GWAR Unleash Ska-Inflected New Song ‘El Presidente’
Listen up, worthless humans! GWAR have been spilling blood across this pathetic planet for nearly 30 years now and they’re getting ready to drop their 14th studio album, The Blood of Gods, in October. They’ve already unleashed “F–k This Place” and have just issued the second single, the anti-authoritarian “El Presidente,” which can be heard above.
The song is a bit of a throwback to GWAR’s earlier days, opening with a lumbering riff before exposing the more ska-leaning elements of the song. The horns are reminiscent of the This Toilet Earth favorite “Sadam A Go-Go,” mixing a bit of old with new. Front-being Blothar, who has taken over since Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie) returned to the stars, comes through with plenty of vocal character, ensuring that GWAR’s over the top nature stays the course.
In a related video (seen below), bassist Beefcake the Mighty interrupted President Trump’s “bizarre, secret speaking engagement being held In the basement of a Washington area pizza restaurant.” The scumdog dismissed Trump’s “fake news,” giving fans some real news pertaining to the release of GWAR’s new album which “will unleash upon you a fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seen.”
Starting Oct. 20, GWAR will embark on a North American tour with support coming from Doyle, Ghoul, He Is Legend and U.S. Bastards. Not all bands will be featured on the entire run, which comes to an end on Dec. 10, so check listings carefully and click here to see if the tour is stopping by a city near you. To pre-order The Blood of Gods, out Oct. 21, head to the Metal Blade webstore.
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