Blood-slinging, intergalactic thrash-rockers GWAR stopped by Columbus on Thursday night as the long-running, pantomime-horror collective covered the Newport Music Hall in red for their ‘Use Your Collusion’ tour.
Once again, nothing is off limits for a GWAR show as bodies are ripped apart, a beheaded man splattered the welcoming crowd, Caitlyn Jenner was given a rather brutal stripping down and then there was a bad-taste pushing song featuring naked, dead, locked-up children doing the kind of things that could trigger a psychiatrist visit. Controversial, morally lacking, very very messy, and exactly the reason why people keep coming to see Gwar after all these years.
The evening also featured opening sets from Against the Grain, Toxic Holocaust and long-running thrash metal band, Sacred Reich.
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