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Gwar is a heavy metal band hailing from Richmond, Virginia that formed in 1984. The band is operated by Slave Pit Inc, a collective of artists, filmmakers, and musicians who frequently rotate in and out of the band's line-up. Known for their eccentric and grotesque costumes, Gwar's thematic and visual concept centers around a complex science fiction mythology. In this mythology, the band members are portrayed as savage warriors from other planets, which serves as the basis for their music, live shows, and media.

Despite the passing of their frontman and lead singer, Dave Brockie, in 2014, Gwar has continued to create and perform without any of its founding members. The band's unique stage performances incorporate violent, sexual, and scatological humor, often with social and political satire. These stage shows are infamous for their graphic enactments of violence that shower the audience in fake blood, urine, and semen. It is this stagecraft that has earned Gwar the label of a "shock rock" band in the media.

Over the years, Gwar has released a total of 13 studio albums, two live albums, and numerous singles and other recordings. They have sold over 820,000 records in the United States alone. Although the band experienced a brief period of mainstream popularity during the early 1990s, thanks to MTV airplay and in-character guest appearances on daytime talk shows, their notoriety waned towards the end of the decade. Nevertheless, Gwar has maintained a devoted cult following throughout the years.

In addition to their musical output, Gwar has produced a wealth of visual media. Their videography includes live recordings and feature-length films, such as Phallus in Wonderland (1992), which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Long Form Music Video. Gwar has also branched out into other areas, including books, comic books, board games, beer, whisky, barbecue sauce, CBD, e-liquids, toy collectibles, and sex toys.

Overall, Gwar is a unique and controversial band that has left an indelible mark on the heavy metal scene. Their elaborate stage performances, satirical humor, and creative mythology have made them a legend among their dedicated fanbase. Browse A to Z all GWAR Lyrics, songs, and albums below.