Earlier this yr, GWAR introduced that their newest album, The New Darkish Ages, would include a companion graphic novel titled GWAR within the Duoverse of Absurdity. However would possibly that graphic novel now spawn off its personal companion as effectively? That is what The Berserker Blothar instructed whereas talking with Robb Flynn on the No F’n Regrets podcast (heard beneath), and dwelling as much as the “absurdity” instructed within the graphic novel title, that companion EP would possibly simply be made up of nation songs.
Within the new graphic novel, the band is being “sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the specter of rogue know-how,” based on Blothar. He then additional defined (as transcribed by Metallic Injection), “That [alternate universe] Gwar is a rustic band. So I have been like, fascinated with… I am engaged on some nation tunes simply to have. I feel it could be humorous to do an EP of Gwar doing a little nation songs. I do not know what it is gonna be like, nevertheless it’s been enjoyable to fiddle with and take into consideration.”
GWAR as a rustic band? It definitely would not be the primary time a steel or arduous rock musician has toyed with the thought. Aaron Lewis has carved out a reasonably profitable profession in nation when he isn’t performing with Staind and Child Rock has walked that line between rock and nation pretty steadily. Plus even heavier acts comparable to DevilDriver, Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop, Behemoth’s Nergal and extra are dipping their toes into nation music lately.
And it goes each methods with country-leaning acts such because the Zac Brown Band, Jelly Roll and Hardy totally rocking out with heavier materials that is captured the rock viewers over the previous couple of years.
However earlier than GWAR go nation, they will ship their model of full-on pummeling and spewing heaviness with The New Darkish Ages that is due on June 3, with cassette and vinyl choices to comply with on Sept. 16. Pre-orders may be discovered right here. As for GWAR within the Duoverse of Absurdity, you may pre-order that by way of the Z2 Comics web site.