Lust in Space

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Lust in Space
Gwar Lust in Space.PNG
Studio album by Gwar
Released August 18, 2009
Genre Thrash metal, heavy metal, comedy rock
Length 44:35
Label Metal Blade Records
Producer Cory Smoot and Gwar
Gwar chronology
Beyond Hell
(2006)Beyond Hell2006
Lust in Space
(2009)
Bloody Pit of Horror
(2010)Bloody Pit of Horror2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth 7.5/10 stars[3]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars[4]

Lust in Space is the eleventh studio album by Gwar. It was released on August 18, 2009. It is their first album since returning to their old label Metal Blade Records. The album also saw the return of former bassist Casey Orr, even though he would later part ways with the band yet again. Lust in Space debuted at #96 on the Billboard top 200 Charts and according to Blabbermouth it was Gwar's highest position reached for the debut of an album.

The cover is an homage/parody of the Kiss album Love Gun.

Overview[edit]

This time around, Gwar manages to steal a Scumdog ship and prepares to finally leave Earth; however, Cardinal Syn returns and plans an attack. Gwar then seeks the help of Zog, an old Scumdog commander who trained Oderus, to help them. However, it turns out that he's become nothing but old and homeless. Gwar eventually sets everything straight and leave Earth, promising to stop on tour, and keep us all up to date on their activities.

The album also introduces a new Destructo, Sawborg, who wields a sawblade arm and has another sawblade sticking out of his head. He is not mentioned on the album, except briefly in "Gwarnography".

In an interview with Ultimate-Guitar, Cory Smoot (Flattus Maximus) revealed that he played all the instruments on "Release the Flies", as it was originally a song he wrote for his solo project.[5]

Track listing[edit]

[6]

No. Title Length
1. "Lust in Space" 6:12
2. "Let Us Slay" 3:25
3. "Damnation Under God" 3:27
4. "The UberKlaw" 3:39
5. "Lords and Masters" 4:53
6. "Metal Metal Land" 3:05
7. "The Price of Peace" (Vocals by Beefcake the Mighty) 3:37
8. "Where Is Zog?" 4:53
9. "Make a Child Cry" 2:59
10. "Release the Flies" (Vocals by Flattus Maximus) 4:10
11. "Parting Shot" 4:16
12. "Gwarnography" (Bonus track available only when album is purchased as an online download) 6:03

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Horn, Jr., Ray. "Gwar Lust In Space Review". About.com. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. Lust in Space at AllMusic. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  3. ^ Ogle, Ryan. "Gwar Lust In Space Cd review". Blabbermouth. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Olly. Kerrang! #1278, September 12, 2009. Album reviews. "The scumdogs of the Universe celebrate 25 years of depravity". p. 51
  5. ^ Gray, Robert (November 12, 2010). "Gwar: "Tuning's Really Low & Sick" On "Bloody Pit Of Horror"". Ultimate Guitar. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gwar Bassist Answers Fan-Submitted Questions; Video Available". Blabbermouth.net. May 24, 2009. Retrieved August 19, 2011.