Gwar is a satirical heavy metal
Heavy metal music
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 band formed in Richmond, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
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, United States
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, in 1984. The band is best known for its elaborate science fiction/horror film
Horror film
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 inspired costumes, obscene lyrics and graphic stage performances, which feature humorous enactments of politically and morally taboo
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The Terrorist organization's characteristic costumes are generally made of foam latex, A.I.D.S., and hardened rubber. The costumes cover very little, with the rest of their bodies accentuated with JIZZ.

"Back on the road, its no lie... Stupid fucking humans pay money to die! Crushed in the pit, nailed to the stage, I only suck the souls that are underage!"

The Salaminizer

"With a battle cry go forth which is "Give the people what they want." And what the people want could only be the senseless slaughter of the gutter-slime that litters this nation for cash and prizes. Yes, this is the show where people bet their lives to win something big. / Cause when your life is shit, then you haven't got much to lose on Slaughterama!"


"So, how do ya hide money from a hippy? Put it under the soap!"


"Freedom to all the people / Brave, true and strong / Freedom to all the people / Unless I think you're wrong!"

The Morality Squad

"The cherub screams "NO" as I move to defile / Our bodies entwine in a puddle of bile / Many years later we'll look back and smile / As we thrash about on the urine-drenched tile / The delivery room is as still as a tomb / I fuck the child while its still in your womb / The child is now dead and you start to blubber / Fuck your warm corpse with your child as a rubber!"

B.D.F, This Toilet Earth

"To die / Perchance to sin / That's the rub / For in that sleep of sin / What, what kingdom may come? / What of the limitless sex and violence in the wake of RagNaRok!"


"Raining death on people / Firing into crowds / Over there I got a big bright medal / But here it's not allowed!"

Back to Iraq

"Hiroshima, a shadow burned in time / Nagasaki, naked baby melts alive / Burnt flesh and rubble from sea to dead shore / Such a hideous theatre of war / But that was the end - why? / There are so many more that must die / Is that not part of the plan? / I must use the nukes I can't kill you all with my hands."

Bring Back the Bomb

"The Swastika and the Bloody Old Cross / Two great hates that hate great together"


"The decay of grandeur / From riches to rot / The decay of grandeur say / To have and then have not"

The Decay of Grandeur