Alien overlords GWAR have just revealed that they have been diligently jamming within their in-house studio to record demos for their next album. This will be GWAR's first record following the death of guitarist Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot late last year.

GWAR vocalist Oderus Urungus provided his fans / victims with an update on the band's progress via their official Facebook page. "Like any band worth it's salt, GWAR is constantly working on new songs. What's different now is that the band has it's own in-house recording studio/jam space, so everything they do is tracked. There is no release date, no gory details but rest assured of one thing... GWAR is working on a new album, and it will be a tribute to their lost Scumdog brother, Flattus Maximus!"

Urungus also addressed GWAR's plans for moving forward without their beloved guitarist in a press release. "We are finishing this last spate of shows as a tribute to fallen Scumdog Flattus Maximus, and will be playing as a four piece behind the screaming assault of Balsac. In this way we shall give all the US bohabs ample chance to fall to their knees in a sobbing heap when confronted with the reality of Flattus' departure...and a chance to say farewell. Then GWAR can move forward, and we shall."

The second Cory Smoot Memorial Show will take place on March 16 in Richmond, Va. GWAR will be playing the benefit show along with Municipal Waste, Ghoul and others. All proceeds from the event will go to the Smoot Family Fund.