GWAR To Take Stage Tuesday
One of the long-standing rock bands that find themselves in the metal genres have a habit of coming to Buffalo regularly. GWAR usually shows up to create a scene of mayhem and leave their fans covered in, well, messy liquids in the Fall.
While the lineup changes and the attitudes are always gruff, not too many bands can be said to have as much of an irreverent, messy, fun show.
According to the mythos, these Scumdogs of the Universe come from all over the place to perform on Earth. There seems to be a clan of guitarists form a planet called Crust that is now in their second generation in the band. Pustulus Maximus, a relative of the retired Flattus Maximus, has the honor of shredding guitar pieces and acting as the mouthpiece for the band with the current vocalist, Blothar.
“Yeah, I signed up for military service to serve the Supreme Leader,” Pustulus said. “You see, I actually joined because someone told e about the partying. Well, I went AWOL to find those parties, and now, well, I guess you could say I am on a permanent leave of absence to perform here, on Earth.
“Music here on Earth, what we play in GWAR, at least, is about the same as what we have on Crust, so it’s not all that different to be here in that respect,” he continued.
As it turns out, Crust is a lot like Earth, with the one giant exception of how people treat each other.
“Yeah, Crust is better because if you find yourself offended we just march you off to a camp,” Pustulus said of his home planet. “We all just kind of suppress our feelings. You humans really could learn something about life that way.”
Pustulus did say that his tourmates in Sacred Reich have been a huge addition.
“Those guys are sounding great every night,” he said. “They sounded great in the 1980s and 1990s and are just as great now. I think they were really overlooked in that whole Big 4 thing (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax). Why is there an East Coast band (Anthrax) in there? It really doesn’t make sense, if you ask me. I mean, Testament would have made more sense.”
Buffalo is in for a treat, according to Pustulus.
“I personally like Buffalo,” Pustulus said. “I think it’s all about those Buffalo Bills. They seem to usually create an air of depression. It makes me happy to be a part of miserable people like that.”
In terms of the show, Pustulus said it is going to be a great night.
“You can expect blood and gore beyond your wildest imagination,” he said. “We are going to have human sacrifices on stage and all of that kind of thing. You know. The regular rock ‘n’ roll show stuff.
“Not to mention it is in the haunted Town Ballroom,” he said. “I have heard the stories of the power going out during Coolio. I can only hope we get that kind of thing.”
GWAR will be on stage at The Town Ballroom Tuesday with Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust, and Against the Grain.