Human Scum! Your malevolent lords and masters GWAR command you to attend the 5th Annual GWAR B-QAugust 16th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23231) where we will personally stuff your ugly faces with fistfuls of beer, food and fun until you PUKE!!  Along with our sponsors Mt. Baker Vapor, Brown Distributing, Cigar City Brewing, Genessee Cream Ale and Monster Energy Drink, we personally ensure all humans in attendance will have the time of their pathetic lives at what is shaping up to be the bloodiest bash of the summer.


GWAR Beer islegendary for being the GWARiest of alcoholic beverages (sorry, Irish GWAR bombs…). Cigar City Brewing has again teamed up with your Scumdog rulers to create a new, and limited edition GWAR BEER: a premium craft brewed “KILLSNER” (pilsner). Readily available at any and all GWAR B-Q festivities, this 5.55% high-octane beer will provide cool refreshment while scrambling your tiny brains. Enough of this stuff, and even you will seem appealing to the herd of tipsy sex cows milling about just waiting to molest you the instant you pass out in a pile of your own effervescent spew.


Who knew GWAR‘S own BALSAC the JAWS O’ DEATH was a culinary genius? His specially formulated GWAR B-Q Sauce has become harder to locate than Gor-Gor’s leash, but plenty will be on hand at the GWAR B-Q! Spray it on your meat of choice – be it flank, rib, chicken or your own puffy forearm. BalSac recommends his own creation: the GWAR B-Q Meat Sandwich, a painfully scrumptious smoked pork butt that will leave you gagging for more! BalSac’s culinary expertise and delectable menu will be fully realized upon the completion of the GWARbar, fulfilling a longtime dream of Slave Pit Inc. and founder, Dave Brockie. Throw it a “Like” on Facebook at to stay up-to-date on the grand opening.

Speaking of Brockie, GWAR B-Q attendees will have a chance to pay respects to GWAR’s founder and frontman at the memorial service taking place from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake. Price of admission? Just a bucket of your tears! Pay tribute to Brockie in the manner of a viking warrior returning to Valhalla, as his alter ego Oderus Urungus is set ablaze upon the SS Boat. Be there when we send the Immortal Corruptor on his journey back home to Scumdogia and beyond.

The two stages at the GWAR B-Q will be packed all day with more brutal bands than you can shake your index and pinkie fingers at. Many of them have already sounded off in anticipation of the event:

  • The Meatmen‘s Tesco Vee recorded a wet and wild video interview
  • Kepone‘s Mike Bishop (longtime member of GWAR) gave this interview
  • Goatwhore‘s Zack discusses popping the band’s GWAR B-Q cherry here
  • Iron Reagan‘s Tony talks about catching a falling BalSac in this interview
  • Loincloth‘s Tannon drops an “Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer” reference here
  • Venomous Maximus‘s Christian talks a lot about crack in his interview
  • Fuckface Unstoppable‘s Jess goes caps lock on, ball hair off here
  • Gritter‘s Adam gives the local perspective on GWAR B-Q in this interview
  • Noisem discusses Colt 45 Slip ‘N Slides and other next-level stuff here
  • Revocation‘s Dave promises to be pissed and play fast in this interview
  • Occulist‘s Jim says he saw Utah cop’s gun drawn because of GWAR here

Rumor has it that one scale-tipping special guest is yet to be revealed. The world is not yet ready, but you’re encouraged to keep an eye on for announcements!

For a full list of announced acts, click over to


Of course, the biggest news is that GWAR willheadline this festival of human depravity. Those brave enough to attend will have the special, once in a lifetime experience of seeing old-school GWAR legends Slymenstra Hymen, Sexecutioner and Sleazy P. Martini back in action, performing on stage with the most dangerous band in the universe!

Sleazy exclaims, “You can rest assured your corpse will not be wasted as the utmost care will be used to supervise the mass slaughter of all participants, resulting in an orderly disposal and recycling of all corpses for the following year’s GWAR B-Q. The meat has to come from somewhere! So be there to help feed the starving masses. Buy your tickets now and reserve your corpse a place at the top of the heap.”


Details have been scarce about the GWafter Party, because frankly we didn’t think anyone would be conscious or alive to attend it. But on the off chance we’re wrong, zombies are directed to march to Bandito’s Burrito Lounge (2905 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221) directly after the GWAR B-Q on the night of Saturday, August 16th. There, Mudd Helmut and Creep-A-Zoids will perform; re-animated corpses will gorge on Mexi-Cali food; and awkward conversations with well-known musicians will be had.

Five Richmond hotels that offer better accommodations than you deserve are willing to let you jump on their beds and stain their sheets red for a discounted rate. Holiday Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Homewood Suites all have special deals for GWAR B-Q attendees. So wash your pits, crotch and teeth before you get to the show just to have your chiclets loosened from you skull in the pit by aboot to the grill. Go to for details and group codes.

Don’t forget: Parking at Hadad’s Lake is limited and single-occupant vehicles will be turned away at the gate! Shuttle buses will be running between local annex parking lots, the VCU campus and downtown Richmond straight to Hadad’s Lake. Locations and schedules will be made available between now and eternity at


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Keeping up with its theme of stacking up fun like bodies on a heap, GWAR announces several more outrageous events surrounding the 5th Annual GWAR B-Q (Presented by Ring Dog Rescue and Mt. Baker Vapor): the B4BQ and the GWafter Party! This means more madness, more music, more beer and more opportunities to suck up to – and get slaughtered by – your lords and masters, GWAR!


The B4BQ has mutated and grown to a size barely recognizable from its previous iterations – now sporting eight heads and functioning male and female naughty bits. Headliners The Black Dahlia Murder blast their Motor City madness at the B4BQ, Friday, Aug. 15th at The Broadberry (2729 W. Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220). Doors open at 7:00pm and the first band takes the stage at 7:30pm. Other barn-burning musical acts include Mobile Death Camp, featuring former Beefcake the Mighty Todd Evans; RVA’s own Gritter; the Texas rockers of Venomous Maximus; and Orlando punks, The Attack. For the math-handicapped, this means the B4BQ starts immediately after the end of the Oderus Urungus/Dave Brockie Memorial at Hadad’s Lake, Friday Aug. 15th 4:00pm-7:00pm. For the lucky Bohabs who bought Premium GWAR B-Q Tickets before they SOLD OUT, the B4BQ is FREE! Lower caste human filth may purchase tickets at Tickets are limited. Act fast!


The 5th Annual GWAR B-Q is such a can’t-miss event that some of the most recognizable characters in GWAR’s long and glorious history will be on hand to soak up adulation and wreak destruction. Beware all who enter, as the fiery goddess Slymenstra Hymen is still on the rag. Sexecutioner will use his patented, perverted brand of punishment on any woman, man or dead dog who crosses him. And the crack supplier whose hair couldn’t get any higher, GWAR manager Sleazy P. Martini will be around to suck up every penny not glued down. They will join another familiar face – the longest-tenured Beefcake the Mighty, Mike Bishop – who will serve as GWAR’s primary mouthpiece.


The weekend doesn’t end once your girlfriend leaves you for a slave and GWAR B-Q security catapults you off the premises. More drunken depravity awaits at the GWafter Party, held right after the GWAR B-Q, Saturday August 16th at a secret location to be revealed whenever the hell GWAR feels like telling you. Rest assured you’ll be able to compare stories, sunburn and exposed bone fragments with fellow GWAR B-Q patrons while you get elbowed by celebrity artists and VIP guests.

While you’ve got food and GWAR on your tiny little mind, don’t forget about the GWARBar – the GWAR-themed restaurant from Slave Pit Inc. and 2013 Richmond Restaurateur of the Year, Travis Croxton. The Indiegogo campaign raising money to cover the renovations by Griffin Customs ends Saturday, June 21st. Top Chef’s Bryan Voltaggio and other culinary geniuses have begged BalSac the Jaws o’ Death for a job at the GWARbar serving intergalactic gourmet junk food. They know it will be the best thing to happen to eating since the invention of the spoon. To take an active role in helping a culinary wonderland become a reality, and to earn amazing rewards, visit To watch renowned chefs grovel at BalSac’s hooves, go to


As further proof that Oderus Urungus and Dave Brockie are still filling sentient minds across the universe, Beefcake the Mighty is spearheading a benefit show in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday June 27. Beefcake-approved bands like Stonecutters, ohlm and Anagnorisis will be kicking Bluegrass ass at Diamond Concert Hall (630 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204) to benefit the Dave Brockie Fund. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and tickets are just $10 at leading ticket retailers. That’s even cheap in Kentucky!

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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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