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GWAR’S DAVE BROCKIE (aka ODERUS URUNGUS): 1963 – 2014

on March 24, 2014 | Leave a comment

Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus), founder and frontman for metal titans (and Rue Morgue favourites) GWAR, has died at the age of 50.

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Horror News

Anselmo Unleashes Final HHFF Band Listing

on June 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

The much-anticipated final band listing has been announced for Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo’s inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival, a four day metal and horror film fest which will take place in Central Texas this October.

GWAR, Goblin and Down are among the headlining bands, along with Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Pig Destroyer and Chris Vrenna. Anselmo says in the press release, “For a cat like myself, bringing in all of these killer bands to play the Housecore Horror Film Festival is nothing but pure pleasure…I feel like we’ve compiled an extremely versatile line-up of established acts, as well as some killer up-and-comers…As for what bands I’m most excited about? I don’t need to call out specific bands, just look at the list yourself and get pumped!”

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Horror News

Time for Some Gwar-B-Q

on March 9, 2013 | Leave a comment

Monster metal band, Gwar is kicking off the second leg of their “Fate or Chaos” tour, and to celebrate they are throwing an epic “Meat and Meet” bash. On April 8 at Grinders in Kansas City, not only will you be able to drink, eat and get rowdy with Gwar, but you will also have a chance to sample their very own “Gwar-B-Q” sauce.

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Audio Drome, Creepy Culture, News and Events

All Roads Lead to Rock and Shock

on October 23, 2012 | Leave a comment

[Our annual Rock and Shock post-mortem, courtesy of Rue Morgue Audio Drome correspondent George Pacheco. We don't call him "Metal George" for nothing...]

The month of October means many things for New England residents. It’s a time for apple-picking, Halloween, long drives amongst the autumn leaves… and the annual Rock and Shock Festival!

The Massconcerts-produced convention has become something of a tradition for the city of Worcester’s most morbidly horror obsessed ghouls, and has gained a reputation as being one of the better organized and fan friendly cons on the East Coast.

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News and Events

GWAR to inflict itself upon thirteen more US cities

on February 9, 2012 | Leave a comment

Think your hometown is set to remain un-pillaged and non-plundered during GWAR’s upcoming Spring “Return of the World Maggot” tour? Sorry to tell you this, but you might want to hold off on that sigh of relief. The band has just announced a second leg of the tour, thus allowing the intergalactic reprobates to assault thirteen US cities that previously thought they were off the hook.

The second severed leg of the tour will kick off on April 13 in San Antonio, where they’ll show Texas what it really means to be a red state, and wrap up April 28 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Tickets are on sale now for fan club members; everyone else can buy them on Friday, February 10.

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Audio Drome, News and Events

Last Chance To Download Hymns Vol. II

on July 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

Just a fiendly reminder, my procrastinating pals, that this year’s free downloadable album of terror tunes, Hymns From the House of Horror Vol. II, is only available ’til THIS SUNDAY, JULY 31 – after that…it’s gone forever! Just look at the photos past the jump (or as I like to call them, Exhibits A through I). The mind reels at the unearthly racket such, uh…characters might be capable of. And there’s more. Twenty artists lent us 20 cuts, including RM exclusives, rarities and remixes.

Ten thousand people can’t be wrong – download it now.

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Audio Drome, News and Events

Metal, Meat and Teats Collide At 2nd Annual GWAR-B-Q

on June 16, 2011 | Leave a comment

Monstrous Hymns From the House of Horror Vol. II artists GWAR are busy curing and seasoning delicious cuts of (likely) human meats for their 2nd Annual GWAR-B-Q on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, Virginia. GWAR is playing, Touch and Go trio Kepone are reuniting for a performance, and D.B.X. (comprised of GWAR’s Dave Brockie, Mike Derks and Brad Roberts), GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot’s side-project Mensrea, and Richmond hardcore band White Cross are also scheduled to kick you a new one.

Advance tickets are on sale soon from GWAR.net for just $20 or you can opt to pay $5 more on the day of the event when you inevitably decide that you simply can’t continue living without eating meat of questionable quality cooked over a dangerously unsupervised fire pit as you rock out to the bands, yodel your way through a karaoke contest hosted by GWAR manager Sleazy P. Martini, gawk at the Spew-O-Lympics and a bloody T-shirt contest with models from GwarGurlz.com, and waste most of the day waiting in line at a kissing booth with GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus (apparently the band has recently discovered how to monetize their sexual harassment of you).

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Audio Drome, News and Events

Blood Will Spill on Hymns II

on April 26, 2011 | Leave a comment

With only five more sleeps ’til Hymns II is released, we’re pleased to announce occult rockers BLOOD CEREMONY have contributed one of their sonic séances to Rue Morgue Radio’s Hymns II compilation! If you’ve never been put under by the quartet’s audio witchcraft, check out this other number ripped from their latest spellbook, Living with the Ancients (out now on Rise Above/Metal Blade)!

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Audio Drome, News and Events

GWAR Begrudgingly Appears on Hymns II

on April 20, 2011 | 8 Comments

Risking life and limb, we recently approached intergalactic refugees GWAR about contributing a track to the second installment of Rue Morgue Radio’s Hymns From the House of Horror (available May 1), cleverly titled Hymns From the House of Horror II. After swooning lead singer Oderus Urungus with a pitch that went something like: “We would love to promote your scraps and mutually benefit from their otherwise utterly worthless appeal,” the lead Scumdog agreed to let us feature an epic number from the band’s latest gory opus, Bloody Pit of Horror, so long as we let them torture, humiliate and otherwise psychologically traumatize one of our interns. The quandary proved time-consuming and difficult.

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Audio Drome, Sinister Seven

The Sinister Seven: A Band of Orcs Try to Eat My Brain

on November 29, 2010 | 5 Comments

You know, when I was first introduced to the Abattoir feature we like to call The Sinister Seven, it seemed like a great way to throw someone in the hot seat, with seven pointed questions that would hopefully make your subject sweat a little.

Well, when I recently had the chance to sit down with monster metal band A Band of Orcs, the tables were terrifyingly turned. Throughout the questioning, I was clearly the only one perspiring. The interviewees were drooling. I feared for my life but mostly, I feared for my brain. Had I known how hungry they were, not to mention how atrociously bad they smelled, I would never have agreed to meet with them. And in no way did I fathom I’d be risking my life, or at least a fate as some brain dead band groupie, for simply paying lip service to this foul collection of bodily fluid-soaked rock goblins.

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