GWAR / Hatebreed                                                  Gore, Core, Metal and More Tour

Warehouse Live Presents

GWAR / Hatebreed Gore, Core, Metal and More Tour

Miss May I, Ringworm

Oct 22 Mon

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Ballroom at Warehouse Live

$27 ADV GA, $30 DAY OF SHOW

This event is all ages

GWAR VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Each Lords & Masters VIP Experience Includes:​

One (1) General Admission Ticket with Venue Early Entry
Exclusive access to GWAR soundcheck where you will pledge allegiance to your Lords & Masters!
Invitation to play a GWAR instrument onstage at soundcheck
Tour of the weapons of your Lords & Masters
Crowd Free Merch Access
One (1) Souvenir item signed by members of GWAR
One (1)  Souvenir GWAR laminate
Photo opportunity with GWAR before the show
You will be killed by GWAR on stage during the show.
Designated Slave Pit Area to pledge your allegiance before you are killed on stage by GWAR! 

Only 5 VIP tickets available per city! 

GWAR
GWAR
30 years have passed since GWAR was awoken from the prison of their Antarctic slumber in 1985. In those 3 decades, they have shaped the music and culture of mankind using broadswords and guitars, carving the human race to more closely resemble their demented visage and psyche. The Scumdogs will celebrate their 30th anniversary (or as the Romans would call it, their XXX anniversary) by releasing a box set showcasing the musical and artistic genius of this misfit group of extraterrestrial mutants that world has come to love almost as much as they fear.

GWAR is immortal and shows no signs of slowing it's merciless onslaught of the planet Earth. They have reunited with an unstoppable force from their past in the form of the new singer, Blothar, a major contributor to such early GWAR masterpieces as "Hell-O", "Scumdogs of the Universe", "This Toilet Earth" and "We Kill Everything". The GWAR-B-Q, the annual festival held in Richmond VA is going into it's sixth year and is promising to be the biggest, most extreme to date, and the siren's call of the GWARbar is luring bohabs from around the world with hopes of being recruited to the ranks of GWAR slaves, but more likely to be ground into Meat Sandwiches in the meat grinder.

GWAR:
Blóthar: Lead Singer, Bass Guitar
Beefcake the Mighty: Bass Guitar, Vocals
Pustulus Maximus: Lead Guitar, Vocals
BalSac the Jaws of Death: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
JiZMak da Gusha: Drums
Bonesnapper: Bodyguard, Crappy Vocals
Sawborg Destructo: Annoying Nemesis, Annoying Vocals
Hatebreed
Hatebreed
Legacies become forged through consistency.

Relentless reliability is intrinsic to longevity in the music business—or any other business for that matter. No giving up is allowed. No promise can go unfulfilled. If people can depend on you, they'll believe in you and stick with you until death. Since forming in 1994, Grammy award-nominated hardcore and metal stalwarts Hatebreed have constantly crushed with every subsequent album. Their six full-length effort and first for Razor & Tie, The Divinity of Purpose, proudly upholds that tradition cast in almost two decades of blood, tears, and flames. It's everything fans have come to expect from the Connecticut-based quintet—Jamey Jasta [vocals], Chris Beattie [bass], Wayne Lozinak [guitar], Frank Novinec [guitar], and Matthew Byrne [drums]—and more.

Be prepared to witness their flame rise high once again…

The Divinity of Purpose began to take shape in 2010. The band had welcomed back original guitarist Lozinak for 2009′s covers set, For the Lions, and their self-titled fifth effort the same year. During a two-year tour cycle, they expanded their global stamp through performing to rabid crowds in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America. In addition, they ravaged the U.S. and Europe alongside the likes of Five Finger Death Punch and Lamb of God as well as on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival twice. However, they collectively decided to amp everything up for album number six.

"We were going for a bigger sound," affirms Jasta. "We reintroduced Wayne on the last album. He'd never been on a full-length record with us, and it felt like we had to prove ourselves again. We also tried to do things outside of our comfort zone musically on Hatebreed. This time around, we played to our strengths as a band and gelled incredibly. The riffs had to be really heavy, memorable, and catchy. The rhythms needed to be pounding. I went back into drill sergeant mode vocally. I focused on saying what I had to say and got in and out. The music makes its point and leaves its mark. It's a tight snapshot of the last two years."

In order to capture that snapshot, the group focused its assault during an intense and rigorous period of pre-production at home. Maintaining an impressive work ethic, they spent time honing their patented sound into an even more uncompromising and unbreakable beast. Co-produced by the band, Zeuss [Suicide Silence, All That Remains], and Josh Wilbur [Lamb of God, Avenge Sevenfold], The Divinity of Purpose sees Hatebeed at their most fierce and fiery.

Take the first single "Put it to the Torch." An avalanche of guitars pummels alongside staggering rhythms and a distinct bass wallop. Jasta roars with uncontainable intensity proclaiming, "Here's your apology. Here's to burning out and here's to fading away. Fuck you both. I just put it to the torch."

About the song, he divulges, "We didn't want to reinvent the wheel, but we wanted to make something heavy and aggressive with an old school vibe. We've faced an unusual amount of toxic energy over the past couple of years. It's important that you turn that negativity into a positive. That's always been the message of the band from day one. We can bottle that negative energy and use it as fuel. Sometimes, it gives you that push."

Speaking of a "push," "Honor Never Dies" steamrolls ahead with a propulsive riff and inspirational reflection on those who have served America. With a massive hook and deep meaning, it's also a fitting tribute to any fallen hero.

"Those lyrics came about right after my grandfather passed away," Jasta explains. "When I visited him in Veterans Administrative Hospital back in Connecticut, I'd see all of these vets & war heroes with purple hearts and other commendations hospitalized. The nurses told me a lot of those guys never get visitors. Some die alone in a hospital bed with no family or anyone else around. I'd spoken to some of them before my grandfather died. Luckily I got to be with him before he passed. I had to put that feeling into a song and now some of what I've taken away from that experience lives on through this. It's not just about our vets or my gramp but anyone who does something in service of others, they may not get the glory but their honorable actions live on through the people they help."

The title track also encapsulates something very crucial to the Hatebreed ethos within the framework of another explosive anthem.

The frontman confesses, "Music has always been my purpose. When I became a father, my life had new purpose. Sometimes, you find an initial purpose, and then you find a new purpose as you grow as a person. When you find something you love that gives you fulfillment, it can be an almost divine experience. That's where we are going with this."

In 2012, they also found the perfect partner to release the album in Razor & Tie. Hatebreed instantly felt home on their roster. "Heavy music is in a great place right now. There's a groundswell coming, and Razor & Tie understands that and is on the cusp of it. They're all people we've been friends with too. It's onward and upward for us right now."

It's been a long road to The Divinity of Purpose. Along the way, the band racked up sales of over 1.1 million records worldwide. They garnered a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Metal Performance" for "Live for This", and they've appeared at prestigious festivals including OZZfest, Download, and Wacken Open Air multiple times. Among numerous chart successes, their first-ever live DVD, Live Dominance, debuted at #1 on the Billboard DVD chart, while Hatebreed hit #4 on the Billboard Indie chart.

Right now, Hatebreed's heart is beating stronger than ever, but that's nothing new. "Hatebreed has always meant the same thing to me," he concludes. "We maintain that anger and frustration, but it's not aimless. There's positivity to releasing that energy. It has a cyclical power. The fans that really vibe off it created everything we have. We've done things we dreamt of as kids because of our hard work and because the fans have gotten us to this global level. They give us purpose to make the most impact with our records that we can."

It's another chapter of Hatebreed's legacy.
Miss May I
Miss May I
The sound and fury of MISS MAY I is deeply embedded in the hearts and minds of a legion of fans. These are people from different backgrounds, of different ages, with diverse life experience, who all come together and connect with MISS MAY I’s combination of brutal proficiency and impassioned delivery. The five-piece powerhouse, from the fertile metalcore grounds of America’s heartland, have become an integral part ofthe worldwide heavy music community, transcending boundaries and limitations, galvanizing crowds, and energizing each person they encounter. Not only have the young Warped Tour and Rockstar Mayhem veterans proven to beone of the most exciting bands in the genre, they’ve managed the near-impossible task of maintaining their original lineup along the way. These are the same guys who formed Miss May I as teenagers in 2007 –inspired by New Wave Of American Metalcore heroes like Lamb Of God, Underoath, and Bleeding Through, as well as hard rock and metal legends like Pantera and White Zombie –now grown men. And in the eight-year span between studio albums from Metallica, Miss May I cranked out five
slabs of metal: Apologies Are for the Weak(2009), Monument (2010), At Heart(2012), Rise of the Lion(2014), and Deathless(2015). All three of their most recent albums debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hard Music chart.The band’s brand new album, Shadows Inside,doubles as monster riff-fest and forcefully vocal driven statementshaped by changes both within and without. Make no mistake this isn’t an about-face album full of contrived sentiment or glossy emptiness. It’s a record where the band challenged each other towork from outside of their comfort zone, to really hone in on what makes Miss May I vital, and deliver something fully authentic and raw. On the road with friends and peers like August Burns Red, Parkway Drive, Blessthefall, Memphis May Fire, We Came AsRomans, and Whitechapel, Miss May I bring devastating fury onstage and good natured charm offstage. They’ve held their own as support for rock radio hitmakers Five Finger Death Punch and as headliners on the Alternative Press Tour. Thisis a band with diverse appeal; they fine-tunetheir punishing metallic assault with an almost “pop” sensibility when it comes to catchy memorability. The official music videos for Miss May I singles including “Deathless,” “Echoes,” “Relentless Chaos,” “Forgive and Forget,” “Hey Mister,” “Masses of a Dying Breed,” and “Day By Day” account for roughly 50 million views on YouTube, to say nothing of the fan made videos, live clips, cover versions, and audio streams. Those same anthems have been played millions of times more across streaming services and social media, embedded in the musical DNA of a generation of contemporaries and fans. Early on, vocalist Levi Benton, bassist/vocalist Ryan Neff, guitarists BJ Stead and Justin Aufdemkampe, drummer Jerod Boyd and made twoalbums with scene kingmaker Joey Sturgis, positioning themselves among titans of the burgeoning modern metalcore genre like Of Mice & Men and their fellow Ohio natives in The Devil Wears Prada. At Heart, made with producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Eighteen Visions) was something of a graduation, demonstrated by the massive sound of immediate anthem “Hey Mister,” an AltPress cover feature,and main stage validationon the Vans Warped Tour.
The slickly savage Rise of the Lion, made with legendary producer Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, Limp Bizkit), was ample evidence that Miss May I could hang with the big dogs. The band championed the circle pits and sleeveless denim they grew up seeing at Ozzfest, inspired by groupsthathad assembled in the DIY scene, likethem,and went on to climb the heights of the metal mountains. The defiant mission statement that was Deathlessfollowed, reuniting them with Sturgis in the throes of behind-the-scenes hardshipathat saw the band nearly dissolve, but ultimately triumph. Nick Sampson (Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, In Fear and Faith), who worked alongside Sturgis on Deathless, took the reigns of the instrumental section of Miss May I’snew album with the instrumental members in the Midwest. Benton collaboratedwith producer Drew Fulk (Motionless In White, Emmure, Crown The Empire), who brought out the best vocal performances of the young singer’s career thus far. Working in California, the pair was able to communicate ideas to the band back in their Michigan studio, where they’d reshape and refine the songs,until they were perfect.This process, unlike anything Miss May I had attempted before, resulted in their most fully realized album yet. Mixed by Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, The Word Alive, Neck Deep), the band’s first record for SharpTone is truly the best of everything before, with new ambition and confidence. Shadows Insideis a monster of an album and a longtime coming. Miss May I celebrates a decade of savage metalcore and soaring melodic refrains,newly revitalized,and poised for an insurgent career renaissance;armed with unmistakable power, road hardened experience, a steadily building catalog, and unrelenting spirit, supported by a diehard community.
Ringworm
Ringworm
Hardcore/ Thrash Metal band from Cleveland, formed in the early 90s.

Current line-up:
Voice - James Bulloch (aka Human Furnace)
Guitar - Matt Sorg
Guitar - Mark Witherspoon
Bass - Ed Stephens
Drums - Ryan Steigerwald
Venue Information:
The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
813 Saint Emanuel Street
Houston, TX, 77003
http://www.warehouselive.com/