Iron Reagan, Unmaker
Sat, December 29
Doors: 8:00 pm9:30 Club
GWAR - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Beserker Blóthar: Lead Howler
Beefcake the Mighty: Bass Guitar, Vocals
Pustulus Maximus: Lead Guitar, Vocals
BälSäc the Jaws ‘o Death: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals JiZMak da Gusha: Drums
Bonesnapper: Bodyguard, Crappy Vocals
Sawborg Destructo: Annoying Nemesis, Annoying Vocals
The Blood of Gods Mythos:
The story of GWAR is carved across the history of this barren and hopeless planet, but GWAR themselves are not of this world... their story begins in the deepest reaches of outer space. Long ago, the beings who would become the rock band GWAR were part of an elite fighting force, the Scumdogs of the Universe. For eons, they served as thralls to a supreme being known only as the Master. But one by one, each future member of the band earned a glaring reputation for being an intergalactic fuck-up. And so, they were banished, sent away on a fool’s errand to conquer an insignificant shitball floating in a dark corner of the universe; the planet Earth. Once here, GWAR shaped the face of the globe, destroying and rebuilding the natural world, and giving rise to all of human history. Aliens to some, gods and demons to others, our erstwhile Scumdogs fucked apes to create the human race, and this fateful unplanned pregnancy would prove to be truly disastrous!
Their new album, “The Blood of Gods” is nothing less than a sacred text chronicling the rise of humanity against their makers, and the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that is uptight and wrong with the world. Along the way, the band challenges the sins of their great mistake, from politics, pollution, and organized religion, to fast food, and factory farming. Humans are shown as what they are; a parasitical disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry. Born of adversity, “The Blood of Gods” is a sonic scar...a question asked and answered...Death cannot kill GWAR. Nothing can. GWAR LIVES MOTHERFUCKERS!
Iron Reagan - (Set time: 9:20 PM)
IRON REAGAN are no strangers to the fine art of crossover thrash. Comprised of veterans Tony Foresta, Phil Hall, Mark Bronzino, Rob Skotis, and Ryan Parrish, between them they fill, or have filled the ranks of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder, Darkest Hour and numerous other bands. Formed in 2012, the punk-metal quintet quickly released a demo EP followed by their debut full-length, Worse Than Dead via A389 Recordings, and splits with both Exhumed and Toxic Shock. The gang then signed to Relapse Records and released their self-produced sophomore full-length The Tyranny of Will, mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge) in 2014.
Alongside the release of The Tyranny of Will came a now cult-classic music video for their song “Miserable Failure”, directed by Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang, ZZ Top), that has catapulted past 1 million views and showcases the band starting a “flash-mosh” on the streets of Portland, OR.
Since 2014, IRON REAGAN have toured the world almost non-stop, with high-caliber acts in the punk, hardcore and metal worlds such as Poison Idea, Napalm Death, Voivod, Skeletonwitch, The Black Dahlia Murder, GWAR, Seven Seconds, Eyehategod, etc. including appearances at Hellfest, Full Terror Assault, Brutal Assault, This is Hardcore, Party San Open Air, and numerous others.
In 2017, IRON REAGAN called upon thee to join the holy order of thrash on their latest full-length, Crossover Ministry. Comprised of 18 tracks and thirty minutes of frantic, punk-metal fury with relentlessly catchy riffs and irresistible, mosh-ready grooves, Crossover Ministry is a further continuation of the band’s punchy, thrash gallops and unique hardcore punk attitude. Once again, Kurt Ballou was called upon to mix the record with guitarist Phil (Landphil) Hall handling the recording. Hear their vicious sermon at a circle pit near you!
After vigorously touring throughout 2017 supporting Crossover Ministry, IRON REAGAN unites with GATECREEPER for a split recording of cranium crushing proportions mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios. Across 8 new tracks of auditory and lyrical venom, both bands showcase why they're two of the most talked about groups in extreme metal today!
IRON REAGAN is:
Tony Foresta – Vocals Mark Bronzino – Guitar Landphil Hall – Guitar Rob Skotis – Bass Ryan Parrish – Drums
Unmaker - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
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Washington, DC, 20001
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001