Published Aug 28, 2014Among costumed metal vets Gwar's many plans, from their upcoming "Eternal Tour" to the proposed opening of a GWARbar, a documentary on the band has been in the works for some time. Details on the no doubt blood-soaked feature, now titled Let There Be GWAR, have now arrived via a new movie trailer.
Directed by band manager Don Drakulich and produced by band "slave" Bob Gorman, the movie had originally been going by the name The Scumdogs of the Universe and will trace the band from their early days in Richmond, VA, to now. The modified film title is a nod to the band's 1990 sophomore LP Scumdogs of the Universe.
As you'll see down below, the trailer finds various members of the band explaining how they merged metal with art school theatricality, making for the latex-heavy, fluids-shooting stage shows fans came to know and love.
"I was, like, 'all right, punk rock's boring as shit already, let's add theatrical elements to it," late vocalist Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus) recalls in the trailer.
Hunter Jackson (a.k.a. Techno Destructo) adds, "Everyone's into barbarians, dinosaurs, science fiction, splatter flicks, all that stuff. We just combine all those interests into one entity."
The clip features an assortment of vintage visuals, from onstage battles and amputations to sketchbook drawings of weapons to the creation of the Slave Pit. Though a due date has yet to be given, you can check the snippet of the gory history lesson down below.
Earlier this month, Gwar gave Brockie's Oderus Urungus costume a viking funeral during the Gwar B-Q weekend in Virginia. He had passed away earlier in the year at the age of 50.
The surviving members of Gwar, meanwhile, take off on their "Eternal Tour" in September, with Canadian dates scheduled in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. You'll find more info on the trek over here.