On this thunderous edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — epic paranormal talk Thursdays 9-11pE with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we charge headlong into horror-metal gods GWAR’s mythos and new album THE BLOOD OF GODS with band lead guitarist Pustulus Maximus. We talk with Pustulus at 10pE; at 9pE we review the week’s freakiest paranormal news from the America’s Most Haunted Twitter feed.
GWAR’s new album, their 16th and first since the death of frontman Oderus Urungus, is being hailed by critics — whose families were, frankly, threatened — as the greatest sonic event since the Big Bang. THE BLOOD OF GODS chronicles the massive battle between GWAR and all the forces that oppose them. Along the way, the band challenges the sins of humanity from politics, pollution, and organized religion, to fast food, and factory farming. Humans are shown as what they are: a parasitic disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry!
The story of GWAR is carved across the history of this barren and hopeless planet, but GWAR themselves are not of this world. Long ago, the beings who would become the rock band GWAR were part of an elite fighting force, the Scumdogs of the Universe. For eons, they served as thralls to a supreme being known only as the Master. But one by one, each future member of the band earned a glaring reputation for being an intergalactic screw-up. And so, they were banished, sent away on a fool’s errand to conquer an insignificant dirtball floating in a dark corner of the universe, the planet Earth. Once here, GWAR shaped the face of the globe, destroying and rebuilding the natural world, and giving rise to all of human history. Aliens to some, gods and demons to others, our erstwhile Scumdogs bred with apes to create the human race.
NAME: Pustulus Maximus
HOME PLANET: Crust
HEIGHT: Tall enough
DISEASES CONTRACTED: All except childhood obesity and bird-flu
LIKES: Being unhappy, ripping guitar, making others miserable
DISLIKES: Having a good time
FAVORITE PASTIME: Killing for spite
HOBBIES: Hoarding guitars, drugs, alcohol, frequent masturbation, non-gender selective rape, turning man against man, searching for the remains of the Ramones to add to his corpse-puppet band
WHEN I GET MAD I: Destroy everything within arms-reach in a blind rage
GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Stole rock and roll and brought it back to the Sulphur Barbarinian galaxy
GREATEST DEFEAT: Eventually those bands turned to Nu-metal.
LIFE GOALS: To be alone by making everything around me die.
GWAR return to the long road tomorrow on “The Blood Of Gods Tour,” which kicks off in Richmond, VA. The first leg of the tour features support from Ghoul, Doyle and U.S. Bastards, and the second leg of the tour will feature Ghoul, He Is Legend and U.S. Bastards. The tour runs through December 10th in Detroit, MI.