Gwar completely destroyed Irving Plaza this past Sunday night (11/30), along with special opening acts American Sharks and Corrosion of Conformity. Fans were joined together to witness the horror spectacular that is Gwar.
American Sharks, a heavy metal band from Austin Texas was the first band up on stage. Their mix of metal, punk and hard rock had fans loving them from the start. Lead singer Mike cracked a few jokes and had the audience sing happy birthday to a good friend, as well as other birthdays within the crowd. Fairly new to the rock scene, American Sharks left fans impressed and with a good laugh.
Next up was Corrosion of Conformity, who’s heavy sounds from the start captivated everyone. The intensity was felt throughout the venue as vocalist Pepper Keenan and guitarist Woody Weatherman shredded on stage together. COC was a perfect balance between the southern metal sound of American Sharks and the heavy metal of Gwar. As the venue continued to fill up, fans began to anxiously wait for the band that would take the show to the next level.
It was finally time for Gwar to come out. A security guard with a disfigured head came out on stage, only to have it chopped off by one of Gwars members. Immediately after, fans were found getting soaked with blood, screaming for more from the band. With what seemed to last hours of bloody showers, soon new lead singer Michael Bishop (replacement of late singer Dave Brockie) came out to continue showering the crowd in blood with his testicles.
After about 30 minutes of fans waiting to see the new addition to Gwar, Vulvatron finally appeared on stage. Soaking the audience with more blood from her breasts and showing off her vocals, the audience soon fell in love with her. By the end of the night, fans looked like something out of a horror movie, but left with memories of one of the best shows they’ve ever seen.
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