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Human Scum! Today is the day!  “The New Dark Ages” has finally been unleashed on the public.  The album is available digitally today! It will be released on CD on July 15th and vinyl and cassette on September 16th via the band’s own Pit Records.  Order and stream the album at

In celebration of the album’s release, GWAR has released a video for their big-time, sell-out, soon-to-be hit radio single “Ratcatcher.”  Watch the video HERE.

Lead singer Blóthar sez: “What better way to celebrate the end of human existence than a little reminder of your dark and violent past from the disease-ridden middle ages! Ratcatcher is the true story of the mysterious Pied Piper of Hamelin. HA! It was GWAR all along! This tune and every single song on this album is red hot molten lead poured directly into your ears! GWAR is eternal!” 

The New Dark Ages” chronicles GWAR‘s adventures in the Duoverse, where the band rediscovers old powers such as Blóthar’s terrifying Berserker Mode, and encounter new allies, such as the murderous maven known as The Cutter. Along the way, they battle the living monuments of a lost cause and armies of undead soldiers who Rise Again to fight a New Civil War. 

The New Dark Ages Tracklisting:

1. New Dark Age

2. Blood Libel

3. Berserker Mode

4. Mother Fucking Liar

5. Unto the Breach

6. Completely Fucked

7. The Cutter

8. Rise Again

9. The Beast Will Eat Itself

10. The Venom of the Platypus

11. Ratcatcher

12. Bored to Death

13. Death Whistle Suite:

-Temple Ascent

-Starving Gods

-Deus Ex Monstrum


The album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel, “GWAR In the Duoverse of Absurdity,” which will also be released by Z2 Comics on July 15th. In the graphic novel the band are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the specter of rogue technology. 

In support of the album, GWAR the band is currently on “The Black Death Rager World Tour.” The tour stops tonight in Chattanooga, TN and runs through June 17th in Reading, PA.  Support will be provided  by Goatwhore, The Native Howl and Nekrogoblikon.

Following the US leg of the tour, GWAR will return to Europe this Summer, including appearances at the Bloodstock and Wacken Open Air Festivals. Find a complete list of dates below.



Support: Goatwhore, The Native Howl, Nekrogoblikon

6/3: Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal

6/4: Charleston, SC @ Music Farm

6/5: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground

6/7: Joliet, IL @ The Forge

6/8: Green Bay, WI @ EPIC Event Center

6/10: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

6/11: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

6/12: Albany, NY @ Empire Live

6/14: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s

6/15: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

6/16: Providence, RI @ The Strand

6/17: Reading, PA @ Reverb

6/18: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva


“The Black Death Rager World Tour”

29/7: Tilburg, NL @ 013

31/7: Berlin, DE @ SO 26

3/8: Essen, DE @ Turock

4/8: Wacken, DE @ Wacken*

8/8: Dover, UK @ The Booking Hall

9/8: Brighton, UK @ Chalk

10/8: Bristol, UK @Fleece

12/8: Catton Park, UK @ Bloodstock Open Air*

13/8: Norwich, UK @ Waterfront

14/8: Leeds, UK @ Key Club

16/8: Glasgow, UK @ Garage

17/8: Manchester, UK @ Club Academy

18/8: London, UK @ The Dome 


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