Gwar is set to release its new album “The New Dark Ages” June 3, 2022, on CD and digital, and Sept. 16 on vinyl and cassette, via its own label, Pit Records. Pre-orders are available here.
The album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel, “Gwar in the Duoverse of Absurdity,” which will be released by Z2 Comics on June 3. In the graphic novel, the band members are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the specter of rogue technology.
The Berserker Blóthar said: “This is the greatest rock record of all time. These are the songs for a new age, a New Dark Age, when men live by the dimming light of a technology destined to betray them. Listen, as we have a rock and roll orgy in the ruins of the world to celebrate humanity’s descent into an age of darkness, disease, ignorance and death.”
“The New Dark Ages” is available for pre-order on cassette, CD and multiple different colors of vinyl (whiskey, sunbolt and black/gold marble). The graphic novel is available as both soft and hard cover. Bundles are available,, including ones with Blóthar bobbleheads and a one-of-a-kind Beefcake helmet.
“Gwar in the Duoverse of Absurdity” was illustrated by Andy MacDonald (“Wolverine,” “Doctor Strange,” “Wonder Woman”), Shane White (“Things Undone,” “Braun,” “Endless Summer”), Matt Maguire (Gwar) and Bob Gorman (Gwar). Z2 Comics (Judas Priest, Dio, Anthrax) has teamed up with Gwar to create the graphic novel.
“This was the most utterly engrossing book I’ve ever read! I couldn’t wait until I’d read what was on the page before I was compelled to turn it! This novel has the one element that is missing in so many so-called literary masterpieces: It’s about me!” said Bälsäc the Jaws ‘o Death
“Gwar has made sure that this story is a full throttle hysterical ride into tipping every sacred cow possible and I consider it an honor to help bring this chapter of the band’s legacy to fetid, pulsing, life,” Z2 editor Rantz Hoseley said.