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Slave Pit Inc.


Slave Pit Inc is the artist collective, production company and independent record label created for releasing projects by the heavy metal band Gwar and related side projects such as Mensrea and Locus Factor

Contents

  • 1 History 1984–1993
  • 2 Artist roster
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

History 1984–1993

1984
  • 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"
1985
  • 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"
  • Chuck Varga moves to Richmond and moves in with Delaney
1986
  • Don Drakulich rents studio space in the Dairy building and ultimately moves in
  • Many new artists and bands move into the Dairy building
  • Slave Pit, The Swamp, and Don's studio begin prop production for Gwar performances
1987
  • Renovations to the Dairy building force many tenants out and prop production moves to a tobacco warehouse a few miles away
  • Slave Pit is soon kicked out of the tobacco warehouse and returns to Don's cramped Dairy space
  • The artists solidify from a loose collaboration to real members of Gwar; consisting of Don Drakulich, Chuck Varga, Mike Bonner, Scott Krahl, Dave Musel, and Dave Brockie
  • In October, 801 W Broad St is rented as a new Slave Pit
1988
  • In October, the first complete North American tour coast to coast
1989
  • The North American tour aptly named Death Tour 89 begins
1990
  • Slave Pit Incorporated becomes a legal corporation
  • In April, Scumdogs of the Universe is recorded, and released in July
  • In September, North American Tour De Scum 90
1991
  • In September, Slave Pit Inc moves to 2010 Chamberlayne Ave
  • In October Phallus in Wonderland filmed
1992
  • In February, Phallus in Wonderland released
1993
  • First Gwar-B-Que at the Slave Pit

Artist roster

  • Gwar
  • Death Piggy
  • Mensrea
  • Locus Factor
  • X-Cops
  • Dave Brockie Experience

See also

  • DRT Entertainment
  • Shimmy Disc
  • Metal Blade Records
  • List of record labels

References

  • Slave Pit Inc Timeline Retrieved on August 14, 2008

External links

  • Official site
  • Official Gwar site


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