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GWAR unleashes ‘Gore, Core, Metal, and More’ at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 6

GWAR unleashes ‘Gore, Core, Metal, and More’ at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 6
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From a press release:

It was announced today that GWAR, the theatrical and gory “Scumdogs of the Universe,” will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on their Gore, Core, Metal, and More Tour with Miss May I and American Sharks on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m.

“This is the tour you can’t afford to miss. We are bringing you the heaviest in hardcore and the most brutal of gore!” belched guitarist Pustulus Maximus.

“Humans, come, witness the eviscerating, ear-splitting majesty and power of GWAR! Yes, demonstrate your ceaseless dedication to heavy fucking metal in the pit of death. There is a very good chance you won’t survive!” added vocalist the Berserker Blothar.

Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $22 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, July 20 and will be available through the Sherman Theater box office (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) and online at and VIP boxes and sky boxes are available for this show and include eight tickets (VIP box) or 12 tickets (sky box), a fruit and cheese platter, and waitstaff. To purchase box seats, call the theater at 570-420-2808.

The story of GWAR is carved across the history of this barren and hopeless planet, but GWAR themselves are not of this world. Their story begins in the deepest reaches of outer space. Long ago, the beings who would become the rock band GWAR were part of an elite fighting force, the Scumdogs of the Universe. For eons, they served as thralls to a supreme being known only as the Master. But one by one, each future member of the band earned a glaring reputation for being an intergalactic fuck-up. And so, they were banished, sent away on a fool’s errand to conquer an insignificant shitball floating in a dark corner of the universe – the planet Earth. Once here, GWAR shaped the face of the globe, destroying and rebuilding the natural world and giving rise to all of human history. Aliens to some, gods and demons to others, our erstwhile Scumdogs fucked apes to create the human race, and this fateful unplanned pregnancy would prove to be truly disastrous.

GWAR are out on tour supporting their latest masterpiece, “The Blood of Gods,” which was released last fall on Metal Blade Records. The new album 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 parasitical disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry. Born of adversity, “The Blood of Gods” is a sonic scar… a question asked and answered. Death cannot kill GWAR. Nothing can. GWAR lives!

See NEPA Scene’s photos of GWAR performing at the Vans Warped Tour in Scranton last year here and listen to an exclusive interview with the band here. See photos of them playing at the Sherman Theater back in 2014 here.