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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Another Sign of the End Times
Monster Bands Make All-Out War

It's Gwar vs. Lordi... to the death!

It's no secret that we here at the Isotope enjoy a little over-the-top entertainment thrown in with our live music, which is why it's pretty easy to find me when crazy bands come to town. I'll be right down front every time. In fact, I'll be doing that very thing this evening!

And what great timing, because the Gwar vs. Lordi gauntlet has been thrown down! Both bands plant their tongues firmly in cheek, don monsterific personas, and take Alice Cooper and Kiss inspired stageshow antics to the next level. While the differences are indeed many, the similarities apparently can't be denied, which is why Mister Lordi keeps getting asked about it in interview after interview. Sure, there's plenty of room for more than one monsterband on this planet and in the hearts of outrageous rock fans... but what could be more fun than an all-out band vs. band battle to the death? Yes!

The first shot across the bow of monsterband war was Mister Lordi's perhaps genuinely sincere claim that he had never heard of the other band of monsters before despite some pesky persistent rumors of former Lordi bandmates claiming otherwise. It was only a matter of time before Gwar made their own statement about their fellow monster-rockers (who they consider a Gwar tribute band!) in their typical style.

By bringing Mister Lordi on tour with them, cutting off his head, and showering the crowd with his blood. Every single night! Check out the footage of Lordi's decapitated head on a pole from mere nights ago. Oh no, it's an all-out monsterband war to the death! What will a monsterman do?

(sigh) Sorry, Jared! I like Mister Lordi and his band of charming, silly monsters alot. I really do! But the monsterbands have gone to war and we both know where my loyalties lie.

So I'm wearing a Gwar shirt to the Lordi show tonight.