Riot Fest 2021 Adds Patti Smith, Alkaline Trio, The Flaming Lips and More


Riot Fest has made the final weekend additions to the 2021 event, kicking off September 19th, 2021, which will be the fest’s first-ever Thursday Preview Party. Patti Smith and Her Band and Alkaline Trio will join Thursday night, with additional sets from Joyce Manor (performing their self-titled 2011 debut), WDRL, and Kristeen Young. As for Sunday, The Flaming Lips will return to Riot Fest on Sunday, bringing the fest-favorites back to Douglass Park on September 19 to replace Pixies. Sunday attendees will also get into the Thursday Preview Party for free, with a host of freshly-announced perks included. Tickets are on sale now at the link below.

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GWAR Books a Headline Tour with Napalm Death, Madball, and EyeHateGod


GWAR has booked a headline tour of the USA! The band recently released their all unplugged The Disc With No Name (Metal Blade Records), but don’t expect them to wimp out on tour! Support will come from legends like Napalm Death, Madball (on select dates), and EyeHateGod. Tickets are on sale now at the links below. Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: May 28th New Music Releases


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Misfits to Perform All of “Walk Among Us” at Riot Fest 2022


“The Original Misfits” reunion of Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle has already announced they will perform at Aftershock Festival and now they will perform all of their classic Walk Among Us (Plan 9 Records) at Riot Fest 2022. Misfits will headline along with My Chemical Romance, already announced for 2022. tickets are on sale now for 2022 and this year’s Riot Fest features Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, DEVO, NOFX, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels, Pixies, Circle Jerks, Coheed & Cambria, K.Flay, Meg Myers, Les Savy Fav, and many others to perform. My Chemical Romance has been announced as the first headliner for 2022 and tickets are on sale for both this year and next years’ fests at the link below. Riot Fest takes place every year at Douglass Park this fall (September 17–19) with a pair of announcements both for this year, and next year. In an unprecedented move, festival organizers are revealing the lineup for 2021, along with tickets for 2022. Three-day passes for both years are now on sale; 2021 single-day passes will go on sale next week, when more bands for 2021 will be announced.

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Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, DEVO, NOFX, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack Booked for Riot Fest 2201


A plethora of bands will descend on Chicago for the return of Riot Fest! Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, DEVO, NOFX, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels, Pixies, Circle Jerks, Coheed & Cambria, K.Flay, Meg Myers, Les Savy Fav, and many others to perform. My Chemical Romance has been announced as the first headliner for 2022 and tickets are on sale for both this year and next years’ fests at the link below. Riot Fest takes place every year at Douglass Park this fall (September 17–19) with a pair of announcements both for this year, and next year. In an unprecedented move, festival organizers are revealing the lineup for 2021, along with tickets for 2022. Three-day passes for both years are now on sale; 2021 single-day passes will go on sale next week, when more bands for 2021 will be announced.

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High On Plastics (H.O.P.) Toys to Release 10-Inch GWAR Oderus Urungus Figure


In an announcement fitting of the late galactic mutant overlords, High on Plastics (H.O.P.) Toys will release a 10-inch figure of Oderous Urungus of GWAR later this year. HOP makes amazing, high-quality monster toys and Oderus is a fitting addition to class up the brand. They made the announcement at this weekends’ appearance at Spooky Empire Con in Florida. Oderus a.k.a. Dave Brockie passed away seven years ago on March 23rd, 2014. Pre-orders are not live yet.

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GWAR’s Dave Brockie (Oderous Urungus) Died Seven Years Ago


As we do every year, we pay respect to GWAR founder and leader, Dave Murray Brockie, a.k.a. Oderous Urungus, who died seven years ago today. In addition to being a genius musician, Brockie was an author, cartoonist, visual artist, and led other bands such as proto-GWAR band Death Piggy, X-Cops, and the Dave Brockie Experience.Continue reading


GWAR to Host “Scumdogs XXX Live” Streaming Event


As the mighty mutant overlords, GWAR approaches the 30th-anniversary release of their classic Scumdogs of the Universe Deluxe Edition release via Metal Blade on October 30th, the band has announced a special event. This past weekend saw GWAR play their first-ever drive-in shows at the Diamond in Richmond, VA. More events may develop in the future. “Scumdogs XXX Live” live streaming concert event, presented by Liquid Death and Metal Injection. The livestream it set for the night of the release, Friday, October 30th with the pre-show starting at 6:00 PM Eastern. The live stream performance kicks off at 8:00 PM Eastern. Tickets and VIP Packages can be purchased at the link below. The show will be available on demand through November 15th. Watch the trailer now! Continue reading


GWAR Announces “Undead From Antarctica” Monthly Variety Show


 

GWAR are launching a brand new monthly variety show from their frozen fortress to warm the cockles of your cold dead hearts! “Undead From Antarctica” will premiere this Sunday at 9:00 PM Eastern, on GWAR’s YouTube Channel. Watch a trailer for “Undead From Antarctica” now: Continue reading