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Gwar Start Work on New Album

Metal's longest-running freakshow, Gwar, have officially started work on a new album.

While the band are currently on the road with Municipal Waste, they issued a statement assuring fans that, while there is no release date yet, there will be a new Gwar album.

"Like any band worth its salt, GWAR is constantly working on new songs," said the band in a statement. "What's different now is that the band has its own in-house recording studio/jam space, so everything they do is tracked. There is no release date, no gory details but rest assured of one thing... GWAR is working on a new album, and it will be a tribute to their lost Scumdog brother, Flattus Maximus!"

Back in October, longtime Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot -- better known to Gwar fans as Flattus Maximus -- passed away on the band's tour bus from natural causes.

You can read Smoot's final interview here

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.