Exclusive Song Premiere: GWAR — "Battle Maximus" - Guitar World

Exclusive Song Premiere: GWAR — "Battle Maximus"

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Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Battle Maximus," a new song by GWAR.

The song is the title track from the band's new album, which was released today, September 17, by Metal Blade.

The track, which is 100 percent instrumental, puts the guitars at the forefront and features guest guitar solos from multiple members of the "Maximus Clan," including:

Mark Morton (Lamb of God) AKA Tyrone Der Teufel
Zach Blair (Rise Against) AKA Splattus Maximus
Todd Evans (former Gwar, Mobiled Death Camp) AKA Skookum Maximus
Ol' Drake (former Evile) AKA Twatticus Maximus

The band's 13th studio album is the first to feature new guitarist Brent Purgason, who portrays Pustulus Maximus (a new character), and new bassist Jamison Land as longtime character Beefcake the Mighty.

Battle Maximus was recorded over the last year at the band's own Slave Pit Studios and was mixed by Glen Robinson and mastered by Howie Weinberg. It is available for pre-order HERE and at iTunes.

For more about GWAR, visit their official website and Facebook page.

GWAR on Tour 2013
With Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs

10/2: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/3: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/4: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
10/7: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
10/8: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
10/9: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*
10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/1: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
11/2: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
11/3: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
11/4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
11/5: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
11/7: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
11/8: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
11/9: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb
11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club