Video footage of GWAR performing a cover version of KANSAS‘ 1976 smash hit “Carry On Wayward Son” as part of A.V. Club‘s “Undercover” sessions can be seen below. The performance marks the public debut of the band’s new lead guitarist, Pustulus Maximus (a.k.a. CANNABIS CORPSE/ANTIETAM 1862‘s Brent Purgason).
Purgason joined GWAR as the replacement for Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, who was found dead as the band was about to enter Canada on November 3, 2011. He was 34 years old.
Tentatively due in early 2013, GWAR‘s new album will be “really interesting,” according to frontman Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus), because it “tells the story of Oderus‘ view of the future in which he says the human race falling into a complete apocalypse that they have to somehow save themselves from. And it kind of tells two stories at once: it tells the story of the human race being set against incredible odds and having to overcome these odds; and it tells the story of us, as a band, being faced with a similar situation, losing someone who was an integral part of our band and someone we loved very much and somehow finding the strength to continue on as a band and not fold it.”
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.