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GWAR’s new album was finally unreleased upon the world last week, and to celebrate, ‘Ratcatcher’ single/video has just been released today. Check it out below…


‘The New Dark Ages’ has finally been unleashed on the public.  The album is now available digitally, with CD formats arriving July 15th and vinyl and cassette on September 16th, via the band’s own Pit Records.

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 below.

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!”

You can also check out the clip for ‘Beserker Mode‘, another track from the new album here.

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.

On the ‘The Black Death Rager World Tour,’ your favourite Scumdog warriors touch down in Europe for the first time in almost three years.

The assault kicks off July 29th in Tilburg, Holland and culminates with a show at London’s Dome on August 18th. In addition to GWAR’s own headline shows, the tour also features stops at Bloodstock and Wacken Open Air.

The Berserker Blóthar had this to say about the coming trek:

Ah Europe, the Old Country. We shall sweep across the continent like the plague, bringing pestilence and death and our unquenchable thirst for heavy metal glory.”

The New Dark Ages album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel, GWAR In The Duoverse of Absurdity, in which the band are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the spectre of rogue technology.

The album is available on cassette, CD and an array of coloured vinyl (whiskey, sunbolt and black/gold marble) and the graphic novel is available in both soft and hard cover. Bundles are available including one with Blóthar bobbleheads, and a ‘one of a kind’ Beefcake helmet. See the full set of available formats here.

Oran O’Beirne 2022