GWAR “Mutilate Queen” At Soundwave, Australians For Constitutional Monarchy Kick Off

Posted: February 25, 2014 in Metalhammer
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GWAR: not big on royalty

Another day, another round of controversy for Soundwave, this time courtesy of our alien chums in GWAR.

The iconic and ridiculous Virginia-based horror thrashers have been rolling out their trademark Queen Of England mutilation/decapitation shtick as a part of their infamous, blood-drench stage show during their sets at the Aussie megafest – to the immediate chagrin of pro-monarchy organisation Australians For Constitutional Monarchy, who posted the following, damning (and kinda funny) report via their Facebook:

“Gross Abuse of Hospitality by Visiting Rock Band

Australians for Constitutional Monarchy is appalled by reports of visiting American rock band Gwar decapitating and mutilating effigies of our Prime Minister and Queen.

“This act – an extraordinary breach of good behaviour and standards – is particularly offensive coming from visitors, who have been extended Australian hospitality”, said Executive Director, Jai Martinkovits.

“Imagine the public outcry, both from Democrats and Republicans, were an Australian band to behave similarly towards the President and First Lady of the United States”, he continued.

“Gwar, as public figures, are no doubt role models to many impressionable young people. This kind of irresponsible and hateful behaviour has the potential to incite violence both in Australia and abroad.”

“Australians who condemn this behaviour should make their concerns known to the organisers of the Sound Wave festival at”

Now, we’ve double-checked, and we’re 90% sure that Australians For Constitutional Monarchy are a legitimate group and so therefore genuinely regard GWAR as potential role models for impressionable young people. Just think of that.

If you’re not offended by the idea of people dressed as renown public figures getting bloodied up by alien monsters, you can see a clip from GWAR’s Soundwave Brisbane set below:

Soundwave has already attracted some considerable attention this month, not least thanks to the Megadeth/Newsted controversy that actually led to both bands dropping off the bill, as well as Thy Art Is Murder’s crowd troubles in Brisbane over the weekend.

Despite that, though, there’s always Rockstars With Koalas.

from Metal Hammer
via Merlin


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