(Beware some NSFW language in the following)
GWAR revealed in a press release that their new album "Battle Maximus" will be out September 17th on Metal Blade records. The new record will be GWAR's first studio effort since the 2011 death of guitarist Cory Smoot, a/k/a Flattus Maximus. The band has also released the first single online line called "Madness At The Core Of Time". Said frontman Oderus Urungus: "This album is both a tribute to Flattus and a telling of the next chapter in the story of GWAR. The combo of the brand new album and show should satisfy even the most hardcore Flattus devotee with the fact that GWAR's slay-skills are as supreme as ever, and the band stands poised to embark on our most earth-shattering world tour yet. We have mourned, we have honored, and now it's time to f***ing DEVASTATE in the name of Flattus and the supreme entity that is GWAR.
"This is our first record in our brand-new Slave Pit Studios, which Flattus had a lead role in designing, but without him we had no one left to twiddle the buttons, much less play the blazing metal leads and provide the musical direction that rescued GWAR from the depths of clown-band obscurity. I mean, Balsac is no slouch, but Flattus' departure left a huge hole in our band. We had no choice. We had to blow the Horn of Hate..."