According to Blabbermouth.net, GWAR frontman David Brockie - better known to the band's legion of fans as the alien overlord Oderus Urungus - has revealed via Twitter that he recorded his first official scratch tracks for the band's new album on Tuesday, March 6.
GWAR's upcoming CD will be a tribute to their fallen bandmate and friend Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, who was found dead as GWAR was about to enter Canada on November 3, 2011. He was 34 years old.
GWAR will return to the road this spring on the second leg of their "Return Of The World Maggot Tour". The trek kicks off with a special tribute show for Cory Smoot in Richmond, Virginia, at The National Theater on Friday, March 16. 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. Support on this run will come from fellow Richmond metallers Municipal Waste, and California's Ghoul. Legacy Of Disorder will join the tour on March 20 in Boston and the tour will run through April 11 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
GWAR's latest album, "Bloody Pit Of Horror", sold around 2,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The band's previous CD, "Lust In Space", opened with 5,000 units to debut at position No. 96 on The Billboard 200 chart.