As part of a sold out affair at Irving Plaza in New York City on October 31st, monster metal maniacs GWAR brought their ‘Gore, Core, Metal and More’ tour with Miss May I and American Sharks to hundreds of local fans, who were dressed in their best demonic outfits. The night was christened “GWARoween PT II: The Bloodening,” as it marked the follow-up to last year’s massacre at the same venue.
This time around, Irving Plaza stepped up their GWAR defense and laid out what looked like disposable carpeting all throughout the main floor of the club. Smart move, as our beastly metal heroes did not hold back, spewing gruesome amounts of blood thanks to the mutilation of Donald Trump, a battle with their nemesis Sawborg Destructo, tons of space jizz thanks to main blecher Blothar, plus additional onstage butchery.
The setlist featured plenty of songs from the band’s latest record, The Blood of Gods, with “War on GWAR,” “I’ll Be Your Monster,” “Death to Dickie Duncan,” “Crushed by the Cross,” “Viking Death Machine,” “El Presidente,” “The Sordid Soliloquy of Sawborg Destructo,” “Fuck This Place,” and “Phantom Limb” sending a drenched zombie-like horde into a mosh frenzy. GWAR also discharged favorites like “Saddam a Go-Go,” “Maggots,” “Beat You to Death,” and “Sick of You,” plus brought out Sexecutioner for his disgraceful anthem. The night ended with a few lucky fans being tossed into an onstage meat grinder, while GWAR‘s slaves doused concert goers from above.
Miss May I, dressed as ‘The Avengers,’ warmed up the crowd prior to the bloodbath, kicking off their set with “Swallow Your Teeth” from their latest LP, Shadows Inside.” The quintet would go on to perform “Casualties,” “My Sorrow,” “Lost in the Grey,” “Under Fire,” and “Shadows Inside” from the same effort, along with crowd-pleasers like “Turn Back the Time,” “Relentless Chaos” “Forgive and Forget,” and others. American Sharks launched the night’s shenanigans, offering stoner metal vibes to an already lively evening.
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