GWAR

Thrash Metal / Crossover Thrash / Heavy Metal / Hardcore Punk • United States
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GWAR is a satirical thrash metal/punk band formed in 1985-1986 by a group of artists and musicians at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. The band is perhaps best known for their elaborate sci-fi/horror film inspired costumes, raunchy lyrics, and graphic stage performances, which can consist of scatology, sadomasochism, necrophilia, paedo-necrophilia, beastio-necrophilia, fire dancing, fake pagan rituals, mock executions/mutilations, and other controversial violent and political themes. GWAR was, for a long time, on the leading edge of shock rock, going as far as appearing on Jerry Springer in character and in full costume during the mid 1990’s.

The origin and meaning of the band’s name has been left intentionally vague by its members, although the most widely accepted explanation (though false and denied by the band members) is that GWAR is an acronym for “God What an Awful Racket!” One rumor states that the name may have come from Alan Moore
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GWAR Discography

GWAR albums / top albums

GWAR Hell-o! album cover 2.71 | 5 ratings
Hell-o!
Hardcore Punk 1988
GWAR Scumdogs of the Universe album cover 4.10 | 6 ratings
Scumdogs of the Universe
Crossover Thrash 1990
GWAR America Must Be Destroyed album cover 4.10 | 6 ratings
America Must Be Destroyed
Thrash Metal 1991
GWAR This Toilet Earth album cover 4.00 | 4 ratings
This Toilet Earth
Thrash Metal 1994
GWAR Ragnarök album cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
Ragnarök
Crossover Thrash 1995
GWAR Carnival of Chaos album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Carnival of Chaos
Heavy Metal 1997
GWAR We Kill Everything album cover 3.17 | 3 ratings
We Kill Everything
Heavy Metal 1999
GWAR Violence Has Arrived album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Violence Has Arrived
Thrash Metal 2001
GWAR War Party album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
War Party
Thrash Metal 2004
GWAR Beyond Hell album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Beyond Hell
Thrash Metal 2006
GWAR Lust in Space album cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
Lust in Space
Thrash Metal 2009
GWAR Bloody Pit Of Horror album cover 2.25 | 2 ratings
Bloody Pit Of Horror
Crossover Thrash 2010
GWAR Battle Maximus album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Battle Maximus
Crossover Thrash 2013
GWAR The Blood of Gods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Blood of Gods
Heavy Metal 2017

GWAR EPs & splits

GWAR The Road Behind album cover 4.50 | 3 ratings
The Road Behind
Thrash Metal 1992

GWAR live albums

GWAR You're All Worthless and Weak album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You're All Worthless and Weak
Thrash Metal 2002
GWAR Live From Mt. Fuji album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Live From Mt. Fuji
Thrash Metal 2005

GWAR demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

GWAR Let There Be GWAR album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Let There Be GWAR
Thrash Metal 1985
GWAR S.F.W. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
S.F.W.
Thrash Metal 1995
GWAR The World According to GWAR album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The World According to GWAR
Thrash Metal 1995
GWAR School's Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
School's Out
Thrash Metal 2006

GWAR re-issues & compilations

GWAR A Soundtrack to Kill Yourself To album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Soundtrack to Kill Yourself To
Thrash Metal 1997
GWAR Slaves Going Single album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Slaves Going Single
Thrash Metal 2000
GWAR Let There Be GWAR album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Let There Be GWAR
Thrash Metal 2004

GWAR singles (5)

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Hate Love Songs / Penguin Attack
Crossover Thrash 1997
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The Art of War
Thrash Metal 1997
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RAWGwar
Thrash Metal 1997
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GWAR Lite
Thrash Metal 1997
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Stripper Christmas Summer Weekend
Thrash Metal 2009

GWAR movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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RAWGWAR
Thrash Metal 1989
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Live From Antarctica
Crossover Thrash 1990
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The Next Mutation
Thrash Metal 1991
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All the Sex
Thrash Metal 1991
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Twice the Violence
Thrash Metal 1991
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Phallus in Wonderland
Heavy Metal 1992
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Tour de Scum
Thrash Metal 1992
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3.50 | 1 ratings
Skulhedface
Thrash Metal 1994
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Return of Techno Destructo
Thrash Metal 1996
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Rendezvous with Ragnarök
Thrash Metal 1997
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A Surprising Burst of Chocolatey Fudge
Thrash Metal 1998
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The Dawn Of The Day Of The Night Of The Penguins
Thrash Metal 1998
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It's Sleazy!
Thrash Metal 2001
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Ultimate Video GWARchive
Thrash Metal 2002
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The GWARnage Campaign
Thrash Metal 2002
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Blood Drive 2002
Thrash Metal 2002
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Gwar War Party Tour 2004
Thrash Metal 2004
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Blood Bath and Beyond
Thrash Metal 2006
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Beyond Hell Live
Thrash Metal 2007
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Lust in Space - Live at the National
Thrash Metal 2010

GWAR Reviews

GWAR Scumdogs of the Universe

Album · 1990 · Crossover Thrash
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Well, I have to say, after a very weak debut Hell-o!, Gwar come with this Scumdogs Of The Universe in the year of 1990 (a nice time to heavy releases) and what a record!

Ironic all the way through but with smart riffs and a good musicianship.

I must say that this guys have a strong melodic style, they're able to build some 'bubblegum' melodies at a point they're stick in your brain, and without even realise it you were banging your head together with heir beat, which in my opinion, is fantastic!

'Slaughterama' must be heard, so funny, and so good and 'The Salaminizer' is a good strong point too!

Clap your hands and say... GWAR!!!

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