Zum zehnjährigen Jubiläum ihres Meisterwerks „Battle Maximus“ kündigen GWAR eine „10th Anniversary Edition“ an und veröffentlichen die überarbeitete Version des Tracks `Falling´ samt Video. Die Scheibe war als Tribut an Scumdog Warrior Flattus Maximus (aka Corey Smoot) zu verstehen und darüber hinaus das letzte Album mit dem 2014 verstorbenen Oderus Urungus (aka Dave Brockie) am Mikro. Die Jubiläumsedition wird außerdem den bisher unveröffentlichten Song `Tammy, Queen Of Dirt´ enthalten.
Gitarrist BälSäc, the Jaws ‚o Death, erklärt:
“10 years after its initial release, the wounds are just as fresh. The words that Oderus wrote as a tribute to his fallen Scumdog brother, Flattus Maximus, gain new meaning when heard as the final lyrics he would ever sing. The songs echo in stereo through the twin holes that were left in our hearts by the absence of Oderus and Flattus. This new remix of ‘Battle Maximus’ breathes new life into this album that demands to be considered as one of GWAR’s greatest.
The Berserker Blothar fügt hinzu:
“‘Battle Maximus’ is an important GWAR album. Recorded as a farewell to guitarist Flattus Maximus, this album was born out of straight pain. As the Scumdog warriors grieved the passing of their brother, they had no way of knowing they were also recording the last album with singer Oderus Urungus. ‚Battle Maximus‘ then, is on the cusp of the greatest challenge of GWAR’s career. This version has been remixed and remastered and it sounds straight up viscous. I hope you relish it as much as I…”
„Madness At The Core Of Time“
„Nothing Left Alive“
„They Swallowed The Sun“
„Raped At Birth“
„Tammy, The Swine Queen“ *
„Triumph Of The Pig Children“
„Carry On Wayward Son“
„Wheel Of Punishment“
* Previously Unreleased Bonus Track