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GWAR Working On First New Album Since The Death Of Cory Smoot

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Tomorrow marks the four month anniversary of GWAR guitarist Flattus Maximus, AKA Cory Smoot’s death. The band have since moved on, without forgetting their beloved member, whose character they have decided to retire. Good things have been coming for the quartet, and now they have announced that they are in the process of working on a brand new album.

The new album will be the 13th for the group, and will follow 2010’s Bloody Pit of Horror, which sold close to 3,000 copies in the U.S.

GWAR posted the following statement:

Like any band worth its salt, GWAR is constantly working on new songs. What’s different now is that the band has its own in-house recording studio/jam space, so everything they do is tracked. There is no release date, no gory details but rest assured of one thing… GWAR is working on a new album, and it will be a tribute to their lost Scumdog brother, Flattus Maximus!

The band were supposed to kick of 2012 with a European tour, but decided to cancel it due to the tragedy that was bestowed upon them in November. However, the band is back and ready to hit the road. They will be embarking upon the second leg of their “Return of the World Maggot Tour,” which kicks off March 16  in Richmond, Virginia with bands Municipal Waste, Ghoul and Legacy of Disorder in tow.

All proceeds from the Richmond show will benefit the Smoot Family Fund which has been established to help support Cory’s widow and their unborn child.

Will you be purchasing GWAR’s new album?

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