GWAR with Ghoul, He Is Legend & U.S. Bastards


Nov 22, 2017 – 7:30 PM

6126 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028 Map

  • GWAR
  • Ghoul
  • He Is Legend

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GWAR: "Billions and billions of years ago, darkness was all that existed. Then The Master, ruler of the universe, created the planets and everything in them. But soon The Master became bored of this and created death, destruction and war. He enjoyed watching the peons die but soon even that became boring, he himself wanted to kill. So he began slaughtering the humanoids that littered the planets face, but that too lost its fun. He needed more of a challenge, so he created God-like creatures with whom he could do battle. But soon there were too many of these creatures, and he had to be rid of them. He conjured up all his power and created the most powerful he could, GWAR was formed. This elite fighting force was called The Scumdogs of the Universe. The Master used them to destroy all of his enemies. Millions of years and millions of battles later, GWAR became more powerful and craved even more power. Thinking that they could take over The Master's throne, GWAR attacked him and the greatest of all battles began. The carnage lasted a billion years before The Master created the ultimate weapon - the Death Pod. The pod swallowed GWAR up and delivered them to The Master.

"Ahhhh, foolish Scumdogs", The Master laughed. After thinking about what their punishment should be, he finally decided: GWAR shall be banished to a miserable mudball planet called Earth...

The Earth rumbled when the mighty Death Pod crashed into its surface. Shaken and confused, GWAR crawled out and looked around. Thinking they could have a nice little planet once its cleared off, they destroyed the dinosaurs. Afterwards they created Stonehenge so they could play croquet, and weren't having that bad of a time. The Master looked down upon this and frowned, what kind of punishment is this? So to stop the nonsense he imprisoned GWAR in an iceberg on the frozen continent of Antarctica.

Millions of years later: 1980ish. Glam rock was at its peak, groups like Poison and Whitesnake were dominating the airwaves. They inspired a whole slew of new "hair spray" bands. But little did they know, all of that hair spray put a hole in the ozone - right above Antarctica! Soon the unfiltered gamma rays melted the iceberg and GWAR was free.

Meanwhile, Sleazy P. Martini was fleeing the country on drug charges, flying over the former tomb of GWAR. He picked them up and brought them back to America. He taught them how to use instruments and they learned the language from watching midget wrestling and MTV. Soon GWAR was known as the greatest band in the Universe...

Unsatisfied with being worshipped by humans, GWAR still wishes to take revenge on The Master. They discovered a way. If GWAR could summon the World Maggot, they could ride it back to the center of the universe and finally defeat The Master. The World Maggot is a large maggot that lives in the center of the Earth, the only way to wake it is to slaughter millions of innocent people. So, taking advantage of their newfound fame, GWAR puts on shows to which their fans flock. They murder and mutilate these fans, show after show, until enough blood is spilled to wake the maggot."

He Is Legend: Marilyn Monroe was once quoted with saying, Hollywood is a place where theyll pay you $50,000 for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul. The sign alone towers above the city like a colossal goal to be reached; nine shimmering letters that collectively promise a multitude of dreams, a potential for fame, and all the glitz and glamour the two combined can accrue. But as Monroe put it, things of actual worth are of little value here.

I Am Hollywood just mainly harps on the creepy side of the city that is acclaimed for making your dreams come true, explains He Is legend vocalist, Schuylar Croom of their debut release on Solid State Records. It just seems like such a joke...where everything is fake and over-produced.

The hope of sudden success or instant discovery may be enough for aspiring actors to that city, but for the five North Carolina natives that comprise He Is Legend, success has been a continuous endeavor since their inception four years ago. After forming in high school and experimenting with different styles, names, and members they finally found their niche and were soon discovered by Tribunal Records.

Already having the reputation for releasing music from the hottest up and coming groups like Atreyu and From Autumn to Ashes, Tribunal found a spark in He Is Legend that motivated the label to release the bands debut EP, 90125 in June 2004. The EP not only received rave reviews, but also peeked curiosity for what their full-length album would bring.

Now with the mastermind of producer Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage, Every Time I Die) and a new label home, Solid State Records, He Is Legend is poised to release what will surely become a hard rock must for 2004. I Am Hollywood not only supplies listeners with clever lyrics mixed with cathartic vocals and catchy beats, but every song is so convincing of their heartfelt sincerity that when Croom shouts shake that thing! in the midst of their title track, listeners will find themselves doing just that."

I think that 90125 foreshadows the Hollywood debut a lot, Croom explains, It has some of the same sound, but I do feel like we have grown up a bit and I think that I Am Hollywood can fall on anyones ears to be enjoyed. We definitely got a little bit sassier, a little bit more dirt rock.

And though the band is taking a sort of satirical look at Hollywood and all its glitz and glamour, He Is Legend themselves are not lacking in the confidence of upcoming stars. We wrote this music knowing what we liked to hear, Croom elaborates on the subject. We are just tired of hearing these ridiculous bands doing the same things, sacrificing the talent and musical ability for a crazy live show, ripping off the same lead singers, doing the same ol moves. We decided that it was time for something a little different, and we are confident that people will like it...because we love it.

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