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Gwar, Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust, Against the Grain, Enforcer, Warbringer, Tyrants By Night

Fremont Country Club and Backstage Bar & Billiards – Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada – October 26th, 2019

The scumdogs of the universe, GWAR, are returning to Earth; and specifically to Las Vegas to cull the putrid masses of humanity with a mammoth lineup to keep you complacent until Gwar takes the stage. This particular show came about as a means of getting the frothing masses in one place and to better kill you without making too much of a mess. But seriously good on everyone involved for not making concertgoers have to choose between the two shows. Very consumer friendly and merciful of our future alien overlords. 

Check out this playlist featuring ALL the bands playing this dual badassery of a show!

Gwar formed in 1984 with a revolving door of Richmond, Virginia local musicians, artists, and filmmakers; collectively known as Slave Pit Inc. Perhaps because of this when the final founding member David Brockie died in 2014 Gwar continued on. To learn more about Slave Pit Inc. watch this TEDx talk with Dr. Michael Bishop.

To be fair, I don’t know the rest of these bands well at all. Gwar however I can talk about. I suggest you delve into the band’s appearances on talk shows, or the musical episode of ‘Codename: Kids Next Door’ “F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E.” 


As cool and varied as the music is, as hilarious as their talk show appearances were. And cool as their projects outside the band have been, it’s the live show that is obviously the biggest draw to the band. Having seen the band before; I typically wore a white shirt to see them. The ‘blood’ and other fluids would stain these shirts in a nearly tye dye fashion. It made for a simple piece of concert memorabilia.

One of the more memorable set pieces were made specially for the Viva La Bam tour. An even more gross version of Don Vito that squirted orange diarrhea on the crowd; and a miniature Bam Margera that dropped its pants and pissed purple urine in the same fashion.


If none of this has convinced you to go see Gwar then you’re safe for the time being. Though who knows how long you have left until Gwar enacts their plans for Earth and you and your family is eaten by a monstrous alien.

Listen to GWAR below!

By Ethan Pretre

I'm a husband, guitarist, and writer born in Michigan but have lived all over. I consider my hometowns to be Las Vegas, NV and Berwick, LA. Fan of extreme metal. All time favorite bands include Acid Bath, Cradle of Filth, and Arch Enemy to name just a few.

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