GWAR @ Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas

From the decapitation of the first bohab to the last crash of a cymbal GWAR never fails to remind us that this is not just a show but an experience.

Will skill and talent that transcend time and space every beat, every note and every lyric draws you further into the depths that is GWAR. It doesn’t matter if you’re watching from the back, tearing it up in the pit or up front in the “splash zone” you can’t help but get enveloped in the audio and visual assault you are experiencing.

For those that have yet to be baptized by the carnage that is GWAR, do yourselves a favor and get a white T-shirt and get in there and get stained up for your Scumdog overlords. Afterwards you’ll wonder what took you so long.

In closing, as someone who has followed GWAR for over 30 years and has seen them live several times, GWAR is a powerhouse of sight and sound. They are truly one of the most entertaining performances you could ever catch, in my opinion. Even if you’re not into heavy music, get yourself to a GWAR show at least once in your life. You won’t be disappointed.


Stoned Spider Studios

Having written for Kerrang! magazine since 1989, I started shooting for them, pretty much by accident, in the early 90’s when all their photographers refused to go on tour with my favourite punk band Poison Idea. With pretensions of being as good as Mark Leialoha and taller than Ross Halfin, I shot everyone from Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer and Slipknot to The Prodigy and was published all around the world (full-ish list in the ‘published in’ section) before stumbling into fetish and pin up photography in 2006 when I married Masuimi Max. I quit Kerrang! in 2008 and now shoot the rock stuff for Metal Hammer and Terrorizer.