Earlier than this yr, GWAR launched that their most present album, The New Darkish Ages, would happen with a companion graphic novel titled GWAR within the Duoverse of Absurdity. However could that graphic novel now spawn off its particular person companion as properly? That’s what The Berserker Blothar immediate whereas speaking with Robb Flynn on the No F’n Regrets podcast (heard underneath), and residing as much as the “absurdity” immediate within the graphic novel title, that companion EP would possibly simply be constructed up of nation songs.
Within the new graphic novel, the band is being “sucked off into an alternate universe to do combat with their evil twins and the specter of rogue technological know-how,” in accordance to Blothar. He then much more defined (as transcribed by Metallic Injection), “That [alternate universe] Gwar is a state band. So I’ve been like, considering about… I’m performing on some place tunes simply to have. I really feel it will be humorous to do an EP of Gwar executing some nation music. I you shouldn’t know what it truly is gonna be like, however it’s been pleasurable to fiddle with and take into consideration.”
GWAR as a nation band? It positively wouldn’t be the initially time a steel or laborious rock musician has toyed with the plan. Aaron Lewis has carved out a fairly thriving profession in state when he’s not finishing up with Staind and Baby Rock has walked that line amongst rock and nation fairly usually. In addition to even heavier capabilities these sorts of as DevilDriver, Inquiring Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop, Behemoth’s Nergal and extra are dipping their toes into place music in new a long time.
And it goes each methods with nation-leaning acts all these because the Zac Brown Band, Jelly Roll and Hardy completely rocking out with heavier supplies that’s captured the rock viewers in extra of the final a number of a few years.
However upfront of GWAR go nation, they’ll present their mannequin of comprehensive-on pummeling and spewing heaviness with The New Darkish Ages which is due to on June 3, with cassette and vinyl decisions to abide by on Sept. 16. Pre-orders might be uncovered proper right here. As for GWAR within the Duoverse of Absurdity, you may pre-order that through the Z2 Comics internet web page.