Gwar Singer Blöthar Calls Iron Maiden ‘A bunch of British old women’

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In a recent interview with The Metal Voice, Gwar singer Blöthar called Iron Maiden “a bunch of British old women.”

Gwar singer Blöthar was interviewed about the band’s upcoming new studio album, The New Dark Ages, and just like you would expect from a Gwar interview – the conversation is pretty comical.

During the conversation, Blöthar is asked about the band’s new song “Berserker Mode” and if he looks up to Iron Maiden and that of Iron Maiden mascot Eddie.

Well, let’s just say Eddie was able to dodge Blöthar’s comical jabs.

From the Blöthar interview with The Metal Voice:

“Well, I mean – Eddie, yes. Steve Harris is an old lady basically; they all are just a bunch of British old women at this point. Or at least that’s how they act, right? I’m just kidding. But it is very, very odd to me that Steve Harris – I love Iron Maiden – [but] it always bothered me that Steve Harris has such a problem with punk rock for some reason, especially when you can obviously hear it in some of what they were doing around the ‘Killers’ era.

“But you know, Iron Maiden is a band that you can hear it more than in the guitars. I think it’s in the bass guitar as well. Steve Harris is a big influence on GWAR, whether he likes it or not, and he probably doesn’t like it.”

What do you think about what Blöthar had to say about Iron Maiden? Can you hear the Iron Maiden sound in Gwar’s music? You can find the video interview featuring Blöthar below:

In just a couple days, Gwar will be hitting the road for a new tour! You can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour below.

5/19 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s *
5/20 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
5/21 – Wichita, KS – TempleLive *
5/23 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
5/24 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
5/26 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
5/27 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
5/28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
5/29 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
5/31 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Ctr
6/2 – Destin, FL – Club LA
6/3 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
6/4 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
6/5 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
6/7 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
6/8 – Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Ctr
6/10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
6/11 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland
6/12 – Albany, NY – Empire
6/14 – Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
6/15 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
6/16 – Providence, RI – The Strand
6/17 – Reading, PA – Reverb
6/18 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva

* No Goatwhore


Words by: Michael Pementel