Sep 29, 2019

Gwar / Sacred Reich - Rams Head Live

By Bob Suehs

GWAR / SACRED REICH

9/29/19

Baltimore, Maryland

Rams Head Live

 GWAR Set List:  War Pigs (Intro), F*ck This Place, Sick Of You, Krak Down, Maggots, Metal Metal Land, Hail Genocide!, Have You Seen Me?, Beat You To Death, I Bonesnapper, If I Could Be That, Bring Back The Bomb, Death To Dickie Duncan, Ham On The Bone, I’ll Be Your Monster, Battle Maximus, GWAR Theme, ENCORE: If You Want Blood (AC/DC Cover)

 The Scum Dogs of the Universe returned once again to slap Baltimore in the face with it’s double dong drenching assault of the senses.

 Sacred Reich were direct support and their thrash metal style fit the bill perfectly.  Reich played a no frill set which featured “Independent” and set closure “Surf Nicarogua”.  Mixed amongst their set were several new songs that sounded like old school Reich with heavy guitars, fast pace, and intense vocals.

 At the GWAR Merch table were several Guns N Roses styled merch items which coincided with the bands current tour theme.  The parody featured artwork similar to “Use Your Illusion” with an image of Donald Trump emblazoned on a toilet.

 This current version of Gwar featured original bassist Casey Orr back with the band as Beefcake.

 

The current Gwar show flows fast, there are several new elements including “Caitlyn Jenner” and “Donald Trump” being killed onstage, and the stage set up felt a tad smaller than previous tours.

 “If You Want Blood” by AC/DC was the show closer.

 The venue was around half packed with the entire upstairs being totally shut off.  By the time Gwar finished their show it was close to midnight and the majority of the venue was soaked in a solution which left everyone dyed red, blue, or green.

Despite numerous line up changes, GWAR remains one of the most creative, inventive, and original acts on the road today.  Their stage show is legendary, their music is crude, and their legacy is one of a kind.  Long Live The Scum Dogs!

 

 

Current GWAR Members:

Michael Bishop (Blothar) – lead vocals

Mike Derks (Balsac the Jaws of Death) – rhythm guitar

Brad Roberts (Jizmak Da Gusha) – drums 

Casey Orr (Beefcake the Mighty) – bass

Brent Purgason (Pustulus Maximus) – lead guitar

Matt Maguire (Sawborg Destructo) – backing vocals

Bob Gorman (Bonesnapper) – backing vocals 

Don Drakulich (Sleazy P. Martini) – backing vocals