Casey Orr (RIGOR MORTIS, GWAR) will join Texas thrashers WARBEAST as their fill-in bassist while on the road this spring with GWAR. The band’s tour dates with GWAR and WILSON kick off in Tucson, Arizona on April 10. The 16-day run, dubbed the “Fate Or Chaos Tour”, will continue through the month of April until it closes in Jacksonville, Florida on April 25.
States WARBEAST vocalist Bruce Corbitt: “Obviously, we are all psyched to have Casey on board for this upcoming tour with GWAR and WILSON. I’ve always respected Casey‘s professionalism, abilities and musicianship from our many years together in RIGOR MORTIS. This will be a natural and comfortable fit for WARBEAST. Plus he’s still buds with all of the guys in GWAR, so this tour will be a blast… to say the least.”
Adds Orr: “I am very excited to accept the challenge of playing bass for the mighty WARBEAST! I’m looking forward to crushing skulls with my brothers in the Beast, and I’m totally stoked to be bringing the thunder on the road this April, supporting my Scumdog family — GWAR. Texas thrash will destroy!”
Says WARBEAST guitarist Scott Shelby: “This by far will be the most solid lineup to date with Casey Orr joining us for this tour. I’ve known him all of my life and it just seems right. Casey is hyped as well, as is the whole band to move on to this new era and continue to destroy!”
Remarks WARBEAST drummer Joey Gonzalez: “I’m looking forward to the rhythm section being tighter than ever. I know Casey will be killer to learn from and jam with.”
In addition to the newly announced tour dates with GWAR, a CD-release show for “Destroy” will take place at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas on April 6.
WARBEAST will release “Destroy” on April 2 via Housecore Records. The CD was produced by former PANTERA frontman, and Housecore owner, Philip H. Anselmo, and engineered by Stephen “The Big Fella” Berrigan at Anselmo‘s Nodferatu’s Lair studios in Louisiana in May and July 2012. The effort was mixed by Anselmo and Berrigan. The album artwork and concept were designed by “Carcass” John Fossum with graphic and technical adviser John Deleon.
WARBEAST recently released a split album with Anselmo, entitled “War Of The Gargantuas”. The split, released via Housecore, includes two songs from each artist. This album serves as the first release of any solo work by Anselmo during the span of his nearly 30-year legacy. Also, the two WARBEAST tracks on the split feature former bassist Alan Bovee before his amicable departure from the band.