Back in October, Gwar guitarist Mike Derks – known to most as Balsac the Jaws 'o Death – was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a rare, potentially fatal form of blood cancer. The axeman is currently soldiering on with his bandmates on tour, but will require extensive tests and, eventually, a bone marrow transplant to treat his condition — and that's where fans like you come in. The Virginia marauders have linked up with the Love Hope Strength Foundation, Ronz World Guitars and the Music Experience to raffle off a custom-painted BC Rich guitar signed by the band in order to raise money for Derks' medical expenses.
This past summer, Revolver spent a couple days with Gwar at the Vans Warped Tour's San Diego and Pomona, California, stops to chronicle the (very NSFW) madness, from bloody showers to presidential assassinations in effigy. Watch below.