Formed in 1982, Los Angeles, California, USA band Warrior occupied a space somewhere between the barbarian machismo of Manowar and the grandiose pomp rock of Queen. The line-up originally comprised Perry McCarty (vocals), Tommy Asakawa (guitar), Joe Floyd (guitar), Rick Bennett (bass, keyboards) and Liam Jason (drums). The band spent time playing the local clubs and refining their style before recording a three-track demo that led to sold-out local shows and record contracts with MCA Records in the USA and 10 Records in Europe. They subsequently endured considerable technical problems during the recording of Fighting For The Earth and lost both Bennett and Jason following the sessions, with Bruce Turgon (bass, ex-Black Sheep) and Jimmy Volpe (drums) replacing them. It was a reasonable debut, built on a dense, rhythmic guitar barrage and thunderous drums overlaid by McCarty’s near-operatic vocals.
The Blood of Gods is the upcoming fourteenth album by thrash metal band Gwar, due to be released on October 20, 2017 by Metal Blade Records. It is the band's first album without founding member Dave Brockie, who portrayed Oderus Urungus, due to his death from a heroin overdose on March 23, 2014. The album is also the first to feature Michael Bishop since 1999's We Kill Everything, albeit portraying a new character, lead singer Blothar the Berserker, as opposed to his role as the original Beefcake the Mighty.