Gwar

Gwar

Profile:
GWAR is a band/artist group that formed in 1982 as Death Piggy and changed the name to Gwar in 1984. The group of art students from Richmond, Virginia has played a variety of musical styles including punk, hard rock, thrash and heavy metal. They also design and create their own elaborate costumes, props, sets and characters to go along with their stage shows and movies.

Standard band lineup:
Dave Brockie a.k.a. Oderus Urungus - Vocals (1984-2014) RIP 3/24/14
Michael Derks a.k.a. Balsac The Jaws Of Death - Guitar (1988-present)
Cory Smoot a.k.a. Flattus Maximus (3) - Guitar (2002-2011) RIP 11/3/11
Casey Orr a.k.a. Beefcake the Mighty - Bass (1994–1997, 1999–2002, 2008–present)
Brad Roberts (3) a.k.a. Jizmak Da Gusha - Drums (1989-present)

Other characters/vocalists
Don Drakulich a.k.a. Sleazy P. Martini - Vocals, manager, sculpting, film making (1985-present)
Danielle Stampe a.k.a. Slymenstra Hymen - Vocals, dancer, art (1988-2000)
Chuck Varga a.k.a. Sexecutioner - Vocals, sculpting (1989-1996, 2000, still present behind the scenes)
Hunter Jackson a.k.a. Techno Destructo & Scroda Moon - Vocals (1984-2000)
Matt Maguire (2) a.k.a. Sawborg Destructo - vocals
Anthony Florez a.k.a. Bozo Destructo - vocals
Mike Delaney a.k.a. Sexecutioner - Vocals (pre-1989)
Colette Miller a.k.a. Amazina - Vocals, artist (1986-1987)
Lisa Harrelson a.k.a. GWAR-woman - Vocals (1987)
Heather Broome a.k.a. The Temptress - Vocals (~1986)
Joe Annaruma a.k.a. Joey Slutman-Vocals (1985-1986)

Slaves:
Matt Maguire (2) a.k.a. Mattron/MX2
Bob Gorman a.k.a. Muzzle Slave
Scott Krahl a.k.a. Cock & Balls Slave
Nate Krishna a.k.a. SlaveDizzle
Joe Douglas a.k.a. Spewie
Slaves play a variety of instruments, write, illustrate fabricate sets and props and have a heavy stage presence.

Former Members:
Ben Eubanks a.k.a. Johnny Slutman - vocals (1984)
Joe Annaruma a.k.a. Joey Slutman - vocals (1985-1986)
Steve Douglas (2) - guitar (1984 as Jaws of Death, 1987-1988 as Balsac Jaws of Death)
Barry Ward a.k.a. Balsac the Jaws of Death - guitar (1991)
Chris Oranger a.k.a. Stephen Sphincter - guitar (1987)
Zach Blair a.k.a. Flattus Maximus - guitar (1999–2002)
Tim Harris a.k.a. Flattus Maximus (2) - guitar (1986, 1998–1999)
Peter Lee (2) a.k.a. Flattus Maximus - guitar (1991-1997)
Dewey Rowell a.k.a. Flattus Maximus - guitar (1987-1991)
Russ Bahorsky a.k.a. Mr. Magico - guitar (1984)
Greg Ottinger a.k.a. Cornelius Carnage - guitar (1986-1987)
Chris Bopst a.k.a. BalSac - bass (1984-1987)
Ron Curry a.k.a. Stephen Sphincter - bass (1985-1986)
Michael Bishop (2) a.k.a. Beefcake The Mighty (2) - bass (1987-1993, 1998–1999)
Todd Evans a.k.a. Beefcake the Mighty - bass (2002-2008)
Jim Thomson (2) a.k.a. Hans Sphincter/Hans Orifice - drums (1985-1987)
Rob Mosby a.k.a. Nippleus Erectus - drums (1987-1988)
Sean Sumner - drums (1984)
Pete Lucchter a.k.a. Lee Baeto - drums (1989)
David Musel a.k.a. Müsel - Keyboards, samples, prop/set manufacturer (1986-1999)

The bands fictional back story is:
For millions of years, the mythical galactic monsters of GWAR lay frozen in an iceberg in Antarctica. But in the 1980, glam rock was at its peak, groups like Poison and Whitesnake were dominating the airwaves. They inspired a whole slew of new "hair spray" bands. But little did they know, all of that hair spray put a hole in the ozone - right above Antarctica! Soon the unfiltered gamma rays melted the iceberg and GWAR was free.

Meanwhile, manager Sleazy P. Martini was fleeing the country on drug charges, flying over the former tomb of GWAR. He picked them up and brought them back to America. He taught them how to use instruments and they learned the language from watching midget wrestling and MTV. Soon GWAR was known as the greatest band in the Universe...
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Gwar Discography

Albums

Gwar Hell-O! (Album) Shimmy Disc Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Gwar Scumdogs Of The Universe (Album) Metal Blade Records France 1990 Sell This Version
Gwar America Must Be Destroyed (Album) Metal Blade Records France 1991 Sell This Version
Gwar This Toilet Earth (Album) Metal Blade Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Gwar Ragnarök (Album) Metal Blade Records US 1995 Sell This Version
GWAR Carnival Of Chaos (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Gwar We Kill Everything (Album) Metal Blade Records US 1999 Sell This Version
Gwar Violence Has Arrived (Album) Metal Blade Records Canada 2001 Sell This Version
Gwar Let There Be Gwar Slavepit US 2004 Sell This Version
Gwar War Party (Album) Drt Entertainment US 2004 Sell This Version
Gwar Beyond Hell (Album) DRT Entertainment Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Gwar Lust In Space (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 2009 Sell This Version
GWAR Bloody Pit Of Horror (Album) Metal Blade Records US 2010 Sell This Version
Gwar Battle Maximus (Album) Metal Blade Records US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Gwar The Road Behind (Maxi) Metal Blade Records US 1992 Sell This Version
31458 8401 2 GWAR S.F.W.(CD, Single, Promo) A&M Records 31458 8401 2 US 1995 Sell This Version
none Gwar Penguin Attack(7", Single) Metal Blade Records, Sessions Records none US 1997 Sell This Version
MR-022 Gwar Untitled(7", TP) Man's Ruin Records MR-022 US 1998 Sell This Version
GWAR School's Out (Single) DRT Entertainment US 2006 Sell This Version
Gwar Stripper Christmas Summer Weekend Slavepit US 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

none GWAR Slaves Going Single(CD, Comp) Slave Pit Inc. none US 2000 Sell This Version
none Gwar You're All Worthless And Weak(CD, Comp) Slavepit none US 2001 Sell This Version
Gwar Live From Mt. Fuji (Comp) DRT Entertainment US 2005 Sell This Version

Videos

none Gwar The Next Mutation(VHS, Ltd, PAL) Slavepit none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Gwar RAWGWAR(VHS, Ltd) Slavepit none US 1989 Sell This Version