with a full bar serving beverages in the Pavilion Lounge.
  • Room service offered
  • Handicapped rooms available upon request

Hampton Inn

  • $99 rate – Guests may call the hotel direct at 804-226-1888 and request a room with the GWAR-B-Q Block or book on line at
  • Click on add a group code and enter GBQ in the group field
  • All guestrooms feature a clean and fresh Hampton bed®
  • Choice of 48 premium high-definition TV channels
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access, a microwave, and refrigerator
  • Fitness facility, business center, and indoor heated pool
  • Hampton’s On the House Hot Breakfast and On the Run Breakfast Bags
  • Handicapped rooms available upon request

GWAR B-Q is not just about punishing your eardrums and stomach. Previous attendees will either smile or cringe to hear the Spew-O-Lympics are returning. For the uninitiated, it’s a series of psychotic semi-aquatic contests judged by drunken idiots, pitting other drunken idiots against one another for valuable prizes and personal glory. Events include “King of the Swing,” “Beware of the Blob,” and “Sperm and Slide and Die.” Reigning two-time champion “Gold Member” looks to defend his crown against new blood just to gain another chance to destroy the grand prize in the parking lot in a fit of frustration.


Gold Member, Spew-O-Lympics champion

While participation is highly sought-after, it’s limited to 25 entrants. To be considered, potential entrants must submit an essay and photo to by July 31st to explain why they’re worthy of humiliating themselves for the chance to win big. GWAR will be hand-claw-picking the top 25, (in a completely random manner) while the rest will be used as toilet paper.

Names of the lucky winners will be posted on August 1st at both GWAR‘s Facebook page ( and the GWAR B-Q website Contestants must then waddle over to the merch booth on Saturday Aug. 16th and register immediately after doors open at 10:00am. That will give them two-and-a-half hours to primp and pray before the events begin at 12:30pm.


FBM Bike Co. will make their second GWAR B-Q appearance in their tight jean shorts as they fling themselves and their bikes high into the air above Hadad’s Lake only to crash into it.

nightoflivingdeadJohn Russo, producer and co-writer of the legendary Night of the Living Dead, will be at the GWAR B-Q to sign stuff, answer questions about the most influential movie in horror movie history, and promote his latest horror film in production, Midnight. Feel free to utilize his brain with all your moviemaking and zombie-related questions; just don’t eat it.

You know you’d much rather have kick-ass stuff than a pocket full of paper. Fortunately, the GWAR B-Q has a slew of great, GWAR-approved vendors who will gladly trade with you. Along with Mount Baker Vapor, here is just a small sampling of other announced vendors: Check for the full line up.

Blakhart Guitars – watch GWAR‘s own Pustulus Maximus melt faces with his Blakhart, then take one home! Site:

Guitar Center – even if you can’t carry a tune or tie your shoes, these guys will help you find an instrument you don’t suck at. Site:

Smutlife – creators of some of the rawest, most uncut clothing with which to hide your shameful body. Site:

Five Point Records – the place to buy your rock-band apparel, including GWAR! Site:

Tickets for the GWAR B-Q go on SALE June 6th at 12:01 AM Eastern, exclusively at!

If you would like to honor our fallen Scumdog brethren Dave Brockie and Cory Smoot, donations can be made to the Dave Brockie Fund HERE and the Smoot Family Fund can be made HERE.



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GWAR has announced plans to open a restaurant later this summer in Richmond, VA. GWAR is known throughout the Universe for their outrageous stage show, irreverent humor and head pounding music, but now they have turned their demented eye to the food service industry. GWAR has joined forces with Travis Croxton, Richmond’s restaurateur of the year 2013, to bring to life one of the last dreams of their fallen singer, Oderus Urungus, the GWARbar!


But GWARbar will not merely be a place to gorge on delectable food-stuffs whilst hoisting endless flagons of liquid glee…it will not be just a shrine and showcase to the undeniable visual impact of the world’s most infamous metal band…the opening of the GWARbar will be the singularly most important culinary event to occur since the invention of the spoon! Because the GWARbar marks the first time in the history of humans eating stuff that they shall do so by ordering off a menu designed by a chef NOT OF THIS EARTH…that’s right, BalSac, the Jaws of Death, GWAR‘s guitar player and also designer of the notoriously tasty “GWAR-B-Q Sauce”, is bringing his supreme knowledge of intergalactic cuisine to the GWARbar, and has designed a bill of fare that is sure to make man or aliens swoon with epicurean delight. Let the plates of mankind be filled with the food of the God’s…at a workingman’s price! “My mother taught me the endless secrets of intergalactic cooking,” said the hulking form of Balsac as he sat down to a heaping platter of GWAR-B-Q. “And then I ate her.”


An indiegogo campaign has been launched to help raise funds for the renovation of the current building into the wonderland of food and beverage that will be known as the GWARbar. By contributing, you can earn anything from GWAR’s undying scorn ($1) to a bar stool with your name on it at the bar ($1000)!  Make the GWARbar a reality by contributing HERE.


GWAR has solicited help and advice from many of their friends in the restaurant industry including Top Chef master Bryan Voltaggio, who said, “Obviously this place is going to be awesome! I can’t wait for it to open!”


We are quite sure that the GWARbar will become a favorite hang out for touring musicians and a must see for all music and food fans!

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From the depths of the GWAR temple, beneath the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, mutant penguins swim towards America with news of GWAR’s triumphant return to the stage as the headliner at this year’s GWAR B-Q. The 5th annual gathering of meat, metal and mayhem will take place on Saturday, August 16th at Hadad’s Lake
( in Richmond, VA. Scientists work around the clock to translate the high-pitched chatter of the mutant penguin hoard as they approach landfall.

Conflicting reports indicate that GWAR’s performance will be lead by none other than, original recipe Beefcake the Mighty aka Mike Bishop or quite possibly it was misinterpreted as the Colonel’s original chicken recipe. Who knows? Be there to find out for yourself as this historic metal event unfolds.


Other random Facebook posts and tweets confirm that original Scumdog members will descend on the GWAR B-Q to bear witness to a Viking funeral for Oderus Urungus, whose form will burn upon the SS Boat as he makes his journey back to Valhalla and beyond. This public memorial will be held from 4pm-7pm on Friday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake ( in Richmond, VA. and is open to even the lowliest of bohabs.

The nut busting anticipation mounts as bohabs from across the globe await the release of GWAR B-Q ticket sale date, June 6th. How do I get tickets, you ask? Tickets will be sold exclusively on the GWAR B-Q website at ( Tickets will be available in three options:

Standard- $45 Ticket – All day entry

Deluxe- $65 Ticket – All day entry and official GWAR B-Q t-shirt

Premium- $200 Ticket (Limited Quantity 150)- All day entry, official GWAR B-Q t-shirt, B4BQ show entry, VIP Pass for private Gwafter Party (venue TBA), as well as Meet & Greet signings with GWAR, Ice-T of Body Count, Hatebreed, Bam Margera of Jackass, and a possible chance to appear on stage with GWAR. What more could you ask for? Don’t ask.

TICKETS GO ON SALE JUNE 6th! Get them fast while they last, it’s going to be a blast!


In other related events`, Balsac the Jaws of Death will DJ a drunken feeding frenzy during Industry Happy Hour at Eat The Rich located at 1839 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 on May 22nd from 11:00pm-2:30am. Specialty drinks concocted by Derek Brown, JP Fetherston, Robert Tinney and oysters from Rappahannock River Oysters, LLC will be featured. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Dave Brockie Fund, honoring GWAR’s irreverent lead singer and founding member. Donate to the Dave Brockie Fund at It has been advised to waste your life searching the inter-web to discover Balsac’s cryptic agenda for appearing at this international gala. Balsac reserved comment as he suspiciously sharpened swords for a harvest of souls to be served where and when? The only way to find out is by attending and getting him loaded on free booze. That means, buy him drinks, for you morons out there in the vile streets of the nation’s capital. He might possibly disclose his plans before your ultimate demise. There is only one way to find out.

If you are a member of the press and would like to cover the Sickest Slaughter-Fest of this or any Summer, please visit the press page of the GWAR B-Q website to apply for credentials:

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