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Exclusive: GWAR to Record Covers Album for Band’s Upcoming 30th Anniversary

Oderus Urungus
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GWAR front-thing and intergalactic warmonger Oderus Urungus graced us with his presence a few days ago, and although our interview with him was packed with hilarity, the grotesque vocalist shared some exclusive news with us regarding GWAR’s 30th anniversary. The band of monsters is set to record the covers album ‘GWAR Covered,’ which is intended for a 2014 release.

Cuttlefish attached, Oderus spoke with us about GWAR’s newest album, ‘Battle Maximus,’ how it feels to be Beavis and Butthead’s favorite band, celebrities he regrets not killing while they were still alive and much more. Stay tuned, because we’ll be putting the full video interview up shortly.

As for GWAR’s covers album, it will likely consist of songs the band has performed live in the past such as Kansas’ ‘Carry on Wayward Son,’ along with a bulk of new re-imaginings from the twisted minds of GWAR. The album may also include covers of Billy Ocean’s ‘Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car’ and the Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley,’ both of which GWAR have been performing live on their current tour with Hatebreed and Iron Reagan.

“We are going to do a new record. We’ve been talking about a follow-up to ‘Battle Maximus.’ It’ll be coming out for next year for the 30th anniversary. It’s going to be an all-cover album and it will be called ‘GWAR Covered,’ and then the cover will be the cuttlefish just covering someone in some kind of filthy icker. It’ll be beautiful.”

“I’m gonna divvy it up amongst the band. I’m gonna let everybody in the band pick two or three songs and then I’m going to throw those all out and then I’m gonna decide on everything myself. I’m gonna do a lot of classic rock. We’re gonna hit some Motorhead, we’re gonna hit some Thin Lizzy, we’re gonna do some more Who, we might do some Engelbert Humperdinck, we might do a Neil Diamond medley. I wanna do that song about ‘leaving the cake out in the rain and it took so long to bake it, I don’t think that I can fake it and I’ll never have that recipe again’ … that one; that f—ing song! Maybe that one by the Cranberries, you know, where she sounds like she’s having an anorexic vomiting fit. I don’t know, we’ll figure it out when we get there, but we’re definitely doing some Springsteen.”

Check out GWAR’s full list of 2013 North American tour dates and pick up ‘Battle Maximus,’ which is now available!

UPDATE: Oderus has tweeted that the covers album idea isn’t confirmed quite yet:

GWAR, 'Battle Maximus' - Album Review

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