-Slave Pit-
Tour Info
Art Shows
Dave Brockie
Don Drakulich
Chuck Varga
Danielle Stampe
Matt Maguire
Bob Gorman
Scott Krahl
Hunter Jackson
Davis Bradley
Brad Roberts
Michael Derks
Todd Evans
Cory Smoot
Past Crew Members
Death Piggy
Dave Brockie Experience
Locus Factor

YEARS 1984 - 1989 YEARS 1990 - 1999 YEARS 2000 - Present

-Hunter Jackson rents a studio in an old Richmond Dairy building, intending to shoot a space pirate movie entitled "Scumdogs of the Universe". He names his studio "The Slave Pit"

-The set for the "Scumdogs of the Universe" movie begins.
-Two costumes are completed and Death Piggy moves to the Dairy building.
-Mike Delaney moves into the Dairy building and names his studio "The Swamp".
-Death Piggy borrows Hunter's costumes and plays two shows as "GWAARGGGH!!!"
-March 25, First "GWAARGGGH!!!" show
-Chuck Varga moves to Richmond and moves in with Delaney.
-October 11, first real GWAR show with plot characters

-GWAR begins playing Richmond regularly.
-Don Drakulich rents studio space in the Dairy building and ultimately moves in.
-Many new artists and bands move into the Dairy building.
-The GWAR band line-up solidifies somewhat.
-Slave Pit, The Swamp, and Don's studio begin prop production for GWAR performances.
-Halloween of that year GWAR performs at Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy's (VCU) Shafer Court.
-Hunter moves to Detroit

-Renovations to the Dairy building force many tenants out.
-Prop production moves to a tobacco warehouse a few miles away.
-Hunter returns from Detroit briefly for movie filming.
-Musicians Chris Bopst, Greg Ottenger, and Jim Thompson all quit.
-Slave Pit is soon kicked out of the tobacco warehouse and returns to Don's cramped Dairy space.
-Colette Miller leaves.
-The artists solidify from loose a collaboration to real members of GWAR; consisting of Don Drakulich, Chuck Varga, Mike Bonner, Scott Krahl, Dave Musel, and Dave Brockie.
-New band members are recruited; Dewey Rowell, Steve Douglas, Mike Bishop and Rob Mosby.
-Lisa Harrelson joins.
-The first schoolbus is purchased and local touring begins.
-In August, "Hell-O" is recorded in New York.
-East coast touring begins.
-In October, 801 W. Broad St. is rented as a new Slave Pit
-Band practice space and fabrication shop move in.
-Hunter moves back to Richmond.

-In February, "Hell-O" is released.
-Constant touring begins in support of the release.
-Steve Douglas leaves and Mike Derks joins.
-Lisa Harrelson leaves and Danyell Stampe joins.
-October, the first complete North American tour coast to coast

-Multiple mini-tours this year.
-Danny Black recruited as Slave/Roadie.
-The North American tour aptly named Death Tour 89, begins.
-Rob Mosby leaves and Pete Luchter joins.
-Pete leaves and Jim Thompson temporarily rejoins.
-A second '89 North American Tour begins
-Brad Roberts joins replacing Jim Thompson



YEARS 1984 - 1989 YEARS 1990 - 1999 YEARS 2000 - Present



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