Right before Warped Tour kicked off, GWAR shared a video announcing their plan to release a new album entitled The Blood of Gods. Now that they have killed their audience along with American Authors and Silverstein members during their run, the group are ready to move on to promote their next album.
Today (8), they revealed The Blood of Gods will be released just before Halloween on October 20th via Metal Blade Records. It will be the band’s first without Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie, who passed away in 2014.
Read the full statement below:
“On October 20th, GWAR will release a new studio album entitled ‘The Blood of Gods‘ via Metal Blade Records. ‘The Blood of Gods‘ is nothing less than a sacred text chronicling the rise of humanity against their makers, and the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that is uptight and wrong with the world. Along the way, the band challenges the sins of their great mistake, from politics, pollution, and organized religion, to fast food, and factory farming.
Humans are shown as what they are; a parasitic disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry. Meanwhile, Sleazy P. Martini, the crooked entrepreneur who discovered the Scumdogs, and has always envisioned them as a sort of horrific boy band, finally managed to convince the group to write a hit song called “I’ll Be Your Monster.” If all goes according to plan, it may be just stupid enough to work!
Of course, ‘The Blood of Gods‘ is the first GWAR album without the band’s fallen brother, Oderus Urungus. The title of the album refers to the loss of Oderus. and the struggles and triumphs that produced the new sound of the band. Born of adversity, ‘The Blood of Gods‘ is a sonic scar…a question asked and answered…Death cannot kill GWAR. Nothing can. GWAR LIVES MOTHERFUCKERS!”