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Gwar  


The bizarre outfit known as Gwar formed in the late 80's by vocalist Dave Brockie (then toiling in a punk band called Death Piggy), who latched on to the idea of incorporating larger-than-life stage props to a live metal show. Within the space of a few years their reputation as one of the most outrageous live acts grew to astronomical proportions. An outlandish, over-the-top affair combining sci-fi, horror, and pornography, their live shows simply cannot be missed. For the most part their live act has overshadowed their music, but that's not entirely fair, as their later albums have displayed a decent level of sophistication and quality.

Sadly, Brockie passed away in March 2014. As of this writing the future of the band is in doubt.

Current Members

Dave Brockie

vocals RIP: March 23, 2014, age 50

Mike Derks

guitars

Brent Purgason

guitars

Jamison Land

bass

Brad Roberts

drums

Former Members/Guests

Steve Douglas

guitars

Dewey Rowell

guitars

Peter Lee

guitars

Zach Blair

guitars

Cory Smoot

guitars RIP: November 3, 2011

Mike Bishop

bass

Casey Orr

bass (Ministry, Rigor Mortis, Speedealer)

Todd Evans

bass

Danyell Stampe

backing vocals

Chuck Varga

backing vocals

Rob Mosby

drums


Discography



Hell-O 
1988 Shimmy Disc
  1. Time For Death
  2. AEIOU
  3. Americanised
  4. I'm In Love (With A Dead Dog)
  5. Slütman City
  6. World O Filth
  7. War Toy
  8. Captain Crünch
  9. Püre As The Arctic Snow
  10. Je M'Appelle J Cöusteaü
  11. GWAR Theme
  12. Bone Meal
  13. Öllie North
  14. Techno's Song
  15. U Ain't Shit
  16. Rock & Roll Pärty Töwn
  • Dave Brockie
  • Steve Douglas
  • Dewey Rowell
  • Mike Bishop
  • Chuck Varga
  • Rob Mosby




Scumdogs Of The Universe 
1990 Metal Blade
  1. The Salamaniser
  2. Maggots
  3. Sick Of You
  4. Slaughterama
  5. Kingqueen
  6. Horror Of Yig
  7. Vlad The Impaler
  8. Black And Huge
  9. Love Surgery
  10. Sexecutioner
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Dewey Rowell
  • Mike Bishop
  • Danyell Stampe
  • Chuck Varga
  • Brad Roberts




America Must Be Destroyed 
1992 Metal Blade
  1. On The Bone
  2. Crack In The Egg
  3. Gor-Gor
  4. Have You Seen Me?
  5. The Morality Squad
  6. America Must Be Destroyed
  7. Gilded Lily
  8. Poor Ole Tom
  9. Rock "N' Roll Never Felt So Good
  10. Blimey
  11. The Road Behind
  12. Pussy Planet
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Dewey Rowell
  • Mike Bishop
  • Danyell Stampe
  • Chuck Varga
  • Brad Roberts

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



(EP) The Road Behind 
1993 Metal Blade
  1. The Road Behind
  2. Overture In N Minor
  3. Krakdown
  4. Voodoo Summoning
  5. Captain Crunch
  6. Have You Seen Me?
  7. SFW
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Peter Lee
  • Mike Bishop
  • Danyell Stampe
  • Chuck Varga
  • Brad Roberts




This Toilet Earth 
1994 Metal Blade
  1. Saddam A Go-Go
  2. Penis I See
  3. Cat Steel
  4. Jack The World
  5. Sonderkommando
  6. Bad Bad Men
  7. Pepperoni
  8. The Insidious Soliloquy Of Skulhedface
  9. B.D.F.
  10. Fight
  11. The Issue Of Tissue (Spacecake)
  12. Pocket Pool
  13. Slap U around
  14. Krak Down
  15. Filthy Flow
  16. The Obliteration Of Flab Quarv 7
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Peter Lee
  • Mike Bishop
  • Danyell Stampe
  • Chuck Varga
  • Brad Roberts




Ragnarok 
1995 Metal Blade
  1. Meat Sandwich
  2. The New Plague
  3. Whargoul
  4. Rag Na Rock
  5. Dirty, Filthy
  6. Stalin's Organs
  7. Knife In Her Guts
  8. Think You Outta Know This
  9. Martyr Dumb
  10. Nudged
  11. Fire in The Loins
  12. Surf Of Syn
  13. Crush Kill Destroy
  14. No One But The Brave
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Peter Lee
  • Casey Orr
  • Danyell Stampe
  • Chuck Varga
  • Brad Roberts

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Carnival Of Chaos 
1997 Metal Blade
  1. Penguin Attack
  2. Let's Blame The Lightman
  3. First Rule Is
  4. Sammy
  5. Endless Apocalypse
  6. Billy Bad Ass
  7. Hate Love Songs
  8. Letter From The Scallop Boat
  9. Pre-School Prostitude
  10. If I Could Be That
  11. In Her Fear
  12. Back To Iraq
  13. I Stuck On My Thumb
  14. The Private Pain Of Techno Destructo
  15. Gonna Kill U
  16. Sex Cow
  17. Antarctican Drinking Song
  18. Don't Need A Man
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Peter Lee
  • Casey Orr
  • Danyell Stampe
  • Chuck Varga
  • Brad Roberts

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility 



We Kill Everything 
1999 Metal Blade
  1. Babyraper
  2. Fistfuck
  3. The Performer
  4. A Short History Of The End Of The World
  5. Escape From The Mooselodge
  6. Tune From Da Moon
  7. Jiggle The Handle
  8. Nitro - Burnin' Funny Bong
  9. Jagermonsta
  10. My Girly Ways
  11. The Master Has A Butt
  12. We Kill Everything
  13. Child
  14. Penile Drip
  15. Mary Anne
  16. Friend
  17. Fuckin' An Animal
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Peter Lee
  • Casey Orr
  • Danyell Stampe
  • Chuck Varga
  • Brad Roberts




Violence Has Arrived 
2001 Metal Blade
  1. Hell Intro
  2. Battle Lust
  3. Abyss Of Woe
  4. The Apes Of Wrath
  5. Immortal Corruptor
  6. The Anti-Anti Christ
  7. Licksore
  8. Beauteous Rot
  9. Bloody Mary
  10. Bile Driver
  11. The Wheel
  12. The Song Of Words
  13. Happy Death Day
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Zach Blair
  • Casey Orr
  • Brad Roberts




War Party 
2004 DRT
  1. Bring Back The Bomb
  2. Krosstika
  3. Womb With A View
  4. Decay Of Grandeur
  5. War Party
  6. Bonesnapper (The Faces of the Slain)
  7. Lost God
  8. The Reaganator
  9. The Bonus Plan
  10. You Can't Kill Terror
  11. Fistful Of Teeth
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Cory Smoot
  • Todd Evans
  • Brad Roberts

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Live From Mt. Fuji  LIVE
2005 DRT
  1. Salamidizer
  2. Krosstika
  3. Bring Back The Bomb
  4. Ham On The Bone
  5. Immortal Corruptor
  6. Womb With A View
  7. Have You Seen Me?
  8. Horror Of Yig
  9. Crush, Kill, Destroy
  10. Crack In The Egg
  11. Reaganator
  12. Bonesnapper
  13. Sick Of You
  14. Bilesdriver
  15. CD Rom Track

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Beyond Hell 
2006 DRT
  1. Intro
  2. War Is All We Know
  3. Murderer's Muse
  4. Go To Hell
  5. I Love The Pigs
  6. Tormentor
  7. Eight Lock
  8. Destroyed
  9. The Ultimate Bohab
  10. One Who Will Not Be Named
  11. Back In Crack
  12. School's Out
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Cory Smoot
  • Todd Evans
  • Brad Roberts

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Lust In Space 
2009 Metal Blade
  1. Lust in Space
  2. Let Us Slay
  3. Damnation Under God
  4. The UberKlaw
  5. Lords and Masters
  6. Metal Metal Land
  7. The Price of Peace
  8. Where is Zog?
  9. Make a Child Cry
  10. Release the Flies
  11. Parting Shot
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Cory Smoot
  • Casey Orr
  • Brad Roberts

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Bloody Pit Of Horror 
2010 Metal Blade
  1. Zombie March
  2. Come the Carnivor
  3. A Gathering of Ghouls
  4. Storm Is Coming
  5. Tick-Tits
  6. Beat You to Death
  7. You Are My Meat
  8. Hail to Genocide
  9. KZ Necromancer
  10. The Litany of the Slain
  11. Sick and Twisted
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Cory Smoot
  • Casey Orr
  • Brad Roberts

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Battle Maximus 
2013 Metal Blade
  1. Intro
  2. Madness At The Core Of Time
  3. Bloodbath
  4. Nothing Left Alive
  5. They Swallowed The Sun
  6. Torture
  7. Raped At Birth
  8. I, Bonesnapper
  9. Mr. Perfect
  10. Battle Maximus
  11. Triumph Of The Pig Children
  12. Falling
  13. Fly Now
  14. Intro
  15. Madness at the Core of Time
  16. Bloodbath
  17. Nothing Left Alive
  18. They Swallowed the Sun
  19. Torture
  20. Raped at Birth
  21. I, Bonesnapper
  22. Mr. Perfect
  23. Battle Maximus
  24. Triumph of the Pig Children
  25. Falling
  26. Fly Now
  • Dave Brockie
  • Mike Derks
  • Brent Purgason
  • Jamison Land
  • Brad Roberts


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