WARGASM To Perform Acoustic Set On WAAF's 'Bay State Rock'

August 28, 2008

Boston's legendary thrashers WARGASM will take part in a four-song acoustic performance on Sunday, August 31 on WAAF's "Bay State Rock" show with Carmelita. The performance will also include members of STEEL ASSASSIN and GOZU and will feature original WARGASM songs as well as NWOBHM classics. The program runs from 11:00 p.m. to midnight and the performance will be followed by a live interview with the band. There will be ticket giveaways for the September 13 show at The Middle East in support of the 20th anniversary of "Why Play Around?" and the release of the WARGASM DVD "Knee Deep In The Middle East: Wargasm Live in Boston 2004".

The cover artwork for "Live In Boston 2004: Knee Deep In Middle East" can be viewed below. The disc was filmed at the Middle East in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the band's 2004 reunion concert and is packed with extras spanning the group's 10-year run and beyond. It will be available at the band's September 13 show at Middle East.

The DVD includes the entire 2004 performance:

01. Wargasm Intro
02. Bullets And Blades
03. Wasteland
04. This May Not Be Hell
05. Enemy Mine
06. One Man Army
07. Sudden Death
08. Engine
09. I Breathe Fire
10. Jigsaw Man
11. Undead
12. Dreadnaut Day
13. Humanoid
14. Revenge

The "Extras" section includes "Long Live Wargasm", a documentary-style look at the band's ten-year history featuring never-before-seen video footage, bandmember interviews and commentary and archival live videos:

01. Sam The Butcher (Boston 1988)
02. Bullets And Blades (Boston 1988)
03. Humanoid (Washington DC 1988)
04. Slow Burn/Blood Flood (Boston 1990)
05. I Breathe Fire (Holland 1991)
06. Revenge (Belgium 1991)
07. Sudden Death (Holland 1991
08. Wasteland (Boston 1995)
09. Engine (Boston 1995)
10. Jigsaw Man (Boston 1995)

…and more bonus songs filmed on tour 1986-1995

Other extras include:

* The "Dreadnaut Day" video
* The Making Of "Dreadnaut Day" video
* Recording "Enemy Mine" video
* 2004 rehearsal footage

WARGASM will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic "Why Play Around?" album by playing the following reunion shows:

Sep. 13 - Middle East - Cambridge, MA
Sep. 19 - Club Hell - Providence, RI

WARGASM's Middle East set will be recorded for future release as "Why Play Alive!" As with their 2004 reunion, the show is happening in conjunction with Rawkstars, a music education-based non-profit that benefits low income Boston area kids. Tickets can be purchased here.

For more information, visit www.wargasm.org.

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