New GWAR guitarist Pustulus Maximus is coming to crush us

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Like most puny humans, we shed tiny, powerless tears at last year’s passing of GWAR guitarist Flattus Maximus. So it is with great joy that we report that our favorite band of skull-crushing demon-gods is whole once again. Meet the late great Flattus’s mighty cousin, Pustulus Maximus, and prepare to grovel at his swollen feet. GWAR is back, baby!

The announcement of Pustulus’s arrvial came earlier this week via GWAR’s cyber-fortress (aka their website) and was greeted with much rejoicing by the various earthbound metal blogs. We’re a little late to the party because, honestly, we’ve spent most of the past four days doing celebratory shots and cranking Scumdogs of the Universe.

We’re glad we waited though, because this also means we get to tell you about Pustulus’s debut performance, which took place in the offices of the A.V. Club on Tuesday. The full band, with Pustulus in tow, tore through a version of Kansas’s “Carry On Wayward Son” that was way more awesome than it had any business being. In the mighty hands of GWAR, even bloated ’70s pomp-rock can totally shred.

Pustulus and his new GWAR-mates are hitting the road this fall with DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder. Here are the dates:

10/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/13: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (“Rock and Shock”)
10/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10/15: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/18: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/19: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/20: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/22: Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/26: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/27: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/28: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
10/29: Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room (NO DD or Cancer Bats)
10/30: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Music Hall (No DD or Cancer Bats)
10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/4: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/6: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/8: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/9: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/11: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/12: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
11/14: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
11/15: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/16: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
11/17: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Center
11/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/23: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/24: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/26: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater

Welcome to Earth, Pustulus! We look forward to you stomping us like the puny scum we are.


3 thoughts on “New GWAR guitarist Pustulus Maximus is coming to crush us

  1. weirdestband

    Possibly. I really hate the fucking House of Blues but GWAR is one of those bucket list bands and I’ve never seen them live. Jake has and has the scars to prove it.

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