Posted in metal | movies | music on August 28, 2014

by Ian Chainey

GWAR at the Housecore Horror Fest in Austin, 2013 (more by Trent Maxwell)

Style Weekly dug deeply into GWAR this week and for good reason: the band have had a year like few others. Certainly, the sad news of Dave Brockie's passing will be the lasting memory for many, but after their downs, GWAR also had their ups. They've released a mountain of atypical merch and marketing ideas -- some good, some not so much. They're going back out on the road with Decapitated, Corrosion of Conformity, and American Sharks. When they've played Oderus-less, they've looked in good form. And now there's going to be a GWAR documentary.

The nine minute trailer for Let There Be GWAR details the band's beginnings, showing how frustrated art school castaways built a band to fit their fantasies. It's actually a rather inspiring story and a clever piece of cinema, utilizing a picture-in-picture talking head technique to great effect. Of course, GWAR aren't just any band, but their origins are similar to other lifers that keep on doing it out of love. If you've winced at their recent capitalistic streak, it's a nice palette cleanser. A date and other release information for the Don Drakulich-directed documentary hasn't made the rounds yet, but you can watch the full nine minute trailer below.

Speaking of GWAR-related documentaries, you can catch them in Riot on the Dance Floor, the new film about Trenton, NJ rock club City Gardens, which makes its BV-presented NYC premiere TONIGHT (8/28).

Let There Be GWAR trailer below...




Comments (15)

This does nothing for me.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 4:45 PM

The cost of smack

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 4:53 PM

So this site mostly just covers Morrissey and Gwar, right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 5:03 PM

^lol so rite

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 8:42 PM

*palate* cleanser

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 10:40 PM

I thought that was a picture of Sleep or High on Fire again. Enough with the man boobs on BV!

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2014 2:07 AM


Self-importance and milking it for all it's worth is at an all-time high.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2014 2:52 AM

wooooooooooow crasy

Posted by andy | August 29, 2014 7:09 AM

I know little about this band or their music, but enjoyed the trailer. I always thought that they were a commercially manufactured Kiss rip-off, but maybe not (or at least not until later).

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2014 9:29 AM

"Need your money to buy more smack"

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2014 10:15 AM

love em but they should not continue without brockie.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2014 10:42 AM

I like thid ,coool

Posted by omar | October 29, 2014 8:15 AM

i love this cool

Posted by alex | October 30, 2014 4:50 AM

nice article , thanks

Posted by bora | October 30, 2014 4:53 AM

free life ...............yes

Posted by jonas | November 14, 2014 3:49 PM

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